Smile, It's The Friday Five!
Matthew Renze is an independent software and data science consultant with over 16 years of professional experience building large-scale data-driven desktop, server, and cloud-based applications. He's an author for Pluralsight, an international public speaker, a Microsoft MVP, an ASPInsider, and he's the creator of several open-source software projects. Matthew's focus is on data science, code craftsmanship, and Agile software development practices. His interests include data analytics, data visualization, and machine learning. Follow him on Twitter @MatthewRenze
Jim Steger is co-founder and partner of Sonoma Partners in Chicago. He has been developing solutions for Microsoft Dynamics 365 since version 1.0 beta. Microsoft's recognized Jim's leadership in the community with the Microsoft Dynamics CRM MVP award since 2009. He has co-authored several books about Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Microsoft Press. Before his current role, Jim designed and led various global software development projects at Motorola and ACCO Office Products. Follow him on Twitter @jsteger
Mark Pahulje has 17.799 years of experience in the Metadata/Business Intelligence industry and has led numerous successful enterprise initiatives. Proof is in the pudding, as the saying goes - he's been awarded the Wilshire Award for Best Practices in Metadata Management, the MicroStrategy BI Platform anchors award and the User Interface Engineering Award. He's passionate about building software to solve community problems. Follow him on Twitter @markpahulje.
Kevin Feasel is a database engineer who specializes in T-SQL and SSIS development, Hadoop, performance tuning, and pulling rabbits out of hats on demand. He is the lead contributor to Curated SQL and a contributing author to Tribal SQL. A resident of Durham, North Carolina, he can be found cycling the trails along the triangle whenever the weather's nice enough. Follow him on Twitter @feaselkl.