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April 6, 2009 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Minneapolis Central Library Cost: $40 Announcing MN.swf Camp 2009 The MN.swf user group + Flashbelt bring you a special event MN.swf and FlashBelt invite you back for the second annual MN.swf Camp, a one-day event focused on connecting the local developer community and providing education on Flash Platform technologies. We're bringing in the best local speakers to inspire and educate on topics like Flex 3, Flash, AIR and ActionScript 3. This is a great opportunity ...
Here's what's happening: Attendees: 428 Sessions: 73 Speakers: 49 Tracks: 15 Sessions: ASP.NET Make your Data Dance with ASP.NET Dynamic Databy Shawn Weisfeld + Show Description ASP.NET Dynamic Data is a framework that lets you create data-driven ASP.NET Web applications easily. It does this by automatically discovering data-model metadata at run time and deriving UI behavior from it. A scaffolding framework provides a functional Web site for viewing and editing data. You can easily customize the ...
I’ve known Lou Vega a really long time and he’s a terrific guy. He’s the leader of the Charleston, SC .NET User Group (GC.NUG) and uber geek extraordinaire. I’ve been bugging Lou for a while to do a 9Q interview, and when he finally got back to me I ended up shelving it for a couple months. (Sorry about that man… travel gigs are a bear.) So without further ado, here’s Lou: 1. Where are you from? (if it's different than where you are now, please feel free to elaborate.) Hmmm – I was an “army brat” ...
I must be nuts, because in 6 days (we counted to verify) I was at 8 different airports with connections. Here is a list of every airport I hit: Kansas City Dallas Fort Worth Jacksonville La Guardia Philadelphia Atlanta Dallas Love Field San Antonio Here is a list of all the people that I can remember seeing: AC John Holliday David Broussard Tom Resing Jason Quesada (totally random but a Booz Allen guy) Bob Fox Chris Regan Tom Daly Lee Brandt (yeah he picked me up at the airport but I count it) Jay ...
First off, thank you all so much who have attended the very special gathering of dotNETwork user group, Code Camp ‘09, that took place in the British University in Cairo (BUE) during last Thursday and Friday. This has been one of the biggest events I have been talking in, and that was a great honor. Must Say: SORRY! This post was supposed to be published Saturday or Sunday max. I have been busy making a critical decision and was not sure whether to announce it in this post or not. You can find the ...
On March 10th, I’ll be presenting an ASP.NET control library for Facebook at the Phoenix ASP.NET Users Group. Among other things, we’ll be talking about how to create a Facebook application using ASP.NET, debugging aids, and the Facebook API. Along with that, Terralever will be releasing our library to the open-source community on Codeplex. (This post will be updated once we’ve done so). The library is currently in varying degrees of maturity. We’ve got about half of the FBML controls supported in ...

I’ve posted my 3D Math in Games presentation I gave last Thursday at the Twin Cities XNA User Group on my website here.

The code and examples should be up in a few days after some edits and some time spent adding them to the site.  Also, I should have a clarification on one of the questions in the talk about using normal vectors up on my blogs in a few days also.

[Source: http://geekswithblogs.net/E... We had an issue with one of our BizTalk estates with incoming messages being suspended if they were bigger than the large message threshold: A response message sent to adapter "WCF-BasicHttp" on Receive Location: "x" with URI:"y" is suspended. Error details: There was a failure executing the response(receive) pipeline: "z" Source: "Unknown " Send Port: "x" URI: "y" Reason: 0x8004d027 The error message wasn't particularly helpful but the reason code ...
Energize IT has traditionally been a Microsoft shindig that happened in Toronto. This year they’ve decided that they want to spread the love beyond the Ontario borders and take Energize IT on the road! For those of us in Winnipeg, that means we have three evenings of events in April to look forward to! April 14 – User Group Connection: The Future of the MS Windows Platform 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Red River College (Princess Campus) Get more info and register for this night here. April 15 – Energize IT: ...
As well as official Microsoft UK events, the UK team often appear at user group meeting and 3rd party conferences. We have plans to make it much easier for you to find all the events we are speaking at but in the meantime I have created a UK gig list for the next few months – which currently represents 20 sessions on everything from Parallel FX to Windows Azure. Hope to see you there ...
Next week I am giving my talk talk on "How to build your own Super Model" to the Melbourne SQL User Group. This is the same one that I presented to the Adelaide User Group last month. It is an introductory look at dimensional modeling for Analysis Services. Where we will talk about what it is, how it’s done and look at the features that Analysis Services provides to support some of the different modeling techniques. The focus of this session will be around the various types of dimension usage, looking ...
The NYC Azure Cloud Computing Group meets again February 23, 2009 Microsoft, 1290 Avenue of the Americas, 6th floor, NYC, NY 6:00 - 8:00 pm http://www.clicktoattend.co... BE SURE TO REGISTER... Space fills up fast and Building Security Requires it. This month... Chris Rolon, Architectural Consultant Neudesic LLC will be presenting on... Azure Cloud Storage When trying to build services that are highly scalable, durable and always available, the storage of data is critical. In this session ...
Just a quick post to show my appreciation for the KCDesignCore user group support tonight. I'm sitting here at Johnson County Community College, Reigner Center, Room 255, to be exact, and I'm witnessing the magic of over 20 Kansas City graphic designers working on a flyer for the event. The KCDesignCore group meets the first Thursday of every month, and this month is a "lab" to design the best PDF flyer to be used to promote the Coders4Charities event April 24-26, 2009. Special thanks to Buck Sommerkamp ...
So Jacksonville Office Geeks is going to draw it's last breathe on Thursday, February, 19th at 6 pm. I get to be the last person to present at the first SharePoint User Group to be dubbed Office Geeks. My topic is another Silverlight and SharePoint Presentation, however by that time I will be unveiling my search control using webservices or WCF that I will start work on Sunday. If you want to sign up to see my presentation here is the Click to Attend Link: https://www.clicktoattend.c... ...
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 ...
Perhaps you've seen the nice glossy print magazine done by the nice folks at DevConnections entitled MyDevConnections. It's very nice quality production and has some great content -- much of which is supplied by INETA Speakers! Check out the article I submitted on page 53 and see if you recognize any of the user group leaders mentioned. You can find Rob Zelt, current president of INETA NorAm, on pages 22 and 71. Speaking of DevConnections... user group leaders and members can get some great discounts. ...
I just received an email that there are 72 sessions for this code camp and registrations should break 700. Several years ago, I spoke at this code camp in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and the numbers were very impressive. I remember code camps being small and very intimate but the need for knowledge is there and many people come out for them in recent years. I look forward to seeing the co-authors for the new DotNetNuke version 5 book. Darrell Hardy, Ryan Morgan, and Stan Schultes will be presenting at the ...
I was a bit shocked when I received the email announcing that I am one of ten Community Champions awarded. A huge thank you to those that nominated me. It’s always a good feeling of accomplishment when you’re recognized for your efforts. While they haven’t posted the announcement on the website yet, you can read more about the award at http://www.ineta.org/Champi... Below is the Newsletter announcement. Community Champions Winners Announced INETA Community Champion Award ...
HELLO! Oh man I've missed you guys. I haven't posted in forever and I'm very sorry for it! I'm trying to get this damned Windows Live Writer working with GWB and absolutely cannot get it to work (have been trying since 12/4!). I've found other GWB posters that have written about it but I think Live Writer came out with a new format and they haven't updated something. Either that or I have something wrong, if anyone can help PLEASE let me know. In recent news I've gotten an Xbox! Which means XNA development ...
Roanoke Valley .NET User Group invites you and all of your friends to Roanoke Code Camp 2009 SATURDAY, MARCH 7th 8am - 5pm The Roanoke Valley .NET User Group (RV.NUG) , with support from Microsoft, the International .NET Association (INETA) is hosting the third Roanoke Code Camp on Saturday, March 7th at Virginia Western Community College. This is an all-day, all-free event consisting of 4-5 tracks for a total of 20-25 presentations. Topics will include Visual Studio 2008, .NET Framework, SQL Server ...
2009, Day 16 (Friday): Friday night was Poker Night. User Group Hell Week was over and it was time to relax and play some Poker with a bunch of my Twitter Friends. @Jolson, @BigNickOlson, @JasonBock, @DonnFelker, myself and a couple of non-Twitter folks got together at my house for some Texas Holdem. Had a great time, and even managed to win a little money too. 2009, Day 17 (Saturday): Took Jason to the airport (it was snowing) and headed home to catch up on some work and get ready for the Magenic ...
For this month’s MN System Center User Group meeting on Wednesday 1/21, we have the privilege of Lu Patrick presenting a session titled:" Monitoring Configuration Manager 2007 with Operations Manager 2007". Lu is one of the Instructor at New Horizons of Minnesota and she focuses on SCCM/SCOM, VB and PowerShell scripting. This month we will be meeting at the New Horizons of Minnesota building, about a mile North East of the Microsoft building, and they will provide pizza and beverages. Tentative agenda: ...
Regina.NET is participating in the INETA SQL PASS sponsored SQL 2008 launch. We have 2 sessions at this years event on January 22nd at the University of Regina. What is a community launch? Microsoft and others provide registered speakers with Web Casts, PowerPoint, code sample and / or hands on labs for a number of areas in the promoted product. The beauty of this type of event is that ANYONE can qualify to be a speaker. As a registered speaker, you are provided guidance in the launch topic. Speakers ...
2009, Day 10 (Saturday): The weekend went well. Picked up a 4x8 sheet of MDF board for the gaming table for Sunday's Twilight Imperium game. Later that day I picked up Jason Olson at the airport. The weather was mostly cooperating, though we did have some snow and slick roads on the way home. Spent a couple hours parting out all the cards and minis and tiles for TI into baggies for easy/quick startup on Sunday. 2009, Day 11 (Sunday): Twilight Imperium!! We got started around 10am (mostly) and after ...
I was perusing Zain Naboulsi’s blog today catching up on my blog reading and I noticed a post he had that I knew I needed to pass on. If you have ever had the pleasure to attend one of Zain’s presentations or hear him speak on one of his webcasts probably one of the first things you notice about Zain is that he is a very prolific speaker. One of my New Year’s resolutions is to work on my presentation skills, and Zain is someone who I would like to be more like in my presentations. Zain spoke at the ...
Florida has a very active developer community. The biggest problem we seem to have is that all of these different groups usually don't know about each and there hasn't been a "centralized clearinghouse" listing all of the technical communities. Joe Healy, one of our Florida Microsoft Developer Evangelists, maintains a list and earlier this year started putting together one-page flyers for each of the main areas in Florida. I think the eventual plan is that Joe will be updating his site to take advantage ...
Are you a math whiz? Maybe you love Math so much you majored in it in college, or maybe you just really "get" it... Maybe you aren't a math whiz but you know someone who is. Either way, the Twin Cities XNA User Group could use your help. We'd like someone to come in and give a talk (about an hour, maybe more) on 3D Math as it relates to graphics and game development. If interested, please contact me ...
Chris Catto an avid user group member and code camp presenter took a number of short videos at the 2008 South Florida Code Camp that I had not seen before. Check them out! http://www.youtube.com/watc... You can find Chris’s blog at: http://chriscatto.blogspot.... And while you are at it register (FREE) for this years South Florida Code Camp to be held on 2/7/2009: http://www.clicktoattend.co... ...
Last three days have been pretty decent. My good year continues... Wednesday (1/7/09) was "free chili day" at work, which was a nice surprise. I also made a lot of progress on my project at the client. Thursday (1/8/09) was also good, with lots being accomplished. I ended up leaving early (Thursday evening instead of Friday morning) to avoid a snowstorm that was headed my way. The roads weren't bad yet, though visibility was poor. I finished Book 8 of Legacy of the Force and started Book 9. (audiobook) ...
January 12 IIBA Professional Development Days Conference January 12 Twin Cities Developers Guild www.twincitiesdevelopersgui... January 13 - 14 MACO Winter Conference (Government event) January 13 TechMasters www.techmasters-tc.com Jan 13 CTA Luncheon - High speed wireless Eagan Community Center www.ctamn.org January 13 - MSDN Developer Conference www.msdndevcon.com Jan 14 SharePoint User Group Meeting www.sharepointmn.com January 15 BizTalk User Group www.mnbiztalk.com Jan 15 Code Freeze http://www.umsec.umn.edu/ev... ...
After a rather crazy 2nd half of 2008 for me personally, I'm putting things back together and getting more involved with the Community-Credit.com newsletter. That said, if you have any interesting geek tidbits, contests, conferences, user group meetings, etc. then drop by Community-Credit.com's discussion forums and plug them in so I can include them in the newsletter. You can also message me on Twitter, or e-mail me. Get out there, get involved, and tell us about it ...
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 ...
Co-author of the new DotNetNuke 5 book, Stan Schultes will be coming to the Orlando DotNetNuke user group meeting on Tuesday to show you how. Topic: DotNetNuke 5 Module DevelopmentWhen: Tuesday, January 6th @ 7:00-9:00 PMWhere: ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, Inc. Corporate OfficeAddress: 8989 South Orange Ave., Orlando, FL 32822Description: Stan Schultes will begin with a quick technical overview of DotNetNuke, and a discussion of why you might build a custom DNN module. Demos will include how to install ...
I'm happy to announce (ok, wait... that's a gross understatement...)

I'm THRILLED to announce that I've been selected to be a part of the INETA Speakers Bureau. As a user group leader, I've taken advantage of this benefit from INETA for years and pretty much as long as I've known about it, I've wanted to be a part of it. A little after midnight, (that would be this morning) I got an email confirming that I had been selected.

I can't wait to get started!!
It's the end of the 2008, and I will be celebrating the new year with Kitty and some friends from work tonight. Although this is a time for fun, I feel it's important to look back and analyze what I've done and identify areas of improvement. Here is what I have accomplished this year: 1) Ran Columbia Enterprise Developers Guild 2) Presented at 13 events. It may not look like much, but doing all of that takes a good amount of energy. Running a user group is a constant process with many surprises that ...
It's official! The Frederick .NET User Group (FredNUG) is now a member of INETA. At the December FredNUG meeting, Frank La Vigne, the INETA Membership Mentor for Maryland, DC, and Delaware, was in attendance to make the official announcement to the group. It's great to be recognized by INETA and to have its support. Since FredNUG's founding in September 2008, we've already enjoyed hearing from a few notable speakers, including G. Andrew Duthie and Pete Brown. Of course, we're always looking for more ...
Roanoke Valley .NET User Group meetings and events for the first quarter of 2009 has been scheduled. For more details visit www.rvnug.org January Meeting - Thursday, 1/8/2009 Justin Etheridge, founder of Richmond Meet and Code Dinners, Senior Consultant at Dominion Digital, will walk you through an ASP.NET MVC application. February Meeting - Thursday, 2/5/2009 Joel Cochran, RV.NUG Member extraordinaire presents, "Going beyond Hello World: Developing real world WPF applications using Blend and Visual ...
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 ...
Website: www.sharepointmn.com Registration link: https://www.clicktoattend.c... Topic: Back to the Basics: Making the Most of WSS v3 Please join us on Wednesday, January 14, for an engaging discussion on Windows SharePoint Services v3. With the current economic landscape, companies are concerned about how they invest their money and how to get the most out of what they've already invested in. With this in mind, we'd like to focus this month on the SharePoint tools and products ...
So some of you have no idea who I am. I don't even know who I am sometimes. What self respecting 26 year old knows who they are. Anyway, I moved to Kansas City about a year and a half ago and I was depressed when I moved. I had just started to get involved with the St. Louis Jewish Community. I was going to go to start school again, but my job basically was we want to move you to Kansas City and we don't really have other options. I knew how it went. I was 24 years old. I had to move. My boyfriend ...
Before I move on to other topics...I wanted to do one last post on STLDODN 2008. Now for some random event thoughts: The event was held this last weekend and it was one of the longest weekends of my year. As an organizer I spent last week stressing over many of the final details and anxiously awaiting final shipments of swag. I also spent a significant amount of time with my assistant* packing take-home bags. At one point I even paid each of my three girls $10/apiece to help stuff pens into bags ...
This past week I drove up to Orlando to attend the MSDN Developer Conference, socialize and with other user group leaders from around the state, provided staffing at a community table. We had a number of our great Florida speakers there, typically teamed with a great Microsoft person from the area and a keynote with Ron Jacobs. The link for the event is: http://www.msdndevcon.com/P... Some pictures of the keynote, taken with my camera by Bob Suess ...
A user group officer has referred a friend to me -- his friend wants to start a user group and does not know where to begin. The three of us are going to work together to get a group up and running. I will blog my advice, the acutal steps (and notes on what works and what doesn't). Phase 1: In this phase, we're going to start planning and create the user group. The group must exist before you can do anything else (promote it, recruit speakers etc). Find one enthused person that wants to spearhead ...
Who would every believe that our local DotNetNuke user group membership would reach 100 online users. During the summer of 2007, I wanted to start a local DotNetNuke user group in our area. I first went to the DotNetNuke site and clicked on the Join A User Group Today link. At that location, you can find a local existing user group or start your own. We started our meetings on a Saturday after I constantly polled new members as to when they wanted to have a meeting. You can't please everyone on a ...
In this issue: Page Brooks, Jeff Wilcox, Jesse Liberty, Robby Ingebretsen, Rob Zelt, and Jonas Follesø. Shoutouts: Jeff Weber is giving some sneak peeks at a new game: Introducing Tire Storm (Sneak Peek). Shemesh has updated his Grid splitter: Silverlight: GridSplitter with a collapse button (V2). From SilverlightCream.com: Building a Resizable Silverlight Control Page Brooks has a nice tutorial on building a resizable control... why you may need to do that and how... cool stuff, Page! Creating a ...
Learn how to make it better by attending next week's Orlando DotNetNuke User Group Meeting. Microsoft MVP Consumer Security (2004-2009), Janie Whitty, aka Calamity Jane, will be speaking about Malware and how it affects you and your customers. Janie is best known by her username Calamity Jane in PC Security circles. She specializes in HijackThis logs analysis and malware removal/prevention and PC security as an Independent Consultant for Lavasoft (makers of Ad-Aware SE) and is a Forum Administrator ...
December user group meeting we combined the Roanoke Valley .NET User Group and Roanoke VAlley SharePoint User Group into one meeting. Kudos to Kevin Israel for addressing an audeince that is: 50% SharePoint Admins that do not know .NET 50% .NET Develoeprs that have never seen SharePoint He lived up to the promise of providing contnet for all. Quick overview of SharePoint OTB, SharePoint Object Model and SharePoint Services and then a demo in C#. Might have to do this again sometime before next December. ...
Here are the slides from the presentation I gave to the UK BizTalk User group (now the UK SOA/BPM group). I gave two sessions – firstly an overview of the work we had done at my current employer and then running through some code, configuration and live demos. The download location might change if I find a more suitable home. The initial project was part of the Integration story in rolling out a global instance of SAP. The first interfaces we put live were those between the UK Warehouse Management ...
Hello. I’ve often wondered why I’ve never blogged before and never really came up with a convincing reason why not. I guess it’s partly laziness and partly wondering if no-one is going to read it then what is the point. I’ve slowly come to the conclusion that I should at least blog my thoughts so that even if nobody else reads them, at least I’ve taken the time to consider more about what I am thinking and writing which can only be a good thing. I’m currently focused on Integration and have been ...
Last Monday night I gave a presentation at the local St. Louis .NET user group (www.stlnet.org). My presentation was on some of the new extensibility infrastructures available in .NET. More specifically, I talked about IoC/DI containers, the Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF), and CLR Add-Ins via the System.AddIn infrastructure. While these user group presentations usually range from 10,000 foot marketing overviews of products all the way down to "in the weeds" developer discussions, I intentionally ...