Istvan Novak is an associate and the chief technology consultant of SoftwArt, a small Hungarian IT consulting company. He works as a software architect and community evangelist. In the last 25 years, he participated in more than 50 enterprise software development projects. In 2002, he co-authored the first Hungarian book about .NET development. In 2007, he was awarded with the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) title, and in 2011 he became a Microsoft Regional Director.
As the main author, he contributed in writing the Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4 Six-In-One book (Wiley, 2010), and in Beginning Windows 8 Application Development (Wiley, 2012). He was the main author of Beginning Visual Studio LightSwitch Development book (Wiley, 2011). In 2014, Istvan started self-publishing his Unraveling series on Amazon.
István holds master’s degree from the Technical University of Budapest, Hungary, and also has a doctoral degree in software technology. He lives in Dunakeszi, Hungary, with his wife and two daughters. He is a passionate scuba diver. You may have a good chance of meeting him underwater at the Red Sea in any season of the year.