About Bil


Welcome weary traveler to the personal vanity blog of Bil Simser. Alpha-geek. Daddy blogger. Keeper of the fish.

Bil Simser is an independent Solution Architect and Craftsman guy that makes sutff. With over 15 years in software development, he has helped build many large-scale mission critical systems along the way. In his role as a mentor, he guides clients on how to implement development standards and guidelines, evaluates and recommends new tools and technologies, and helps teams and projects progress into the .NET world. Bil also has a special interest in coaching clients on Agile and General Software Development Best Practices. Bil also has a history in the Arts and Entertainment business, working in advertising, animation, and comics. Currently creating art has become a hobby but someday may see the return to the commercial world.

Bil has been involved with Microsoft’s .NET platform since the early betas and has a deep passion for good Architecture and Software Design. He specializes in SharePoint, .NET, Agile, TDD, and computer game programming. Bil also runs several successful open-source projects.  He contributes to the software development community, taking the time to review and edit SharePoint and Agile publications, and speak at user groups, code camps, and conferences, including TechEd, DevConnections, PDC, and DevTeach.

Bil has been a Microsoft SharePoint MVP since 2004 and a member of the MSDN Canada Speakers Bureau. Bil currently lives and works in Alberta, Canada, with his wife, daughter, a Beowulf cluster of computers, every gaming console known to man, and a small menagerie of animals.

My work (if you can call it that) are splattered all over the Interwebs, including Twitter, Linked In, Facebook, and Stack Overflow. You can also view my IMDB credits here where I worked on various animation films and shows in the 1980s.

I have a tumblr blog going that posts sketches and doodles I draw using Paper by FiftyThree Inc. You can follow that and view the site here.

You can also follow my technical blog Fear and Loathing for posts about SharePoint, .NET, Windows Phone, Windows 8, Software Development, and more…

Bil has also been a Microsoft SharePoint Most Valuable Professional since 2004 and continues to work in the field with the SharePoint product and technology. I’m also a member of the ASPInsiders, a select group of international professionals who have a demonstrated expertise in ASP.NET technologies.