Bil Simser lives and works in Alberta, Canada, as an independent Solutions Architect Consultant. He has been in software development for over 15 years and has helped build many large-scale mission critical systems along the way. Working at Canadian Pacific Railway for almost 10 years with the development community there, he established best practices, development standards and guidelines, evaluated and recommended new tools and technologies, and helped teams and projects progress into the .NET world.
Bil has been involved with Microsoft's .NET platform since the early betas and has a deep passion for good Architecture and Software Design. He specializes in SharePoint, .NET, Agile, TDD, and Enterprise Application Development. Bil also runs several successful open-source projects. He contributes to the software development community, taking the time to review and edit SharePoint and Agile publications, and speak at user groups, code camps, and conferences around the world, including TechEd, DevConnections, Professional Developers Conference, and DevTeach.
Bil has been working with SharePoint since the late 1990s and has been a Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server MVP since 2004.