Official Bio

A number of people periodically request an official bio from me for inclusion in speaking engagement literature, use in RFP responses, etc. so I have finally just decided that this page will be the one place that I endeavor to keep this text as 100% current as I can.  So, without further ado, here it is for anyone who’s interested…

Stephen A. Bohlen

_Portait_Steve_CasualCurrently a Principal Software Engineer for the Technology, Evangelism, and Development (TED) Team within Microsoft Corporation, Stephen brings his varied 20-plus-years of experience as a former practicing Architect, CAD Manager, IT Technologist, Software Engineer, CTO, and consultant to assist select Microsoft Partner organizations in their adoption of cutting-edge and pre-release Microsoft developer products and technologies.

Stephen is an active contributor to several Open-Source Software projects including NHibernate, Spring.NET, NDbUnit, Common.Logging, and others as well having developed a number of Visual Studio productivity add-ins.

Active in the local NYC software development community, Stephen speaks publicly, blogs (semi-) regularly, and is the author of several popular screencast series focused on Agile and ALT.NET concepts and technologies including the widely-praised 15-part Summer of NHibernate video series introducing viewers to the popular open-source O/RM tool and the Autumn of Agile series that takes viewers through the design, planning, and construction of an entire .NET project in an Agile context.  He is also a contributor of a number of shorter screencasts available on Dimecasts.NET and elsewhere.

Stephen is also a founding/organizing member of the NYC ALT.NET user group which meets monthly to discuss Agile-focused techniques and technologies in the world of Microsoft software development and beyond as well as a co-organizer of the New York City Domain Driven Design User Group. For the past several years, he has been the Chairperson of the Organizing Committee for the annual New York City Code Camp event. He is also a past Microsoft MVP award recipient in Solution Architecture, ASP.NET, and Visual C#, a member of the ASP Insiders and the Visual C# Insiders, and formerly held the office of the Vice President of INETA, North America.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Stephen was a Senior Software Engineer in the SpringSource division of VMware where he was the Technical Lead and Community Evangelist for the Spring.NET Framework. Before SpringSource, Stephen was a Senior Software Engineer for Skiff, LLC, a start-up focused on developing an e-Reading platform for digital content publishers which was ultimately acquired by NewsCorp.  Prior to that, Stephen spent many years as a Senior Solutions Architect and Project Manager for the software consulting practice of Microdesk where he oversaw the development and delivery of numerous software solutions for Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Geospatial, and Real Estate firms.  Before becoming completely immersed in software development, Stephen spent years as a both a practicing architect and CAD Manager for architecture and engineering companies developing custom CAD software extensions, implementing CAD Standards, and supervising network design and implementations.

Stephen holds a BS in Architecture from The Ohio State University and is a proudly uncertified SCRUM Master.

For a comprehensive list of Community and Educational Activities Stephen has been involved in, see this page.

Short-Form

Currently a Principal Software Engineer for the Technology, Evangelism, and Development (TED) Team within Microsoft Corporation, Stephen brings his varied 20-plus-years of experience in software and technology to assist select Microsoft Partner organizations in their adoption of cutting-edge and pre-release Microsoft developer products and technologies.

Stephen is also an active contributor to several other .NET Open-Source Software projects including NHibernate, Spring.NET, NDbUnit, Common.Logging, and others. Stephen is also a past Microsoft MVP award recipient, a member of the ASP Insiders and Visual C# Insiders, and formerly held the office of the Vice President of INETA, North America.