Rockford Lhotka

VP of Strategy
You don't get something for nothing You can't have freedom for free You won't get wise With the sleep still in your eyes No matter what your dreams might be - Neil Peart, Geddy Lee

Rockford Lhotka is VP of Strategy at Xpirit USA and is the creator of the open source CSLA .NET development framework. He is the author of numerous books, and regularly speaks at major conferences around the world. Rockford is a member of the Microsoft Regional Director and MVP programs.


Building people’s careers in technology and using technology to improve the lives of people.


Translating complex technology concepts into content people can understand from developers to end users.  

My source of inspiration

Identifying complex problems and working to find solutions. 

This makes me happy

Talking to people who have had their lives or careers improved based on my software, books, or other content. 

My ultimate Epic Shit moment

Opening the box containing the author’s copies of my first tech book. 

The song that gets me started

How Did You Love by Shinedown.