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Bart A. DePetrillo has worked professionally in the computer software industry for the last 9 years in a range of different positions and with various companies. After earning his Master of Computer Science from the Courant Institute of Mathematics at New York University he began working for the U.S. subsidiary of a leading German financial software company. Bart's career spanned from that of developer to Director of the New York office, where he worked for 4 years until becoming an independent consultant. In June of 2000 he and some of his former colleagues joined together to start newtelligence AG where he is responsible for content production, as well as international business development. newtelligence AG has worked closely with Microsoft Germany to produce a readiness kit for .NET developers. The Microsoft .NET Developer Readiness Toolkit is a collection of 30 modules, each of which targets a specific area of .NET technology. The modules are designed for consultants and trainers to use to educate developers and get them up to speed on .NET. Each module is comprised of both a presentation slide deck (PowerPoint) and speaker notes, both of which are distributable to clients for as a take home and for reuse and redelivery to customers. The content of the modules varies from overview to in-depth depending on topic and many of the modules include sample source code and references to other useful learning material. Of the 17 modules newtelligence AG produced Bart authored or contributed to .NET Overview, XML, ADO.NET, HTTP, and .NET Framework Library. The other modules newtelligence AG authored include, but are not limited to C #, Visual Basic.NET, ASP.NET, Web Services Overview, Security, Context and Remoting, Reflection and Managed C++. Bart and newtelligence AG continue to produce customized content on .NET and BizTalk Server 2000 and present their material world-wide, including major conferences such as Microsoft TechEd 2000/2001, SIGS/101 XML One and Microsoft Global Briefing. They also deliver on-site seminars, as well as host courses at their corporate headquarters.