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Orlando Code Camp Talk
Yesterday was the fifth Orlando Code Camp put together by the good folks at the Orlando .NET user group. This was the fourth time that I've had the opportunity to speak at this code camp. I remember one year, I was the only one speaking on DotNetNuke and yesterday there were six sessions going on covering various topics in DotNetNuke. There were over 500 registered before the event and there several walk on people who just showed up. The event took place at Seminole Community College in Sanford, ......

Posted On Sunday, March 29, 2009 4:19 PM

Great opportunity for students @ Google
Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is a global program that offers student developers stipends to write code for various open source software projects. We have worked with several open source, free software, and technology-related groups to identify and fund several projects over a three month period. Since its inception in 2005, the program has brought together nearly 2500 students and 2500 mentors & co-mentors from nearly 100 countries worldwide, all for the love of code. Through Google Summer of ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 24, 2009 10:04 AM

Watching book sales is like watching the stock market...
Ups and downs. The Professional DotNetNuke 5: Open Source Web Application Framework for ASP.NET book which I co-authored has been out for almost a month now and ranks #10 in the Amazon hourly sales for ASP. #10 in Books > Computers & Internet > Web Development > Programming > ASP Hopefully, Wrox will distribute it in more local book stores. I went to two bookstores and couldn't find the book ......

Posted On Monday, March 23, 2009 2:50 PM

Interesting things going on at the Orlando Code Camp
First off, there's going to be a raffle for this: There will be things for the kids to do to: Many code campers have children and significant others we have decided to try and do a family activity the day of the code camp. If we can get 15 or more people we can get a discounted rate at the Central Florida Zoo There will also be over 500 in attendance which is great! Sessions: 65 Speakers: 49 Tracks: 11 Quick Contacts Sponsors: sponsor@onetug.org Speakers: speaker@onetug.org Volunteers: volunteer@onetug.orgPlus, ......

Posted On Monday, March 23, 2009 10:10 AM

Boss button if you're watching the NCAA games
Over at yahoo.com, you can find the live NCAA basketball games. The quality isn't too bad and depends on your connection and monitor resolution. Here's a picture of the boss button that you can click if needed ......

Posted On Friday, March 20, 2009 12:57 PM

Free Microsoft Curriculum
Here's some free curriculum to use for training which is not that bad to use but interesting that it would use a product that they discontinued as part of the training. Unlimited Potential Community Learning Curriculum The Unlimited Potential Community Learning Curriculum provides the foundation for teaching basic to intermediate technology skills in a hands-on manner. Designed to be used in community technology centers (CTCs) or telecenters, the curriculum provides quality content focused on real-world ......

Posted On Friday, March 20, 2009 8:21 AM

Orlando Code Camp coming up soon
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 ......

Posted On Thursday, March 12, 2009 1:14 PM

Throw out the trash in DotNetNuke
First of all, let's admit that the biggest fear we all have when using a computer is a working computer. Let's eliminate any computer problems and go right to it. Deleting something and then later realizing that you didn't want to delete it. Like a page or module when using DotNetNuke. If you are an administrator of your DotNetNuke site, you can go to to Admin->Recycle Bin to do this. Over on the DotNetNuke site, you can view some of the help that they have there for this. Here's a listing of ......

Posted On Monday, March 9, 2009 2:50 PM

A review of Professional DotNetNuke 5: Open Source Web Application Framework for ASP.NET from Wrox
This is from Shawn Weisfeld [MVP] blog. A few weeks ago I got a copy of Professional DotNetNuke 5: Open Source Web Application Framework for ASP.NET (http://www.amazon.com/Prof... Figured since I had been to presentations by 3 of the 5 authors I just had to have the book. Brian Scarbeau, Stan Schultes and Ryan Morgan are avid speakers in the Florida .NET community and knowing ......

Posted On Monday, March 2, 2009 7:12 AM

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