Hi! I'm Julie Lerman.
I've been developing software apps since the mid-1980's. I've been self-employed since 1989.
I work from my home in northern Vermont (somewhere between Burlington and Middlebury). My husband, Rich, and I live out in the boonies and are fortunate enough to be able to access thousands of acres of state land from our back yard.
I'm a .NET developer who spends most of her time researching, writing and teaching others about .NET. I am a consultant and you can hire me, in fact! Most of my consulting work revolves around mentoring .NET teams or individuals, which I can do remotely via phone, Live Meeting, email etc. or on-site.
I wrote a series of books about Entity Framework called Programming Entity Framework (1st edition 2009, 2nd edition (2010), Code First edition (2011) and DbContext edition (2012), all of which I'm very proud.
I travel a lot to speak at conferences from small community events like DevReach in Sofia, Bulgaria, to large shows like Tech Ed and DevConnections.
When I'm not being a software geek, my husband and I do a lot of back country and telemark skiing in the winter and I do a lot of road cycling in the spring, summer and fall. We also love to kayak on Vermont's beautiful rivers and sea-like, Lake Champlain.
I started the Vermont.NET user group in early 2002 and am still running it seven years later. I was very involved with INETA in it's early years and am currently on the INETA Regional speaker bureau. I have also been a Microsoft MVP since 2003.
You can find links to my speaking events as well as articles on my website, thedatafarm.com.
If you are looking for Entity Framework resources, check out the web site for my books: www.learnentityframework.com.
Here are a few pictures of my little family.
Rich and I and a few apricots
Daisy at 12 and Tasha at 13 in 2007. These girls passed away in June 2008.