MVPs are leaders in the Appeon Community. These individuals deserve special recognition for their combination of technology expertise and contribution to the community. They tend to push the technology envelope, and even help advise Appeon on future product roadmap. It’s likely you have read a tech article, watched a presentation, or received help from at least one of our MVPs. Please get to know all our MVPs.

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Bruce Armstrong is a development lead with Integrated Data Services (IDS). Prior to joining IDS twelve years ago, he was an independent consultant for 15 years doing PowerBuilder development.

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I've been using PowerBuilder at a variety of companies since version 5. I've presented at a number of conferences and local user group meetings including Elevate, SAP TechEd, Carolina CodeCamp, and Spark. I organized and coordinated the Charlotte PowerBuilder Conferences in 2014 and 2015 as well as the North Carolina PowerBuilder User Group.

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Born in a previous millennium. Lived on 4 continents as a military BRAT over 24 years. Loved it! Avid reader, music snob, played 4 instruments proficiently in the past, love traveling, avid LARPer. Worked in a variety of fields, finally went back to school and was MOTIVATED!!! :O Worked in all aspects of software engineering, including MILSPEC, full SDLC, and RAD/Agile. ~ ~ The boring specs include: - Sun Certified Java Developer - Sybase Certified PowerBuilder developer - Tekmetrics Certified Master Powerbuilder Developer - PowerBuilder v4 thru v12.5 - Oracle v7 thru v12C, DB scripting, DB management (not a DBA) - Java v1.4 thru v1.7 - HTML - Other languages include Pascal, Fortran 77, Assembly, and C

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PB enthusiast since 1995. Appeon-certified leading dozens of migration projects worldwide from PB to Appeon Web/Mobile. Invited speaker at PB World Tours, national PB User Groups and Appeon conferences. Taught Appeon development techniques to hundreds of PB developers. Passionate in computer science research with advanced education in distributed software systems. Pioneered the field of interactive Grid computing at CERN, publishing several scientific articles. Broad knowledge in Big Data programming frameworks and predictive models using Machine Learning techniques.

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Roland Smith is a consultant working for NTT Data at New York state government in Albany. He started as an IDMS programmer in the USAF and later an Insurance company. He began working with PowerBuilder version 2 and has been using PB full time since 1996. He also maintains a website(http://www.topwizprogramming.com) which has many code examples for download as well as PB utilities for sale.

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An Information Technology Professional with extensive experience implementing SAP Technology Solutions across a variety of Industries. Partners with stakeholders across the enterprise to understand business requirements and deliver quality solutions on time and within acceptable expense levels. Known for application technical depth & breadth coupled with a unique ability to implement. Superlative Technology Evangelist/Instructor.

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20+ yrs in the PB Developer Community. Experienced application consultant and developer. Certified PB developer since v3.5. Certified Instructor since v4.0 Member Team Sybase former SAP MVP. Former Principal Instructor with Sybase Education. Popular presenter at User Groups and Conferences.

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Becoming an MVP

We don’t create a set of specific requirements to become an MVP because we want to leave room for individuals to contribute in the best way they can. We recognize individuals no matter they are a great writer, speaker, or coder. The only absolute criterion is you must truly be passionate about Appeon products. Your passion will naturally translate in you becoming an expert (if you are not there yet) and making great contributions. While we do our best to keep track of the leaders in the Appeon Community, please feel free to nominate an MVP you think we missed.