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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 ...
We have all 72 sessions for this code camp booked and registrations should break 700 today. Please register yourselves and encourage others to register. You can find links on the website: http://codecamp09.fladotnet... ...
Roanoke Valley .NET User Group invites you and all of your friends to Roanoke Code Camp 2009 SATURDAY, MARCH 7th 8am - 5pm The Roanoke Valley .NET User Group (RV.NUG) , with support from Microsoft, the International .NET Association (INETA) is hosting the third Roanoke Code Camp on Saturday, March 7th at Virginia Western Community College. This is an all-day, all-free event consisting of 4-5 tracks for a total of 20-25 presentations. Topics will include Visual Studio 2008, .NET Framework, SQL Server ...
I just heard from INETA this evening, and I'll be speaking at the Roanoke Code Camp on March 7 in Roanoke, VA. I'll be talking about XNA (big surprise) and I'm really really excited about it. Not only is it my first gig as an INETA Speaker, but also because Roanoke is my home town (for the first 20 years of my life, and a few more years in between other places) and I haven't been there in nearly 5 years. This should be a lot of fun ...
Join us for TechFuse 2009 on March 17! It’s back and even bigger than last year! With 36 sessions and two keynote presentations to choose from, TechFuse 2009 is the most cost-effective way for IT and Developer pros to get up-to-date, 200-300 level education on the topics that matter to your role. TechFuse will provide you resources on the latest developments in IT and Developer trends, technologies, application implementation issues, products and services from tons of local professionals. Website: ...
I’m trying to put together my speaking schedule for upcoming code camps in the South East region. Right now I just want to know when the upcoming code camps are so I can determine which ones might best fit my schedule. I only know of a few, so if you know of others please let me know. Date Title Speaking? 1/24/2009 New England Data Code Camp4 N 1/31/2009 Alabama Code Camp1 N 2/6/2009 South Florida Code Camp Y 3/7/2009 Roanoke Code Camp N 3/14/2009 Atlanta Code Camp2 N 3/28/2009 Orlando Code Camp3 ...

It's that time of year again - Code Camp is next week, hosted at Cal State Fulerton.

Many good presenters, many good sessions.

 Show up for one day both two, it's free to attend!

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We are now accepting speakers / presentations for the third Roanoke Code Camp (western Virginia) being held on Saturday, March 7th 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 would like to present this year please submit the following ...
I gave my new presentation, "The Future of Managed Code," last at the Pee Dee Area .NET User Group in Florence, SC. There was a pretty decent turn out for the presentation, and it turned out everyone was a C# developer. This meant I was able to gloss over the new features in VB10 and talk more about new features in C# 4.0. Even glossing over the VB10 material, the presentation went over an hour, so I think I will need to streamline some of it to fit the Code Camp schedules. One problem I had was ...
Chris Catto an avid user group member and code camp presenter took a number of short videos at the 2008 South Florida Code Camp that I had not seen before. Check them out! http://www.youtube.com/watc... You can find Chris’s blog at: http://chriscatto.blogspot.... And while you are at it register (FREE) for this years South Florida Code Camp to be held on 2/7/2009: http://www.clicktoattend.co... ...
I am a little tired, so I'm not counting this as my official post. I think I need some time and some sleep to process. I did get 6 1/2 hours of sleep last night, which is the most I can say for last week's total. So anyway....I had no idea what to expect from this event. It is my third full on SharePoint Event. I am a code camp nut, so I usually end up meeting all kinds of .Net and SharePoint people. I would have to say this was one of my favorite events. I'm not so sure it can beat the Regional ...
January 12 IIBA Professional Development Days Conference January 12 Twin Cities Developers Guild www.twincitiesdevelopersgui... January 13 - 14 MACO Winter Conference (Government event) January 13 TechMasters www.techmasters-tc.com Jan 13 CTA Luncheon - High speed wireless Eagan Community Center www.ctamn.org January 13 - MSDN Developer Conference www.msdndevcon.com Jan 14 SharePoint User Group Meeting www.sharepointmn.com January 15 BizTalk User Group www.mnbiztalk.com Jan 15 Code Freeze http://www.umsec.umn.edu/ev... ...
Will Strohl has put together a nice track for all DotNetNuke users at the South Florida code camp scheduled for next month. Here's the lineup: DotNetNuke 5: Introduction & Overview Brian Scarbeau, co-author of the upcoming Professional DotNetNuke 5 book by Wrox gives an overview of DotNetNuke 5. This session will review an Introduction to DotNetNuke and some of the new features that comes with DNN 5. Learn how to install DNN and learn how to create pages and put modules on your pages. Learn how ...
I’m Speaking at Code Camp NYC (http://nyc.codecamp.us/) this Saturday, January 10 on Virtualization for Developers. You can register for the code camp at https://www.clicktoattend.c... Hope to see you there ...
In this issue: James Bacon, Chris Anderson, Jesse Liberty, Expression Blend and Design Blog, Laurent Bugnion, John Stockton, Alex Golesh, Gerard Leblanc, Lee, Andy Beaulieu, Jonathan van de Veen(3), Jobi Joy, and Damon Payne. I think everybody was working on stuff over the holidays and dumped it onto the interweb last night! Shoutouts: Jeff Wilcox has aggregated A bunch of AutoCompleteBox posts... save you some search time. Jeff also asks Using the Silverlight Toolkit? Let us know!. Here's your chance ...
At DevTeach Montreal earlier this December, Rob Zelt did a fantastic Silverlight presentation where he wowed us by magically switching a boring old list box of planet names into a display of rotating planet images. Rob has a blog post specifically around how he created that demo, and in it he mentions using a carousel control written by Jamie Rodriguez. Jamie’s example was excellent, but it was written with Silverlight 2 Beta 1. That means that when you open it up, there’s some breaking issues due ...

Just saw on Twitter that Nolan announced the Victoria Code Camp has switched days to February 7. More info to come on the code camp site I'm sure, but wanted to start spreading the word out.

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We’ve settled on a date and booked the venue: The 2009 Winnipeg Code Camp will be held on March 14 (Saturday) at Red River College – Princess St. Campus. Our web-site has been updated and in addition to allowing people to register for the event we are also accepting speaker submissions along with a synopsis of the proposed talk. Companies interested in sponsoring the code camp can contact us through the web-site as well (just scroll down to the Sponsorship section). www.winnipegcodecamp.com If you ...
So some of you have no idea who I am. I don't even know who I am sometimes. What self respecting 26 year old knows who they are. Anyway, I moved to Kansas City about a year and a half ago and I was depressed when I moved. I had just started to get involved with the St. Louis Jewish Community. I was going to go to start school again, but my job basically was we want to move you to Kansas City and we don't really have other options. I knew how it went. I was 24 years old. I had to move. My boyfriend ...
I'm throwing this post out here for you folks to think about and provide me some input/feedback. I'm considering putting together another event: A Geek Cruise... Somewhere between Code Camp and Conference, on a big ship, with large fruity drinks and foreign port visits. Here's what I have so far: Duration: 3 days Location: Caribbean Depart From: Miami, FL (probably) Date: TBD (probably fall... these things take time to plan) Speakers: TBD (but I have a few volunteers so far) Cost: TBD (hopefully ...
For those of you out there who can't pay a ton of money to attend one of the conferences there will be three SharePoint Saturday events and probably a MOSS Camp going on in the first quarter of the year. Here is the information that I have on these events: Event Name Date Venue Website Comments SharePoint Saturday NYC Saturday, February 21st, 2009 Microsoft Office New York City http://www.sharepointsaturd... All the speakers and sponsors are listed on the website, including Chris Regan, Jay ...
Thank you to all that came out to see my Tampa Code Camp presentation. SMS Backup 1 – using message interceptor to capture incoming SMS messages and save to SQL Compact DB. Will be posted on: http://www.codeplex.com/SMS... For now get the VS 2005 Version here http://cid-153154d6f7d12177... A “How to” from MSDN on use of MessageInterceptor used in the demo: http://msdn.microsoft.com/e... To simulate SMS Messages and ...
There will be an all day SharePoint Event called SharePoint Saturday on Saturday, January 10th from 8 am to 6:30 pm at the ATC in Virginia Beach. If you wish to volunteer as a speaker or just want to sign up to attend the event go to http://www.sharepointsaturd... I'm already signed up to present on Cheap and Easy Wildcard Search. As most SharePoint Nation! Events it should be awesome. According to the site if you attend you have the chance to win a Zune or a Mindsharp Training Course. So as ...
Tampa Code Camp is coming up in just two weeks, so be sure to register now if you plan to attend. The speaker bios and full agenda haven’t been published yet, but the list of sessions is now available. If you’re going, be sure to check out my sessions: Coding Style and Standards (chalk talk) Code standards and styles are one of those topics that you either love or hate. Join your fellow developers as we talk about what our experiences have been, what worked, what didn't, and why having them is a ...
Last weekend I spoke at Iowa Code Camp in Des Moines Iowa. It was a fantastic time, those guys put on a great event. After a quick dinner and iced tea (no post-event beer for those driving home!) at the after party, I headed out on my four hour drive back to the Twin Cities. The weather and road conditions were good. Until just south of Clear Lake. Suddenly the highway became one big ice sheet and cars were going into the ditch right and left. People were spinning out even when we were crawling along ...
That's right I didn't forget...This one has to deal with the Edit Form in a list...I wanted to just re-iterate something that I have learned. If you are working with an application push it to the _layouts directory and do not post web parts on this page. I have heard Michael Lotter and a few other people say that this is best practice. I hope that this will suffice for the week. I will be posting Raleigh Code Camp Slides and other items once I get my new 1 tb hard drive and enclosure working with ...
In this issue: Matthew Casperson, Mehdi Slaoui Andaloussi, Tim Heuer, Dan Wahlin, Dave Britton, Jordan Knight, Gerard Leblanc, Azret Botash, and Lee. From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight Game Programming Tutorial - Input and Adding Game Elements Matthew Casperson had two more posts earlier, but I wanted to get the 'Cream post out and was heavy already so I saved Parts 2 and 3. This one is on creating the objects and getting them moving around then Part 3 is Silverlight Game Programming Tutorial ...
I'm taking two steps back and one step forward. As some of you know I had a not so great last week due to taking on way too much in life. This past year has been my let's get active and out of the house year. It ended up becoming the "Becky Cannot Say No" year. I am one of those people who has a philosophy that involves giving yourself at least 1 hour to do something absolutely brainless per day. For me if I don't get that one hour I start to have issues in my life. So from last week on I am giving ...
Attention southeastern U.S. software developers! If you're in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, or anywhere else in the southeast U.S. don't forget to mark your calendar for next Saturday! Not sure what a Code Camp is? Check out this link and find out! Raleigh Code Camp Saturday, November 15, 2008 , 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: ECPI I'll be presenting a session on integrating Microsoft Virtual Earth into your web applications. Hope to see you Saturday! Have a day. :-| ...
Tomorrow is the first ever Chippewa Valley Code Camp in Eau Clare, WI. I'll be heading there to check out some awesome talks and am totally excited. Although registration is closed, you can find out more details about it and future CVCC's at: Chippewa Valley Code Camp P.S. Thanks To Chris Williams for the CVCC img :) ...
The Chippewa Valley .NET Users Group is holding their first Code Camp on Nov. 8th, 2008 in Eau Claire, WI. I’m one of the presenters, and I'll be talking about XNA. I think it's pretty neat how Doug Rhoten and Dan Krueger (the CVCC planning committee) are providing a Microsoft Technologies track and an Agnostic/Cross-over track. With that, there will be sessions covering topics such as Cloud Computing, Rails, XNA, AJAX-enabled Websites with Java and NetBeans, C++, Real World practices with WPF & ...
I wrote a couple features with some list definitions, site columns, and a content type with a feature receiver. It was the first real feature that I ever wrote. I built a presentation on features, but that was all research and books. I did the presentation once, but I never really knew much about features. This time around I did not use STSDev or VSEWSS. I knew what the DDF file was and the Manifest.xml from my SPS 2003 days, but was very rusty. I think that this week definitely helped me with my ...
While in Los Angeles, I sat down with Amanda Laucher for a quick catchup since our initial NINE Questions interview a while back. In this interview, we talk a little about SoCal Code Camp and PDC08. Enjoy ...
Using Reflection and ADO.NET to create a dynamic Data Layer In this article I will discuss using object oriented techniques and built-in ADO.NET functions to create a data layer which will essentially figure out what values to put into stored procedure parameters, dynamically assign types in ADO.NET and c#, get values from a database and assign them to object properties, and write the code in such a way that you won't have to rewrite it anytime soon; even if you add new objects into your solution ...
The code samples from my recent presentation at the Maryland CMAP code camp can be downloaded here:

N-Tiered LINQ to SQL

MVC and Unit Testing
So after the first day of the So Cal Code Camp, we were treated to something very kewl: an outside, catered dinner for the attendees…complete with Rock Band 2! I think this was a great idea for ending the code camp, and its something that I’ll be looking to try and make happen for our Winnipeg Code Camp this February (it’ll have to be inside of course…outside in –40 C wouldn’t draw much of a crowd ;) ). I gotta tell you though, and it may be just a honeymoon phase, but I’m *loving* California. The ...
I ran into Rob Zelt today at the SoCal Code Camp today. He was wearing THIS: That’s right…a long sleeved sweater. In California. SOUTHERN California. “Gee Rob, aren’t you hot?” “No”, he replied, “it’s actually kind of cold.” Canada demands your citizenship card back Rob. ;) D ...