Eugene Agafonov leads the development department at ABBYY and lives in Moscow. He has over 15 years of professional experience in software development, and he started working with C# when it was in beta version. He is a Microsoft MVP in ASP.NET since 2006, and he often speaks at local software development conferences, such as DevCon Russia, about cutting-edge technologies in modern web and server-side 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 find him on Twitter at @eugene_agafonov.