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CodeCamp Philly out of the way... But can't wait till the next one
Well, this was not only my first Code Camp speaking engagement, it was my first Code Camp, period. What a great time! Stan Spotts did a great job putting it together, but kudos to Bill Wolff and the other track leads as well. On Saturday I did a talk on Custom WebControl Development and it went over real well. I was amazed that I was able to stuff 2-3 hours of material into a 1 hour talk and I had to summarize a lot of information, but the crowd seemed to still be getting into it and I was hit with ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 26, 2005 9:28 AM

Two talks down - two to go (this month anyway)
Well, I'm done with the ASP.NET 2.0 WebControls talks this week. I did the first one at the NJEVBUG, a .NET Users Group that meets in the Microsoft offices in Iselin, NJ and the second one at the Northern New Jersey .NET Users Group. Both talks went just over 2 hours and everyone seemed happy to stay for duration. The material is very exciting, as is anything having to do with ASP.NET 2.0. This is my first set of talks as an MVP and the beginning of a big year for community stuff. Thanks to everyone ......

Posted On Friday, April 15, 2005 11:33 AM

Upcoming User Group talks
Monday, April 11th I'll be speaking at the NJEVBUG group that meets in the Microsoft offices in Iselin, NJ.Tuesday, April 12th I'll be presenting at the Northern New Jersey .NET Users Group that meets in the SetFocus office in Parsipanni, NJ.The talk of both presentations will be “ASP.NET 2.0 WebControls & more” I'll also be presenting at a CodeCamp in Philladelphia on the 23rd and 24th of this month.The two talks will be “Custom WebControls Demystified“ and “Declarative ......

Posted On Sunday, April 10, 2005 1:56 PM

GalleryBuilder seems to be a big hit.
About 5 weeks ago I posted a webcontrol I developed called GalleryBuilder. It basically allows you to create an instant photo gallery in 3 steps. There are a few out there that perform a similar task but being the property and styling insane developer that I am, I felt (and still feel) that mine offered a lot more functionality. Well after 5 weeks its been downloaded over 500 times. I've received some really great emails telling me what a great control it is and how much people like it. That's the ......

Posted On Monday, April 4, 2005 7:58 AM

Just been awarded MVP !!!
I would say that all the late-night coding sessions and speaking engagement preparations and all other community involvement have payed off, but the truth is that they pay off constantly when I receive “thank-you” emails from people to whom I've provided a solution. One of the reasons I got into user-group talks and writing for CoDe Magazine, etc. is that I really enjoy passing on knowledge. One of the best things around is the ooooos and aaaaaas you get when your audience sees something ......

Posted On Sunday, April 3, 2005 11:43 PM

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