Markus Egger

Markus Egger


Microsoft Regional Director (RD) Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP)

Markus is the founder and publisher of CODE Magazine and is CODE's President and Chief Software Architect. He is also a Microsoft RD (Regional Director) and the one of the longest (if not THE longest) running Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional). Markus is also a renowned speaker and author.

Markus spends most of his time writing production code. Markus’ client list contains some of the world's largest companies, including many on the Fortune 500. He’s worked as a contractor for Microsoft (including the Visual Studio team) and presented at local user groups and major events. Markus has been published extensively including MSDN Magazine, Visual Studio Magazine, his own CODE Magazine, and much more. Markus is a supporter of communities in North America, Europe, and beyond.

Markus focuses on development in .NET (Windows, Web, Windows Phone, and WinRT), client-side web development (various JavaScript frameworks), CLoud Development (mainly Azure and AWS), as well as Android and iOS. He is passionate about overall application architecture, services/APIs, user interfaces, general development productivity, and building maintainable and reusable systems.

In his spare time, Markus is an avid windsurfer, scuba diver, ice hockey player, golfer and world traveler. On a rainy day, he is known to enjoy a good game on his PC or Xbox.

Detailed Bio

Markus is the President and Chief Software Architect of CODE. and it's various brands, such as CODE Consulting, CODE Staffing, CODE Training, CODE Framework and VFPConversion. He is also the Publisher of CODE Magazine. Markus is a Microsoft RD (Regional Director) and one of the longest-serving MVPs (1995-present). Markus is the founder of other business ventures, such as Wikinome, Tower48 (digital software escrow), Xiine, and more.

Markus has worked on a large number of software projects for some of the world's largest companies (including a number of Fortune 500 companies). Markus has worked as a contractor to the Microsoft Visual Studio team, and has worked closely with various product groups at Microsoft. Besides his activities around CODE Magazine, Markus has been published extensively in practically all large industry publications (mainly in English, but on occasion in German as well). He has received various and numerous awards and recognitions, many related to his active involvement in the community and his regular appearances at events of all sizes. Markus has also been involved in the creation and continued support of various user groups, conferences, and online events.

In his spare time, Markus is an enthusiastic Ice Hockey player, golfer as well as an avid windsurfer, traveler, and general enthusiast of sports such as scuba diving or mountain biking. On rainy days Markus either reads, enjoys a computer game, or researches new technologies.

Developer Community Activity

Markus is very active in the Microsoft Developer Community. Markus is a MS RD and MS MVP (one of the longest serving from 1995 to the present). Markus speaks at various large industry events such as TechEd or DevConnections as well as smaller Code Camps, User Groups and various INETA events.

Markus is also the creator of the State of .NET events. Those events are held both online (as a monthly series of webinars) and in-person at various locations around North America, Europe, Australia, and sometimes beyond. In these events, Markus discusses the current state of various development technologies and techniques (including, but not limited to .NET).

Markus is also an active author. Markus articles have appeared in magazines such as CODE Magazine, MSDN Magazine, Visual Studio Magazine, ASP.NET Pro Magazine, FoxPro Advisor, Fuchs, FoxTalk and Microsoft Office & Database Journal, and more.

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