Laurent Bugnion has been employed by Siemens as a software engineer since 1996. He has worked with many different programming languages and environments, starting with embedded C, and moving to embedded C++, then Java, and finally .NET in 2002. He has been a Microsoft MVP, first for ASP.NET, and currently for Client Application Development. He has a popular blog at http://geekswithblogs.net/lbugnion/Default.aspx. He lives just outside of Zurich, Switzerland.