Nikhil Kothari, Microsoft
Nikhil Kothari is an architect on the Web Platform and Tools team, and has worked on the team since its early days contributing to the design and development of ASP.NET, IIS, and various aspects of Visual Studio. In particular he is responsible for the server controls framework, and the Microsoft AJAX Framework, aka "Atlas." He is also responsible for creating tools such as Web Matrix, Web Development Helper, and Script#. He is the co-author of "Developing Microsoft ASP.NET Server Controls and Components." Beyond a deep passion for developer framework and tools, Nikhil is also interested in digital photography. He can be reached on his blog at nikhilk.net.