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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, ...
October 24th is the date for the next Twin Cities Code Camp and registration is open. TCCC is an awesome, free event that everyone that can make it should attend! For those who don't know, the code camp is a free event held on a Saturday that focuses on many aspects of programming (definitely not only Windows stuff!). The day is packed with multiple rooms all featuring presentations by great developers so you're bound to learn something. After every TCCC I'm always pumped to look into something I ...
We had a great Phoenix Silverlight User Group meeting last night. Steele Price hosted a roundtable-type discussion on Navigation and MVVM plus gave us a hint of what his Desert Code Camp talk will be about. He has also agreed to repeat the Code Camp talk at our July 1 meeting, so put that on your calendar now! Thanks to Steele, Simon Allardice for babysitting us, and Interface Technical Training for hosting us as usual! If you are not a member of the Phoenix Silverlight User Group Yahoo mailing list, ...
During my presentation at NoVa Code Camp 2009.1, I mentioned to the attendees that Jeffrey Richter would soon be posting his Power Live Framework Library on his blog. This was an API Jeffrey demonstrated at the Devscovery-NY conference in April 2009. Prior to my talk, I received permission by Jeffrey to demo his library at the code camp. However, during the talk I informed the attendees the code would not be included in the code drop for the session. Good news! Jeffrey has now posted the library ...
This weekend at NoVa Code Camp 2009.1, I presented my inaugural talk on Utilizing the Mesh and Live Framework. Presenting a new topic the first time can always be a little interesting because of the various factors involved. Will the sample demos work? Are the number of slides correct for getting the key points addressed without putting the attendees to sleep? Fortunately, the talk seemed to go very well (at least that was the immediate feedback)! I was also pleased to see the amount of interest ...
So we’re throwing together a new code camp in Montreal at the end of May (May 30th actually) and I’m going to be speaking Check out the site here http://www.codecampmontreal... Here’s my session (It’s going to be in French as you can see by the Bio) Etienne Tremblay Etienne Tremblay Etienne Tremblay est Directeur Associé en charge du centre de technologies Microsoft chez DMR. Il as plus de 17 ans d’expérience en technologie des TI. Au cours des 10 dernières années il s’est spécialiser dans les technologies ...
ODUG President, Will Strohl, has been a busy guy lately organizing the Day Of DotNetNuke which will be held in Tampa, FL on Saturday, June 13th. There are 30 sessions planned for the day. Do you recognize any of these names as authors, Code Camp Speakers, Microsoft MVP's, Forum Contributors, DotNetNuke Leaders? Joe Brinkman Chris Hammond Stan Schultes Cuong Dang Darrell Hardy David Pablicko Gifford Watkins Henry Lee Jeff Cochran Jim Begley Joe Healy Mitchell Sellers Paul Scarlett Ralph Williams Ryan ...
Desert Code Camp – the Arizona conference by and for software developers – is right around the corner! This year’s code camp is on June 13 at DeVry University in Phoenix. It’s not too late to request a session, or to sign up to present one, and it’s certainly not too late just to show up! This year I will be presenting Back to Basics: Object-Oriented Design Patterns in C#, as well as Optimization Patterns: Reducing Memory Footprint in .NET. The latter is based on parts 2 and 4 of my “Speedy C#” blog ...
This month the RV.NUG decided to hold a yard sale right before the monthly meeting. The reaon for this was to encourage attendance (following Code Camp and winter drop in attendance) give some older books and accumulation of geek items a good home The yard sale worked. We had the highest attendance since Code Camp, found good homes for the books. We even met our secondary goal of making a little bit of money. In addition, we realized a bigger (and unexpected) benefit. We had the most networking before ...
The third Iowa Code Camp was another first-class event. Those guys do a fantastic job every time. It is a tradition at Iowa Code Camp to intersperse pictures of cows randomly throughout your slide deck. On my way to the event, I made a quick stop at Greg Wilson’s house. Greg has cows, and had used a marking spray from the vet to write on three of his cows: I was scheduled to do one session on WPF data binding as part of a three-part series with Bryan Sampica and Greg Wilson. Just as I was settling ...
NOTE: This post is VERY late. Here's lessons I learned. Next year it will be more timely! I admit, I am biased but RV.NUG is the best UG ever! Roanoke Code Camp 2009 showed why I think this. Leadership TEAM. It was the leadership team’s idea to meet for lunch once a week for 8 weeks to plan the event. I thought it was too much to ask; but they wanted to do it because they wanted a great Code Camp and they like networking with each other. RV.NUG and RVSPUG membership GROUP as the core group of attendees. ...
Much thought and effort goes into planning and executing a Code Camp. Hopefully these efforts are distributed among a team. Code Camp team members volunteer their time (while continuing on with their day job and personal life). During the final days leading to the event, priorities of other items in team members lives get lowered (such as “real job” items and personal items). These items naturally get behind. While the Code Camp event is rewarding (and fun!) it is also tiring. There is a natural ...
Last weeks’ Richmond Code Camp was excellent! After giving my presentation I hung out in the Open Spaces area where the topics ranged from a custom framework that separates concerns in ASP.Net to whether or not Behavior-Driven Development is distinct from Test-Driven Development. The after-party featured Alan Stevens performing on his guitar; we left before he did “Code Monkey”. I ended up speaking to small audience in a large auditorium. The tips I got from the other speakers afterwards (get down ...
Last fall, I had the opportunity to re-factor a few projects that were beginning to suffer greatly from tight binding. As a result of the tight binding, the extensibility of the various applications was becoming quite limited. After evaluating several of the dependency injection container technologies available, I settled on the Unity Application Block. While most of the dependency injection tools offer the same capabilities for at least basic injection and inversion of control, I chose Unity more ...
I will be speaking at Iowa Code Camp this weekend. Greg Wilson, Bryan Sampica, and I are doing a series on WPF data binding. It should be a great time, so come on out!! These guys always put on a first class event. And the after party (the most important part of the weekend) is always awesome. (As for the cows, it’s an Iowa Code Camp thing. You kinda had to be there.) Technorati Tags: WPF,code camp ...
If you live in Phoenix, Arizona or anywhere near, or have the ability to get here at will, May and June are going to be great months for developers! I'm writing this post as much for my own memory as to get everyone else on-board! Team System Big Event May 7, 2009 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM This “break through” event will not only provide you with best practices around development and testing, but will demonstrate key capabilities of both Visual Studio Team System 2008 and the upcoming 2010 release. It’s ...
Toronto Code Camp 2009 It was my second attendance of the Toronto Code Camp and it is another success. As you can see on the left we also had lots of fun, on the picture Joey deVilla who's blog I am reading regularly came to cheer the audience up, he was singing Britney's "One more time" with his accordion! This event is always free and never happens during work week, lunch is also provided which makes it a great opportunity to spend some time and get some "fresh [development] air". I have especially ...
We are happy to announce that the third Iowa Code Camp will be on Saturday May 2nd. We are looking forward to making this the most successful Code Camp yet, building on the wild popularity of the previous two. But we need your help. The success of our Code Camp is measured by the growth of the individuals that participate. Speakers, organizers, attendees, sponsors…everyone plays a unique role in making the Iowa Code Camp an exciting opportunity, a learning experience and overall – a great place to ...
Today was my final time trying to enter the US to do what many other people have done in my industry before: go and speak at a conference. The reason I was given this time was that although I had forfeit the speaking fee they were going to pay me, I was still going to be speaking at a conference where other speakers were getting paid, and that there was no reason an American couldn’t fill that spot. When I asked if there would have been any issue if the conference was a free one and nobody was getting ...
Jason Bock brought his trusty camcorder with him to the recent Twin Cities Code Camp and did a bunch of interviews with the speakers as well as recordings of some of the sessions. You can see all the videos here, but below is the interview he did with me and also one with Aaron Erickson. Apparently there was some that were disturbed at the expression of pure hetero man appreciation that was shown to Aaron…you be the judge (about 1:00 into his vid) ...
Had a great time at the Twin Cities Code Camp again this past weekend. Jason and his team did a great job putting on the event, and there was a great turnout! Looking forward to the next one! Jason doing what has become customary: TCCC Video Interviews TCCC – It was a sausage party! ;) Some Christian group went around the university writing messages like “Who Is God?” on the ground in chalk. Read into Jason standing in the picture as you will. Giving away prizes at the end of the Code Camp. At the…uh…Town ...
I’m trying to put together the list of upcoming code camps in the South East region. The plan is for this to be periodically (probably quarterly) updated so, if you are hosting a code camp (or know someone who is) in the South East, please let me know the date and website so I can include it in the list. (I’m also using this list to plan my speaking schedule, so if I don’t know about your code camp I can’t determine if it will fit my schedule.) I only know of a few, so if you know of others please ...
I’ve known Jim Duffy for almost 6 years now, and I can honestly say he thinks he’s one of the funniest people I’ve ever met. When I first asked Jim to do a NINE Questions interview, back in September, he was delighted to have an opportunity to talk about his favorite subject. Fast-forward 7 months and welcome to the longest NINE Questions interview ever. Ladies and Gentleman, I give you Jim Duffy. 1. Where are you from? A long time ago in a galaxy far away... oh wait, that one's already been used. ...
Real quick note. I got back from the Orlando Code Camp with lots of information. One of the more significant pieces of information came from someone who must remain anonymous but I can tell you that this person is close to the SharePoint 14 project. There has been rumor and wonder about whether the new SharePoint would have the ability to work with the MVC framework. From my source, the day we spoke, MVC will NOT be a part of SharePoint 14. This could change, but most likely it won’t. For me, this ...
I’ve known Rich for a little over 10 years now and he’s definitely one of the more interesting people I’ve worked with in my career. I recently saw him again a couple weeks ago at the Roanoke Code Camp and he agreed to answer these NINE Questions: 1. Where are you from? I currently work from home, which is outside of Roanoke, VA. I grew up in upstate NY though. That gives me the right to say things to the locals like “You call that snow? I used to live next to Canada.” 2. What do you do / Who do ...
In this all-submittal issue: Mark Monster, Rob Houweling, Bart Czernicki, and Jan Jelinek. Shoutouts: Corrina Black has her material up from #MIX09 and links out to other great presentations: ux musings : Mix 09' Was Amazing! Andy Beaulieu presented at Code Camp 11 and has all his material up if you were there or not :) Whats New in Silverlight 3 Graphics: Slides + Demos Jeff Paries, Animation Guru, has his #MIX09 material up as well: MIX’09 Presentation Projects From SilverlightCream.com: In memory ...
It's almost time for the next Twin Cities Code Camp!! April 4th is only a little over a week away. Don't forget to register! TCCC has moved this year, and the new address for code camp is: Computer Science and Engineering building (University of Minnesota campus) 4-192 EE/CS Building 200 Union Street SE Minneapolis, MN 55455 Visit the official website for directions, schedule and any other info you need ...
Join Magenic Technologies and New Horizons of Minnesota for the 6th Bi-Annual Twin Cities Code Camp Event. Spend a day with other coders and learn from each other on a variety of topics that impact your world. View the complete schedule, sessions details and bios of presenters at the code camp website The address for code camp is: Computer Science and Engineering building on the University of Minnesota campus University of Minnesota 4-192 EE/CS Building 200 Union Street SE Minneapolis, MN 55455 Objectives: ...
I ran into Jessica at the MVP Summit and again recently at the Roanoke Code Camp, where she gave some BI talks. Jessica is an interesting person who not only codes in VB, but she digs sci-fi as well. Definitely a geek after my own heart. Check out these NINE Questions with Jessica M. Moss: 1. We’ll start off with an easy one… where are you from? I’ve lived most of my life in, and I still consider my home base to be, a little Virginian town called Culpeper. With my current job and an hour long drive ...
I’m here in Orlando at the INETA Community Lounge with Scott Spradlin, Lori McKinney and chatting with Fabio Honigmann, one of the leaders of the Orlando .NET User group. They are having their 4th Code Camp this coming weekend on 3/28/2009. Make sure you register so you will qualify for the drawing, lunch and other benefits! Registration is now over 500!! More information at: http://www.orlandocodecamp.... ...
First off, there's going to be a raffle for this: There will be things for the kids to do to: Many code campers have children and significant others we have decided to try and do a family activity the day of the code camp. If we can get 15 or more people we can get a discounted rate at the Central Florida Zoo There will also be over 500 in attendance which is great! Sessions: 65 Speakers: 49 Tracks: 11 Quick Contacts Sponsors: sponsor@onetug.org Speakers: speaker@onetug.org Volunteers: volunteer@onetug.orgPlus, ...
I will speaking at the Charlotte Code Camp on March 28. It should be a good time. My topic is titled "Metric Driven Refactorng" This will be based on an article that I recently published with simple talk. http://www.simple-talk.com/... This is a topic near and dear to my heart. I will try to redeem metrics and make them work for us. This should serve to add some objectivity to an otherwise very subjective exercise. In this presentation ...
I wanted to share a couple of suggested Silverlight 2 reads, especially for those visiting my blog after the recent Winnipeg Code Camp talk I did on Silverlight 2. Pro Silverlight 2 in C# 2008 by Matthew MacDonald. This book is an incredible reference, covering almost every topic that you’d need to know for building Silverlight 2 applications (There’s no dedicated “Architecture” chapter, but I think that’s a topic best served currently by the Microsoft P&P Team and Prism). The book has the benefit ...
I wanted to thank the many speakers that came out to the Winnipeg Code Camp this past Saturday. Everyone did a great job, and the investment to the community was greatly appreciated. I was able to record a few videos of some of the speakers, and wanted to highlight the others who I didn’t get a chance to interview. Aaron Erickson – Magenic Al Williams – Sunset Hill Solutions Al has been a great supporter of the Winnipeg developer community, presenting at the .NET User Group and at our recent code ...
We held our second Winnipeg Code Camp today, and from the sessions I attended, the conversations that I saw people having, and the general vibe, I’d say it was a success. We grew to three tracks and had a mix of local speakers as well as from out of town. We even had people attend from out of town: two drove in from Regina! I wanted to thank all those that helped make the event possible, from our great sponsors, our great speakers, and of course our great attendees. We didn’t hit 100 like we wanted ...


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Here's what's happening: Attendees: 428 Sessions: 73 Speakers: 49 Tracks: 15 Sessions: ASP.NET Make your Data Dance with ASP.NET Dynamic Databy Shawn Weisfeld + Show Description ASP.NET Dynamic Data is a framework that lets you create data-driven ASP.NET Web applications easily. It does this by automatically discovering data-model metadata at run time and deriving UI behavior from it. A scaffolding framework provides a functional Web site for viewing and editing data. You can easily customize the ...
While attending a Microsoft Developer Event today (the VSTS Fire Starter in Tampa), I was reminded by Joe Healey that it is my civic duty to write a blog entry at least once a year. That being said, I find that next week would be the 1st anniversary of my last Blog post. To those who actually read my blog, I apologize and to those who didn’t I apologize for making you read this one First, thanks to all who presented at the event, it was enjoyable and informative. To anyone who missed, I would recommend ...
I spoke at the Roanoke Code Camp over the weekend on Web Testing with Selenium. Some random thoughts in no particular order: - XNA > Testing - Few ppl show up to the testing sessions, but those that do are serious about it - Selenium seemed to be well recieved - No one threw fruit, so I must've done ok - Roanoke was not what I expected - Got to see an old buddy. That rocked. - Put a couple of faces to Twitter names. Also rocked. - The UG in Roanoke is a great group of folks. - Robin runs the show ...
I’ll be updating the Winnipeg Code Camp site tonight with schedule details, but for those that follow my blog and have been asking, here’s some early info: Time Heritage Lecture Multi-Purpose 8:00 - 8:45 Registration and Breakfast 8:45 - 9:00 Welcome 9:00 - 10:15 Intro to AOP - Donald Options for a Secure Future - Dave What the F#? - Aaron 10:15 - 10:30 Break 10:30 - 11:45 Intro to DI and Unity - Uwe 3D Web Dev - Devin Testing and Mocking - Amir 11:45 - 12:45 Lunch 12:45 - 2:00 Refactoring to Logical ...
First off, thank you all so much who have attended the very special gathering of dotNETwork user group, Code Camp ‘09, that took place in the British University in Cairo (BUE) during last Thursday and Friday. This has been one of the biggest events I have been talking in, and that was a great honor. Must Say: SORRY! This post was supposed to be published Saturday or Sunday max. I have been busy making a critical decision and was not sure whether to announce it in this post or not. You can find the ...
Another year another South Florida Code Camp! Final stats... We had 858 registered with well over 650 (peak instantaneous count was 660). It is pretty clear that there were over 700 attendees who showed up sometime during the course of the day. We had 60 speakers giving 72 sessions in 12 parallel tracks. Only one speaker was no-show and that was due to a flat tire on a plane in Jacksonville that prevented him from getting to Ft Lauderdale. A special treat was the filming of the first “Russ TV” with ...
I wanted to thank Dave and everyone else who helped coordinate the South Florida Code Camp this year. It was an excellent event and I believe the final number of attendees was a little over 700, which makes this the largest known code camp in the world. For those of you who attended my sessions, thank you as well. As I mentioned, the complete list of resources for my two-part memory management session is available as well as the blog posts that are related to my Code Style and Standards chalk talk. ...
The journey started seven months ago when I was asked by Wrox if I was interested or if I knew someone that was interested in writing the new DotNetNuke5 book. At that time, I put together an all Florida team with the exception of DotNetNuke founder Shaun Walker. The team consisted of Darrell Hardy, Stan Schultes, and Ryan Morgan. Everyone was committed to the writing of the book and all are extremely knowledgeable. We all have been speaking together at code camps in the Florida area about DotNetNuke. ...


We’re 5 weeks away from the Winnipeg Code Camp, and we’re happy to announce the speaker and session list for the event! Visit our event page to review the sessions and register to attend the code camp!

We’re also finalizing sponsors, so watch for more information about the code camp to be announced in the coming weeks.

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I arrived in South Florida Friday night after a long drive from Orlando, FL. More specifically it was Friday night traffic, left later than I wanted to, got lost, drove 230 miles, but arrived safely. Got a good night sleep and woke up early today for my presentation at the South Florida Code Camp. Will Strohl, ODUG President, arrived early to setup his video equipment to live stream the DotNetNuke track. You should be able to see all the presentations soon on the ODUG site. Will is super energetic ...
It was another great code camp event at Miami with so many great speakers and .net enthusiasts. The only difficult thing is to choose between tracks that you want to go. In today's session of Sync services I saw more interest than in past which is always good and fun. For a presenter there is nothing is more satisfying than having a presentation more like a group discussion. Below are the link for presentation and code example ADO .Net Sync Services Presentation 2 Tier Example N Tier Example using ...
I just received an email that there are 72 sessions for this code camp and registrations should break 700. Several years ago, I spoke at this code camp in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and the numbers were very impressive. I remember code camps being small and very intimate but the need for knowledge is there and many people come out for them in recent years. I look forward to seeing the co-authors for the new DotNetNuke version 5 book. Darrell Hardy, Ryan Morgan, and Stan Schultes will be presenting at the ...