.NET Pioneers

We love the brave .NET pioneers out there that have taken the first steps towards something new and amazing. Ranging from a new language, tool or building a community, these two .NET programmers aren’t scared to try explore and discover wonderful new things.

Chris Dengler

ncover_mvp_chris_dengler_twitterChris is currently the Founder/CEO & CTO of Right Arm Development. He was formerly a Senior Software Design Engineer with Microsoft Corporation and one of the two original architects and developers of what became known as Web Services / SOAP, introduced in .NET, now being used on billions of devices worldwide. Chris’ work is found running in many large corporations and infrastructures commonplace across all industry segments, such as Sony, Verizon, Volkswagen, Trans World Entertainment Corporation, Honeywell, US Airways, Costco, PetSmart, and American Express to name just a few. Chris also created the architecture for Microsoft’s internal “Idea Generation Tool” called “Greenhouse”. The Greenhouse idea was delivered directly to Steve Ballmer and then cultivated through various teams based upon Chris’ architecture and idea.  Chris continues to impress. Keep up with him on twitter @ChrisDengler.

Mahesh Chand

ncover_mvp_mahesh_chand_twitterMahesh is founder of C# Corner. If you are unfamiliar, C# Corner is a free member contributions based open platform for developers to solve problems, learn new technology and hang out. Mahesh has been awarded the prestigious Microsoft MVP Award for 9 consecutive years for his contributions to the developer community. Mahesh is also an author of several programming books. Mahesh authored and published his first book A Programmer’s Guide to ADO.NET in C# with APress at the age of 25. Since then, Mahesh went on to author several more .NET programming books. He is not slowing down anytime soon. Keep up to date on his latest endeavors on twitter @mcbeniwal.


  1. It is amazing to see Mahesh sir in “.net Pioneers” !