Principal Bios

Joe Homnick is a Microsoft Regional Director since the start of the program almost 20 years ago and is a principal owner of Homnick Systems (HSI), a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner located in Boca Raton, Florida. HSI is one of the most established Microsoft Certified Partners in the world, dating back to the beginning of the program in 1993.

HSI delivers Microsoft services in the areas of system development and implementation through the practices of software consulting, development, training and mentoring. They hold Competencies in Business Intelligence, Software Development, Application Lifecycle Management and Portals and Collaboration.

He enjoys speaking and can be found presenting at conferences like Microsoft Tech Ed, the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC), all Microsoft DevDays events and the SQL PASS Summit.

Joe founded the Gold Coast Users Group which serves the South Florida area delivering Microsoft SQL Server, O/S and Developer knowledge to the community for 20 years.

His previous professional experience includes being an adjunct professor at Florida Atlantic University and a Computer Audit Specialist for KPMG.

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Shervin Shakibi is a Microsoft Regional Director and the lead Developer Technologies Instructor. In addition to being an author and Technical editor on many .NET books he has been a popular speaker at events such as Microsoft Tech Ed, PDC and Developer Days. Shervin has been developing Enterprise applications since 1987 and a Microsoft Certified Trainer since 1994. Experienced in the delivery of scalable, stable and open enterprise-level built on .NET and Microsoft SQL Server, Shervin is an industry recognized Consultant, trainer, speaker and writer on Business Intelligence and Microsoft .NET vision.

Paul George is a MCT, MCSE+I and Lead Infrastructure Instructor at Homnick Systems. Paul is a Microsoft Certified Trainer in Windows as well as the full suite of Back Office products. Paul is Homnick Systems most frequently requested Microsoft Certified Trainers and his experience and knowledge uniquely qualifies him to train in a wide variety of Microsoft products. Paul has been a featured speaker at Microsoft Developer Days VI, VII and Tech Ed 2000 and 2003 in America and Europe and many Gold Coast User Group meetings. He is ranked in the top three Windows trainers by Microsoft and was selected to create the Windows 2003 trainer videos distributed by Microsoft.

Andres Rojas is a Microsoft SharePoint Server MVP and Electrical Engineer with an emphasis in IT Project Management, Microsoft Consultant Services and training on SharePoint and Project Server. He has eight years of experience managing SharePoint and Project Server Architecture, Development and IT projects using PMI, MSF and MOF project management guidelines. Andres is a graduate in Project management under the PMI standard and presently studying for a MBA at the University of Phoenix – Arizona. SharePoint 2013 experience includes developing and teaching SharePoint 2013 Hands-On Seminar with Homnick Systems and is in the process of obtaining a designation of Microsoft Certified Solution Master (MCSM) for SharePoint 2013. Current Microsoft Certifications include Microsoft Certified IT Professional MS SharePoint Server 2010, Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist in MS Project Server 2010, Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist in MS SharePoint Server 2010, Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist in MS Project 2007 and Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist SharePoint® 2010 Application Development.

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