About Iris



Iris Classon is an appreciated speaker, writer, blogger and Microsoft C# MVP with a tremendously passion for programming. She has had a remarkable career path that proves that nothing is impossible- as a licensed and registered clinical dietician she decided in 2011 that she wanted to learn programming and rapidly went from 0 to 100. Within her first year, she earned MCSD, MCPD and MCTS certifications and was invited to join MEET – Microsoft Extended Experts Team, in addition to landing a fulltime developer job after just six months and a position as a Technical Evangelist for the renowned international company Telerik as well as earning a Microsoft MVP award for her contribution to the dev community.


She has been featured in several newspaper articles, online articles and podcasts such as Hanselminutes, Computer Sweden and Developer Magazine. As an appreciated and frequent speaker at conferences such as TechDays, Scandinavian Developer Conference and various user groups she is known for her unique, creative and uplifting presentation style. On her spare time she does pro-bono work and is very engaged in the developer community, she also enjoys extreme sports such as barefoot running, mountain biking, weightlifting and scuba diving- and of course traveling.

Her motto is, if you think you can or can’t- you are most likely right.