Rachel Appel

Rachel is a 20+ year consultant, author, mentor, and former Microsoft employee in the IT industry who speaks at top industry conferences such as VSLive!, DevConnections, MIX, and more. During her career, Rachel has worked on projects of all sizes from the smallest of apps to the largest enterprise systems at some of the world’s leading companies.

Rachel’s expertise lies within developing solutions that align business and technology focusing on the following technologies:

  • Frameworks: Full-stack ASP.NET [Web Forms, MVC, Web API, SignalR, Web Services] and Full-stack WinRT/Windows Store apps with WinJS or XAML/C#
  • Languages: C#, VB.ET, JavaScript, HTML, XML, XAML
  • Databases: SQL development and database administration, SQL Azure
  • Software Practices: Agile coaching, Scrum, full lifecycle process management
  • Cloud: Windows Azure, Azure Mobile Services

Memberships and awards:

  • Microsoft MVP (former)
  • ASPInsider
  • Microsoft Certified Trainer
  • INETA Speakers Bureau

Read Rachel’s Modern Apps Column published in MSDN Magazine.


Course Title Duration Topic(s)
JavaScript Gotchas 00:22:42 JavaScript, Web
Migrating ASP.NET Web Forms to MVC 00:49:30 MVC, ASP.NET
Fundamentals of Object-Oriented Software Development 00:43:38 Patterns, Architecture
Build Your First ASP.NET MVC App 00:44:06 MVC, ASP.NET