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In this interview, Doug and I speak with Zach Young and Jay Smith from the Northwest Arkansas .NET User Group, who are part of the team helping Texas Discovery Gardens build a brand new web site to teach people effective ways to restore, conserve and preserve nature in the urban environment through the use of native and adapted plants that illustrate the interrelationship of Butterflies, Bugs and Botany. Texas Discovery Gardens had a web site in the past that was approximately 10 years old, but it ...
I had a chance to run around for a little while yesterday and snap some photos of the developers in action at the We Are Microsoft - Charity Challenge Weekend event in Dallas this weekend. Take a look at the photos here. Technorati Tags: We Are Microsoft,Charity Challege Weekend,Dallas,Flickr ...
We had a chance to talk to Dorothy, the General Manager, and C.C., the Outreach Coordinator, from St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store, who help out their community by providing low priced goods and services for their neighbors in need, so that they may live in dignity. Dorothy was a little nervous to speak with us, but as you can tell in the interview, they both did an excellent job at conveying their mission and passion for what they believe so much in. They are by far the most technologically innovative ...
This weekend, Jeff Julian and I have been given the privilege of recording podcasts at Microsoft's We Are Microsoft event, called the Charity Challenge Weekend. We are in Dallas, TX, the location of many wonderful things (light bulbs and elevators), most notably the extremely delicious Baja Burrito at Baja Fresh Mexican Cantina. I have to admit that I was not too aware of what this event was all about, but after learning, I quickly jumped in with both feet. The Charity Challenge Weekend is all about ...
North Park Missionary Baptist Church mission is to seek the lost, strengthen the saved and meet the needs of the people through the teaching and preaching of the word of God. The site will be dedicated to informing individuals and families about the services and assistance we offer through our facility. One of the amazing facts about this project is that this organization's is first presence on the Internet. The team didn't just want to build the standard site, they wanted to build them something ...
Our first podcast of the event was with a great organization named City House and the development team from Sogeti. The mission of City House is to strengthen the community by helping children, youth and families resolve physical and emotional crises. They provide a complementary suite of intervention and prevention services at no cost to their clients. To find out more about how this project was designed, review the proposal here. Listen to the Interview with City House Technorati Tags: City House,Sogeti,We ...
Welcome to Dallas! Doug and I are down here at We Are Microsoft podcasting the different development teams and charities about the application they are building at the event. If you haven't check out the details of the event, please do and stay tuned for podcasts being released at the event from this blog. After the event, we will move these shows over to Podcast Studio. The first show we will be releasing is with City House and Team Sogeti. Technorati Tags: We Are Microsoft,Charity,Sogeti,City House,Dallas,Podcasting ...
This weekend, our team will be down in Dallas podcasting those who are involved in this unique event. We Are Microsoft is a charity challenge where developers will be matched with a charity to develop an application based on their needs. At the end of the 3 day event, all of the participants will vote of the apps and proclaim the champion. Check out their site and if you meet their sponsors, thank them for helping out with this awesome event. Keep an eye on my blog for the shows. We will start publishing ...
The date & location is set! May 3rd at the Addison Conference Center in Addison (Dallas suburb) Texas. This event used to be known as the Dallas Code Camp. I'm actually really excited by this event, since befitting the DFW area's size, it will finally have a free technology event just as big. If you're familiar with the Tulsa TechFest event, it should be of similar format, but much bigger attendance. More information to follow as I hear about it. I should be seeing some of the organizers this ...
My last post on this topic generated some great comments (and a nod on another blog). Justice Gray made an interesting point about the covers. He said: "Your comment on this book thing reminded me of a different topic: why the <insert name of red-covered books here> always feature a bunch of totally homely looking dudes." And this goes back to what my original post was about: my quest to add some pizzazz back to the technology section of your local bookstore! Seriously, consider the following: ...
One aspect of air-commuting that you get used to fairly quickly is not having access to your own car when you get where you're going. There are typically two ways around this... rent a car each week, or catch the occasional cab and carpool as available. I'm not a big believer in credit cards, so I opt not to rent a car. I typically don't go out during the week other than the grocery store, and work is within walking distance, so it's not a big deal. This means that I'm catching a cab every Sunday ...
I'm old enough to remember the Cardinals winning the World Series in '82, but I don't remember where or with whom I watched it. I don't think I'll ever forget where I was they won the '06 Series, though. I was flying back to St. Louis from the Heartland Developer's Conference in Omaha, and was very disappointed that I wouldn't be able to watch what could be the championship-clinching game. About half an hour before landing at the Dallas-Fort Worth airport (blast American for moving their hub out ...
If you live in the Dallas, TX area and interested in BizTalk then the Dallas BizTalk Users Group is for you! Tim Rayburn and others are working hard to get things rolling. I never knew how hard it was to set up a users group! The first meeting is scheduled for November 13th, 2006 at 6 PM. If you are interested, please register on the user group web site at http://biztalkusergroup.com Hope to see you all at the first meeting ...
For the next couple months (except on most weekends) I'll be putting my boots up in Irving, TX. That's near Dallas (also Texas) in case you were wondering. (I don't actually own any boots, mind you, except for some old steeltoe boots and you wouldn't want me putting those up anywhere, trust me.) What, you ask, could I possibly be doing in TX? Well, as I mentioned, I'm here for a 2 month (actually 9 week) engagement at a client. I can't really go into much detail other than to say its a CSLA 2.0 gig ...
I thought that Boston would be a cool city to have TechEd in, but alas, it is disappointing. The Convention Center is quite a bit out of the city if you are walking. Taxis are expensive and the city around here seems quite dead. Hotels are expensive and the traffic in the morning is crazy. It took the bus 50 minutes to get 8 miles from the hotel to the convention center. I've been to around 5 different TechEds and by far the best one I have been to was in Dallas. Dallas is a great city ...
I just learned that Red Young joined Eric Burdon (The Animals) on a world tour. Red is exceptional soul jazz musician and one of a kind Hammond B3 player. Last time I saw him in Dallas area doing Wednesday jazz nights in Django on the Parkway club in Addisson. Once I even had a chance to play entire set with him and the band over there. Well, it's good for him but Dallas music life will miss him for an entire year, sadly. Django has became really bright spot on DFW jazz scene thanks to Red & ...
KERA-TV in Dallas was the first PBS station to broadcast Monty Python's Flying Circus, and it was the Pythons' first stop in the US after the premier of Monty Python and the Holy Grail in Los Angeles in 1975. This interview footage first aired live on KERA that year, and hasn't been seen by the public since. It was discovered on an old reel that had been saved by an engineer, and as you can see, it cuts off after about 14 minutes... the engineer taped over the rest. It's a look at the group being ...
I had a tough time to get here to LA, but I made it! For some strange reason, I was thinking I was flying out of St. Louis at 11.30am, but my flight was at 9.40am ... so I missed my flight. Then I did some stand-by flights through Dallas to LA. In Dallas, I ran into Rob Howard who was lugging around a large box containing a monitor or something. Arriving into LA, there was no power to much of the city. And the hotel I am staying at is NOT in the greatest part of town -- oh well. Can't wait for the ...
Microsoft HQ: hello me: hi, can you get me the phone # of the Microsoft office in CT or the office that handles customers in CT? Microsoft HQ: are you looking for tech support? me: no, I'm with a Microsoft Partner company in TX and we have a customer in CT that is going to be buying some licenses, so I want to notify their Microsoft Account Rep who I assume would work out of the CT office Microsoft HQ: see, we don't have a listing by department, we only have a listing by name me: so, if I wanted ...
We finally made it back home after 12 hours of airports and airplanes. What should have only taken about 5 or 6 hours was whacked by something in Dallas, that's all I know. Anyway I won't waste time talking about how many t-shirts I got (a few) or how many famous people I talked to (several) or how many great parties I went to (a couple) or how many drunk drummers I saw (none). Who really cares about that anyway. What I will be posting about over the next several days is what I learned, especially ...
I can't believe it is almost over. 8 hours left. Ugh. It's been such a great show. We began planning it in Dallas the day TechEd 2003. I need sleep (as does everyone else). I think I may have a little bit of the “Show Is Over” Blues. And, it's not just TechEd. It's been a wonderful year. When I left Dallas last year, I was finishing the plans for my wedding . It's been fun to see everyone at TechEd that I only see once a year because they all remind me that I am a newlywed. This was followed ...
TechEd really heats up today. I've watched the cabanas turn from an idea based on attendee feedback from last year to a reality in the Sails Pavilion yesterday. The various Microsoft teams have renamed the groupings of the cabanas and at 10:00 PM the “theme” song for their names got played (if you are there at 7:00 AM today you will also hear the theme songs). MBS/BPR (Cabanas 1-3) are “Margaritaville.” DEV/ARC/MBL (Cabanas 4-7) are “Kokomo” DAT/MSG/EBZ (Cabanas ...
Here we are endly TechEd is starting. So i got out at 10:00 am to and went to registration at 11, as of what i heard this was a smart choice since there were long lines at the registratioon this morning.for me it was just an matter of walking up to the desk. but wow i thought the dallas convention center was large, but this is huge. They should provide golfcars or something to transport you all the way, i don't hope i have to go from 1 side to the other in between sessions you have to run to not ...
In this post, a few stories from the adventures of producing the TechEd Bloggers and PDC Bloggers websites.