Michael Eaton has been a software developer since the early 90’s, but left the so-called security of a “real job” for the freedom and flexibility of independence in 2001. Since then, he has focused on client-based technologies and has worked with clients throughout the mid-west. In 2009, ‘Michael Eaton Consulting’ became Validus Solutions, LLC. In 2014, he joined Quicken Loans as a Senior Software Engineer.

Michael speaks throughout the United States at various regional events, user groups and conferences sharing his love of client development to other developers. Michael runs the Kalamazoo X Conference. He received the Microsoft MVP award in C# from 2009 – 2014. When not working on projects or spending time with his family, he will most likely be found reading, or honing his marksmanship skills on the pistol range.