Co-Founder and Strategist
Steven Borg is the Co-Founder and Strategist of Northwest Cadence. Steven has been a Microsoft ALM MVP since product inception in 2005, speaks regularly at Software Development and Visual Studio conferences, and has authored Microsoft courseware and white papers on Team Foundation Server, regulatory compliance in software development, Scrum, and Lean. Steven has helped hundreds of organizations, both large and small, implement DevOps, adopt Visual Studio ALM tools, improve their software development process, reduce costs, increase quality and speed delivery dates. His expertise lies in bringing successful lean and agile adoption to companies currently using traditional project management techniques to manage software development projects.
Senior Content Developer
Lei is a Senior Content Developer at Microsoft. She’s been working on developer tools and technologies since she joined Microsoft in 2009. She is passionate about helping developers achieve more in a mobile-first and cloud-first world. She has authored a number of articles for Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) about Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server, ALM, etc. She has designed and created exams for Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) program. She is currently authoring online courses about DevOps, cloud services, and modern software development.
Senior DevOps specialist and ALM MVP
Colin Dembovsky is a senior DevOps specialist and ALM MVP for Northwest Cadence based in Seattle, Washington (formerly from South Africa). After completing an MSc in Computer Science at Rhodes University, he worked as a developer (first in Linux using C++ and moving to .NET and C#) and later systems architect. He left development work to start ALM consulting, and has been an ALM MVP since 2011. He is passionate about helping teams improve the quality of their software, and do it more efficiently. Besides consulting and training, Colin is a frequent guest speaker and regularly blogs at http://colinsalmcorner.com and can be found on twitter at @colindembovsky.