Julie Yack

Julie Yack is a Microsoft Dynamics CRM MVP, CRM Certified Professional, Microsoft Small Business Specialist and a Certified Scrum Master. Additionally Julie has earned both her Bachelors of Science in Business Management and Master of Business Administration degrees. Julie has served as system administrator, project manager, customizer and trainer for several Microsoft Dynamics CRM implementations. Additionally, Julie has a strong background in requirements gathering, a deep understanding of the users’ needs and writing help documentation. She has written and edited several whitepapers on Dynamics CRM.

As a speaker at Microsoft’s Convergence 2010 event, Julie’s sessions were among the highest attended CRM sessions and received outstanding scores from attendee evaluations. She has played an instrumental role in developing Microsoft’s content for ISV training on Dynamics CRM 2011.

Julie has been a vital part of several large scale publications. She served as Editor and Publisher for (X)CRM as a Rapid Development Platform, Silverlight 3 Jumpstart and Silverlight 4 Jumpstart. She was a contributing Author for Voices for Change: Women's Words to Politicians. Julie was the Technical Editor for Wiley's The IT Girls Guide to Becoming an Excel Diva. She is honored to have been named by WEMagazine as one of the 101 Women Bloggers to Watch in 2009.

As the Director of Membership for INETA North America, Julie oversees hundreds .NET focused user groups in North America. She is the co-founder and leader of xRMVirtual, the largest developer-focused CRM user group. Additionally, Julie is one of the founders of SouthColorado.NET, a user group focused on improving the knowledge base of .NET developers.

Julie attends many events and conferences for the technology and business leaders’ arena. She is a key advisor to several Colorado schools, from high schools to entire districts and universities and helps to guide them in their technology in education decisions to help prepare the next generation of technologists.

You can follow Julie on her blog at www.julieyack.com .