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Michele Leroux Bustamante

Michèle Leroux Bustamante is an Associate of IDesign Inc., a Microsoft Regional Director, an internationally known speaker and author. With over 10 years of industry experience, Michele held numerous lead architect and executive positions. At IDesign Michele contributes her diverse background to .NET training and high-end corporate consulting. She has hands-on experience developing enterprise applications with VB, C++, Java/J2EE and C#/.NET, and focuses on designing scalable architecture, Web services technologies, and best practices for hosting Web-based services. Since 1993, Michele has been writing for technical journals and now has started a newsletter, .NET Dashboard, where she posts monthly articles in addition to her C# Pro column and frequent contributions to Microsoft’s MSDN site. Michele began speaking regularly at technology conferences in 1998, and is now a member of the INETA (International .NET Association) Speakers Bureau – a selection of recognized international speakers designated to promote .NET worldwide. In addition, in 1993 Michele founded the Microsoft programming curriculum at UCSD Extension, and is now Web Services Program Advisor which includes both .NET and Java curriculum.