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February 10, 2009 - Guild Meeting, featuring Shawn Wildermuth When: 6:00 PM. Where: New Horizons of Minnesota (4510 West 77th Street - Edina, MN 55435) MAP Website: www.TwinCitiesDevelopersGui... Shawn Wildermuth Topic: Introducing Silverlight While Silverlight has a lot of people buzzing, many others think its just another Flash in the pan. But for web developers who are sick of fighting the browser, Silverlight represents a fresh step forward to create compelling applications on the web. In ...
The Frederick .NET User Group (FredNUG) will have its next meeting on February 25th at the Urbana Regional Library. This should be a great evening of talking .NET, doing some social networking and then wrapping-up the evening with a raffle. The scheduled agenda is: 6:45 PM - 7:15 PM - Intro Topic: Intro to LINQ with Ganesan Muthiah 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM - Main Topic: Using Silverlight in SharePoint with Sahil Malik Main Topic Description: Silverlight is one of the most exciting things to come out of ...
These days it is absolutely essential to have solid communication and presentation skills as a developer. This will serve you well whether you are presenting at conferences and users groups or professionally on a day-to-day basis communicating with managers and colleagues. I’ve given many presentations at developer user groups and code camps and I’m always looking for little ways to improve my presentations. Recently I picked up a copy of The Exceptional Presenter by Timothy Koegel and it was a great ...
INETA Speaker Shawn Wildermuth is coming to the Twin Cities in February to speak at the Developers Guild. I'll get the website updated ASAP, but wanted to get this out there now: “Introducing Silverlight” Abstract: While Silverlight has a lot of people buzzing, many others think its just another Flash in the pan. But for web developers who are sick of fighting the browser, Silverlight represents a fresh step forward to create compelling applications on the web. In this talk I will create an application ...
Join us for TechFuse 2009 on March 17! It’s back and even bigger than last year! With 36 sessions and two keynote presentations to choose from, TechFuse 2009 is the most cost-effective way for IT and Developer pros to get up-to-date, 200-300 level education on the topics that matter to your role. TechFuse will provide you resources on the latest developments in IT and Developer trends, technologies, application implementation issues, products and services from tons of local professionals. Website: ...
BOF stands for Birds of a Feather. They are open discussion sessions that have become a regular part of Tech Ed conferences and have been great successes in the past. The idea is that you propose a topic, and then have people who are also interested in discussing it get together for a town-hall type of shin-dig. If you're interested in submitting a BOF, or just want more information, head over to the Birds of a Feather page on the Tech Ed site. D ...
If you don't have a "PRIVATE" subfolder in your Windows CE installation subtree or if it's almost empty, go finding the installation CD and re-launch the installation. If you choose "custom setup" you have a chance to install Windows CE shared source. Do it as soon as possibile. When I talk about Windows CE at conferences here in Italy to people that don't know the OS, many of their mouths opens in disbelief when I say that the OS is realtime (hard-realtime), and show proofs of that. But jaw bones ...
Ciao, I'm Valter Minute, I'm a software developer working for Fortech Embedded Labs (www.fortechembeddedlabs.it), in Saronno, Italy. I'm Italian, and this should explain my poor english and excuse it, I hope. I was born in 1973 and I work on Windows CE since the beginning of this century (sounds like a lot of time written in this way). I started developing application on version 2.12 of the OS and then moved to BSP, drivers and other low-level stuff from version 3.0 on. I try to provide some helpful ...
I have a great pleasure to invite you to two community driven conferences that are organized in Poland: 4Developers, 7th March, Kraków 4Developers is a first “hybrid” conference organized in Kraków, combining different programming languages (C#, Java, PHP, Ruby), as well as project management and database topics. It is planned for 700 attendees who can participate in 4 parallel tracks. Java – the track will be opened by Neal Ford and Adam Bien .NET & C# – everything one must know about Microsoft ...
I've been chosen to speak at VSLive again next month in the first of the 2009 conferences. VSLive is limiting to 3 conferences this year, held in San Francisco, Las Vegas, and Orlando. If you are interested in attending VSLive, you cna register at www.vslive.com and use the promo code: NS9F04 This promo code will get you $500 off the regular price of $1895, making the registration price $1395. This is like my 12th or 13th VSLive, hope to see you there ...
Lately I've had a few people approach me after speaking engagements or conferences and ask for some advice on becoming a .NET developer. Sometimes this has been moving into IT from an unrelated field or other times it's just been a transition of existing development skills into .NET. Now if you have been in this industry for awhile (and had any success) you have apparently demonstrated at least some capability to migrate your skills from one newly released technology to the next. In 2009 it's hard ...
So it finally came! The big St. Louis Day of .NET event. Man was I tired afterwards. We had it at CAIT and we reached our limit of the number of bodies that were supposed to fit into that facility. We had to finally shut off registrations because we were afraid there would not be enough room for everyone to sit! CAIT is a teaching facility so the rooms were laid out with workstations and plenty of desktop space. We rented chairs to fill in the blanks. Some rooms were VERY tight. Next year, we'll ...
An attempt to trade quality for cost or schedule actually results in increased cost and a longer schedule. Steve McConnell, Professional Software Development What has long been known in other businesses is true for software development as well: if you cut corners for shorter schedules or lower costs, you will get longer schedules, higher costs, and higher defect rates; but if you take the right measures to lower defect rates, you can get lower defect rates and shorter schedules and lower costs. As ...
For those of you out there who can't pay a ton of money to attend one of the conferences there will be three SharePoint Saturday events and probably a MOSS Camp going on in the first quarter of the year. Here is the information that I have on these events: Event Name Date Venue Website Comments SharePoint Saturday NYC Saturday, February 21st, 2009 Microsoft Office New York City http://www.sharepointsaturd... All the speakers and sponsors are listed on the website, including Chris Regan, Jay ...
Came across this video via some blogs…very kewl timelapse showing exactly what goes on to setup for keynote speeches at Microsoft conferences (this one from the recent PDC). Video: PDC 2008 Timelapse ...
Event Date: Saturday, January 19, 2009 Event Time: 08:30 (registration), 09:00 – 17:00 Event Location: Microsoft Tampa Office If you want to learn what TDD is all about, this is the event to attend. It’s a day-long event where you will go from start to finish with a sample domain problem and learn how to write tests to drive functionality of the system. This promises to be an excellent event and will be good for both beginners and those experienced with TDD. There will be two tracks running simultaneously, ...
Ever been to a conference? Any conference. If not, you really need to attend one to see what it's all about. DevTeach in Canada is a perfect sized one to attend. It's not so big you get lost in the crowds yet it's big enough to have big-name speakers and top-notch sessions. Sometimes, you want to go but you just can't convince your boss to foot the bill or let you out of work. Jean-René Roy has put together a great page to help with that. Top ten ways to convince your boss that you need to go to ...
One of the things that I've missed during my tenure here at Microsoft is speaking at some of the independent national conferences such as VSLive. But if you look through the speaker's list at VSLive Dallas you'll find a fellow named Josh Holmes... Woot! More on my blog at Speaking at VSLive! Dallas 2008 ...
Topic: Migrating a Data Aware WPF Application to Silverlight 2.0 Presenter: Mike Benkovich, Microsoft Date: 11/18/2008 Time: 12pm - 2 pm Website: http://www.ilmservice.com/s... Abstract: One of the great things about WPF and Silverlight is that they’re both built on top of XAML and with Silverlight 2.0 you can leverage the latest data manipulation capabilities of LINQ. In this session we’ll take a look at a basic WPF application that pulls data from a web service. We will explore VB.NET’s ...
So I'm sitting in the speaker room at DevConnections ... watching the big named folks work their way through picking up the speaker goodies. I'm not supposed to drop names, but I've seen several INETA speakers so far. I flew into town with DotNetNuke expert and INETA speaker Chris Hammond. Should be a good week. Technorati Tags: Conferences,DevConnections ...
Every attendee will get Visual Studio 2008 Pro, Expression Web 2 and Tech-Ed DEV set in their bag! DevTeach believes that all developers need the right tool to be productive. This is why they will give you free software when you register to DevTeach or SQLTeach. Yes that right! They’re pleased to announce that they’re giving over a 1000$ of software when you register to DevTeach. You will find in your conference bag a version of Visual Studio 2008 Professional, ExpressionTM Web 2 and the Tech-Ed ...
I'm finally happy to announce the upcoming St. Louis Day of .NET conference. As some of you may have seen in my recent blog postings, I recently got back from PDC in LA. Unfortunately not everyone gets that opportunity (and I haven't been to a conference since Tech-Ed in 2001 so I know the feeling :) So, as there are no great, easy to get to conference opportunities here in St. Louis and we do have a very active and growing community of .NET developers, myself and a few of my peers from other local ...
So this year Microsoft decided to go green with their conference bag offering. In conferences past its been all about the laptop bag or backpack…but this year, the bag is more like the reusable ones you get at your local grocery store. Ooooo…so prada…so stylish… Don’t mess with the Zochris! Video of the contents to come…off to a few parties tonight. Pics! D ...
One of the most important aspects of attending conferences for me is the networking opportunities. As I am currently an MVP in BizTalk Server, still a fairly minority technology, it’s usually only at these events that I get to meet up with the people who really know the technology (apart from the BizTalk User Group Sweden of course). There are quite a few of the MVPs and “influencers” out this year, and I’m looking forward to catching up on old times and having intelligent and informed discussions ...
No, it's not the PDC 2008 World Champion Darts competition, but actually it is one of the coolest conferences on the planet. Microsoft's PDC 2008 (which stands for Professional Developer Conference) is a conference that is focused on the future Microsoft technologies. While TechEd is focused on the here and now - PDC focuses on things that are coming in the next 18 months or so. This is by far my favorite conference as there is quite a bit of energy and the crowd is excited and hungry for knowledge. ...
Exciting half day training on Silverlight 2 Data Access. About 10 seats left for this event. Sing up now! Posted on 8/26/2008 2:10:31 PM Day of Silverlight 2.0 - Data Access - with John Papa Friday, October 24, 2008 While Silverlight empowers developers to use their .NET and XAML skills to develop Rich Internet Applications, it also can be used to build data driven Silverlight applications that communicate with multi-tier architectures. This session will demonstrate how to build Silverlight 2 applications ...
Rob's one of my community buddies that I run into at various conferences and online of course. In addition to being a VB MVP, he's been around the UG and Code Camp scene pretty much since there was one. He's one busy guy, so I appreciate him taking the time to answer these NINE Questions. 1. Where are you from? I’m from Mississauga, Ontario. It’s a suburb just outside of Toronto, Ontario. I’ve lived there all my life. 2. What do you do? / Who do you work for? / What is your product? Give me the 10 ...
Have a couple free days in Baton Rouge this upcoming week? Well, if you’d like them to be less free there is an upcoming event. This will be my first trip to the conference, and I’m excited to see what it is about and to learn from speakers from Dell, Microsoft, IBM, and even the CIO of the state of Louisiana (for the keynote) Here’s the description from the website: Mark your calendars for one of Baton Rouge Metro’s largest premiere Information Technology events - The Seventeenth Annual Council ...
Just got back from HDC - Omaha last night and it was a blast. (The drive home was a little crazy... apparently my GPS has developed a crack habit, but that's a whole other story.) Wednesday - Jason Bock and I arrived in Omaha around 11:30am and after a quick lunch at the hotel with Amanda Laucher, the three of us piled into the jeep and were off to meet Joe Olsen and the GeeksWithBlogs crew at the PhenomBlue office for a Microsoft Surface demo. We hung out there for a bit and chatted up some of the ...
Not sure when this became live, but the schedule builder for PDC 2008 is now available. This is very different from the schedule builder tools of the past and is considerably easier to work with. As you can see, the schedule is presented as a daily calendar. Each column is a timeslot (showing only the starting time) which shows all of the sessions available. You can filter the list of sessions by clicking the appropriate tags. Underneath the calendar view is the list of sessions and the session details. ...
I made a comment about this in a prior post, but it was really long and wordy so unless you read right to the end you would have missed the announcement. So I figured I’d post a little ‘update’ to fill everyone in on what’s been going down. Over the last seven years I’ve worked for numerous small companies here in Winnipeg. I’ve been part of some interesting projects, had some successes, some failures, and a lot of lessons learned. I’ve tested the waters of independent consulting and had great success ...
Thanks everyone for the encouragement...I have about three more chapters and John has about one more to write for the book (yeah I'm the slacker). At the end of the weekend early next week I'm hoping to make that two chapters and then the week after than only one...It's coming along pretty nicely. If anyone is interested in pre-ordering here is the link: http://www.amazon.com/Share... I know ...
Yes folks, we're finally back after a slightly longer than intended break. I've known George for years, and he's one of my closest and also farthest away friends. We get to hang out about once or twice a year for the MVP Summit and my birthday jam. George is a very busy dude between work and his XNA Development website, but I'll let him tell you all about both of those, and everything else, in these NINE Questions with George Clingerman: 1. Where are you from? (How did you end up there?) I’m from ...
I'm for the first time at a non-Microsoft conference in my life. I am at Oracle's OpenWorld 2008 in the lovely city of San Francisco. So far so good. The biggest surprise is really how big this conference is. There are more than 43,000 people at this conference. Wow - amazingly big. The other thing that is different than the TechEd and PDC conferences that I attended in the past is that there are a number of keynotes here and it seems that the first ones aren't that important and they build up in ...
I'm looking forward to attend both PDC (26/10 - 30/10 Los Angeles) and TechEd Developers EMEA (10/11 - 14/11 Barcelona). Happy to go to Barca again, this time as MCT proctor. Some more announcements on the conferences : Countdown to PDC2008 by Amitabh Srivastava on Channel9 : http://channel9.msdn.com/po... Interview with Hans Verbeek (with info on TechEd TV) on TechEd EMEA 2008 by Katrien De ...
SQL Saturday is a free, one day conference organized mostly by local Information Technology Professionals. The conference sessions cover a wide range of Microsoft SQL Server technologies from beginner to advanced. Whether you are a DBA, software application developer, Business Intelligence architect, or IT Manager there are sessions scheduled to meet your needs. The conference has attracted some very experienced and knowledgeable presenters who have presented at some of the largest conferences in ...
Website: http://unsummit08.pbwiki.com/ Date: October 1, 2008 Location: TBA Time: 9am - 4pm Details: UnSummit 2008 is an technology+marketing conference that is being spawned as an alternative to the MIMA Summit, which is to be held on Oct. 1, 2008. Our idea was to hold UnSummit on the same day. That way, if you were already planning on taking off work, you've still got someplace to go. What’s the format? UnSummit is an alternative, "unconference." Not unlike a BarCamp. That means no pre-set agenda. ...
Martin Mihaylov continues with DataGrid, Rabeeh Abla with a Mesh Viewer, Gerard Leblanc on animations, Dan Wahlin on Input Controls, Jeff Wilcox on SL Unit Test, Michael S. Scherotter on high DPI issues, Terence Tsang with Flip Rotator, Sandy Place with Dynamic WCF Client Proxy, and Jeff Paries on SL/Twitter a new way. Karl Shifflett has released an updated version of XAML Power Toys V2... this is of use to those WPFers and Silverlighters alike. Page Brooks at SilverlightContrib has some information ...
It's a good thing North Carolina has an awesome reputation as a fly fishing hot spot because it brought fellow Microsoft RD, Tim Huckaby, CEO of InterKnowlogy to town to present at our TRINUG meeting. Tim's presentation wowed us with WPF demos, Silverlight demos, and since lugging a Microsoft Surface machine across the country would have cut into space for his fly fishing gear :-) , he played a couple of videos of in-production Surface applications his team has worked on. You can find those and other ...
So tell me what the following have in common: WebTV TabletPCs WinFS Passport .NET Windows Live Spaces SidewinderFreestylePro WinG Sidewalk OS/2 Give up? Well, according to Jeremy Kaplan and Sascha Segan of PC Magazine, these are all 10 Great Microsoft Technologies That Failed. There’s nothing really scientific about this list, especially considering that its a jumbled collection that spans 1980’s operating systems, a gaming controller, and a very well established development platform. In fact, I ...
Mark and have been friends for a few years. He (and his company, Dunn Training) is an active supporter of community events, a good guy and a true Southerner. Mark gets around a lot and I'm constantly running into him at conferences and code camps. He was kind enough to stop for a moment, catch a breath and answer these NINE Questions: 1. Where are you from? I'm originally from a very small town north of Birmingham, Alabama called Blountsville. It's about halfway between Birmingham and Huntsville. ...
My buddy Shawn is probably best known as being The ADO Guy, but lately has rebranded himself. More on that below. I caught up with Shawn in between his extensive travels and asked him these NINE Questions: 1. Where are you from? While I was born in Brooklyn, NY I really grew up in south Florida. I’ve moved around a lot with the highlights being my stops in Amsterdam, Boston and Portland, Oregon. I currently live in Atlanta where I’ve spent several five year stints, but this time it’s a permanent ...
August 12, 2008 - Developers Guild Meeting, featuring Rocky Lhotka When: 6:00 PM. Where: New Horizons of Minnesota (4510 West 77th Street - Edina, MN 55435) Topic: CSLA .NET is one of the most widely used development frameworks for .NET. CSLA Light is a subset of CSLA .NET that runs in the Silverlight environment. CSLA Light is an ongoing project, scheduled for a first release in September 2008. Come to this session to get an insiders first look at CSLA running on Silverlight, providing many of the ...
August 22-23 For those that don't know, devLink in Nashville is one of the best (if not THE best) community driven conferences out there. I'm super excited to have been invited by John Kellar to host a couple of the Open Spaces sessions. If you haven't gotten a chance to know John, he's a super guy and is helping to put on other conferences as well. So while devLink may be sold out this year, be sure to sign up early next year! At $50 this year, what a steal to get in to see the top speakers in the ...
Time to cap off the week with another interview. I spent some time with Jim at TechEd (Developers) 2008 and was quite impressed with not only his VB knowledge, but also his enthusiasm for sharing it. If you've ever worked with LINQ, you've probably been to his website (www.thinqlinq.com) at some point. So without further introduction on my part, I give you NINE Questions with Jim Wooley... 1. Where are you from? I've been living around Atlanta, GA for the last 9 years. Most of my formative years ...
I started doing these a few years ago for Tech·Ed (2008 and 2007) and received a lot of good feedback so I decided to continue the series for PDC as well. Session Types This year PDC is offering a slightly different mix of session types with what they are calling “UnSessions”. The bottom line is that UnSessions are everything that isn’t an official breakout session. If you’re still a bit confused, keep reading to see the differences. There may be some other session types once the schedule has been ...
Sorry folks... only 1 interview this week. I've been busier than Gil Gerard at a one hour buffet. Our guest this week is my very good friend Jason Olson. Jason works for Microsoft now, but I knew him when... although that's a story for another day. Here are my NINE Questions with Jason Olson. 1. Where are you from? Now, Kirkland, WA (just outside of Seattle). As a child I was from McMinnville, OR (which had the adoring nickname of McHickville). And no, I'm not a hick. 2. Ok so we know you work for ...
Architecture & Integration Summit October 29 & 30, 2008 Minneapolis MN Website: http://architectureandinteg... The International Association of Software Architects (IASA) and the Integration Consortium (IC) join forces to explore and discuss the best ideas for IT architecture and integration. Unlike previous IASA IT Architect Regional Conferences & IC Regional Summits, the Minneapolis event is renamed the Architecture and Integration Summit. The first day consists of in-depth ...
Poor Bungie, getting put down by 'the man'. I'm not 100% convinced this whole stunt is over though with Luke Smith's postings on NeoGaf I'm about 99% sure this all really sucks. Considering E3 has pretty much been dead so far, a nice Bungie announcement could have brought things back to life a bit. Microsoft == Killjoy. There could be hundreds of reasons why the 'publisher' (aka Microsoft) decided to hold Bungie back so I won't go into them, I'm only hoping it's something legitimate and not something ...
To the readers of Vitamin CH: Larry Pond sits behind some very good friends of mine at Phoenix Mercury games. Over the last week, I have gotten the joy of attending two games thanks to those same friends. Now, I love the Mercury. They are a great team and they work well together. I also love women’s sports of all kinds. But, I don’t like when women’s sports teams are put at a disadvantage because of a problem outside of their control. Right now, the officiating in the WNBA is causing disadvantages ...