Rockford Lhotka

Information & Communications Technology

.net core ASP.NET Core CSLA .NET Docker Kubernetes microservices software architecture open source

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

A Career With Open Source

Open source (OSS) is inescapable in our industry today, and we are all part of the ecosystem one way or another. We all have a responsibility, as organizations and individuals, to understand our role in the ecosystem, and to actively engage to ensure OSS continues to be available into the future.

Learn how you and your organization can support the OSS ecosystem, what OSS many OSS projects need, and ways to help keep our industry vibrant and healthy into the future.

Rockford Lhotka relied on freeware, shareware, and OSS to build his career, and then became an OSS creator, with the CSLA project ( being active for more than 25 years.

Rockford Lhotka

Author, Speaker, OSS creator

Rockford Lhotka is Chief Software Architect at Marimer LLC. He is the creator of the widely used CSLA .NET open-source software framework, the author of numerous books, and regularly speaks at major conferences around the world. Rockford is a member of the Microsoft Regional Director and MVP programs. For more information go to

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