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Software Consultant at Arana SoftwareBrighton, MI

About Jay Harris

Jay Harris is a .NET developer, a software consultant, and is president of Arana Software ( He has been developing on the web for 15 years, since he abandoned VB3 for JavaScript because he didn’t have to wait for a compile. With a career focus on end-user experience, he is a strong advocate of practices and processes that improve quality through code, ranging from automated testing, continuous integration, and performance analysis, to designing applications from the user’s perspective. Jay is an active speaker and leader in the developer community, serving as President of Ann Arbor .NET Developers and co-founder for the Lansing and Indianapolis Give Camps, and occasionally blogs at

Originally from Rochester, New York, he and his wife, Amy, have lived in Michigan since 2003. They like Michigan, but still consider themselves tourists, and probably always will.

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