Jay is a code wrangler, software consultant, and president of Arana Software
. He has been developing on the web for over 15 years, since the Blink tag lured him away from Visual Basic 3 in 1995. With a career focus on user experience, he is a strong advocate of practices and processes that improve quality through code, including automated testing, continuous integration, and performance analysis and optimization. Jay is also an active speaker and leader in the developer community, a Microsoft MVP in C#, and an organizer of many conferences and user groups in the Ann Arbor area.
Originally from Rochester, New York, he and his wife, Amy, have lived in Michigan since 2003. They like Michigan, but still consider themselves tourists, and probably always will.