Faris Sweis is VP of Product Development at Telerik Inc.Faris has over 15 years of experience in the technology industry. After graduating from Purdue University in 1998 with a degree in Computer Engineering, Faris joined Microsoft Corporation in Redmond, WA working on their Microsoft Office suite. In 2000, Faris joined the team that worked on the first release of the Microsoft .NET platform. After 9 years tenure at Microsoft in a variety of roles, Faris moved to Austin, Texas and started ArtOfTest, Inc. ; a software startup that builds quality assurance technologies to help enterprises & engineers build better software. ArtOfTest, Inc. was started in a coffee shop right off the Dell, Inc. campus where Faris was doing consulting work. After spending few months developing the business idea – relying on the consulting job for funding, Faris went full time with his co-founder. After being self-funded for a year, ArtOfTest struck an enterprise deal with a software vendor (Telerik, Inc.) that eventually turned into a full business merger in 2009. In 2011, Faris moved back to Amman, Jordan where he was born/raised and continues to work for Telerik. Faris is passionate for technology and building new cool things, including software, electronics and cool businesses that help make the world around us a better place. Faris holds two patents registered at the USPTO.