Bill Wagner

Ann Arbor MI

Bill has spent his entire career in the software industry, spanning both technical and business roles. He spent eight years as a self-employed consultant before co-founding SRT Solutions with Dianne Marsh. Over the past decade they've grown SRT Solutions into a premier software development company, amassing 4 FastTrack awards (2011, 2010, 2008, 2007), the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch award (2011), and making the Inc 500/5000 list (2011 and 2012). Bill was also awarded Automation Alley's Emerging Technology Leader award in 2011.His technical time is spent between curly braces, primarily with C#. He's the author of the best selling "Effective C#", now in its second edition, and "More Effective C#". His articles have appeared in MSDN Magazine, the C# Developer Center, Visual C++ Developer's Journal, Visual Studio Magazine, ASP.NET Pro, .NET Developer's Journal and more. He's written hundreds of technical articles for software developers. He actively blogs about technical and business topics at http://www.srtsolutions.com/billwagner. Bill is also a regional director for Microsoft.

In addition to his business and technical accomplishments, Bill is an active community participant. He volunteers as a math tutor for the Manchester, Mich. schools, where he works to inspire high schoolers to consider a technical career.

He received his B.S. in Computer Science from the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.