Kevin Hazzard is a Technical Computing MVP and Enterprise Software Architect living and working in the Richmond, Virginia USA area. He organizes engineering-oriented professional development conferences throughout the mid-Atlantic region and speaks to developers about software development trends and best practices. Kevin is committed to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) curriculum in public education. He serves on his school division's STEM advisory committee and is an elected member of the local School Board in his county. Kevin has also served a teacher in the Virginia Community College System delivering more than 40,000 hours of face time to hundreds of students over the last decade. Kevin has served multiple terms as an advisor to Virginia's Joint Commission on Technology and Science. As a member of Intel Corporation's Architecture Labs, Kevin authored and won patents in peer networking technology and served as one of Intel's representatives to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). Kevin's book entitled Metaprogramming in .NET
will be on bookstore shelves by June 2012. When he's not experimenting with new programming languages, Kevin enjoys hiking, bird watching, etymology, motorcycling, welding and playing problem-solving games with his children.