Geeks With Blogs
Josh Holmes blog January 2007 Entries
CodeMash: Flickr is cool
I am seeing a ton of pictures listed on flickr about CodeMash: The gear head logo... Brian H. Prince and me with our shaved heads. I love the fact that I happened to be standing where the CodeMash happened to be on my forehead. Am I going to be the gear head next year? No idea but I'm logoed now... The amazing panel that kicked off the conference. Left to right: James Ward, Bill Wagner, David Stanek, Neil Ford, Jay Pipes and moderating the panel is Bruce Eckel. Lots of new and old friends: Keith ......

Posted On Sunday, January 21, 2007 2:24 AM

CodeMash: Topping Technorati!
I spotted this on Michael.Net - CodeMash has been the #2 search on Technorati for at least a full day! That just goes to show the power of a strong community event! Thank you Michael for spotting that. Technorati tags: CodeMash ......

Posted On Sunday, January 21, 2007 1:57 AM

CodeMash: Carl Camera
I met Carl Camera last night at Dinner. He is from Austin, TX. His company doesn't believe in sending people to conferences. He loved the idea of CodeMash and so he paid out of his own pocket for the registration, hotel and travel. I think that's awesome! I've heard a lot of stories like this but Carl actually gave me a card so he's the example today. Did you company send you to CodeMash? Or did you come to CodeMash on your own ......

Posted On Friday, January 19, 2007 2:53 PM

CodeMash Blog Rally
Sometime at the bar last night I was sitting with Jay Pipes and a bunch of other people. Jay, if you don't know, has a shaved head. Someone, probably Drew Robbins or Keith Elder, said that I would look tough with a shaved head. It sounded like a good idea at the time... The end result was that we created a contest and if we got 500 posts on I'd shave my head on stage. Ladies and Gentleman - start your blogging ......

Posted On Friday, January 19, 2007 2:43 PM

CodeMash Day 0
We had a terrific panel on the future of languages. Many of the major languages were represented. I was absolutely thrilled with the turn out - 80+ people for the panel. After the panel, a bunch of us (40ish) went to Kahounaville and had some dinner/drinks/conversation... There were a few logistical issues with the bar in that they thought that we would be done by 10 and we ended up closing it down at 2:00. The alchohol was still flowing but the kitchen had closed. Overall impression of Day 0 - Fantastic! ......

Posted On Friday, January 19, 2007 2:34 PM

What's the Default Answer?
Darrell Hawley said something very intrusting in a conference call one day that sparked a lot of thought on my end. We were trying to hash out a decision on a conference call and as a lot of group decisions go it was taking time. Darrell said, "Well let's pick the default answer and then if we have time to come back to the decision, we can maybe move off that default." I started thinking about "default answers" and it came to me how brilliant this is. Almost every question in life has a default answer. ......

Posted On Monday, January 15, 2007 3:40 PM

Sharepoint Web Services For Remote Portlets (WSRP)
In conversation, someone brought up a Java WSRP implementation and I thought it was an interesting idea. Web Services for Remote Portlets (WSRP) is an Oasis standard defines a set of interfaces and behaviors that allow you to embed content from as web service on your page but more importantly, it allow that content to be interactive with the web service so it's more than just pulling the HTML. Clicks and other events funnel back to the origional site so that you don't have to write the backend processing ......

Posted On Sunday, January 7, 2007 12:58 AM

Architect School
As an Architect, I sometimes attend the Architect school. I'm learning so much that I thought I'd share some of the lessions with you. First lession: the white board is your friend. Until you accept that and embrace it, you will not be a great architect. Then as time goes on, we work our way up to actually using the white board. Too often someone jumps right to the whiteboard without the proper background or respect for the whiteboard. The end result is often painful to witness. We start out slow ......

Posted On Thursday, January 4, 2007 1:49 PM

Copyright © Josh Holmes | Powered by: