Eugene Agafonov leads a web development department at ABBYY, and lives and works in Moscow. He has over 15 years of professional experience in software development and started to work with C# from the time it was in its beta version. He is a Microsoft MVP in ASP.NET since 2006, and he often speaks at local software development conferences, such as TechEd Russia, about cutting-edge technologies in the Modern Web and serverside application development. His main professional interests are cloud-based software architecture, scalability, and reliability. Eugene is a huge fan of football and plays the guitar with a local rock band. You can reach him at his personal blog eugeneagafonov.com or with his twitter handle @eugene_agafonov.