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Steven A. Smith
Steve Smith is a software developer, speaker, author, and mentor. He has worked in the software development world professionally since 1997 and has contributed to several books, primarily in the ASP.NET space. He is a regular speaker at user groups and industry conferences like DevConnections and Microsoft TechEd. Steve is also a former US Army Engineer Captain and a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, where the platoon he led was involved in clearing unexploded munitions and IEDs. Steve lives in Ohio with his wife and two children, and is one of the coordinators of the Hudson Software Craftsmanship group in Hudson, Ohio.