Alex has been involved in application development since the late nineties and worked as lead developer and architect at large enterprises and small companies. He spends his time teaching other developers the details of the Microsoft development platform and frameworks, and coaches architects to design and build modern distributed applications at cloud scale. He has received the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award for VisualStudio and Development Technologies 10 times. In his spare time, Alex likes to participate in all kinds of sports and loves playing and programming new and retro video games.
Alex is a frequent speaker on various topics ranging from web development to frameworks, libraries and security. He has spoken at conferences such as Microsoft TechDays, SDNconference, Engineering World, DevReach, IASA and OWASP chapter meetings, and for INETA user groups in Europe. He writes articles for Dutch magazines and is a technical reviewer for APress and Manning Press. He is also a Microsoft Regional Director for The Netherlands.