Carl Franklin has been a leading figure in the VB community since the very early days when he wrote for Visual Basic Programmers Journal. He has authored two books for John Wiley & Sons and helped create the first Web site for VB developers, Carl & Gary’s VB Home Page. He teaches hands-on VB .NET classes for his company, Franklins.Net. Carl cohosts a weekly talk show on his Web site for .NET programmers called .NET Rocks! He is MSDN Regional Director for Connecticut.