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The Greater Charleston .NET User Group (GC.NUG) meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:00pm at Blackbaud on Daniel Island. Our next meeting is September 8th and features an APRESS speaker (Les Smith) and of course pizza and sodas will be provided. Also, we are having South Carolina's 1st Code Camp on September 17th. Registration is free, but necessary for a proper head count. Please visit our Code Camp site: http://www.gcnug.org/codecamp for more info. We also have informal coffee meetings ...
Vacation is over, time for life to resume. The Portland CodeCamp was fun, and Meltdown was a blast but I've been neglectful of other projects while tromping all over the Pacific NorthWest. The Jacksonville Code Camp is coming up in a few weeks... The next release of HA! is scheduled for end of August. that is followed by Dragon*Con and then the Charleston Code Camp (both in September) I also have to get back in the habit of writing each night since I have chapters due before too long. David Weller ...
Hit the Portland Code Camp this past weekend, which was a great event. 2 days full of excellent sessions. The game dev track went especially well and I feel like my talk was well received aside from a few minor demo problems. This week, I've been up in Seattle for Microsoft Meltdown, which ends today. It's been a great time and I've had a lot of fun while learning a lot. Met some terrific people and caught up with some friends. Tomorrow I fly back to South Carolina, then back to work on Friday. I'm ...
If you were at the Portland Code Camp and attended some of the Game Development tracks, I would love to hear your feedback. You can either post about it and tell us where it is, or simply add a comment with your thoughts. There are already several pieces of feedback that I think are great (and I want more). This will help us improve v2.0 and make it better for all of you, the ones actually attending the camp ...

If you're into game development...  You don't want to miss Microsoft Meltdown

There's only 5 days left, but my trip begins a lot sooner than that. I'm hopping on a plane tomorrow to head to the Portland Code Camp this weekend, then driving up to Seattle on Monday.

I can't wait! It's also my first trip out west. (note to self: bring a camera!)

The agenda for the Portland Code Camp sessions has been posted and is available here.

Earlier I wrote about the code camp sessions I am interested in and it looks like there are a few conflicts, as I imagined there would be. So it looks like I'll have to make a few choices I guess....

The Charleston Code Camp site (http://gcnug.org/codecamp) has been updated with the track/session calendar and session descriptions. Registration is open, so grab a seat while they last.

Code Camp is September 17th in Charleston SC. Please visit the site for more info.

If you're interested in helping out, please contact me. Speaker Call is closed, but we can always use a couple more volunteers.

Thanks!

This one says I'm the INETA Grand Poobah of Code Camps! Ok, maybe not, but it's close... I'm on the INETA Community Events Committee, and I've recently (last night?) been appointed to the position of INETA Code Camp Liaison. A little history... INETA has never sponsored Code Camps before, and we're still in the planning stages, but good stuff is in the works. This is your chance to provide some input and tell us what kind of support you want/need from INETA. Realistically, there's just no way we ...
These things are the best! From Thom Robbins Weblog::: Announcing - Code Camp 4: Developers Gone Wild September 24/25, 2005 Register Today September 24 – 8:30 AM – 9PM September 25 – 8:30 AM – 4PM Microsoft Waltham201 Jones Rd. Waltham, Ma. Call for Speakers Are you a developer interested in improving your .NET skills? Then this is the event to attend. Code Camp 4: Developers Gone Wild promises to be both bigger and better than anything we have done before. This free two day ...
Shervin Shakibi is speaking at our www.fladotnet.com user group meeting tonight on Developing Webparts with Visual Studio 2005. Shervin Shakibi Consultant - ComputerWays [ geekswithblogs.net/shervin/] Shervin Shakibi is the Chief Technical Officer for Computerways Inc., a Microsoft Gold Partner specializing in .NET development. In addition to being an author and Technical editor on many .NET books he has been a popular speaker at events such as Microsoft Tech Ed, PDC, CodeCamp, and Developer Days. ...
The Portland Code Camp is coming up in less than 2 weeks, and I'm pretty excited to be a part of it. Not only is it my first Code Camp that features a Game Development track, it's also my first trip "out west"... Yes folks, that's right... the mighty worldwide explorer (I sailed the Atlantic, the Persian Gulf, the Mediterranean & the Caribbean) has never set foot west of Texas... oh the shame! Anyway... these are a couple of the tracks I definitely want to hit... A Business Developer's Journey Into ...
[Crosspost from Managed World] Well, it looks like the Game Development track that I'm heading up for Portland's Code Camp (you registered yet?). Here is the tentative lineup (it might still change, but I'm hoping that it won't too much). - Introduction To Managed DirectX, David Weller - Message-Oriented Game Development, Jason Olson - Warplanner - Post Mortem of a Managed DirectX Game, Chris Goldfarb - Implementing Creature AI, Chris Williams - Behold My Bouncing Balls, Jason Mauer - The Power of ...
Charleston Code Camp South Carolina's first Code Camp is now open for registration... http://msevents.microsoft.c... We have 150 seats available. Register now, today... before you forget! To find out who's coming, and what they're talking about, please visit our Code Camp page. (NOTE: If you've signed up as a volunteer, you don't need to register.) ...
I'll be speaking at the Portland, Oregon Code Camp on July 23/24 (not sure which day I'm speaking). Portland Code Camp If you're in the area, come check it out... it's gonna rock! This is actually extremely cool for me, since I've never been west of Texas before. I'll be hitting Oregon and Washington in the same week. I've hit pretty much every state from Texas to Maine, but never anything west of that (somewhat crooked) line ...
The Tampa Code Camp will be held on July 16th, 2005. See table below for the Tampa and other Florida code camps! Date Location Registration Session Info Misc July 16 Tampa, FL MSDN Events www.tampacodecamp.com Speaker nominations openRegistration openSession info online August 27 Jacksonville, FL codecamp.jaxdug.com codecamp.jaxdug.com Speaker nominations openRegistration openSession info online Sept 17 Charleston, SC www.gcnug.org/codecamp not available at this time Outta devfish's geography but ...
I will be speaking at Tamp Code Camp on July 16th, this is a one day free developer event for developers by developers. if you are in the area I highly encourage you to attend. you can find out more about it here. http://www.tampacodecamp.com/ here is a list of the speakers Jeff Barnes Architect Evangelist - Microsoft Jeff Barnes, MCSD, MCDBA, MCSE – Microsoft Architect Evangelist for the Gulf States District. BizTalk 2004 for Developers Kevin Barnhill Web Architect - Wilson Miller [ www.naplesdot.net] ...

Attend (and/or speak) at the Portland Oregon Code Camp event July 23 and 24.

I am moving on to a new position with a new company! I'll be doing Software Test Engineer for LendingTree.com starting July 11th. My last day at the current job will be the 6th. I am leaving my user group here, one I helped to start. I really hate that. I've some good buddies in that group. Charlotte has some great groups, too (I went to the Charlotte Code Camp this year), but the one here is so "young"... I will be finishing my code for BattleshipNet for the pocket PC, though. At least at first, ...
Funny thing is... I'm pretty much on top of my game right now. I know that sounds arrogant, but it's true. I have a kick-ass job, good friends, awesome professional contacts and a book deal in the works. I'm in the best health I've been in over 10 years and I'm happy. I've got my MCAD, MCSD.NET & MCT certs, and I'm being considered for MVP (no guarantees). The user group is going well, we have a code camp coming up and I'm speaking all over the southeast US at code camps and user groups. Not bad ...
[Crosspost from Managed World] Well, since no other of my cohorts have blogged about it yet (minus Jason Mauer of course), I wanted to let everyone else know that the initial Portland Code Camp website is up and running. There is little information on it as of currently because we are still in the planning stage. But there is a way to register if you wish to go (it's free of charge and is on the weekend (so hopefully you won't have to miss any work)).Portland Code Camp The website will be filled ...
[Crosspost from Managed World] Hello everyone. I'm throwing this post out there as a call for ideas. Here in Portland, Oregon, we are looking at having a Game Development track at our Code Camp towards the end of July. I have a bunch of things that *I* would like to see, but Code Camp is not about me, it is about all of you out there. What kinds of things would you like to see (or even present) when it comes to a Game Development track? None of these talks need to be DirectX-specific as the Code ...
After a weekend of mostly vegging, I'm mostly back to normal and ready for work on Monday. Tech*Ed Orlando was awesome but I'm glad to be back. That's a tough pace to sustain for much longer than a week. What's next on my agenda? Well... lessee... 7/14 Open Source Mobile Game Programming Expo (Final) 8/18 - 8/21 GenCon (Indianapolis, IN) BIG MAYBE 8/27 Jacksonville Code Camp (Jacksonville, FL) Speaking 9/2 - 9/5 Dragon*Con (Atlanta, GA) 9/17 Charleston Code Camp (Charleston, SC) Speaking 10/23 - ...
What a busy day... Started off with What's new in the framework for version 2.0 which was a terrific presentation. Joel did an excellent job showing off some of the cooler aspects of what's new with 2.0. Among my favorites were the improved console class (for obvious HA! reasons) and the support for encrypted XML and of course generics. Edit and continue is back w/ 2.0 (and new to C#) but not without some limitations. Another cool thing he highlighted was Debugger Display Attributes. Cool stuff indeed. ...
Greater Charleston .NET User GroupOur June meeting is a *mere* 6 days away... Lou Vega of SPAWAR (and GC.NUG) is our guest speaker, and he will be talking about Mobile Development with the .NET Compact Framework. We'll also be handing out a bunch of copies of Visual Studio 2005 Team System BETA 2 DVD SET We have some GREAT drawings this month, including books from Addison Wesley, MS Press and more. We aren't having a “members only” drawing this month... so our big item will be open to ...
In September, we are hosting a code camp on September 17th. We have sponsors, speakers, and a facility lined up. I am going to speak, and I am working on my topic. I saw a presentation recently on nUnit; while nUnit looked great, the presentation was unsatisfying. Been wanting an excuse to become an expert on nUnit anyway. I'll keep this up to date as I find out more. Also, we have posted this information on our website, www.gcnug.org.
It's absolutely amazing how something can go from an idle thought to a giant snowball so quickly with the right people around to push and steer and clear the road ahead. Yes... I'M TALKIN 'BOUT CODE CAMP AGAIN The fact is, Tuesday morning (yesterday) I thought to myself... Charlotte and Atlanta Code Camps were such a blast, wouldn't it be great if we had one down here? So I sent around an email for a sanity check, and it turned out everyone else was just a crazy as me... they all said “Yeah... ...
Ok, so I took a couple of weeks to report - sorry. I've just finished an assignment and actually started a new one today at Amerada Hess Oil - looks like a good gig. CodeCamp DC was awesome. Andrew Duthie (DC area Developer Evangelist) did a great job with his team in putting it together. Unlike Philly, it was only one day, but the sessions were intense. Randy Hayes did a talk on advanced server controls which as many of you know is a topic dear to my heart. I got to see Brian Noyes speak again in ...
Installed SourceSafe 2005 (just the client tools for now)... nice and easy. picked up my existing 6.0d server no problem, and all my SourceControl bindings in HA! are working peachy again. I guess I'll wait a while longer on implementing Vault. Now I just need a decent bug tracker. My wife is getting tired of me writing on the wall (ok technically it's a big whiteboard that I never erase) I'm DL'ing the Speech SDK as I type this, along with Win XP Media Center Edition 2005 (CD1 & 2) I see the XNA ...
Well the buzz from Atlanta Code Camp is starting to wear off a bit and let me just say I had a great time. My presentation (GDI+) went very well, with lots of questions (although overall I think the Charlotte one went a tiny bit smoother on my end). I also caught some great presentations on free .NET tools and the Enterprise Library. My two absolute favorites of the day were on Speech Server and Programming Windows Media Center (with a healthy dose of home automation). Oh how I wish those two guys ...
Charlotte Code Camp was a blast!! I met some great people and had a terrific time. My GDI+ talk went very well and I got some great feedback for next time. (Next time, by the way, is Atlanta, GA on May 14th) The Enterprise Developers Guild also presented me with a very cool framed certificate for speaking at CodeCamp. They were a huge part of making the entire event happen, and we could not have done it without them. The other huge part of the event was the support we got from Microsoft. Not only ...
What’s a Code Camp? It all started with Thom Robbins, Microsoft techie up north – Vermont, I think. Anyway, it’s someplace where they have cold winters and get lots of time to think, because he sure came up with a good idea with Code Camp. You can read the manifesto in Thom’s blog archive. There’s a Code Camp Wiki for more info. Since I just noticed that Wiki is hosted by the Boston .NET UG, maybe Thom is a Massachusetts guy? That’s close to Vermont, right? Anyway, ...
This is distilled from my Charlotte Code Camp presentation yesterday. The “Gang of Four” AKA “GoF”: Erich Gamma, Richard Helm, Ralph Johnson, John Vlissides are authors of the code patterns reference book. The title is “Design Patterns - Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software”. This book is so standard, other books refer to pattern names with the page numbers from this book in parentheses like Singleton (127). For legacy coders (Java, C#, C++, etc.), look ...
Charlotte Code Camp was yesterday and I'm taking a “busman's holiday” by setting up my blog. I owe a debt to the FDD community (among oh so many others!) for helping me codify what I have learned about software development process and project management after decades of experience. My plan is to acknowledge that debt with some nifty links on FDD “real soon now”. Bill J Charlotte NC ...
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 ...
Well for those of you that attended either Code Camp (comparable to the original Woodstock) or Code Camp II, and can’t wait for Code Camp III (rumour has it we’ll see one in February ’05), then I have news for you!!! Carl “the Lumberjack” Franklin has been kind enough to offer his service to a mini Code Camp, VB.net style. The fun takes place in Waltham, MA, on Sunday, Jan 23, and it's FREE you cheap bums! So wash your hair and put away those f*&#ing semicolons and ...
Well it's about time the New Englanders got a chance to have one of these shindigs! According to DonXML, Jason Haley has been cool enough to set up a little Blogger Dinner to be held between days at Code Camp II in Waltham. From Don's blog : Code Camp II Blogger Dinner Jason Haley was gracious enough to help setup a Blogger Dinner that will be held right after the Saturday activities at Code Camp II. Date: Saturday, October 16, 2004Time: 9:00pm - 11:00pm (or whenever they throw us out)Place: Lobby ...
Looks like the Code Camp II agenda is shaping up nicely. Check the speaker's page out here and then register here. The last Code Camp was awesome, you gotta go! Thom still has room for more speakers, if you have something you want to say, click here! ...
It's baaaccckkkk! I just noticed that the crazy geek fest called Code Camp is back for the fall 04. So far according to the MS Events Page Code Camp II The Return is official as well. I can hardly contain myself. First Windows Mobile Developer Day is getting closer, now this? Thom Robbins has a little more info up on his blog, so keep your eyes here or there for more info as it develops. Also it looks like he is looking for speakers for this shin dig, so if you have something you want to say, and ...
OK, the email in my in box this morning makes it even more official. Windows Mobile Developer Day is coming to Microsoft New England. If you're anywhere near Waltham MA or New England in general, get your mobile butt out to this event. So far the agenda looks great : 8:30 – 9:00 – Registration9:00 – 10:30 - .NET Compact Framework Overview 10:30 – 10:45 – Break10:45 – 12:00 – Occasionally-Connected Application Development12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch1:00 ...
For those of us lucky enough to be able to attend Microsoft's Code Camp in Waltham last month, Thom posted some more materials to download. For those who missed it, Code Camp was a weekend event at Microsoft in Waltham MA, May 15 & 16. That's a Saturday ( 900 to 2100 ) and Sunday (900 to 1630 ) It was an AWESOME weekend. The day was jam packed with useful information presented by the likes of Pat Hynds, Thom Robbins, Duane Laflotte, and Chris Pels among others. I thought the weekend was a huge ...