Jay is a code wrangler, software consultant, and founder of Arana Software. He has been developing on the web since 1995, when the Blink tag lured him away from Visual Basic 3. Through his collaboration and contributions to software development, he has been recognized as a Microsoft Regional Director, an ASPInsider, and as a six-time Microsoft MVP. Recognizing that the bottleneck to great software is a developer's time, Jay focuses on frameworks, modules, tools, and practices that make developers stronger, fitter, happier, and more productive.
Jeff is a developer, an analyst, an attorney, and—first and foremost—a consultant. After several years in a private law practice, his lifelong draw to computers would not stay dormant, attracting him back into the software industry where he has always belonged. He maintains a passion for solving complex problems with inspired solutions, improving life and business through technology. As a dedicated member of the developer community, Jeff served seven years on the executive board of the Dev Up regional developer conference, and now engjors serving on the board of directors for the Kansas City Developers Conference.