Rick is a hands-on technology leader, speaker and published author focused on distributed technologies with 13 years' experience leading the delivery of complex, high-impact business solutions on the Microsoft platform and heterogeneous environments. Rick is currently working on a number of solutions in the Intelligent Transportation, Retail, Gaming and Hospitality space with a focus on cloud, distributed messaging and the Internet of Things.
Rick is an active speaker, writer and passionate community advocate and has been recognized by Microsoft Corporation as a Microsoft MVP for eight years in a row. Presentations include talks at Microsoft TechEd, Dev Connections, Visual Studio Live, AzureConf, That Conference! and Desert Code Camp and various published works including frequent contributions to CODE Magazine and his personal blog: http://rickgaribay.net.