CodeProject was formed to provide developers with a place to meet and exchange ideas. We hope to provide developers with all the resources they need to help them in their day to day programming, as well as helping them keep up to date with the latest technologies.
Our team would like to thank all those who have contributed their time, energy, and articles to make the site what it is.
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Toronto Ontario, M3C 3G8 Canada
Tel +1 416-849-8900 x 100
The guys running this place
Chris is the Co-founder, Administrator, Architect, Chief Editor and Shameless Hack who wrote and runs The Code Project. He's been programming since 1988 while pretending to be, in various guises, an astrophysicist, mathematician, physicist, hydrologist, geomorphologist, defence intelligence researcher and then, when all that got a bit rough on the nerves, a web developer. He is a Microsoft Visual C++ MVP both globally and for Canada locally.
His programming experience includes C/C++, C#, SQL, MFC, ASP, ASP.NET, and far, far too much FORTRAN. He has worked on PocketPCs, AIX mainframes, Sun workstations, and a CRAY YMP C90 behemoth but finds notebooks take up less desk space.
He dodges, he weaves, and he never gets enough sleep. He is kind to small animals.
Chris was born and bred in Australia but splits his time between Toronto and Melbourne, depending on the weather. For relaxation he is into road cycling, snowboarding, rock climbing, and storm chasing.
Founder Developer Media
I direct The Code Project's business activities, such as strategic direction, partnerships, and vendor relations. I started photo-etching circuit boards when I was 8, and at 11 was haunting the halls and computer science labs at the local college so much that I was invited by Professor Wayne Ayott to audit his software and hardware design courses.
Over my career I have used C# , C++, Win32, MFC, Assembler, Basic, and Clipper, on applications for the military, commercial ventures, medical research and the labour movement. Through my medical informatics work I came to know what real-time and mission-critical really mean… just try being part of the critical path when a woman goes into labor.
I have been honoured to receive many business, industry and leadership awards including being named an Exceptional Young Entrepreneur (Profit Magazine) and to the list of Who's Who in Canadian Business. The companies I started have been recognized as the Fastest Growing companies in Canada (Profit Magazine), as the Fastest Growing North American Technology Companies (Deloitte & Touché) and named as a Top 100 Innovator and Leader by SDTimes in every year from 2003 to 2008.
Here's my professional profile on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/davidcunningham
In 2007 Microsoft acquired technology from one of my companies, Dundas Data Visualization, for inclusion in SQL Server 2008.
I live in Toronto and enjoy photography, scuba, food, riding my Honda Nighthawk motorcycle, and am trying to learn enough about wine to not be completely lost with a wine list in my hands. I find myself spending a lot of time these days thinking about the world our children will inherit, and so have been paying a lot of attention to alternative energy (wind, solar), robotics, education and (for the first time in my life) politics.
President CodeProject Solutions/Developer Media
I'm President at CodeProject Solutions/Developer Media and I'm responsible for managing day-to-day activities as well as guiding new projects.
I'm a University of Waterloo Electrical Engineering graduate and I've been in the technology field forever. The first software I ever wrote was a charting application in BASIC running on the CP/M-80 operating system on a Sanyo MBC-1200 (4MHz Z-80 CPU). My programming experiences includes assembler, Turbo Pascal, dBASE III, Clipper, VB/VB.NET, C#, C/C++, Java, ASP.NET, Windows Forms, WPF, and Silverlight. I also spent 7 years at Microsoft's headquarters in Redmond as lead evangelist and group manager engaged with the ISV and development tools communities.
I now live in Burlington and in my spare time I play Rugby and hang out with my two boys.
Developer Media / CodeProject
Jeff has worked with developers and developer communities for 20 years. He is the former Editorial Director of WordPerfect Magazines (remember macros?). He's also the former Editor in Chief and Publisher of Visual Basic Programmer's Journal, Visual Studio Magazine, Java Pro magazine, Visual C++ Developers Journal, Exchange & Outlook Magazine, Enterprise Architect magazine, and Microsoft Architecture Journal. He also worked on the VBITS/VSLive! conferences and the various related websites for those publications and conferences. He has spoken and presented at many tech and marketing industry conferences and events.
He currently works to help businesses understand and reach developers better as part of Developer Media.
All things considered, he'd rather be cycling.
Software Developer (Senior) The Code Project
Matthew works on improving the performance and experience of the Code Project site for users, clients, and administrators.
Matthew has more years of software develeopment, QA and architecture experience under his belt than he likes to admit. He gradutated for the University of Waterloo with a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering. He started out developing micro-processor based hardware and software including compilers and operating systems.
His current focus is on .NET web development including jQuery, Webforms, MVC, AJAX, and patterns and practices for creating better websites.
He is the author of the Munq IOC, the fastest ASP.NET focused IOC Container.
His non-programming passions include golf, pool, curling, reading and building stuff for the house.
Our full time staff
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Product Manager CodeProject Europe Ltd.
Daniel works as a project manager with a talented team of developers helping create new and exiting solutions.
Daniel is University of Zielona Gora (Poland) software engineer graduate. After his studies he spent considerate part of his life traveling/living abroad.
He is an Open Source advocate and a long-time fan of Linux. Considers himself a geek with fondness of all types of gadgets.
In his free time, his non-IT activities include board games, year-round cycling and trying to survive on his MTB.
Software Developer CodeProject
I like long walks on the beach, romantic candlelit dinners and seeing how fast I can get a query to run... Hardcore. It's my pleasure to work at CodeProject to improve your experience. Professionally, I love to admire a finished product after all the development that goes into it and nothing annoys me more than bugs.
Outside of work I love trying new activities, adventuring, exercising and nothing annoys me more than bugs (see what I did there?).
Software Developer CodeProject Europe
Artur is University of Zielona Gora (Poland) software engineer graduate. He has been working as a web developer since 2008. He has a solid experiece with Ruby on Rails, PHP, ActionScript. He has gained experience working as a freelancer and than for the bigest online currencies exchange service in Poland.
His free time is occupated by lovely family with two little twin trols (Wojciech & Kamil).
Marketing Developer Media
Carrie is Director of Marketing for CodeProject Solutions, and the Senior Product Manager of CodeProject.TV. She is a dynamic business builder with a specialty for getting people together behind a project. With 20 years of experience in project management, public relations and investor relations, Carrie has the drive, resources and perseverance to achieve success.
Her first venture into the technology field was in 1995, when she co-founded MCW Business Systems. In partnership with her father, she helped build MCW into a $20-million company before selling it in 2000. Since then, she has consulted many IT companies in project management and communications.
Carrie studied Fine Arts at McMaster, where she eventually completed an undergrad in Philosophy. She also holds a post-graduate certificate in Public Relations. Strangely enough, these degrees landed her in technology, where she loves hanging out with other like-minded geeks. Her favourite Star Trek captain is Picard, and she holds a soft-spot in her heart for eighties hair bands. She is a mom, part-time princess, chef, social networker and avid runner.
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Sales Developer Media
My experience in the Tech industry began in 1997, when I joined Visual Basic Programmer's Journal and Visual Studio Magazine (Fawcette Technical Publications), as Advertising Coordinator. I moved into the direction of Sales over the next few years.
After a brief stint of trying to turn my passion for cycling into a career, I realized it is best to keep some things as hobbies. Returning to the Advertising Sales in the Tech Industry in 2010, I have teamed back up with some of my favorite co-workers, and found a true passion for providing excellent service to my clients.
...When I am not working, or spending time with my family, I still like to turn the pedals.
Daniel is computer science enthusiast. From ten years he works as software engineer. He wrote first programs in Basic, then in z80 assembler... long time ago...
After that he work with Delphi, C++, C# and more, with desktop, web and web services applications. Now, he joins to CodeProject group and looks for new challenges
The Code Project
Editing articles written by smart and experienced programmers on The Code Project is a job she loves and it keeps her updated on the latest technologies.
She has lived in four countries in the last 10 years and has a flair for learning new languages (not the programming ones).
She enjoys playing with her 3-year old son, travelling and listening to music.
Marketing Developer Media; CodeProject
I am the Marketing and Communications Manager for the Developer Media network and I am responsible for managing and driving the execution of the public relations and marketing strategy in line with the strategic business objectives. I am also responsible for managing, developing and executing Developer Media’s communications and social media plan.
Sales Developer Media
I joined Developer Media (and CodeProject) in 2007 because it gave me an opportunity to work in the developer/IT/DevOp space with some of the most amazing minds of our time. I'm in total awe of developer websites like CodeProject which provide free technical content on an array of development and IT topics. The team at Developer Media and CodeProject, including the website dev community, are some of the smartest people the industry has to offer. IMHO.
I come to Developer Media with a strong background in technology and online media. My job is to help find the best resources and tools available to help developers and IT Pros with their day to day development and IT needs.
When I'm not working, I'm hiking or running with my dog, Bella, or watching basketball! Go Warriors!
My all time favorite chant: "DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS!" --Steve Ballmer
Sales Developer Media
Joe brings over 20 years of media sales experience to Developer Media after spending the last ten years in a Sales and Management capacity with Toolbox.com, a social media platform for IT professionals.
Prior to working at Toolbox.com, Joe served as Advertising Director and Sales Manager for American Lawyer Media in their Philadelphia office. A graduate of La Salle University, Joe has worked with high profile clients such as IBM, SAP and Dell to deliver their marketing message to IT professionals around the world.
When Joe isn't working with his clients, he is an avid sports fan (GO FLYERS!) and enjoys spending time with his wife and two boys. Joe volunteers his time by coaching his sons' Cal Ripken and Little League tournament baseball teams.
According to Joe, there's nothing better on a summer afternoon than a cold beer and a good cigar!
My position at Developer Media is Advertising Operations Specialist. I have a background in Sales as well as Marketing and am a graduate of Advertising & Marketing Communications with high honours.
I am excited to now be working in advertising and look forward to putting my past experience and education to use in this position.
Aside from my work, I have an interest in graphic design as well as photography and film. I enjoy all different types of music, movies, and video games. When I am not at work I am very outgoing and always out and about seeing what's new.
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Chief Technology Officer CodeProject Europe
Kamil likes playing the Chinese board game named Go and exploring the mathematical side of Forex trading.
Web Developer Developer Media
In my role as Advertising Operations Manager I have the opportunity to work closely with all of our campaigns and help our advertisers meet their goals.
Prior to joining Developer Media I worked in the media/print industry before making the switch to online advertising in 2009.
When I’m not at work I enjoy spending time with my family and sailing on Lake Ontario when the weather permits!
Program Manager CodeProject/Developer Media
I am one of the newest additions to the CodeProject/Developer Media team and will be filling the role of Editor and Special Projects Manager. Some might find it curious that my educational background in History and Journalism has led to a job in the technology industry, but those who know me and my innate geekiness probably aren't too surprised.
I previously served as a Staff Writer with "IT in Canada" and as Associate Editor for its sister company, "The Canadian Channel Standard", providing coverage of information technology news, new product launches, business programs, industry events and conferences, and performing interviews with experts and executives from some of today's largest IT companies.
When I'm not in the office or attached to my screen and keyboard, you can probably find me catching up my some reading, exploring the outdoors, DJing your favourite house music, or enjoying a local microbrew beer.
Sales Developer Media
I am an eccentric genius, at least I tell everyone I am a genius to justify my eccentricity. I have been working with the developer community since 1997, when I started at FTP selling advertising space in Visual Basic Programmer’s Journal which is now Visual Studio Magazine (I know, I know…but somebody has to do the dirty work so we can deliver all this great content to you).
After nine years of service at my former company I took a year off and started my own business www.novatopilates.com (a Pilates studio) and realized that I absolutely never want to run my own business again….ever. Happily, I landed at CodeProject which is now part of DeveloperMedia and hope to continue selling enough ads so that we can buy shiny new toys for the sites (see server farm at the bottom of the page).
I am an experienced graphic designer and web developer perfectly skilled in dealing with most of graphic editors and web coding standards.
I came a long way throughout those years. I started from simple flayers, baby pages, flash animations to corporate identity, campagin projects, e-commerce, e-magazines and script powered, user friendly, modern, proper websites.
Enjoing what I do, keeping head high and looking forward to challange the unknown of the web development world and get that lot
Sales Developer Media
Meagon has had the honor of working on technical magazine titles such as MSDN Magazine and TechNet Magazine. She has also worked to independently build and create custom brand and marketing strategies for software development companies, such as Pluralsight. Meagon's passion is creating effective marketing solutions for small, mid-market, and enterprise customers.
Meagon is proud to be a part of Developer Media, representing a network dedicated to the advancement of the developer community at large, including the CodeProject.
Connect with Meagon on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/81megs
Marketing Developer Media
I am excited to say I am the new marketing analyst at CodeProject Solutions. In my role, I will be working hard to determine the needs of our community and finding new and innovative ways to meet them.
I have a background in digital marketing and a passion for all things data. Prior to joining CP, I’ve worked on marketing teams in the telecommunication, food processing, construction, business services, and legal industries.
When I’m not working, I enjoy tennis, hockey, boating, reading and all things finance.
Team Leader CodeProject
I am former C/C++ software engineer (from embedded software part of this world) with slight background of assembler, VHDL and a practitioner in team leading/project managing/doing all kind of strange stuff that can be summarized with "project managing" keyword. I am very cautious fan of Agile approach to creating software since 2006 - and this caution comes out of experience that people, not a set of rules decide either about success or failure of projects.
Prior joining CodeProject I spent some amount of time coding, leading project teams for embedded software projects (mobile phones, set top boxes) and leading web application projects (mainly .NET/Oracle world). I did also handle recruitment of s/w engineering staff and cooperated with outsourcing partners, helped to prepare contracts and offers. Good God, project budget can become a hell over time On top of this, I do help agile/scrum teams to remember about methodology origins and encourage them to find out their own organizational and technical solutions for tasks undertaken on the way to D-DAY (Deploy Day ).
I did graduate at Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland as Master of Science in Computer Science (Internet Engineering) in 2005.
After hours I spend free time with my always-going-for-another-street-marathon-race wife (if she ever runs from me, I will never catch her - believe me, she's fast!), love to play and train with our dogs and always eagerly join my old mates either on a trip to befriended pub or some on-line multiplayer game. Oh and yes, there is nothing better than some time with old rock/metal bands, particularly after a bad day.
Technical Writer CodeProject
Sean Ewington is the Content Manager for CodeProject.
His background in programming is primarily C++ and HTML, but has experience in other, "unsavoury" languages.
He loves movies, and likes to say "inconceivable" often, even if it does not mean what he thinks it means.
Software Developer Developer Media
I have been at Code Project since May 1st, 2013 and I primarily work on the back office applications which utilize Microsoft stack of technology.
Prior to joining Code Project I was a Lead Application Developer at the Royal Bank of Canada. I received an Advanced Computer Engineering Diploma with Honors from Seneca College, and then went on to complete a B.Sc. in Computer Science at York University.
In my spare time I like to keep pace with the tech world and have started developing an app for Android. I am also a big fan of video games and in my high school days I was ranked 1st in the world in Red Alert and made it to top 1000 for StarCraft and WarCraft. My other hobbies include having a pint with my friends at a local pub.
CodeProject is hosted on 4 web servers running Windows 2008 R2. Each box has between 8 and 16Gb RAM and runs standard hyperthreaded desktop-level intel chips. The web servers connect to heavy duty multi-CPU, mutli-core SQL servers running SQL 2008 R2. Networking is via gigabit NICs. We have 5 email servers, a couple of Active Directory servers, a big backup monstrosity, a handful of switches and about 10km of cabling. The server rack is warm to the touch.
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