Mark Michaelis

Chief Technical Nerd, Author of Essential C# series, MVP/RD

Get to know Mark Michaelis

Mark Michaelis ( is founder of IntelliTect, a high-end software development and management consulting company based in Spokane, Washington. At any given time, Mark leads his successful company while flying worldwide for Microsoft and other clients or speaking engagements.

He continually delivers conference sessions on leadership or technology and is updating the next edition of his book.

A world-class C# expert who honed his engineering skills by serving on several Microsoft software design review teams, including C#, Azure, and Azure DevOps, Mark is the author of Essential C# 12.0 (

As a direct result of his work with C# and Azure DevOps, Mark has been a distinguished Microsoft MVP since 1996, and a Microsoft Regional Director since 2007. A firm believer in autonomy, mastery, and purpose, Mark’s unmatched management and leadership style enables him to successfully handle a day with only 24 hours in it.

Mark and his wife, Elisabeth, have invested a significant amount of the profit generated by IntelliTect into fighting debilitating poverty around the world. They have done this by thoughtfully partnering with charity organizations to increase access to basic food and water infrastructure, improve educational opportunities, and fight injustices like human trafficking and the systematic oppression of women.

When not bonding with his computer, Mark enjoys racquetball, frisbee, hiking, and showing his kids real life in other countries. Mark lives in Spokane, Washington, with his wife, Elisabeth, and three children, Benjamin, Hanna, and Abigail. He is looking forward to finding his next adventure, having recently traversed the length of Africa. (blog)

My sessions

16 May 2024 1:10 PM -
2:00 PM
16 May 2024 4:40 PM -
5:30 PM

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