Rockford Lhotka is the CTO of Magenic and is the creator of the widely used CSLA .NET open-source development framework. He is the author of numerous books, and regularly speaks at major conferences around the world. Rockford is a Microsoft Regional Director and MVP. He is co-chair of the Visual Studio Live!, and the chair of the Modern Apps Live conferences. Rockford has worked on many projects in various roles, including software architecture, design and development, network administration and project management. Over his career he has designed and helped to create systems for bio-medical manufacturing, agriculture, point of sale, credit card fraud tracking, general retail, construction and healthcare.