Twice a year the INETA Community Champions Selection Committee has one of the hardest decisions to make. They have to sift through the pile of nominations and select one person to receive this prestigious award. This time it was no different and, with so many outstanding nominations, they could only select one. It is our distinct pleasure to thank Kevin Hazzard for everything he has done and announce him as the recipient of the 2010 INETA Community Champions Excellence Award.
Kevin Hazzard (LinkedIn profile) is a consultant, entrepreneur and Microsoft MVP (MVP profile) who enjoys speaking at user groups, Code Camps and conferences all over the US. He leads the Code Camp in Richmond, Virginia. Kevin has served multiple terms on Virginia's Joint Commission on Technology and Science as an advisor to governors and legislatures. He holds patents for peer-to-peer networking technology and served as one of Intel Corporation's representatives to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) when he worked in the Intel Architecture Labs. Nowadays, Kevin loves writing and speaking about our industry and getting to know as many friends throughout the developer community as he can. For his day job, Kevin is a consultant with CapTech Consulting, a management consulting and software development firm of 250 professionals based in Richmond, and runs The Developer Journey Co., a company dedicated to advancing the craft of software development through mentoring and peer training. Kevin also serves as the president of the advisory board for the IT program at the college where he's been an instructor for the past eleven years.