Sriram Krishnan works on the Windows Azure program management team. Though his day job doesn't involve writing code anymore, he is a geek developer at heart and you'll have to pry his text editor away from his cold, dead hands. He is a prolific speaker and blogger in the cloud computing space in general and Windows Azure specifically. Prior to Windows Azure, Sriram worked on Microsoft Popfly where he built among other things, advanced search functionality as well as a distributed network cache system.
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--Andy Zhang, Amazon.com
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--Steven Lane, Google Books
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--Joseph A. Beernink, DevScape
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