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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 ...
I flew out at 6:15 this morning, stopped at Denver, and made it to LA around 9:45ish. After getting my luggage and picking up my rental, I had my *first* LA adventure: trying to find the univserity that the SoCal Code Camp is being held at. Freeways were no issues, but getting to the university and *into* the campus was a bit of a challenge. Then there was finding parking, and finally finding the buildings that the talks were going down at…and now, here I am in Amanda’s F# talk (packed room too). ...
At the recent SQL Down Under Code Camp my presentation was on Attribute Relationships and was sub titled - "You can choose your relatives, but you can't choose your friends". It covered Attribute Relationships, how they work, how to set them up and why you should bother. I put a bit of effort into making it what I think is an attractive looking presentation, but if you were not there it probably does not make much sense without the narrative and demos that went with it. So I am mainly posting this ...
Rob's one of my community buddies that I run into at various conferences and online of course. In addition to being a VB MVP, he's been around the UG and Code Camp scene pretty much since there was one. He's one busy guy, so I appreciate him taking the time to answer these NINE Questions. 1. Where are you from? I’m from Mississauga, Ontario. It’s a suburb just outside of Toronto, Ontario. I’ve lived there all my life. 2. What do you do? / Who do you work for? / What is your product? Give me the 10 ...
So finally Kansas City gets a Code Camp and we get an entire SharePoint Track (so I hope) on Saturday, December 6th. I am hoping that we can get together at least 5 sessions. So far Todd Kitta (the MOSS Gone Wild Guy) has offered up his services and he will be bringing his family (including the new baby I hope). So what I ask from you guys is that if you want to speak and you are local or not even local drop me an e-mail. Kansas City needs love too. We have Barbecue, the Nelson Atkins Art Museum, ...
I got back early this morning from a weekend away at the Minneapolis based Twin Cities Code Camp organized by Jason Bock of Magenic and featuring a slew of great presenters. I was down to do a “What is BizTalk” session while my buddy Juan Larios did a talk on Sharepoint. I like having alot of interaction in my sessions, including between attendees, and we definately had that. Some in attendance had experience with BizTalk and were able to give their real world experiences and answer questions that ...
This weekend sure was busy. Friday night, we had the Twin Cities Code Camp V pre-party, and then a trip to a bar downtown... I think I got home around 3am. Saturday, My XNA talk at Twin Cities Code Camp V went really well and then we had the after party at Joe Sensor's, followed by a trip to the Casino later that evening, and then a late night poker tournament at Jason Bock's house after that. Sunday morning (today) a bunch of us met up at IHOP for breakfast and then went to the Vikings game. (This ...
Thanks everyone for the encouragement...I have about three more chapters and John has about one more to write for the book (yeah I'm the slacker). At the end of the weekend early next week I'm hoping to make that two chapters and then the week after than only one...It's coming along pretty nicely. If anyone is interested in pre-ordering here is the link: http://www.amazon.com/Share... I know ...
Yes folks, we're finally back after a slightly longer than intended break. I've known George for years, and he's one of my closest and also farthest away friends. We get to hang out about once or twice a year for the MVP Summit and my birthday jam. George is a very busy dude between work and his XNA Development website, but I'll let him tell you all about both of those, and everything else, in these NINE Questions with George Clingerman: 1. Where are you from? (How did you end up there?) I’m from ...
In the first part of my Ignite Your Life series of posts there were a few key ideas that I tried to get across. Envision Choose your illusion…don’t focus on what you aren’t or who you are now, but focus on what you want to become, where you want to be, what you want to do. Create a detailed vision of the you that you want and set that as your goal. Declare Once you’ve created your vision, you need to declare yourself as that vision. You need to cement in your psyche that you will be the fulfillment ...
Code Camp 10 last weekend was awesome! I ended up doing 3 out of my 4 proposed presentations, the fourth had some technical difficulties I'll get to in a separate post. As promised ( and a requirement of a Code Camp ) I'm making the presentation slides and source available for download. I have some additional notes for a couple of my presentations: XNA Terrain I mentioned in my talk some Terrain Editors out in the wild, I cam across this one tonight, very cool. SharePoint Branding I had mentioned ...

Here's my presentation for Code Camp 10 in Waltham, MA on September 21, 2008.

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I started my new job at B&R Business Solutions this week and met some pretty good people (Nas Ali, Chris Regan, and Nick Gallo). It was a lot of days of bad sleep due to some early on health issues with my boyfriend and then later on me falling asleep at odd hours. It was definitely a change of pace, but I liked it. I was actually surrounded by SharePoint People. I felt like I was not a Klingon working on Earth (for lack of a better analogy). It feels like this job will stick for a while. I also ...
Phillydotnet.org 3rd code camp for 2008 will be held at the DeVry University campus in Fort Washington, PA on Saturday, October 11 from 8:30-5:00. Please register on our web site.-->Detailed directions are on the DeVry web site. sold out. There will be another Code Camp in May.--> Lots of code, just say no to slides! 8 hours 50 sessions (8:30, 10:00, 12:30, 2:00, 3:30) 10 tracks including new IT Infrastructure and Enterprise 500 seats with tables (laptops welcome) Free breakfast, lunch, and afternoon ...
I will be presenting at New England Code Camp 10: Dev InTENsity! this weekend. Chris Bowen has posted the schedule on his blog. Here are my presentations: Sunday, September 21st 9:00am, Room MPR B, New Features in C# 3.0 Sunday, September 21st 12:30PM, Room MPR B, Introducing MSBuild ...
The Schedule for Code Camp 10 is now available via Chris Bowen's blog. I'll be presenting 4 topics over the weekend, I've listed them out below for your convenience. Make sure you double check the schedule when you check in to make sure there aren't any last minute changes! Date + Time Room Topic Sat 12:35pm Rhode Island Creating Terrain in XNA Sun 12:30pm Rhode Island Applied Generics : Radix Sort Sun 1:55pm MPR C SharePoint Branding Sun 3:20pm MPR A Integrating Silverlight into SharePoint See you ...
Great job done by John Dunagan and his team. You would never guess that it was their first code camp. Got to hang out and meet some great new people who helped with the code camp: Amy Hatfield Eric Sarjeant and Denise Ramirez-Sarjeant Kevin Barnhill Frank Salinas Brooke Joseph Adam Broadbent and Rachel Ribbeck-Broadbent Of course I have to thank John his name at our South (East) Florida code camp is the "ICE MAN" because he always come over and does the run for 20 or 30 bags of ice for us. Bob Suess ...
It looks like the first code camp to be held in the “swamp coast” of Southwest Florida was a huge success. I think John and the rest of the crew that put this together did an excellent job. I haven’t heard final numbers yet, but they had 175 registered with 26 sessions and a morning of Open Space sessions. As always, I presented two sessions on .NET Memory Management (thank you to the handful of people that attended and apologies for doing the sessions in the opposite order to how they were listed ...
I first met Liza and the Lullabot gang at the Iowa Code Camp and started following her on Twitter the same day. She's got a pretty interesting story, but I'll let her tell it. This is another one of those interviews I did a while back and then somehow misplaced. Obviously my filing system (gmail) needs some work. Without further delay, I give you NINE Questions with Liza Kindred: 1. Where are you from? Des Moines, most days. I travel a great deal for work, so sometimes I feel like I am "from" airports ...
Southwest Florida Code Camp - September 13, 2008 - 8:00am to 6:00pm I will be presenting: Time: 11:45am - 1:00pm Room: 2201 Speaker: Nikita Polyakov Session: SQL Compact, Windows Mobile Description: Intro to Windows Mobile development. And SQL Compact intro. Presentation and code examples. Sign-up at: http://www.swfldev.net/ I will also be at the after event, as always, if you want to ask me questions or meet face to face ...
That’s right friends! Coming to a city near you* this October to December, its the Microsoft Tech Days 08! And the reigning members of Microsoft’s in-house wrestling team, The Nation of Domination**, are EXPECTING you to come out and LEARN, INTERACT, GET FREE STUFF, and LEARN EVEN MORE! Don’t be caught in the cross hairs of Sasha “The Rock” Krsmanovic’s eyebrow raise, ‘cause you know the MVP Elbow is just around the corner! Ok, so seriously though…Microsoft is going to be coming through Canada between ...
I first met Chris at the Twin Cities Code Camp pre-party in the Spring of 2008. Since then, it seems like I've run into him everywhere... Iowa Code Camp, TechEd, Codeapalooza, etc... This guy really gets around. Fortunately, he was able to pause long enough to answer these NINE Questions. Unfortunately, he did it over a month ago and I promptly lost it. So now I give you, The Lost NINE Questions interview, with Chris Sutton: 1. Where are you from? Brazil, Minnesota, Florida, Missouri, Colorado and ...
The Twin Cities Code Camp is biannual event held in the Twin Cities area. It follows the guidelines published in the Code Camp manifesto. As this is a community-driven event, we are always looking for people to lead sessions, volunteer to help during the day of the event, etc. If you'd like to participate, or if you'd like to contribute to the event, let me know. There's also a Facebook group that you can join - go here for the details. The schedule for the October 11 meeting has been posted. Please ...
I know I have been really silent and I am not usually this silent. I have not really had a substantially awesome blog entry in a while. Well that is due to some trips, some changes, some book writing, and some life events. First off here is my Flickr Url http://www.flickr.com/photo... so I don't have to embed a ton of pictures. My New York Pictures will be up tomorrow or the next day, but the Maine/New England ones are already up. You can see the beauty of Acadia National Park. I would ...
I was surprised to hear that the Jacksonville Code Camp wasn't cancelled. A major tropical storm was coming through the area at the time, but the organizers for the Code Camp weren't going to let that stop them. I decided if they were brave enough to hold a conference during a tropical storm, I should be brave enough to drive into it. Just not in my rag top; we took my wife's car. Friday, my wife and I packed our bags and headed out the door. We were picking Lou Vega up from Charleston, and it was ...
Mark and have been friends for a few years. He (and his company, Dunn Training) is an active supporter of community events, a good guy and a true Southerner. Mark gets around a lot and I'm constantly running into him at conferences and code camps. He was kind enough to stop for a moment, catch a breath and answer these NINE Questions: 1. Where are you from? I'm originally from a very small town north of Birmingham, Alabama called Blountsville. It's about halfway between Birmingham and Huntsville. ...
Friend and fellow SC UG leader Chris Eargle and I headed down to Jacksonville Code Camp on Friday night wondering what might be in store for us since Fay had dumped so much rain over the past few days. We were assured by the JAX CC folks that Fay wouldn't stop them. Even with a venue change, Fay didn't stop them so huge props to the folks in Jacksonville for pulling this together and managing it through the changes dictated by that storm blowing through. Getting down there was a small adventure. ...
For those of you attending the Jacksonville Code Camp 2008, the presentations for my sessions are available on my public Windows Live SkyDrive folder. My sessions are: Memory Management Fundamentals – IDisposable and the Dispose Pattern 8:30 AM– 9:30 AM Code Styles & Standards (Open Space/Chalk Talk) 9:40 AM – 10:40 AM Memory Management Fundamentals – Garbage Collection Deep Dive 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM Unfortunately, it looks like most of the sessions that I want to see are at the same time as mine, ...
Breaking with a year and a half tradition, my WynApse.com site has been pretty quiet lately. I have kept up with the Silverlight Cream blog posts, but I always feel bad when I don't have much of my own product out there. After MIX this year, Bill Reiss asked me to do a couple chapters in his book for Manning Press. It's called Hello! Silverlight 2, and I only agreed because I had read the original proposal and thought it would be a good book. Little did I know at the time that I would be involved! ...
Congrats to my friend and mentor Chris Williams on publication of his article on Twitterverse in the most recent issue of CoDe magazine. Not only is Chris great, the magazine's great and yes -- Twitter is great too. If you haven't yet joined a tribe or become a tweep; read Chris's article. My addition to Chris's article: If you haven't tried Twitter -- you're missing out. I'm new to Twitter -- less than 1 month. Friends had been telling me for a long time to try it out. In fact, Chris probably has ...
Another Florida Code Camp, this time in Southwest Florida (which is the Naples area). This is the first code camp for Southwest Florida, so be sure to register. When you register, you can sign up as a speaker as well if you want to get more involved in the community…speaking at Code Camp is a great way to get started as a speaker. I’ll be there speaking and possibly attending some sessions as well, depending on when things get scheduled. Here are the details: When: September 13, 2008 - 8:00am to ...
For those of you guys in the area the 1st Hartford Code Camp is Saturday from 9 am to 5pm at New Horizons Learning Center in Bloomfield, CT. I will be there and speaking about basics in SharePoint Development. Here is the link for the Code Camp to sign up: http://ctdotnet.org/CodeCam... I'm pretty excited, because this is my first trip to New England. I decided to fly into Hartford around 11 am on Thursday and rent a car, so that I could drive all the way up to Bar Harbor, Maine and back down ...
I had such a great time up in Richmond last year for Richmond Code Camp that I'm planning to head back there again this year. The folks up in Richmond are planning this event for Saturday, October 4, 2008. You can find out more at their web site: http://richmondcodecamp.org... as they continue to post information. Although last year I "just attended" (for the very first time actually!), this year I plan on giving a presentation on Windows Mobile development. Hope to see you there ...
I’m catching up on blog posts and saw this one from Brian Harry about the TFS Power Tools and Software Assurance. In that post he asks “How are Power Tools monetized?” and goes on to mention that there is a possibility that the power tools will become a paid feature and part of the Software Assurance (SA) program. My response (which I tried to post as a comment, but since it didn’t save I’m turning it into this blog post instead) is this: Absolutely not! While I understand the desire to monetize ...
I am by no means a world traveler like Joel Oleson. My goal in life is to hit as many countries as I can and try hit every single state in the U.S. So when I saw this add for the Hartford Code Camp (http://www.ctdotnet.com/) I signed up. I have never been to New England (that I can remember) in my adult lifetime. I know that in my entire life I have never seen Rhode Island, Massachussetts, New Hampshire, or Maine. So I made a decision this week that I am going to come in on Thursday in the afternoon ...
Roanoke Valley .NET User Group (RV.NUG) has discovered that Code Camps have many benefits for the user group. One of these benefits has been the establishment and ongoing relationship with the local community college. Virginia Western Community College has been gracious and supportive by being the venue host for the Roanoke Code Camps. As a result of this relationship, the technology community has benefited in the following ways. Code Camp benefits Speakers from beyond the region come to present. ...
Fresh from the successful completion of his "30 Days of .NET Windows Mobile Applications" (quite an impressive feat I might add), fellow Mobile Geek Chris Craft has started a new series based on one of his well received Code Camp presentations focusing on Visual Studio Tips & Tricks...he now presents "31 Days of Visual Studio 2008 Tips & Tricks". Check it out if you haven't had a chance to catch him at a Code Camp near you ...
Twin Cities Languages User Group My colleague, language geek and Twin Cities Code Camp leader, Jason Bock has recently formed a new Dev Languages focused user group. As leader of the Twin Cities Developers Guild, I have already extended him an invitation to join as one of our first affiliate groups. Here is Jason's description of the group: As developers, we use a number of languages throughout the lifecycle of a project and our careers in general. Learning core aspects and features from other langauges ...
I have been really busy between starting as a Principal Consultant for Headspring Systems and a long awaited vacation. I am justcatching up on some blog posts.My Silverlight Unit Testing session at the Austin Code Camp 2008 went really well. The source code and presentation is available for download here.I got some great feedback and look forward to being able to speak on the topic some more! I wanted to formally thank John Teague for all of his hard work organizing the code camp. With a new baby ...
As some of you may know having seen me @ Code Camps, or other events in the past 6 months or so know, my life's been pretty hectic. Starting back in February and continuing up to this very night, my son has been in and out of the hospital so many times it's sickening to think that I know so much about the inner workings of a place nobody should have to visit that often. He was last discharged Tuesday, and then at 3:30 this morning (Monday) he was re-admitted. Each time they get a little closer to ...
The Twin Cities Sharepoint Camp kicked off this morning and is currently well on it's way. We had a few hiccups this morning, with a misprint (starting time) on the schedule vs the website. So we kicked things off a few minutes later than planned, but everyone was flexible and accomodating. We had one presenter who was very sick and couldn't make it, but he was nice enough to give us as much advance notice as possible. We also had one no-show, Jerry Sevier from ILM*. It's a shame, because he was ...
Updated: 2008-06-10 The first Teched Tweener weekend aka ]InBetween[ was put together by our Developer Evangilist, Joe Healy and the Florida community leaders. The event was two days held on June 7/8, 2008 between the Developer and ITPro weeks of Teched in Orlando. We had nine rooms to utilize and Joe asked a number of people to lead specific tracks which included .NET Code Camp, Day of Silverlight, Agile Camp, RoboCamp, ITPro Camp, SQL University, ToolShed, Office Communications Server University, ...
I've got 17 links here tonight... Welcome to SL2B2.. :) ... Many are by the same folks, so I'm just going to list names: Scott Guthrie (duh), Michael Scherotter, Joel Neubeck(2), Kathy Kam, Walt Ritscher, Jesse Liberty, Shawn Wildermuth(2), David Anson, Tim Heuer(4), WPFEDevCon, Mike Taulty/Mike Ormond, and Mike Snow. Wow... what a bunch of links! ... I tried not to pull all the "Silverlight 2 Beta 2" links since we're all posting that. There are a lot of people echoing the information on Silverlight.net, ...
Ever since the new ASP.NET MVC framework was announced in October, posts about it have spread about it like wildfire through the .NET blogosphere. There's usually at least 2-3 MVC stories a day that show up on DotNetKicks. At the last Philly.NET code camp in January, there was standing room only for the ASP.NET MVC talk (see photo to the right). Similar crowds have shown up at the HLS DevCon in Atlantic City, Central Jersey .NET & Fairfield/Westchester .NET user groups to hear about it. With ...
We had our meeting tonight at Interface technical training and had the usual assortment of Rock Stars: Simon Allardice, Dan Wahlin, Steele Price, and Spke Xavier. The band leader, Michael Palermo used the lame excuse of being out of town :) And from what I can tell from Twitter, Tim Heuer is in Mexico City, so didn't make it either. I hope he's avoiding the local water as much as he was avoiding us :) Simon gave his great Code Camp presentation, and about half of the 16 listeners had not heard it ...
Now that Desert Code Camp is behind us, the next event up is the monthly Phoenix Silverlight User's Group Meeting on Wednesday June 4 from 6 to 8 pm. We meet at Interface Technical Training and the networking is worth the price of admission (free) Don't take my word for it, come on out and join us and see for yourself... who knows what fun stuff we may have to give away also! Stay in the 'Light ...
Many thanks to Lorin Thwaits and the sponsors: Infusionsoft, Neudesic, and JumpBox, and all the volunteers and presenters at Desert Code Camp today in Phoenix. The turn-out seemed lighter to me than some of the ones in the past, but the sessions I attended were crowded with people sitting on the floor. I started the day off with Simon Allardice giving a great presentation on Silverlight Zero to Hero. High entertainment as usual, Simon... and great information and perspective! Next I was torn between ...
Our Fourth Desert Code Camp will be held Saturday May 31, 2008 at University of Advancing Technology, in Tempe, Arizona, and the schedule of sessions is now available! Log into the site and register to attend or present! At the time of writing there are 43 sessions in the works on all ranges of subjects -- 4 of them on Silverlight. If you've already signed up for sessions, go make sure there are no overlaps, and if you haven't signed up... now's a good time... it's in 3 days :) If you're anywhere ...
It's been a crazy month...got in a car wreck on May 9th and spent about a week in and out of the ER due to a concussion...just as I was getting cleared to return to work (and drive) again from my doctor, my son was admitted to the hospital again (May 19th). We're both home now and doing much better. In between those events I managed to squeeze in a presentation at Charlotte Code Camp (which was really therapeutic for me). I have a ton of stuff to catch up on but hopefully I can catch up quickly and ...