BlueMetal's Oren Novotny named Microsoft MVP for Windows Platform Development

WATERTOWN, Mass., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Oren Novotny, BlueMetal Senior Software Engineer, has received the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) designation in Windows Platform Development. The Microsoft MVP award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively engage and share their high-quality, real-world expertise with others in their local online and offline communities. Novotny is the third BlueMetal team member to be a current Microsoft MVP.

"I'm honored and excited to join the MVP community," Oren said. "I'm always looking for areas to create portable libraries to fill in gaps.  My main goal is to reduce friction and enable other developers to create portable cross-platform applications using .NET."

In addition to receiving MVP designation, Oren is a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) for Windows Store Apps, and a Xamarin Insider. He is actively involved in the developer community.  He created a version of MVVM Light, a framework for WPF, to make it cross-platform with a portable class library, and maintained that version in sync with the original author's changes.  He is the owner-maintainer of the Ninject PCL Fork, which provides better dependency architecture for applications.  He extended Fluent Assertions to the Xamarin platform.  Most recently, he extended the support for running xUnit tests on Xamarin, iOS, and Android as well as Windows Store applications and Windows Phone 8.1.

"Oren has the one of the deepest understandings of the Microsoft technology stack that I've seen, and he applies this knowledge to produce some of our most creative and robust client solutions," said John Pelak, Practice Director for Devices and Mobility.  "His active engagement with the community and support of community development projects has earned him a place of distinction amongst his peers.  I'm proud to see Oren named as a Microsoft MVP, and I'm delighted to have him as a part of the BlueMetal team."

Current BlueMetal Microsoft MVPs:
Scott Jamison:  SharePoint MVP since 2011
Ted Krueger: SQL Server MVP since 2010
Oren Novotny: Windows Platform Development MVP since 2014

About the Microsoft MVP Award

Since the early 1990s, Microsoft has recognized technology champions around the world with the MVP Award. MVPs freely share their knowledge, real-world experience, and impartial and objective feedback to help people enhance the way they use technology. Of the millions of individuals who participate in technology communities, around 4,000 are recognized as Microsoft MVPs. You can read more original MVP-authored content on the Microsoft MVP Award Program Blog.

About Oren Novotny

Oren is a technologist with a passion for using the latest tools to solve difficult problems. He has been writing code on the Microsoft platform since the days a 2400 baud modem was considered cutting-edge. His prior experience ranges from building real-time trading systems dealing with massive amounts of data to the complex data models of equity derivatives and the regulatory needs of Medicaid claims processing. At the end of the day, he believes that technology is meaningless in a vacuum and strives to show how the bleeding-edge delivers superior value to the clients' bottom line.

About BlueMetal

Modern technology, craftsman quality.  We're an interactive design and technology architecture firm matching the most experienced consultants in the industry to the most challenging business and technical problems facing our clients.   We seek to understand your business strategy and technical foundation to craft solutions that holistically blend architecture, innovation, creative design, and strategic vision to exactly meet your needs and ensure your success.    

BlueMetal is a privately held company and is headquartered in Watertown, Massachusetts with offices in Chicago and New York.  

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