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I stole that from the back of a T-shirt I saw at the Orlando Code Camp 2010. This was my first code camp and my first time volunteering for an event like this as well. It was an awesome day. I cannot begin to count the “aaahh”, “I did-not-know I could do that”, in the crowds and for myself. I think it was a great day of learning for everyone at all levels. All of the presenters were different and provided great insights into the topics they were presenting. Here’s a list of the ones that I attended. ...

Yep, Twin Cities Code Camp EIGHT is just around the corner (11 days from this writing.)

We've got some great sessions lined up, and a mini-mountain of swag to give away.

If you haven't registered yet, we're ALMOST at capacity... so don't delay.

See you there...

In this Issue: Michael Washington, Andy Beaulieu, Bill Reiss, jocelyn, Shawn Wildermuth, Cameron Albert, Shawn Oster, Alex Yakhnin, ondrejsv, Giorgetti Alessandro, Jeff Handley, SilverLaw, deepm, and Kyle McClellan. Shoutouts: If I've listed this before, it's worth another... Introduction to Prototyping with SketchFlow (twelve video series) and on the same page is Creating a Beehive Game with Behaviors in Blend 3 (ten video series) Shawn Oster announced his Slides + Code + Video from ‘An Introduction ...
The Chicago Code Camp is coming up on May 1st, 2010. They are still looking for speaker. If you have a rock’n code demonstration that you would like to present to the community be sure to sign up. If you know someone else who has some ideas that you really think they should share with the world guilt them in to signing up. http://www.chicagocodecamp.... del.icio.us Tags: Chicago Code Camp,call for speakers ...
It seems the guys have posted the venue. The Chicago Code Camp will be held at the Illinois Institute of Technology on May 1, 2010. Sign up and join in. IIT- Stuart Building 10 West 31st Chicago, IL 60616 del.icio.us Tags: Chicago Code Camp ...
Orlando is coming up fast behind Tampa and South Florida Code Camps. This year, even more so. Check out the schedule and register: http://www.orlandocodecamp.... What: All day geek fest focusing on code and not marketing fluff. When: Saturday, March, 27, 2010 All day (registration opens at 7:00am) Where: Seminole State College - Sanford\Lake Mary Campus - 100 Weldon Boulevard Sanford, FL 32773 Cost: Free! A good fellow community leader Will Strohl has a great blog post on What to Expect from Orlando ...
“Innovation” is a heavy word. We regard those that embrace it as “Innovators”. We describe organizations as being “Innovative”. We hold those associated with the word in high regard, even though its dictionary definition is very simple: Introducing something new. What our culture has done is wrapped Innovation in white robes and a gold crown. Innovation is rarely just introducing something new. Innovations and innovators are typically associated with other terms: groundbreaking, genius, industry-changing, ...
The Lake Count .NET User Group is putting on it’s second Chicago Code Camp on May 1st. I would encourage everyone to come out and participate in the Chicago area .NET community. You can register here. Better yet come of with a presentation of your own. I have submitted an abstract for a presentation on Office Open XML. del.icio.us Tags: Chicago Code Camp,presentations,Office Open XML,LCNUG ...

I had an awesome time at the NYC Code Camp last weekend and as promised here is the demo code and presentation that I used:

http://s3.amazonaws.com/devstuff/EF4DemoNYC.zip

A special thanks to the organizers, you guys did an awesome job!  I can't wait for the next one.

Catching up after our sixth code camp here in the Ft Lauderdale, FL area. Website at: http://www.fladotnet.com/co... For the 5th time, DeVry University hosted the event which makes everything else really easy! Statistics from 2010 South Florida Code Camp: 848 registered (we use Microsoft Group Events) ~ 600 attended (516 took name badges) 64 speakers (including speaker idol) 72 sessions 12 parallel tracks Food 400 waters 600 sodas 900 cups of coffee (it was cold!) 200 pounds of ice 200 pizza's ...
Note: Cross posted from GuruStop.NET. Permalink My first DotNetwork Cairo Code Camp in 2009 was a great experience, because it was one of the biggest events I’ve spoken at (in terms of audience count, similar to SilverKey Demo Day II). However, Cairo Code Camp `10 had a much different taste!...Note: Cross posted from GuruStop.NET. Permalink Cross posted from weblogs.asp.net/meligy ...
It's that time of year where I get ridiculously busy. In addition to working on EDAKTBYD as much as possible, I'm also entering conference season. I was just at the MVP Summit a couple weeks ago, and now I'm headed to the NYC Code Camp this weekend. (3/6/10) That's followed by a trip to Austin, TX to speak at SXSW (3/12/10) and then flying from there to Vegas for MIX (315/10 - 3/17/10). Once I get back, I have the kickoff meeting for the new relaunch of the Twin Cities XNA group (3/18/10). I'll have ...
I wanted to mention some thanks and share some things we did differently this year from previous code camps. First the thanks: Thanks to the Speakers! We had an amazing array of speakers volunteer their time and offer their expertise in a wide variety of subjects. We also had speakers come in from Boston, Edmonton, and Ottawa, and we thank those that travelled so far just to share with us. Thanks to the Sponsors! Putting on a code camp takes dollars and we’re very lucky in Winnipeg to have a number ...
We’re already into the second set of sessions at the Winnipeg Code Camp! This year we’ve added a fourth room and extra speakers, and the community response has been great: both from an attendee perspective, and the fantastic sponsors that have stepped up to support us! Telerik is one of our prize sponsors, but instead of just sending up swag they also gave us a speaker! Evan Hutnick came up from Boston to do stops at the Regina and Saskatoon user groups before speaking here at our code camp! Thanks ...

The schedule for the Winnipeg Code Camp is now available on the site’s homepage. Lots of amazing sessions and presenters and fabulous prizes!

Check it out here and register if you’re planning on coming out!

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A short while ago I became a REAL game developer with the release of an XBLIG I helped create called “Kissy Poo”. Overall this game has been a huge success. It has far exceeded my original expectations of sales and was just a really fun project to work on. (In case you were wondering I was expecting to sell around 500 copies and we’re right now hanging around 1200 copies sold!). Now though, I want to take some time to reflect a bit and share what went well and what I would have done differently. ...
I don’t really want to make an “End of 2009, beginning of 2010” post. Mostly because we’re almost in February, but also because I’m sure both of my readers could care less. I do, however, want to mention what I’ve been up to (mostly as just a shout out to all the cool events and people). Last year became SUPER busy right at the end, and so far this year, it’s been exciting too. I have been traveling quite a bit around the Midwest, speaking at user groups and Code Camps. I did HDC last October, then ...
We are now accepting speakers / presentations for Roanoke Code Camp 2010 (western Virginia) being held on Saturday, March 13th at Virginia Western Community College. If you have presented at a past Roanoke Code Camp -- welcome back! Our past reviews tell us we want you back. If you've never presented at a RCC, welcome! We will be having 4-5 tracks this year with topics including .NET anything and everything, SQL Server and SharePoint. If you are passionate about a topic you feel the Roanoke Valley ...
The Winnipeg Code Camp is going to be held Saturday, February 27th at Red River College’s Princess St. campus! We’ve had such a response from people wanting to speak that we’re using 4 rooms this year, meaning we’ll have 40 sessions at this years camp! In addition to fantastic local talent, we also have Donald Belcham coming from Edmonton and Evan Hutnick from Telerik’s Boston office to present! To get more information and to register, visit the code camp website. I’m posting more session abstracts ...
Wow, it only seems like just last week I was sitting at my PC trying to determine what I was going to concentrate on in software development for 2009. I had also just started the Frederick .NET User Group (FredNUG) in September 2008 and I was trying to figure out how to get speakers scheduled. Then, things started to quickly fall into place. My local INETA mentor, Frank La Vigne, provided me with a few names of well respected .NET MVPs who would most likely be interested in speaking at FredNUG. (Thanks ...
Considering doing a presentation at an upcoming code camp or user group in the spring? Have a really interesting .NET-related topic that you would like to share with other developers? Then come to this month’s Frederick .NET User Group meeting and present your stuff! FredNUG is mixing things up a bit this month. On December 15th, we’ll start with pizza and social networking at 6:30 PM. Then, starting at 7 PM, we’ll start our “15 Minutes of Fame” presentations. Anyone interested in presenting their ...
I was giving an Entity Framework talk in Harrisburg, PA at the Central Penn Code Camp earlier today and afterwards I was talking with one of the developers that attended my session. He was a little hesitant to use Entity Framework because he didn't want to use it solely as his data layer. I explained that you don't have to use it directly as your data layer but could add another layer of abstraction. This is actually how I use Entity Framework almost exclusively. In short, how I do this is I build ...
I met Robin back in Roanoke, VA about 6 years ago at the first meeting of the Roanoke Valley .NET User Group. She loves to point out that this meeting also happened to be at an IHOP (hey, it was my first user group and it seemed like a good idea at the time...) Robin and I became fast friends and she inherited the user group after I moved away and has kept it going strong to this very day. She is definitely one of the coolest people I know, but I'll let you find that out for yourself, by reading ...
Between work, life and umm... more work, I haven't really had much time for blogging *lately. (*for varying definitions of lately, the most accepted being "several months.") It hasn't helped that 99% of the random crap I usually spew onto this blog could apparently be summarized in 140 characters or less. Looking back, I guess Twitter damn near killed this blog. That and being **extremely sick over the last few weeks didn't help much either. (**Diabetes sucks, whether you ignore it or not. I've tried ...
In this Issue: African Geek, Alan Mendelevich, Jeff Wilcox, CorrinaB, Tim Heuer, Jeff Handley, Timmy Kokke, Cameron Albert, Antoni Dol, and Fredrik Normén. Shoutouts: Check out the WCF RIA Services Code Gallery on MSDN ... lots of good resources there! The Silverlight Team Blog posted a new Silverlight Podcast: Expression Encoder 3 Timmy Kokke has his code and slides up from Dutch Code Camp 2009 Michael Wolf has a Tim Sneath Interview on Silverlight 4 and WPF up on his blog. Check out Joe Stegman's ...
I’d like to provide you with a SilverBullet™, a small snippet of Silverlight, a class or namespace hidden in the silverlight .NET framework, to help you out in times of need. It’s not to learn, but something to keep in your pocket. Just remember it’s there and you’re safe. When writing the demo for the code-camp I ran into issues getting back on the UI thread after calling a webservice. The call to the webservice was made from the UI thread, but the callback was made on a different thread. The System.Threading.Synchroniz... ...

I will be presenting on the Entity Framework in Harrisburg, PA at the Central Penn Code Camp on Dec 5th, 2009.  Details can be found at the code camp site:

http://centralpenn.web121.discountasp.net/home/CodeCamp2009/2009Schedule/tabid/84/Default.aspx

I’m very excited to see some progress and buzz at Tampa Code Camp since we announced. We are still accepting speaker submissions and we are working having more sessions now. Continue spreading the word in person, online and even in general public too! We can still use your help to reach out to your fellow geeks and let them know about Windows Phone Camp, you never know who is not admitting to be a fan. Don’t believe the hype? At the very least come out and learn about what’s new for yourself. We ...
I had a great time speaking at the CMAP Code Camp last weekend. Chris Steen and his crew did an awesome job! Below is the code download and some reference links I mentioned during my presentations. Code Download ADO.Net Team Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/adonet/ Julie Lerman’s Blog: http://thedatafarm.com/blog/ WCF Rest Toolkig: http://www.asp.net/download... ...
Iowa Code Camp was a great time! I really enjoyed the conference itself. It was probably one of the best conferences I have ever been to. There are a lot of talented people surrounding Iowa and I had the pleasure of hanging out with some very intelligent people that are doing some really awesome things. The talk went well as well. Hopefully there were a few more people that got out there and tried UppercuT. Here are the slides from my talk ...
In this Issue: Bart Czernicki, Jesse Bishop, XAMLNinja, Andrea Boschin, Jeff Prosise, and Victor Gaudioso. Shoutouts: Michael Washington's reported that the Open Light Group's DotNetNuke SketchFlow Viewer featured on Channel 9 Mark Tucker has been doing the Casual game series on Shazaml! Mark presented on the topic at Desert Code Camp last weekend, and is sharing the video: Video: Creating a Silverlight 3 Casual Game using Blend 3 and Triggers, Actions, and Behaviors To prove that he really still ...
Thanks to everyone who attended my “MVC in the Real World” presentation at CMAP Code Camp today. The code as well as the PowerPoint can be downloaded here: MVC in the Real World Download I also had a few other requests during the talk. First, I had a request to post the code as it looked at the very beginning of my talk before I modified anything. You’ll find that link on the download page above as well (file name: PersonalInfoManager-ReadlWo... Second, I was asked about a couple of ...
OK, I’ve been remiss in my duties as a blogger I know. Can you forgive me? Both of you? C’mon! It was only a couple of weeks. I promise to be more diligent in my posts in the future. So… we cool? Ok. I am really posting to let you both know that I will be speaking at Iowa Code Camp tomorrow. I have two talks. One on BDD, of course, and one on The Opinionated Web Solution. This is a new talk that is about arranging web projects in a solutions. If you happen to be in the Des Moines area, drop by. ~Lee ...
CRineta.org, Iowa .NET and CVIneta.org are hosting the fourth code camp to Iowa on November 7, 2009 at DMACC in West Des Moines. These are always great events, and you can't beat the price: FREE! This event gets bigger and better every time they do it, and this time is no exception. SEVEN concurrent tracks, with FIVE time slots at 75 minutes each. These aren't just Microsoft Lovefests either, you'll also find talks on jQuery, Ruby, WebOS, Lisp, Software Craftsmanship, Load Testing, Mobile Device ...
Augusta Code Camp Nov. 7th Augusta has been kind enough to schedule me to speak at their code camp. I’ll be sharing what every C# developer needs to know about VB XML data types and in a separate session, discussing Windows Mobile development. The list of speakers includes many of “the usual suspects”, so if you can find a way to join us, you are bound to have a good time while learning lots of new things and how to do some old things better. Bill J ...
Carolina Code Camp Fall 2009 We had an outstanding code camp earlier this month. Greensboro NC, Greenville SC, Columbia SC and Charleston SC all joined with Charlotte to produce a regional event. We had over 230 in attendance, a new record. As always, CPCC afforded us an incredible venue. We had a nice assortment of Hands on Labs and an incredible array of presentations. Thanks again to all the user group leaders, MVP and local experts that shared their talent and passion with .NET geeks from across ...
Hopefully you haven't forgotten, but the Twin Cities Code Camp 7 is happening this next weekend! I will be giving a talk about effectively storing game assets like sprites and models. This will be my first time writing code during a talk and think it should go pretty well (should take more time compared to my other talks). There have been some changes this year to the lunch situations so if you haven't yet checked it out, head over to TwinCitiesCodeCamp.com and get all the details. And if you haven't ...
So I scraped together the money and paid in full to go to the conference as I've said before. Here is a complete list of all the sessions I will be attending: Monday 1:15 - Overview and Whats New for SharePoint 2010 IT Pro's 2:45 - What's New in Office 2010 for Developers 4:30 - Web Content Management in SharePoint 2010 Tuesday 9:00 - Building Rich Internet Applications with Silverlight 3 and SharePoint 2010 10:30 - FAST Search for SharePoint: Capabilities and Deep Dive 1:15 - Developing SharePoint ...
Saturday November 7th, 2009, I will be presenting at Tampa Code Camp 2009. This Code Camp is second behind infamous South Florida Code Camp in number of attendees…close to 500 planning to attend. So be sure to register to get your spot and in-person must be present to win raffle prize opportunity: http://www.tampacodecamp.com/ Hope to see you there. Be sure to ask to see my Windows Phone. Here are the abstracts on the sessions I will be presenting: Windows Phone Widgets Intro on how to build Windows ...

Herve Roggero and I were driving to the Naples .NET Code Camp yesterday talking about technology and ideas and all of a sudden he blurted out "BING me up Scotty!" We laughed so hard Herve almost drove off the road.

However, I now have a new tag line and have incorporated it into my presentations. We told Joe Healy about it and he also took a picture of it on my slide deck during my presentation.

"BING me up Scotty!"

I've been meaning to post this for a while, but I have some upcoming speaking engagements coming up throughout South Florida. Yesterday I was in Naples, Florida speaking at the SW Florida .NET Code Camp, speaking on a lot of the new things coming in ADO.NET 4.0 Entity Framework (obviously ). I completely ran out of time as I tried to cram a bunch of topics into an hour. I talked about Model-First development, POCO, and T4 templates. I first gave a brief EF introduction to those who were new to EF, ...
After submitting several abstracts for the code camps in the surrounding area, I now have my October planned and what a busy time it will be! Having recently returned from the Raleigh Code Camp, which was a fantastic event(many thanks to the organizers for putting together such a well run event for the developer community), I learned that I’ll also be speaking at the NoVa and Philly.NET Code Camps. So in addition to attending some excellent sessions and catching up with some geek friends, I’ll also ...
There are several very good DotNetNuke books that are currently available but there are few reviews for those books. I found that to be odd because several people that I know either purchased the book or received it for free at a code camp event or user group meeting. Your review is important to those that might be interested in purchasing the book. Please take the time and effort to support the authors who wrote the books. Tell us what you think. Did you like it? Not like it? Did the book help you? ...
Muljadi Budiman was the top-rated speaker at the recent St. Louis Day of .NET event, and it’s easy to see why. His presentations are energetic, humorous, and packed with useful information. At tonight’s St. Louis .NET User Group meeting, he zipped through an overview of Visual Studio 2010 and 4.0 features of C#, VB, WPF, the CLR and the DLR in a little over 90 minutes. Highlights included: VS2010: multi-monitor support Call Hierarchy visualizer “Navigate To” improvements “Consume-First Development” ...
G. Andrew Duthie (and company) received a great welcome from the always passionate and involved Roanoke attendees at the Fall 2009 edition of the Mid-Atlantic MSDN & IT Pro RoadShow. I know I say it over and over, but presenters really enjoy the Roanoke crowds; their passion, their hospitality and their enthusiasm. So thanks to everyone that attended. If you missed it, start hanging out with the cool kids from RV.NUG and you'll be one of the first to know about the next event. Thanks goes to ...
I’ve got a few speaking gigs coming up that I’m pretty pumped about, also making for a busy Fall/Winter. Edmonton Code Camp – September 18 Finally I make my way to Edmonton! I’ll be doing two sessions on Silverlight development in the afternoon. These won’t be your typical video-in-a-button-spinning talks; instead I’ll be talking about how Silverlight as a technology works: what it can do, what it can’t do, its strengths and its deficiencies. We’ll also look at patterns and architecture for creating ...
September Meeting - 17 September 2009 6PM Two meetings for the price of one! This month we start up again after our summer break with a new twist to the user group experience here in Charleston…now you get 2 user groups for the price of 1! :) Our next meeting on September 17th, 2009 at Blackbaud on Daniel Island will feature the Greater Charleston .NET User Group meeting in one room with the brand new SQL Server User Group meeting in another room. Both groups will meet at the same location on the ...
Wow, what a fast summer! It seems like just yesterday several of us were saying our goodbyes at the May NoVA Code Camp in Reston, VA. I remember how excited I was on the way home from NoVA code camp. It was a great way to finish up spring code camps. While the schedule seemed a bit crazy at times, it was well worth it. The variety of sessions offered and incidental knowledge obtained via hallway, open spaces and speaker lounge conversations with other professionals makes the trek to each event very ...
Just a reminder that the FREE Raleigh Code Camp is coming up quick! Mark your calendar! Saturday, September 19th, is the day, ECPI in Raleigh is the place and FREE is the price!! Never been to a Code Camp??? Oh well then you haven’t lived! From the Raleigh Code Camp site: “Code Camp is a place for developers to come and learn from their peers. This community driven event has become an international trend where peer groups of all platforms, programming languages and disciplines band together to bring ...
I will be speaking at next few Code Camps in FL. Writing Widgets for WindowsMobile 6.5 “How to write a basic widget & use Widget API. How to use AJAX to talk back to your .NET application.” Here are the dates: 1. Jacksonville Code Camp - Saturday, August, 29, 2009 http://www.jaxcodecamp.com/... 2. Tallahassee Code Camp - Saturday, September 5th, 2009 http://www.tallycodecamp.or... 3 SW Florida Code Camp - Saturday, ...