Walt Ritscher has trained thousands of corporate developers during the last twelve years. An active speaker, his teaching schedule has taken him throughout the world providing developer training at corporations, universities, and software conferences. He has collaborated on several books and videos published for the developer market including early adopter .Net courses at Microsoft Press. Walt is currently consulting and teaching .NET and WPF classes for Wintellect. Walt's industry expertise has placed him on various national technology advisory boards. He is also deeply involved in the local developer community-founding the .NET Developers Association in Redmond, WA. Walt has accumulated plenty of experience as a developer and is currently a Microsoft MVP and a member of the Silverlight Insiders. As a Web programmer he has worked numerous projects including: EPA sites and the Microsoft Community Starter Kit.