I first met Victor Gaudioso on death-march-like WPF project at William O’Neil in Marina Del Rey in that brutal winter of 2010. I knew immediately he was a rock star of Expression Blend. He could assemble a user interface in Expression Blend before your eyes with the same ease as a type writer banging out business correspondence on fine stationary—and he could do this correctly within minutes.
Victor was one of the few people in the world outside of Microsoft that was virtuosic with Expression Blend. Victor represents the future of application development which is actually very ancient—we need builders who are very technical and very artistic. Victor was one of those builders.