Desktop Alert Inc. Appoints Former Microsoft Program Manager Justin Van Patten as Chief Technical Officer

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Justin Van Patten has re-joined the Desktop Alert Total Alert System Team after a five year departure from Desktop Alert to work for Microsoft in Redmond Washington.

I’m excited about the direction of the company and am looking forward to driving the evolution of Desktop Alert’s Mass Notification Platform,” added Justin Van Patten, CTO Desktop Alert Inc.

Desktop Alert Inc. a world class provider of Secure Mass Notification Systems (MNS) and recent winner of the U.S. Army Fort Hood Mass Notification Award and providers of the United States National Guard and Air National Guard mass notification platform announced today that Justin Van Patten has re-joined the Desktop Alert Total Alert System Team after a five year departure from Desktop Alert to work for Microsoft in Redmond Washington.

Justin Van Patten, original architect and lead developer for the Desktop Alert Mass Notification Platform, has recently resigned as program manager on the .NET Framework Core Platform team at Microsoft, where he worked on the .NET Framework Base Class Libraries, to rejoin Desktop Alert Inc. as Chief Technical Officer. In 2003, while enrolled at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Justin designed and developed Desktop Alert's first .NET Platform in two coop semesters.

"The Desktop Alert team is ecstatic that Justin is back on board! With his parent’s approval, Justin worked for our company as a 14 year old computer phenom dating back to the late nineties. After graduating from RIT, Microsoft gave Justin the offer and we wished him well. Justin's decision to come back to Desktop Alert speaks well to our company mission, vision, value statements and culture. Desktop Alert is a leader in emergency notification technology and our employees share equally in the accomplishments of the organization," said Howard Ryan, CEO and Founder Desktop Alert Inc.

Mr. Van Patten's assignment as company CTO will insure that the company stays perched atop the latest Microsoft technological advancements including but not limited to Windows, SQL Server, Internet Explorer, ASP.NET MVC, WPF, and the Windows Azure cloud computing platform.

“I am thrilled and honored to be rejoining the Desktop Alert team. Howard has assembled an outstanding team and an impressive product offering. I’m excited about the direction of the company and am looking forward to driving the evolution of Desktop Alert’s Mass Notification Platform,” added Justin Van Patten, CTO Desktop Alert Inc.

Mr. Van Patten will be leading the development of Desktop Alert’s next-generation Mass Notification Platform, with a focus on interoperability, speed, and scalability, taking advantage of the latest in Microsoft platform technologies.

About Desktop Alert, Inc.™

A company video is available that chronicles the emergence and gestation of the Desktop Alert Platform in the marketplace. Worldwide U.S. Military organizations such as The United States National Guard, The United States Air Force Academy, The United States Military Academy at West Point, Multi-National Forces in IRAQ, The U.S. Air Force, and The U.S. Army now utilize the DTA mass notification platform daily for their organizations emergency communication requirements. Desktop Alert can contact thousands of computer users at their desktop and require them to click to confirm receipt of the message flashed on their screen. Those not verified can then be listed on a report and/or sent as a "Target Package" to be automatically contacted by other means such as email, SMS, phone calls and other devices. Desktop Alert is available for over numerous approved DoD portals such as GSA, NASA/SEWP or direct.

For more information on Desktop Alert, please visit http://www.desktopalert.net

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