Pete Brown is a Senior Program Manager with Microsoft, leading the Developer Community team, as well as a former Microsoft Silverlight MVP, INETA speaker, and RIA Architect. Pete's focus at Microsoft is the community around client application development (WPF, Silverlight, Surface, C++, Native Windows API and more). Pete also spends a lot of time working with the .NET Micro Framework.
Pete is the author of the best-selling Silverlight 4 in Action, published by Manning Publications, and the new Silverlight 5 in Action, also by Manning.
From his first sprite graphics and custom character sets on the Commodore 64 to 3d modeling and design through to Silverlight, Surface, XNA, and WPF, Pete has always had a deep interest in programming, design, and user experience. His involvement in Silverlight goes back to the Silverlight 1.1 alpha application that he co-wrote and put into production in July 2007. Pete has been programming for fun since 1984, and professionally since 1992.
In his spare time, Pete enjoys programming, blogging, robotics, synthesizers, designing and building his own woodworking projects, and raising his two children with his wife in the suburbs of Maryland. Pete's site and blog is at 10rem.net, and you can follow him on Twitter at @pete_brown