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Help! I so desperately want to present at NJ Code Camp II on June 3rd. But what? I am kicking around a couple of ideas and want to know what would get you to my session? Here are some ideas I've been kicking around... 1. One or more Application Blocks in the Enterprise Library - Code demo Just a display of how to incorporate these in your code.2. Fun with Serialization - Code demo Show multiple ways to serialize and deserialize your objects to/from disk on a fat client.3-A. Down with Datasets! - ...
If you haven't seen the Toshiba HD-A1 tear-down, you should start there. New this time is a quick one-minute video which shows my quest to get the M-Systems USB flash drive recognized under XP. This was filmed before my last post which talks about some initial findings inside the firmware. Now that I had a few more minutes to dig a little deeper, I found a great freeware ext2fs Installable File System Driver that was able to recognize the USB flash disk under XP. After looking at the size of various ...
I will be attending the upcoming Reston Code Camp on June 10, 2005. Here are the details: Saturday, June 10, 2006 9:00 AM - Saturday, June 10, 2006 7:00 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) Language: English-American Microsoft Conference Center - MTC Reston 12012 Sunset Hills Rd Reston Virginia 20190United States The link for registration for this event is here: http://msevents.microsoft.c... It's well worth checking out and a shame ...
Do you live in the SouthEast US and have a fun or interesting project you want to share with others? Whether you wrote it yourself or just built upon it, we have a track especially for you at the South Carolina Code Camp 2.0 this coming September 16th & 17th. In addition to an all day Game Dev track (ending with a Game Dev Q&A panel), we also have a “Coding For Fun” track, put together especially for the casual/hobbyist programmer to show off a bit. For more information, visit ...

Richmond Code Camp was great fun and a huge success!  Here are some pics:

http://www.madcodecamp.com/Photoalbum_contents.aspx?Albumid=4

Thanks to each of you that attended my presentation on Branding your WSS site. I have submitted my slides and code to the Code Camp organizers. You should be able to find it soon here: In the meantime, here are the resources / references I used for my research. •Bill Simser’s DevConnections and blog – • SharePoint 2003 Advanced Concepts : Site Definitions, Custom Templates, and Global Customizations (Microsoft Windows Server System Series) (Paperback) by Jason Nadrowski, Stacy ...
I attended my 5th Code Camp this past weekend - Richmond, VA this time. Not only did I learn a lot, I had a great time. I learned a lot as I prepared for the presentation I gave on branding a Windows SharePoint Services site, I also learned from every session I attended, and from the many conversations I had with other speakers and attendees. I could easily turn into a Code Camp evangelist (aka junkie). I think it is one of the best ideas in a long time for training and networking within the Microsoft ...
Had a great time out in Alabama yesterday. I was very impressed by the knowledge of the attendees of my sessions (especially the Aspect Oriented Programming one). I have given this presentation numerous times and had actually gone through and taken out most of the discussion about Inner Type Members aka “Mixins” as they seemed to be a difficult concept for many to grasp but after a mention of them I discussed them anyway and everyone seemed to understand the concept! It was the first ...
I never expected when we started putting together a Code Camp in Phoenix that we would have 20% of our speakers interested enough to fly in just for the event, some from over 2000 miles away. Hats off to all the dedicated people who have signed up to help us out. I just published the full schedule of events out on the site for anyone that would like to join us for a day PACKED with good geeky fun:http://desertcodecamp.c... material there to easily do 2 days of sessions. Unreal. A big “Thank ...
Looks like I will be doing a couple of sessions at the Greenville Code Camp otherwise known as SC CodeCamp 2.0. I did one in Chasn, SC last year and let me tell you, they are great way to see code, code, code. If you like code, you'd like the camp. It's not discuss camp, it's code camp. As a result, there is lots of it. At present, I will be doing a version of my presentation from CodeCamp 1.0 on nUnit, updated for the changes in VS2005 and one on .NETCF game development. The last one there is totally ...
Will and Marcus over at Software Inquistion are writing an excellent series of articles about the new version of QTP that is now available. Some of my favourite items: a MDI!!!! Check these articles out! Looks like I will be expanding my article on interacting with dialog boxes dynamically. I've been asked a lot of questions like “what if the button is cutom?“ or “how do you...“, etc. I will try to write something a little more flexible in the near future. 'Sides, I could certainly use it at work ...
As your friendly neighborhood INETA Membership Manager for North and South Carolina, I'm happy to announce that South Carolina is getting their second Code Camp!! This one will be in September (just like last year) and is in the Greenville/Spartanburg area. This is a TWO DAY code camp and while the exact location is still TBD, the dates are set: 9/16 & 9/17. The call for speakers is open and you can find information (along with the speaker submission form) at the Greenville Spartanburg Developers ...
In the afternoon I got to sit in on a few presentations myself and I saw the following: John Bristowe - WinFx. A good presentation about the upcoming bits in WinFx. Most of this material has been covered here and there over the past year, but it was really nice to see some examples of XAML and WPF in person. It's something that's going to be really cool when it's released. Owen Rogers and Rob Chartier - Continuous Integration in Cruise Control .NET. Cruise Control is a really awesome open source ...

The Florida Code Camp is this Saturday and I'm already getting psyched up about it! I'm speaking during one of the sessions and I'm on a panel during the day on various topics related to dotnetnuke.

I'll place a link on my blog of the slides that I'll be using.

The organizers do an excellent job of putting this together.

If you happen to be in town, look us up!

Well, I have finished all of my code for Code Camp tomorrow and I just need to put the finishing touches on my presentation and practice it a bit. I'm totally psyched, it should be a really fun time.

I'll be posting my code and slide deck after the camp, so keep a lookout for that in the next few days.

I've spoken at four Code Camps and chaired one in Charleston. I'm gearing up to do another one in September. Today someone asked me if I had any advice/suggestions for running a code camp. If there's anything I'm full of, it's suggestions. :) This is what I came up with: - plan things as far in advance as possible. we did Charleston in 3 months, this one in 6 months. - promote early and often, in every way you can think of. - involve the local colleges and universities!! - contact as many supporters ...
I almost forgot about this upcoming event (even though it's been in my calendar for months!), but Scott Hanselman is going to be presenting at the next .NET BC meeting this Monday. I saw Scott present at the Portland Code Camp last summer and I'm really looking forward to this one. Date & Time: Monday, 2006/03/06, 7:00 PM [Welcome Time: 6:30 PM] Location: BCIT Burnaby Campus, Building SW5, Room 1850, 3700 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby, BC Title: Anatomy of a Successful ASP.NET Application: Inside DasBlog ...
I am presenting at my first Code Camp this Saturday in NYC. The matrix of sessions is here: http://nyc.codecamp.us/Matr... The registration is full, but you can register for the wait list here: http://msevents.microsoft.c... My talk is on Orchestrating Web Services with BizTalk Server 2006. I've found from my .NET user group in NJ and other venues that its often tough to get the average developer enthused about BizTalk. I'm not sure why ...
The other “fall out” of the South Florida Code Camp 2006 was the formation of the “South Florida Enterprise and Strategy Architects Special Interest Group“. Who said Pub Clubs were only for fun? This new group, headed by Quent Herschelman of Microsoft, will focus on entrprise architecture and development, not necessairly limited to Microsoft technologies. The first meeting will be held on March 21st, 2006 at the Microsoft offices in Ft Lauderdale (6750 North Andrews Avenue, ...
I've been busy the past couple of weeks and am just getting to post something on the event. It was three days of events with Russ Fustino hosting pub clubs Thursday night in Miami at Mangos, Friday night in Weston at Tarpon Bend for speakers and volunteers and again Saturday night for attendees. As usual his camera was busy and he has posted pictures on his website at http://www.russtoolshed.net/. Although it is hard to say exactly how many attended the code camp, at one point in the morning I counted ...
Richmond, VA is getting their first (and long overdue) code camp this April. They need speakers and volunteers (and attendees) so click here for more info!!
Nooo, not springtime, springtime Code Camp Time!!! Code Camp 5: Code Frenzy! Hold the date for Code Camp 5: Code Frenzy! On May 6/7 in the Microsoft Waltham office. More details including the call for speakers and registration coming soon. Keep your eyes on Thom's blog for more info. http://blogs.msdn.com/trobb... I'll post here when registration is announced ...
A Code Camp is basically an all day developer geekfest. There have been several of these CodeCamps in Florida and across the US. I had an opportunity to speak at a Code Camp that was held in Ft. Lauderdale last spring. It was a fun event usually held on a Saturday and its a FREE event too! This year there will be a Code Camp held on Saturday, March 25th at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL. Joe Healy from Microsoft has been the leader of the Florida events and the agenda has always ...
There's an excellent whitepaper released by Microsoft on the practice of running with LUA in Windows XP. I try to be as security conscientious as I can, and I started running as 'user' for my day to day tasks after a New England Code Camp with Robert Hurlbut. It makes a lot of sense on so many different levels. For those not familiar with LUA, I *strongly* suggest you give the article a read. The basic gist of LUA is to use an account with the least privileges as possible for your day to day computing. ...
[Crosspost from Managed World] Well, I've decided to revisit an old project that I haven't worked on for a while. The project was a game called "Tanks!" that was going to be the basis for a set of articles on game development with Managed DirectX. I'm still doubtful that the articles will make a come back but I definitely want to revive the project, with a twist that is. Instead of a flat out Tanks game, I'm going to make it more of a programming game. Think of Terrarium meets Robot Battle (or Mind ...
Speaking of the Vancouver Code Camp, it looks like the number of people signed up has surpassed the 200 level, so anyone signing up now is going to be on the waiting list. There's still a chance to attend, so if you're still thinking of signing up, better do it now. Oh, and you don't have to go to code camp to to go the the geek dinner. Drop me a line if you're up for it. Rory's going to be there, so that means a good time will be had by all ...
So, I'm sure by now you're all signed up for the Vancouver Code Camp and all that. If you're not, you'd better hurry, it's filling up quick... I'll wait. Go ahead... Great. Is anyone up for a geek dinner around the Code Camp time frame? Although the camp is going to be at BCIT, we could always arrange something downtown the night before or sometime after the camp. Would that be more convenient for everyone? Does anyone have any preferences as to date or location ...
Here's some shameless marketing stuff related to the upcoming Vancouver Code Camp on March 18, 2006 on the BCIT campus. Are you a developer interested in improving your .NET skills? Then this is the event to attend. The Vancouver Code Camp promises to be the biggest andbest community owned event we've ever had. This free one day seminar isdesigned as a series of intensive code related demos and technical sessionsto guide the developer to the next skill level. The continuing goal of CodeCamps is to ...

The 2nd South Florida Code Camp will be held on Saturday, Feb 4th, 2006 at DeVry University in Miramar (west of Ft. Lauderdale).

We have posted a call for speakers and speaker session proposal form at www.fladotnet.com/codecamp and welcome any and all speakers and session ideas.

Last year we had almost 300 attendees, this year we are shooting for 500.

Registration will be open very soon.

1 more day to go! As I had mentioned in my previous post, Central Penn .NET Users Group is bringing MSDN Code Camp to Harrisburg for the first time ever! I am one of the volunteers and you can see me registering the visitors in the morning. The details of the code camp is available at www.central-penn.net, the user group's web site. The code camp is a happening thing and we have lot of great presenters. I am all excited to be a part of this event. If you happen to visit Harrisburg during this weekend, ...
Are you a developer interested in improving your .NET skills? Then this is the event to attend. The Toronto Code Camp promises to be the biggest and best community owned event we've ever had. This free one day seminar is designed as a series of intensive code related demos and technical sessions to guide the developer to the next skill level. The continuing goal of Code Camps is to provide an intensive developer-to-developer learning experience that is fun and technically stimulating. The focus is ...
Hey Everybody, I am giving a talk or two on VB6 Migration to Visual Vasic 2005 looking to touch on how / why to upgrade existing apps, developer skill set changes, language changes and enhancements and planning the overall move. I'll have some PPT and actual code. If anyone has anything they might like covered, let me know. I'll be doing the talk for the next New Englang Code Camp (5) whenever it is, but would be glad to share materials or information with folks from other areas that might want to ...

Rory Blythe, who I met at the Portland Code Camp this summer, writes about backwards compatibility on the Xbox 360. Hysterical!

http://neopoleon.com/blog/posts/16512.aspx

there are “a few” dirty words, but it's worth it.

A number of you have emailed me privately and asked how the community launch event went, given all the hiccups experienced along the way. It went very well. Murray did a great job and we had near-record (for a UG meeting) attendance. 43 people showed up out of the 54 that registered. Murray also says the training he got was pretty excellent. We opted to show videos in place of a lot of the live demos for a couple reasons you might want to consider. The videos are fairly quick and the performance ...
Code Camp is coming to Harrisburg. And the Central Penn .NET User Group is bringing it. Oh, I have been telling this to my friends for months! This is one of the wonderful things ever happened to the city. There were MSDN events for some time and it died again. I understand that MSDN events would not pull in the crowd akin to San Francisco..., but hey, we deserve it! To know more about what the Code Camp is all about, visit http://www.central-penn.net. ...

Dan is off to Code Camp in Seattle this weekend.  He'll be talking on Sunday @ 3 about grid-object oriented programming (what he calls GOOP).  He'll be talking about that and showing the Digipede Network at the same time.

If you are going to be there drop by and see him.

Today I had a bunch of classes that I needed interfaces for and I wanted to find a tool that would generate them for me. This led me to the discovery of several refactoring tools available for .NET. Here they are: Net Refactorhttp://www.knowdotn... tool was able to generate an interface from my class, but unfortunately it was not smart enough to put that interface in the right project since my solution had multiple projects.) C# Refactoryhttp://www.xtreme-... ...
Update: My presenations are now up on the NJ Code Camp Site. I don't really think the Power Point does the presentation justice, but it's there. Thanks to the many talented and wonderful people that attended NJ Code Camp 2005 this Saturday. This was my first time presenting at a Code Camp and the experience exceeded my every expectation. I came away with a lot of new ideas and I'm really excited to continue working with the NJ developer community. A special thanks to Rob Jackson (Microsoft), Scott ...
The New Jersey Code Camp (October 15th) is quickly taking shape, the agenda has just been posted, and includes Infragistics very own Derek Harmon doing two sessions: XmlReader and XmlWriter Techniques in .NET 2.0 Flexible SOA through WS Policy-making Register today!! (Cudos go to ScottW for making the code camp happen) ...
ok, calling it the GC.NUG Road Show is a bit of a stretch, since it was just me and John Lunsford, but we had a great time. John and I made the 2+ hour drive from Charleston, SC up to Columbia, SC to visit the Columbia .NET User Group. The weather was pretty lousy, with lots of wind and rain for most of the drive but nothing we couldn't handle. We were in a hurry to get there by 6pm, but they have a much more relaxed bunch than we do and things didn't really kick off until almost 6:30. (Note to self: ...
Well another code camp has come and gone, and again, I find myself with scores of pages of notes and a million new ideas in my head. Thom Robbins et al pulled off another awesome weekend. Waltham, MA, Microsoft New England home of the original and still the best code camp welcomed developers, geeks, speakers and many other types of techie folks to Code Camp. I caught a ton of awesome sessions, made some new friends, visited with some old friends and left my wife and 10 week old son at the Westin ...
I've been out of the office all week teaching a Microsoft Course in order to meet the requirements of my MCT program. This is the first teaching gig I've managed to score since moving to South Carolina, and I'm at PST in North Charleston. I have to say, it feels good to be back in the classroom. It may sound cheesy, but I really do enjoy helping people learn, and when I'm in a small class (5 people) like this one I feel like I have more of an opportunity to connect with everyone. Also, this class ...
Well, it's done! The Charleston Code Camp 2005 went off, despite some very short notice hitches, and we are talking about the next one... Ok, not the next one, lol, but we are discussing getting some of the speakers together in new places to present their material. I presented some material on nUnit, and just had a fanatastic time....really large fun. Our attendees came with wonderful attitudes, and had some excellent input. I won't say much more at the moment, but I would like to say something about ...

I'll be presenting at the New Jersey Code Camp on October 15th.  I will be presenting on “Data Binding to Custom Classes” and “Defining a Domain”.  I'll post up some more details soon.  I'm putting the finishing touches on it now.

--chaz

Ok, so I'm NOT at PDC... and I get to read all these great posts about how cool it is and how much fun it is and all the neat people you all meet at the bar while sucking down your *diet cokes* (yeah right) That's ok... I've got the next best thing (if you happen to live within a couple hundred miles and couldn't afford PDC like the rest of us...) Charleston Code Camp That's right! The Charleston Code Camp is only 4 days away... and you know how much it costs? NOTHING!! ZIP ZERO ZILCH NADA NUTTIN ...
I am finally working exclusively in our QTP environment developing automated tests for our software. I also now know a lot more about what we use, and can comment on it. As it turns out, we are *not* using .Net yet, but instead the entire adaptation of QTP is done via VBScript. We have a large script Action (QTP users will know what I mean) that allows us to use Excel sheets (Yuck!) to write scripts using a very specific set of keywords to run our tests. I think the idea was orignially to have this ...

I will be speaking at the Lexington Code Camp on October 14 and 15. The topics are 'ASP.NET 2.0 Membership and Personalization' and 'SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services'. My friend Alan Stevens is presenting on VSTS and I have to say that Alan's VSTS presentation is extremely good. Also, Wally McClure will be there presenting on ADO.NET. That makes three of us from Knoxville going. It should be impressive.

The strippers better be ready.

Thank you Julia Lerman for finding this one and returning it to me after it got lost... The title of my book was done ages ago, I'm writing the actual book now. It's just slowwww going. I have a full time day job of course, and a chronic inability to say no to extra projects. In addition to my day job, I'm also: - working on a fairly lucrative sideproject for a local company - teaching programming a couple nights a week at the local high school - preparing to deliver a weeklong vb.net MOC course ...
Looks like Code Camp 4 (the original one baby!) is coming together well. Thom has the work in progress version of the agenda up on his site. Code Camp 4 will be held on Sept 24th and 25th at the Microsoft office in Waltham, MA. I think we should all petition that the governor of MA officially change Waltham’s tagline to Waltham, MA: home of the original Code Camp and the best developer community in the WORLD! I’ll have a petition ready that weekend for everyone to sign : ) Check out the ...
We're expecting around 150 people... although we do have a few seats still open, so (Sign up here!) So far, we have... an XBOX an iMate SP3 Smartphone Visual Studio .NET Enterprise Architect 3 copies of the Code Magazine CD (5 years of articles) 2 copies of Developer's Assistant (from Method Factory) a veritable buttload of VS 2005 beta 2 DVD sets Infragistics NetAdvantage Toolset a large pile of Tshirts (20-30 with more coming...) 20+ books from Apress 15+ books from O'Reilly 15+ books from Addison ...