Meet the Champions

From the Americas to Asia, Europe to Australia, Nokia Developer Champions are represented worldwide; influencing, educating, evangelizing, and growing Nokia’s ecosystem within their respective vibrant developer communities.

Locate our Nokia Developer Champions here:

The Americas

Argentina

Mario Zorzis is a mobile application developer based in Buenos Aires. He is technically proficient in QT, Web and Series 40 applications. He enjoys public speaking, blogging, writing wiki article and organizing developer events/meet-ups.

Maximiliano Firtman is an Adobe Certified professional from Buenos Aires whose expertise is in HTML5 and Web Apps. He is the author of the books “Programming the Mobile Web” and “jQuery Mobile: Up and Running” published in English from O’Reilly Media with several translations to other languages. In his spare time, he enjoys blogging, public speaking and organizing events.

Contact

Brazil

Alexandre Chohfi is a game developer from São Paulo who specializes in Microsoft’s XNA and Windows Phone development. He is a member of the Microsoft Technical community who engages in public speaking, organizing developer meet-ups and social media.

Contact

Luis Valente is a Research developer from Rio de Janeiro, whose main focus is mobile entertainment. He is a Nokia Developer Wiki admin and Nokia Developer Champion since 2007. His native language is Portuguese and secondary language is English.

Marcelo Barros de Almeida is an electric engineer who hails from the city of Sertaozinho. His primary platform is Java ME. He is bilingual and enjoys writing wiki articles.

Maurilio Silva is a game developer from Campina Grande, whose expertise is in Java ME, Imaging and Augmented Reality. In his downtime, he blogs, writes articles, and organizes developer meet-ups

Canada

Derek J. Zarbrook is a developer from the city of Vancouver. His expertise is in Web Apps and Java ME.

Sébastien Lachance is a developer for Mirego, a leading company specializing in mobile applications. He specializes in Windows Phone and Windows 8 applications. He loves C# and he is a big fan of clean code with coding conventions. He enjoys everything about Windows Phone development. When he is not in front of a computer, his hobbies include playing bridge, poker, and other card games and cycling. He speaks French and English and lives in the city of Montreal, Canada.

Contact

Chile

Alejandro Woywood is a CEO and developer of AmnesiaGames from Santiago. He is also a current Microsoft Active Professional (MAP). His primary development platform is Windows Phone in addition to HTLM5. He enjoys public speaking and organizing developer events. He is fluent in Spanish, English and German.

Contact

Pablo Poo from Santiago is a software engineer, founder and Developer of Inventies. He has expertise in all Nokia platforms, including Windows Phone, S40 web apps and Qt. He enjoys public speaking as well as organizing developer meet-ups.

Contact

Colombia

Daniel Fernando Jimenez Torres is the CEO in Domoti S.A.S. from Bogota. He is proficient in Windows Phone development and UI Design.

Contact

Francisco Martinez is a mobile computing developer from Popayan whose primary development is in in Series40 – Java ME and Web Apps. He is fluent I n Spanish and English and enjoys organizing developer events.

Costa Rica

Alonso Hidalgo is a student developer from the city of San Jose. He likes public speaking and organizing developer meet-ups; he is also fluent in English and Spanish.

Mexico

Jorge Perez is a mobile developer from Mexico City whose specializes in Windows Phone development, Open CV and Mobile Architecture for backend applications. He enjoys public speaking and, training, consulting, and most importantly likes to share knowledge and discuss solutions with fellow developers. He is also bilingual in English and Spanish.

Contact

Ludwig Villarreal is a computer engineer specialized on Windows Phone Development. As an evangelist, he enjoys public speaking, training and consulting, and he’s bilingual (English and Spanish).

Miguel Lopez is an IT computation Engineer from Mexico City who specializes in Web Applications. In his downtime, he blogs, writes wiki articles, engages in public speaking and organizes developer meet-ups.

Peru

César Fong is a Mobile Consultant at Smartymobile and Architect IT Lead at the major insurance company in Peru. He is also a current Microsoft Active Professional and has been Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in the Mobile area from 2004 to 2011. Currently he spent his days between Mobile Solutions in Windows Phone and Windows 8 and Major architecture initiatives as part of his current daily job. He loves to share knowledge with passion and also speak in conference. He is fluent in Spanish and English.

United States of America

Anina Net is a mobile developer whose expertise is in the Window Phone platform. In her spare time, she enjoys blogging, public speaking and organizing developer events. She is versed in English, German, Italian, French and Spanish.

Bary Nusz is Falafel Software’s “Tinkerer-in-Chief”. Bary’s career has taken him from the oil field services industry, to LCD research, and to the DOE. He’s served as a lead researcher, designer, and programmer on numerous systems that encompassed a wide range of technologies such as ultrasonics, eddy current, and down-hole viscosity measurements — all along the way using the latest software technologies to solve complex control and data imaging challenges. With numerous patents and engineering/scientific achievement awards he finds no challenge too hard to handle.

Bill Reiss is a Microsoft MVP and a frequent speaker on XAML-based technologies including Windows Phone and Windows 8. Bill is an indie developer of casual games and is currently developing the Frolic Game Framework, a free open source game framework for C# developers.

Contact

Nikita Polyakov is a mobile developer who specializes in the use of Windows Phones, Silverlight and Metro UX development. He enjoys blogging, public speaking and in organizing developer meet-ups.

Contact

Tuukka Ahoniemi is Nokia Developer Certified Trainer with expertise in Windows Phone, Near Field Communication (NFC) and Series 40 applications. Tuukka occasionally organizes developer meet-ups where he trains developers on diverse technical topics; he is also multilingual in Finnish, Swedish, French and English.

Contact

Venezuela

Daniel Villoria is a systems engineer from the city of Los Teques. He specializes in Windows Phone development and in his spare time he blogs as well as organizes developer events.

Freddy Alcantara is a mobile developer from Caracas.

Josue Gimenez is a mobile developer from Barquisimeto. His primary development platform is Windows Phone and Series 40 applications. He specializes in other technical areas such as Social Networks, UI Design, Usability, and Web Technology. In his spare time, he organizes developer events in Venezuela encouraging potential developers to create new and innovative apps for Nokia devices; also he is an active blogger and fluent in Spanish and English.

Contact

Juan Carlos Donis is a graphic designer from Valencia whose primary development platform is Windows Phone.

Ronal Urbina is a student developer from Caracas. He enjoys blogging and engages in technical discussions on various boards.

Europe

Austria

Andreas Jakl is a Nokia Certified Trainer, frequently speaking at developer events, webinars and university lectures. Additionally, he is an experienced independent software developer with a special focus on Near Field Communication (NFC).

Bernhard Aufreiter is a student developer from Ansfelden whose primary platform of expertise in the Series 40 – Java ME applications. In his spare time, he organizes developer meet-ups and assists new developers with their technical questions posted on the Nokia Discussion board.

Contact

Thomas Perl is a student developer from Vienna with expertise in HTML5 and Python. He is fluent in German and English.

Croatia

Domagoj Pavlesic is a software developer from Zagreb experienced in Windows Phone, Windows RT and web development. He is also a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) who enjoys public speaking, organizing developer events and writing technical.

Contact

Frank Fitzek is an IT Professor who resides in Aalborg whose primary platform of expertise in the Series 40 – Java ME applications and device-to-device communication. He is fluent in German, Italian and, English.

Finland

Arto Holopainen is a mobile developer from Kuopio who develops on Windows Phone and Series40 Platforms. He is versed in Finnish, Swedish and English.

Juha Ristolainen is a mobile software developer from Tampere with years of experience in all major mobile platforms. In recent years, he has been working with Windows Phone 7 and lately also with Windows 8. He writes wiki articles on technical topics as well as organizes developer events such as the Tampere Windows Phone Developer Group. Additionally, he is multilingual in English, Finnish, Swedish, a bit of German.

Contact

Kiran Patel is a software developer from Helsinki who resides in and has a broad knowledge in using Windows Phone and Series 40 applications. He is also a Nokia Developer DiBo and Wiki administrator.

Contact

Michael Samarin is a Nokia Certified Trainer and Software Developer from Helsinki with technical expertise in Windows Phone, Java ME and UI Design. He blogs, writes articles, and contributes to technical discussion on various social media channels.

Neil R.Bhasme is a Nokia Developer Community Moderator and Software Engineer from Tornio with technical expertise in Series 40 applications and Windows Phone. Neil frequently speaks on technical subjects and organizes developer events. He is multilingual in English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Finnish (Basic) and Gujarati (Basic).

Contact

Pasi Manninen is a mobile developer and senior lecturer from Jyväskylä with expertise in Windows Phone development platform. He is also an Adobe Certified Expert and instructor who frequently blogs and writes articles on web development technical subjects.

Contact

Petri Backstrom is a mobile developer based in Espoo with technical expertise in HTML5 and Windows Phone. He is also a current Microsoft Most Value Professional who provides technical support on Windows Phone development.

Teemu Tapanila thinks that cloud, mobile applications and great services will change the world. Loves developing, mentoring, training and speaking. Fluent in English and Finnish.

Tero Paananen is a software specialist at Digia. He has expertise in Windows Phone, HTML5 and Open Source projects and is fluent in Finnish and English.

Tommi Laukkanen is a software developer from Lempäälä who is competent in various technical areas including HTML5, Open source projects and fluent in Finnish and English.

Contact

Tony Torp is a mobile developer proficient in Windows Phone and Java ME development platforms. In his spare time, he engages in public speaking and social media. He is fluent in Finnish, Swedish and English.

France

Alban-Marie Limonetis a software Engineer from Lyon with expertise in Window Phone and Silverlight development platform. He is fluent in French and English.

Benjamin Baldacci is a .net consultant based in Paris. His primary platforms of development are Windows Phone and Windows 8. He enjoys blogging, public speaking and social media interactions.

Contact

Christopher Maneu is a software and UX engineer from Paris with expertise in Windows Phone and HTML5. He is also a Microsoft Most Valuable Profession (MVP) and provides support to other developers as needed.

Julie Grienenberger is an IT professional from Fegersheim experienced in the use of HTML, Windows Phone and UX Design. He enjoys blogging, public speaking, and social media.

Julien Corioland is a software developer in Paris. He develops on Windows Phone, Windows 8 and Windows Azure. Julien likes to share his passion for software development so he animates some technical conferences and trainings. You can read his blog (in French) at www.juliencorioland.net. He is also a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP).

Contact

Kevin Gosse is a software engineer from Paris, enjoying Windows Phone development and providing support to fellow developers through his blog and social networks.

Contact

Maxime Millet is a freelance mobile developer, creating both applications and games for the Windows Phone platform since 2010. He is fluent in English and French.

Contact

Rudy Huyn is a current Microsoft Most Valuable Profession (MVP) and Windows Phone advocate. He speaks French and English.

Verdavaine Yan is a software developer from Rennes. His principal skills are C++, C#, Object-oriented programming, 2D/3D GUI and image processing(Physical Optronic Ray tracing, Plenoptic, HEVC, etc.). In his spare time, he writes wiki articles, partakes in board discussions and develops mobile applications for windows phone and other platforms. He is also Moderator and Informatics book reviewer on the French developer community developpez.com.

Contact

Germany

Alexander Traud is a mobile developer from Darmstadt versed in Java ME development platform. He organizes meet-up events and engages in online technical discussion board topics. He is bilingual in German and English.

Dirk Nordhusen is a professional engineer who develops mobile games in his spare time. He has supported the Windows Phone platform from day one, and has released almost a dozen games in the Windows Phone store. Dirk is a moderator in a German XNA board. If you have questions about XNA, MonoGame, or game development in general, he might be the right person to ask.

Contact

Gordon Breuer is a software engineer for mobile applications from Frankfurt with over 10 years of experience. He is an active member of the .NET community and speaker for events and individual training. As author of the blog anheledir.NET, writer for various magazines, and creator of the Windows Phone-Roadshow CSI:WP, he is always in the lively exchange of knowledge with other developers all around the world.

Contact

Holger Wendel is a software developer, UX/UI Specialist and Certified Scrum Master. He has been a mobile developer since the days of WML-SW over HTML to actual and native platforms and loves gadgets. So it’s no surprise that he has been a Windows Phone developer since the beginning. He enjoys community work, public speaking and programming in C#, HTML5 and many more. His homebase is near Cologne, and he is bilingual in German and English.

Contact

Matthias Fischer is a Nokia Developer Certified Trainer, a .NET consultant and a textbook writer living in Rathenow. For nearly 10 years he has been the co-organizer of the .NET user group in Berlin as well as a registered INETA .NET user group speaker. He’s an experienced software developer and architect for mobile and web solutions. In the last few years he has focused on WPF, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8 using C#/XAML as well as HTML5/JavaScript.

Home page

Paul Houghton is a Paul Houghton is a Nokia Certified Trainer and experienced mobile developer in Helsinki with experience in mobile Java and Windows Phone development. Paul travels frequently as an invited conference speaker and trainer covering technical performance, mobile business and UX from a developer perspective.

Contact

Rene Schulte is an internationally recognized, independent expert and was honored for his community work with the Microsoft MVP Award and as Nokia Developer Champion. He blogs about many topics of Windows Phone, Silverlight, .NET and Windows development in general and writes articles.

Israel

Shai Ifrach lovse Nokia phones and has had about 30-40 of them over the years. He has a B.Sc in computer science from Ben-gurion University, and lives in Israel. He has worked in several start-ups and tech companies over the years and currently owns his company called Future soft where he develops games and apps for various platforms including Nokia S40 and WP.

Italy

Alessandro La Rosa is a mobile app developer from Rome with expertise in Java, Near Field Communication (NFC), Location Based Services (LBS) and Social Networking Apps. He writes wiki articles, blogs and organizes developer events. In addition, he is fluent in Italian and English.

Alessandro Pace is a mobile app developer from Florence with experience in HTML5, FlashLite and Web Applications. He is very active on several social media platforms and has reached 6 Million downloads for content on Nokia devices from the Nokia Store.

Andrea Grandi lives in Pistoia (Italy). He is a programmer in particular very interested in C++, .Net, C#, Linux, Qt, and opensource. He has been working for some years as computer programmer, then decided to begin university, and currently is attending at Università degli studi di Firenze to get the Computer Science degree. He spends a lot of his time hacking mobile devices and writing mobile applications.

Marco Dal Pino is a freelance consultant working on mobile and embedded devices. He is experienced in .NET technologies, Windows Phone and Windows 8 app development and often speaks at technology events about those technologies. He also has a lot of experience as a trainer.

Matteo Pagani is a mobile developer and Software Engineer based in Milan. He specializes on both Windows Phone and Windows 8 development. In his spare time, he blogs and speaks at various developer events. He is also bilingual in Italian and English.

Michele Locuratolo is a mobile applications developer and current Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) from Milan with extensive years of experience in Windows Phone and Web Applications. In his spare time, he blogs, organizes developer meet-ups, and speaks at developer events.

Sebastiano Galazzo is a mobile developer from Milan whose technical expertise range from Windows Phone to Near Field Communications development. He organizes meetups and writes wiki articles.

Norway

Gergely Csúcs is a software engineer from Oslo with expertise in Symbian C++, Java and Adobe Flex. His main fields are device-to-device communication and imaging. He is fluent in Hungarian and English. He is a Nokia Developer Discussion Board moderator.

Contact

Poland

Michal Tomaszewski is a lecturer in the department of Programming Methods at the Polish Japanese Institute of Information Technology. His mobile development journey started in 1999 with palmtop programming projects. Since then, he has participated in many commercial and educational projects, involving programming on mobile platforms using C++, Java 2 Micro Edition, C#, J2ME, Qt, and Windows Phone. He also solved various problems involving camera calibration and essential matrix estimation. Today his knowledge is used in Mobile Device Networks specialization lectures at PJIIT and B.Sc. thesis supervision.

Contact

Portugal

Joao Cardoso is a Research and Development Manager from Lisbon, with special focus on both desktop and web solutions. His primary development interests are Windows Phone and Imaging due to his photography hobby, productivity and management tools in relation to his work. He is fluent in Portuguese and English.

Contact

Romania

Catalin Gheorghiu is a Solution Architect from Romania and current Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP). He has a vast experience in mobile solutions using Microsoft platforms, especially targeting the industrial market. He recently become very interested in Windows Phone 8, Windows 8 platforms and their huge potential. Besides organizing tech events as user group leader and blogging, he is a regular speaker at conferences in his country and abroad.

Contact

Loloiu Cristian is a mobile developer from Ploiesti, Romania, specialized in developing apps for Symbian, MeeGo, Asha and Windows Phone devices. He has great experience with Qt/QML, Java, .NET and web apps. His first developed app was Fillr (http://app.lk/fillrgame), available today for Symbian, MeeGo, Asha, Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 devices.

Matei Mihail-Dan is a web developer from Bucharest with experience in Web Apps and FlashLite. In addition, is participates in technical topic on the Nokia discussion board and is fluent in Romanian and English.

Oana Csertus is a software engineer and entrepreneur, passionate about the web and everything mobile. She co-founded Cobalt Sign, a mobile development company from Timisoara, in autumn 2011 and her specialties are Windows Phone and Windows 8 development, with many award winning and featured apps, such as 1tap2send (an app to quickly send templated messages) and Tea Timer, a stylish tea timer app for tea lovers. She is actively involved in speaking at meet-ups, organizing hackathons, delivering hand-on labs for both students and professionals and she is a CoderDojo mentor in her hometown of Timisoara - an initiative to teach young children coding basics.

Russia

Anton Mihailov is a Software Engineer from Ryazan with expertise in Symbian C++ and Qt/QML App Development and various areas including Location Based Services (LBS), communication with web services, Widgets for Symbian. He is the administrator of ‘Nokia Developer Russia’ group and an active member on the Nokia discussion board.

Contact

Sergey Urusov is a graduate of Moscow State Technical University “Stankin” is a leader of the Moscow Windows Phone developer community. He also keeps a blog about the technology of application development. For the past few years, his main work has been the development of WPF, Silverlight and Windows Phone applications. MCTS: Silverlight 4, Development. At the present time, his main work in app development is a development for mobile devices.

Contact

Slava Chernikoff is the head of Geeky Friends and Corp company, Voronezh City. He has always loved Nokia devices and started developing for them with Qt/Maemo. Later he became a Qt Certified Specialist and Qt Ambassador member. Their first product, Geeky Avatar, got 1st place in a Russian Qt Contest and 2nd place in the Qt-Apps.org contest. He likes hackathons and meet-ups, so he started Voronezh Mobile Community (VrnMob.com) with colleagues. His current platform of choice is Windows Phone.

Contact

Spain

Josué Yeray Julián Ferreiro is a front-end developer from Bilbao with expertise in Windows Phone, Windows 8 and Silverlight development.

Contact

Rafa Serna Medina has worked with Microsoft technologies for over 10 years. A mobile development enthusiast, first with Windows Mobile and now Windows Phone, he has written several books in Spanish on developing for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. In his spare time he writes in his blog and publishes a podcast on Windows Phone development, WP Controla.

Contact

Sweden

Mario Boikov is an IT consultant from Helsingborg with expertise in Qt, Linux and also have some basic skills with Windows Phone. He likes to organize developer events and speaking at seminars. He speaks Swedish and English.

Switzerland

Roland Michelberger is a software developer from Zurich with expertise in Windows Phone development. He fluent in German, Hungarian and English.

The Netherlands

Eric de Vries is a Software Developer from the city of Zutphen experienced in Java ME and Location Based Services (LBS). He is fluent in Dutch, Italian and English.

Viktor Csala is a mobile application developer from Budapest with experience in Windows Phone and Web Applications. He writes technical articles and organizes developer meet-ups.

Turkey

Daron Yondem is a current Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) and software engineer from Istanbul experience in Windows Phone and Silverlight development. He is multilingual in Turkish, German, French, Armenian, and English.

Engin Polat is a current Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) and software engineer from Istanbul with technical experience in Windows Phone and Windows Store development. He likes to write blog posts, organize developer events, and speak at seminars.

Contact

Nagihan Sema Kudu is a Software Engineer from Istanbul with experience in .Net and Silverlight and a mobile applications developer with experience in Windows Phone. He also has experience with location-based applications, maps, XNA games, camera, and image processing applications and UI, UX Design. He was Microsoft Student Partner in 2011-2012 at university. He enjoys blogging and engaging in social media. He has technical articles, webinars and education videos about Windows Phone on his blog.

Contact

United Kingdom

Andy Wigley is a Developer Consultant and a current Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with technical expertise in Windows Phone, Silverlight and XAML.

Andrew Flegg is an IT consultant from West Midlands with expertise in HTML5 and Qt. He is a Qt Ambassador who blogs and writes wiki articles.

Contact

Asia and Pacific

Australia

Kris Shanahan is the Managing Director of Shantek Studios, an Australia-based game and application developer on the Windows Phone and Windows 8 platforms. Shantek Studios develop self-published apps and games as well as third party applications.

Contact

Lewis Benge is a technical consultant specializing in multi-channel platform development in a range of different verticals. With a strong background in eCommerce and retail, Lewis has a broad range of skills to tackle regular challenges of integration into various hardware and devices, as well as a variety of service-based architectures. More recently Lewis has spent a lot of time focusing on next-generation hardware devices such as Microsoft Kinect, Microsoft Surface, Microsoft Windows 8, and other mobile platforms, and various embedded platforms with a specific focus on how these smarter, smaller devices will affect business and consumer platforms.

Contact

Niall Ginsbourg is a software developer and solutions architect from Melbourne, Australia, focusing on Windows Phone and Windows 8 apps. He works as a freelance developer by day, and in his spare time runs mobilewares.net, a company focused on making consumer apps for Marketplace. Niall has been a Microsoft MVP since 2007 and he’s also the co-founder of the Developed Down Under community initiative, designed to promote Aussie Apps and Publishers to Aussie users via a dedicated App and website. /p>

Contact

Srikanth Nair is a Solutions Architect by day, but he also has a deep passion for all things Windows Phone and Windows 8. In his spare time, Sri runs a Brisbane meet-up focused on the aforementioned platforms, regularly participates in local developer events, blogs, and is active on social media, so as to help fellow developers and the community at large. Sri enjoys public speaking, engaging in healthy debates and discussions, and is passionate about all things IT.

Contact

China

Hai Xu is a mobile developer from Beijing who specializes in platform development in Windows Phone, Qt, Android, and HTML5. He is an expert on mobile sensors and font system. He has published several mobile applications and patents.

Contact

Ziteng Chen is a mobile developer from Beijing whose develops on various mobile platforms and has a keen expertise in Imaging. He shares his ideas on discussion boards and organizes developer meet-ups.

Hong Kong

Jordan Hisashi a mobile developer from the city of Hong Kong. His primary development is the Windows Phone platform.

Indonesia

Adam Ardisasmita is a mobile entrepreneur who specializes in Java ME, NFC and game development. In his downtime, he blogs, engages in public speaking, and social media.

Eko Sakti is a lecturer at the University of Brawijaya Malang Indonesia. Likes blogging, organizing and speaking at developer events, solving problem (research in computer network areas) and creating apps in his spare time.

Jeffrey Hermanto Halimsetiawan is a game and mobile app developer whose expertise is in Java, Windows Phone and Game development. He is also a co-founder of Aksara Studio from Surabaya, Indonesia. In his spare time, he frequently blogs and engages in various social media channels. In his spare time, he enjoys blogging, writing wiki articles and partakes in technical debates on various discussion boards.

Contact

Mohamad Iqbal is a Nokia Developer Certified Trainer from Indonesia who specializes in Windows Phone and Web Apps Development. He enjoys blogging, public speaking, organizing developer events and helps developers in solving their technical issues as needed.

Contact

Puja Pramudya is a big fan of Windows Phone and modern UI. He has deep understanding of the Windows phone platform and experiments with emerging technology such as NFC, augmented reality and location based services. He is also a frequent speaker and trainer at developer events and training sessions.

Contact

Ray Rizaldy is a mobile apps developer, and co-founder of GITS Indonesia. His focus is on UX in mobile apps across all major platforms. Besides developing apps, he also organizes trainings and workshops for students and professional developers. He is a registered Nokia Developer Certified Trainer and his company GITS Indonesia is a member of Nokia Developer Consultancy Network.

Rifauddin Tsalitsy is a game developer whose expertise is in Java, Windows Phone, HTMLS, and Location Based Services (LBS). He is also a co-founder of Creacle Studio from Yogyakarta, Indonesia. He enjoys organizing and speaking at developer events.

Contact

Malaysia

Cheah Wei Leow is an electronic engineer from Penang who specializes in Windows Phone and Imaging. In his spare time, he enjoys blogging, writing wiki articles and partakes in technical debates on various discussion boards.

Walter Wong is an IT Professional from Kuala Lumpur who specializes in Windows Phone and Social Network Apps. He is also a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) who enjoys training new developers, public speaking and organizing developer meet-ups.

New Zealand

Atta Elayyan is a UX Designer and Co-Founder of Lazyworm Apps, a start-up based out of Christchurch, New Zealand, and one of the first companies in the world purely focused on delivering Metro-Style applications. Atta takes on several roles, but the bulk of his time is dedicated to the design and refinement of their app experiences. The sole designer behind the hugely popular ‘Metrotube’ and ‘Tweetro’ applications, his work has received much praise from the Windows Phone and Window 8 community. Atta has been designing and delivering consumer based solutions for Microsoft platforms for over 7 years.

Philippines

Gener S. Gabasa is a 4x device winner in Calling All Innovators 2011. Awarded Best Feature Phone Game for MyCheckers, Best Feature Phone App for SketchPadPlus, Best Smartphone App for SketchPadPlus and Hall of Fame Achiever 2011 by Nokia Philippines.

Singapore

Cheng Lei Lim is a mobile developer from Singapore. His primary platform of developer is Windows Phone. He organizes and speaks at developer events.

John Paul Lozano is a Nokia Developer Champion and has a broad experience in Web Apps (s40/Symbian), Symbian, HTML and Java development. He also specializes in Microsoft Windows Phone development.

Contact

Nishant Rana is a Windows Phone developer from Singapore. In his spare time, he organizes developer events and helps new developers on the Nokia discussion board. He is fluent in Hindi and English.

Taiwan

Nguyen Ngoc Quynh is the founder and concept designer from Wawa - VietNam. He loves creating mobile games and applications and social networks. He has a lot of crazy mobile ideas and has already created 1000+ mobile game apps using J2ME with his company

Contact

Yeh Pu Jung is a mobile developer from Taipei with years of experience in Windows Phone, Web Apps and E-Commerce. At leisure, he writes wiki articles and organizers developer meet-ups.

Vietnam

Phom Quon is a computer scientist from Ho Chi Minh with expertise in Java and Gaming development. In his spare time, he organizes developer meet-ups and helps developers in solving their technical issues as needed.

Truong Giang is a game designer from Ho Chi Minh with technical experience in windows Phone, Java ME, HTML5 and gaming. He is also bilingual in Vietnamese and English.

Truong Mai Thanh Tri is a mobile games developer from Ho Chi Minh City. He has experience in Windows Phone games (XNA-DirectX) and J2ME games. He loves to share his knowledge with those who need it.

Contact

To Tuong is a mobile developer from Ho Chi Minh whose primary platform of expertise in the Series 40 – Java ME applications. He is fluent in Vietnamese and English.

India, Middle East and Africa

Egypt

Ahmed Abd El Mageed Mohamed is an Application Factory Program Manager Intern at Microsoft in Egypt, an Alumni Microsoft Student Partner, MSP Social Media Team at Microsoft Imagine Cup, Windows 8 Middle East and Africa Champion, Elite Middle East And Africa Champion, Windows Phone Champion. He is developing applications on Windows Phone 7, 8, XAML, and Windows 8. He is always giving sessions to help developers with technical (and sometimes non-technical) issues, so please feel free to ask him for help.

Contact

Ahmed Essam is a Mobile Developer from Cairo with expertise in Qt, Java ME and Imaging. He enjoys public speaking and organizing developer events.

Contact

Khaled Hosni is the Chief Technology Officer of a software company that in the process of producing and selling smart solution for mobile and web. Khaled Hosni is a software engineer with extensive experience and management skills in developing and administrating business, web and mobile solutions that are developed by different platforms. Besides that, Khalid Hosni is public speaker with high presentation skills. As an instructor through the last 10 years he spent more than 5000 hours in teaching and giving lecture in the fields of computer science and programming of many platforms.

Mohamed Gaafar is a Technology fanatic and a dreamer. Gaafar started his journey with technology as a Microsoft Student Partner and is currently working in the field of audience marketing with global professional services.

Contact

Sherif El Mahdi is a Windows Phone Expert at Microsoft Student Partners Program in Egypt, Windows Phone Middle East and Africa Champion, Elite Champion, and studying Computer Science at Cairo University. He has also won the second prize at Imagine Cup Egypt Local Finals and has been recognized as one of the 15 top talented IT youth by Microsoft Citizenship. Always writing blog posts, recording video tutorials, and delivering online/offline sessions to support developers everywhere.

Yasmin Kamel is a Microsoft Student Partner for Microsoft Egypt. Currently in the last year of Computer Engineering. Worked as a junior software developer at startup IT company. Software/Graphic Developer/Designer. Yasmin cares about a lot of problems around the community and world and how to solve them using creative and interactive software solutions. Currently developing for Windows Phone.

Contact

India

Amit KanKani is a Software Developer from Bangalore with technical experience in Symbian C++, J2ME and Windows Phone. He is an expert in Indian language based custom UI on all Nokia mobile platforms and fluent in Hindi, Kannada and English.

Contact

Amitabh Srivastava is a Mobile Application Developer from Noida experienced in Java ME, Web Apps, and Near Field Communication (NFC). In his spare time, he blogs, writes wiki articles, and organizes developer meet-ups.

Contact

Avnee Nathani is a Computer Applications student from Bhavnagar, India. She is an experienced in developing for Windows Phone, Imaging and Location Based Services (LBS). She is also interested in creating mobile games and is an open source enthusiast.

Contact

Ayush Kedia is a Software Developer from Ranchi with technical experience in Windows Phone and S40 apps development.

Balagopal K S is a Developer Evangelist from Bangalore with experience in Java ME Windows Phone and Web Apps. He is the founder of MoMo Trivandrum and is fluent in Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil and English.

Contact

Chintan Dave is a Software Engineer from Vadodara whose primary development is the Windows .net platform. He has knowledge of Windows Phone, HTML5, Qt and Web Apps and has published many apps on those various platforms. He has very wide knowledge on Windows Phone development with seven published app on marketplace. He enjoys blogging, and writing wiki articles. He is also fluent in Hindi, Gujarati and English.

Contact

Gargi Das is a software engineer working with Emerson Innovation Center based at Pune India. Gargi is an expert in designing solutions for different mobile ecosystems and platforms with special interest in Nokia range of Lumia devices. Gargi shares his expertise in location-based apps involving augmented reality and Near field communication technologies.

Contact

Girish Padia is a Mobile Developer from Ahmedabad versed in Python, .Net framework, HTML5, Web Apps and Windows Phone. He is also a Nokia Launchpad member and is Hindi, Gujarati and English.

Jitendra Kumar is Mobile Application Developer from Bangalore with experience in Symbian C++ and Qt. He enjoys writing wiki articles, public speaking, and training other developers.

Kiran Trivedi is an Associate Professor based in Bhavnagar with expertise in Windows Phone, HTML5 and Symbian C++ who enjoys writing wiki articles and organizing developer meet-ups. He in fluent in Hindi, Gujarati, and English.

Mariam Dholkawala is a game developer and an Adobe Community Professional based in Mumbai with experience in FlashLite, HTML5 and gaming. She is bilingual in Hindi and English.

Mehul Jajal is an Assistant Professor from Bhavnagar with experience in Web Apps and Windows Phone. He enjoys writing wiki articles, and helping other developers in solving technical issues.

Pankaj Nathani is a Researcher Scientist based in Bangalore, India. He develops across different mobile platforms including Windows Phone, and finds interest in developing apps for Location Based Services (LBS), User Interface and Security. Pankaj is also interested in developing web services especially for the Indian markets and making them available across different mobile platforms.

Contact

Pooja Arora is Software Developer from Gurgaon whose primary development is the Windows platform. She enjoys blogging and organizing developer events.

Rahul Vala is an author and Software Engineer from Rajkot with technical experience in Windows Phone and Qt development. He is versed in Hindi, Gujarati and English.

Contact

Rajiv Sharma is a Mobile Application Developer from New Delhi with expertise in Java, Windows Phone, Near Field Communication (NFC) and Imaging.

Ram Kashyap is the founder and head of the Student Nokia Developer community, Oracle’s Dukes choice award winner, entrepreneur, Nokia student, and involved in university community engagement.

Contact

Saurabh Jain is the author of India’s first book on J2ME and has written two books on J2ME. These days, he specializes in mobile, web apps and HTML 5, and runs the OpenClass initiative. Saurabh has trained many professionals and college students on J2ME and HTML 5.

Contact

Somnath Banik is a Qt Ambassador and Software Developer from Mumbai with technical experience in Windows Phone, Series 40 and Qt. At leisure, he blogs, writes technical articles and organizes developer meet-ups.

Contact

Vaishali Rawat is a Software Consulatant from India, well versed in Windows Phone apps development and having keen interest in Cross platform development. She likes organizing mobile apps awareness programs in Colleges.

Venkatramanan Ramasubramanian a mobile application developer from India who started working on mobile applications in June 2012. Currently working on many technologies like LCDUI , LWUIT , CodeName One and many other platforms. His applications have been downloaded by more than 20 Million users from 190+ countries.

Contact

Vineet Jain is a Mobile Developer based in New Delhi whose primary development is the Windows Phone platform. He enjoys blogging and writing technical articles.

Vishal Dharankar is a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) and Mobile Application Consultant based in Nashik with expertise in Windows Phone, Location Based Services (LBS) and Qt. He is fluent in Hindi, Marathi and English.

Kenya

Steve Mutinda is a developer who specializes on Nokia Series 40 development. His interests include UI design & usability. He is versed in Swahili, Kamba and English. He loves to engage with other developers and assist new ideas

Kuwait

Ahmed Shebli is a Kuwaiti game developer and founder of COMPASSGAMES. He is experienced in C++, Qt, and Marmalade, delivering games to Windows Phone, Symbian, MeeGo and others. Action RPG games development is Ahmed’s favorite.

Contact

Lebanon

Ghady Rayess is passionate about developing mobile applications that give an enriched and informed user experience. They look to add value by developing applications that exceed user expectations and that are one step ahead of what is usually seen in the market place, and provide interactive experiences to meet the needs of their target audiences.

Contact

Rafic Hage is the co-founder of eSharing Corporation, an international provider of IT products, solutions, and services where he holds an executive leadership role and leads the operations of the company.

Contact

Morocco

Charaf Hormi is a software developer from Casablanca with technical expertise in Windows Phone and Windows 8. He enjoys helping new developers and the Microsoft Student Partners community with technical workshops and through the Nokia Discussion Boards. He is fluent in English, French, and Arabic.

Contact

Yassine Serhane is a software and UX engineer based in Casablanca, whose primary platforms are Windows Phone and Windows 8. He enjoys helping developers on Nokia DiBo and other social media channels. Additionally he is a Microsoft Student Partner, and speaks French English and Arabic.

Pakistan

Abdul Aziz Shaikh is a technologist who has vast experience in building web applications and mobile apps / games on various platforms. I am a Microsoft Certified Professional since 1999 and active community member of Stack Overflow. Recently worked on JavaME apps on Nokia SDK 2.0 platform.

Faisal Iqbal is a Mobile Application Developer based in Karachi with technical expertise in FlashLite, Qt, Imaging and Radio-frequency identification (RFID). He is also fluent in Urdu, Punjabi and English.

Sajid Ali Anjum is a Computer Systems Engineer based in the city of Bahawalpur with extensive years of experience in Qt, Series 40 applications, Flash, Location Based Services (LBS) and cross-platform development. In his spare time, he blogs, write wiki articles and organizes developer events. He is also fluent in Urdu, Punjabi and English.

Contact

Sameer Ahmed Khan is the founder of OuzelSystems Company, and Cross Platform Mobile & Windows 8 Application team lead and developer, based in Karachi, Pakistan. His technical expertise is in Cross Platform Mobile Application Development, Cloud Computing, Windows Phone and Windows 8 Application Development using latest state of the art technologies including, Html5, Node.js, MongoDB, Azure Cloud. Sameer speaks Urdu and English. He is also a Microsoft Student Partner and Microsoft Community speaker.

Contact

Shayan Rais is the founder of MESS Developers. He is a NEDian, Entrepreneur, Mobile Application Developer and a Microsoft Certified. He loves developing Series 40 and Windows Phone Apps, and is fluent in Urdu and English.

Contact

South Africa

Matt Cavanagh is a professional maker and tinkerer. From his armchair in Durban, South Africa, he lives the dream, wearing suit and slippers with cigar in his hand (fine, just the slippers). He gave up corporate development to start his own company writing Windows and Windows Phone apps, but mostly messes around all day with Netduinos, 3D printers, and his pet quadrocopter. He occasionally gives talks on Windows Phone and Netduino.

Tunisia

Aymen Kanzali is a Software Engineer and mobile applications developer from Ariana with experience in Series40 applications and Qt. He enjoys blogging and engaging in social media, He is also fluent in Arabic and French and moderate in English.

Contact

Uganda

Pichan Denis is a Software Engineer from Kampala with experience developing Java, HTML5 and Qt applications. He also has interest in Windows phone. Pichan Denis is the first Nokia Developer Champion from the East Africa region. He enjoys blogging, writing wiki articles and engaging in social media. One of the apps he has developed is among the top apps in the category of social networks (Nokia Store).

Contact

Champions of the Month: Windows Phone Week organizers

Our Champion of the Month for October is not just one developer, as usual, but a group of 13 Nokia developers who have been selected for organizing and hosting Windows Phone Week events in their home countries.

Windows Phone Week is the first community-driven a global series conceived and delivered by Windows Phone Most Valued Professional (MVP) developers for exploring options for app and game development. Each event has a unique agenda, format, and registration process; you can learn more about Windows Phone Week in this Windows Phone Developer blog post.

And the Nokia Developer Champions of the Month for October are:

  • Samuel Blanchard (France)
  • Rudy Huyn (France)
  • Rodolpho Marques do Carmo (Brazil)
  • Josue Yeray Julian Ferreiro (Spain)
  • Anreas Jakl (Austria)
  • Matt Lacey (UK)
  • Peter Nowak (Germany)
  • Matteo Pagani (Italy)
  • Domagoj Pavlesic (Croatia)
  • Joost van Schaik (Netherlands)
  • Kelly White (USA)
  • Catalin Gheorghiu (Romania)
  • Oana Csertus (Romania)

Congratulations to our 13 Champions of the Month for October!