Hi there, my name is Fernando Hualpa, known as Fernik on the blogsphere. Currently I work in Academia as a Microsoft Student Partner in Argentina and as a software developer in the private sector. I have been a Microsoft technical beta tester for 7 years on the main products lines such as Visual Studio, Windows Client and Server and SQL Server. This activity allows me to value the importance of the testing process in the SDL and hence become a better developer. My main areas of interest are development frameworks, languages, higher level abstractions, and any product that targets the developer. I also enjoy managing and collaborating on user groups and academic cells, the combination of Academia and Industry just rocks.