Bio: Markus Egger

Markus Egger

President and CSA, Microsoft Regional Director and MVP

Microsoft Regional Director (RD) Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) INETA Speaker

Markus is the President and Chief Software Architect of EPS Software Corp. and it's various brands, such as CODE Consulting, CODE Staffing, CODE Training, CODE Framework and VFPConversion. He is also the Publisher of CODE Magazine. Markus is a Microsoft RD (Regional Director) and one of the longest-serving MVPs (1995-present). Markus is the founder of other business ventures, such as GeneSys, Tower48 (digital software escrow), Xiine (digital reading), JockTock (sports social network), and more.

Markus has worked on a large number of software projects for some of the world's largest companies (including a number of Fortune 500 companies). Markus has worked as a contractor to the Microsoft Visual Studio team, and has worked closely with various product groups at Microsoft. Besides his activities around CODE Magazine, Markus has been published extensively in practically all large industry publications (mainly in English, but on occasion in German as well). He has received various and numerous awards and recognitions, many related to his active involvement in the community and his regular appearances at events of all sizes. Markus has also been involved in the creation and continued support of various user groups.

In his spare time, Markus is an enthusiastic Ice Hockey player, golfer as well as an avid windsurfer, traveler, and general enthusiast of sports such as scuba diving or mountain biking. On rainy days Markus either reads, enjoys a computer game, or researches new technologies.

Developer Community Activity

Markus is very active in the Microsoft Developer Community. Markus is a MS RD and MS MVP (one of the longest serving from 1995 to the present). Markus speaks at various large industry events such as TechEd or DevConnections as well as smaller Code Camps, User Groups and various INETA events.

Markus is also the creator of the State of .NET events, a series of free events that usually last one afternoon and discusses the current state of various .NET technologies and techniques.

Markus is also an active blogger and contributor to various community sites, in addition to his "regular" writing activities (articles and books). Markus articles have appeared in magazines such as CODE Magazine, MSDN Magazine, Visual Studio Magazine, ASP.NET Pro Magazine, FoxPro Advisor, Fuchs, FoxTalk and Microsoft Office & Database Journal, and more.

Markus has also been involved in targeted community efforts around platforms such as Windows Mobile (now Windows Phone) and Microsoft Tablet PCs. Microsoft has named Markus one of the world's 10 most influential Mobile PC developers.

EPS as a company employs more MVPs and RDs than any other company in the world. EPS has a unique culture of promoting community efforts amongst our employees.

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