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It's beginning to look like the start of the Code Camp Season, with at least 12 scheduled over the next 4 months. If you are organizing a code camp, there is a new open source project that Jeffery Palermo has started called CodeCampServer. The project aims to provide a solution that can server as the web site for a code camp and will be able to track and manage multiple conferences for a single user group. The project will use the ASP.NET MVC Framework and the MvcContrib. The project hasn't had their ...
So tonight I watched the better part of an hour-long Ford car commercial (well, it was technically two hours I think, but I just recorded the rest to run as background music for my next WoW session). Any of you that watched the Knight Rider premiere tonight...well, if you did, first let me offer my condolences. As with any remake of an establishment, there's always risk that things will turn into a gong-show while attempting to relive the glory days...and unforunately for Knight Rider, the gong is ...
Now that the code camp is over, it's time for some reflection of what went well, what we'd do differently, and what others should watch out for in planning their own code camp. Do get a solid team for pulling off a Code Camp The guys we had organizing our event were top notch and is the main reason the event went off without a hitch. Organizing an event like this is not trivial, and you need to ensure that you have a team around you that buys into the event. Do contact sponsors and don't be afraid ...
Here are the remaining interviews from our Winnipeg Code Camp. Steven Soroka Part 1 Video: Winnipeg Code Camp - Steven Soroka Part 1 Steven Soroka Part 2 Video: Winnipeg Code Camp - Steven Soroka Part 2 Mike Diehl Video: Winnipeg Code Camp - Mike Diehl Mike Iwasiow Video: Winnipeg Code Camp - Mike IwasiowD ...

The slidedeck, VS 2008 project files, and GoingGolfing database files (.mdb and .ldb) for my Implementing Virtual Earth With ASP.NET 2.0 session that I presented at the Raleigh Code Camp this weekend have been uploaded to the TakeNote Technologies website.

Thanks for everyone who attended and asked some great questions!

Enjoy!

Have a day. :-|

(Article from the February 2008 RV.NUG Newsletter) Code Camps If you have been around me more than two minutes in the past month, you’ve probably heard me mention the Roanoke Code Camp 2008 which is on March 1st at Virginia Western Community College. Why do I think this is such a big deal? Two things: FREE top-notch technology event and WESTERN Virginia What you will see at Code Camp · A conference-style event with multiple tracks allowing you to choose from five sessions during each time slot (Attend ...
For me one of the highlights of the Raleigh Code Camp this weekend was having Microsoft Developer Evangelist Brian Hitney announce that I have been added to the Microsoft Regional Director program. I'm excited about working closely with Brian to help spread the word about Microsoft .NET and related developer products like Visual Studio 2008. I'm humbled and honored that I have been accepted into such an extremely knowledgeable and talented group of people. I consider a number of RDs as friends and ...
I had a great time and the Raleigh Code Camp 2008 went off without a hitch yesterday. What a fantastic job the volunteers with the Triangle .NET Users group (TRINUG) did preparing, organizing, and executing on their plan. There was plenty of food, attendees, world class speakers delivering targeted content, discussions in the hallways, books, giveaways, fun, and excitement in the air. I'd be remiss if I didn't point out and thank a few key individuals on the TRINUG Leadership Council, one being Microsoft ...
"Good morning everybody, you're tuned to Computers 2K8 on sports radio 850 The Buzz" and so began today's show as we do every Sunday morning from 8am - 10am here in Raleigh, NC. You can download the show from the show's website or you can listen do us live as we stream the show across the web. Carl Franklin of DotNetRocks Fame Live in the Studio Today! Wow, what a show. Since he was in town for the Raleigh Code Camp 2008, we were fortunate to score DotNetRock's own Carl Franklin as an in-studio guest ...
Here are the first two interviews from our Winnipeg Code Camp, one with Shane Sholdice (Shaneo) and one with Bil Simser:Video: Winnipeg Code Camp - Shane Sholdice Video: Winnipeg Code Camp - Bil Simser ...
It seems like all a blur, but already I'm blogging about how great the Winnipeg Code Camp was. For the most part, the event went off without a hitch and everyone came together to make this a great event: speakers, sponsors, organizers, and of course the attendees! We had 113 people registered and 79 people show up, so considering this is a long weekend for us Manitobans we were really happy with the turnout! Some pics... Juan Larios getting ready to lay the Sharepoint smackdown! Shane, Kelly, and ...
Tomorrow is the first annual Winnipeg Code Camp, and we were in full prep mode tonight doing some last minute setup... I'm still amazed at how many companies stepped up and provided prizes for us...unbelievable... Here's the Code Camp gang: Dean Clark, Kelly Cassidy, Roy Drenker, and Shane Sholdice. One sponsor might have thought we were hosting a Women of Technology event and not a code camp...we're still thankful for the 50 shirts they sent us, as they'll be a great conversation piece... Ok, enough ...
The Orlando Code Camp is currently looking for speakers and you can submit a session here. There were over 500 registered last code camp and it will be held on Saturday, March 22 at Seminole Community College in Sanford, FL. Here's the session that I submitted to present: Name of session: Best Resources to Learn DotNetNuke® Description: Now that you have downloaded DotNetNuke® how are you going to use it for your application. Where do you start? Where do you go for help? This session will have several ...
Just thought I'd give you an idea of some of the content that will be presented at the Raleigh Code Camp 2008 this Saturday. Jim Wooley - What's new in VB 9 Richard Campbell - Performance and Scalability Mark Dunn - BizTalk Miguel Castro - How to Work with Recruiters Rob Zelt - Silverlight Bill Jones - LINQ in VS 2008 Josh Carlisle - Customizing MOSS Publishing Brian Gough - Wrapping a User Control in a SharePoint Web Part Josh Carlisle - SharePoint for ASP.NET Developers Kevin Boles - SQL Server ...
Anyone in Winnipeg looking for a reason to brave the cold and get out of the house for the day should sign up for the Winnipeg Code Camp on Saturday Feb 16th. Looks like a good slate of speakers (present company excluded) and a great set of topics. Info and registration here. Please remember to check out the sponsors as well as these events couldn't happen without them. Technorati Tags: Code Camp ...
It seems my earlier post about "What's Important at Code Camp?" might have touched a few nerves and may not have been as clear as I would have liked, so here are a few clarifications. I wasn't implying in any way that sponsors aren't important. In fact, it really was the other way around. As I mentioned, Code Camp is free to the attendees but there is still a cost to the organizers. That cost is defrayed as much as possible by support from Microsoft and other sponsors. Without the sponsors, it would ...
Over at the Community Credit website, there are over 8000 geeks who participate in a monthly geek prize for their contribution to the development community. Last month, I happen to place 5th and won a one of a kind 4 hub tape dispenser. David Silverlight who runs this site is very fair on who wins these geeky prizes from month to month so he throws you the curve on points if you are a current winner which keeps the contest fair for others to win. My curve is at 85% and expires at the end of March. ...
This entry is originally from the Roanoke Valley .NET User Group newsletter. As we discussed last month, technology is ever-changing. We talked about ways to maintain your skills and knowledge level. It is hard enough to introduce yourself to new technology. However, you’re not the only one who needs the introduction. Roanoke Code Camp 2008 is going to be here in a few weeks and you will be bombarded with all the wonderful newness to come from .NET. Now that you know about the new dewflanchy, how ...
I've been reviewing my evaluations from the South Florida Code Camp 2008 and one of the comments brought out some interesting points. After reading the comments, I thought it might be a good time to remind some of you what a Code Camp really is. A lot of this information is from the Code Camp Manifesto and from my personal experiences as both an attendee and a presenter. Code Camps are always a free event and are about the developer community at large. They are meant to be a place for developers ...
It's all over, what a rush! Final stats... 795 registered, over 600 showed up, 50 speakers gave 71 sessions over 12 parallel tracks. We drank 1100 waters, 500 sodas, over 700 cups of coffee, ate 170 pizzas and used 300 pounds of ice. Feedback can be viewed at: http://www.codecampevals.co... Some photos at: http://noderer.spaces.live.... Russ & Alex Photos: http://blogs.msdn.com/rfust... ...
Roanoke Code Camp 2008 (in western Virginia) - Registration is open! We're ready... we have contributors, we have presenters, we have a venue, we have food, we have prizes..... all we need now is attendees. This is our second Code Camp and last year exceeded all of our expectations. Great knowledge, great fun, great people. If you were there you already know. Find out more about this year's event: Link to Flyer: http://www.rvnug.org/CodeCa... Link to Registration: https://www.clicktoattend.c... ...
Earlier I wrote about how I felt pwned during my first session at the South Florida Code Camp. Luckily, things turned around during my second session. I was unable to turn it in a discussion as I had planned. The room was still set up to serve presentations, and some of the people I would have liked to have in the discussion (like Scott Dorman) were busy with their own sessions. However, everything went smoothly during my second presentation. I had great crowd interaction, and I received good applause ...
The South Florida Code Camp was today and there were around 600 people who showed up. I moderated a round-table discussion on code style and standards and presented an in-depth talk on memory management in .NET. For those who attended either one of my sessions (or just want to take a look at the slides) you can download copies from my SkyDrive public folder. I only managed to attend a few sessions, but talking with people at the after-party it sounds like everyone had a great time and was able to ...
What does Star Wars, "Pour Some Sugar on Me", Beer, Ginger from Gilligan's Island, Socks with Sandals, LINQ, MetaLINQ, and a lack of pants have in common? You'll have to watch Jeff Brand's interview with Aaron Erickson to find out! Back at last Fall's Twin Cities Code Camp, the resident Microsoft DE Jeff Brand did a series of recordings with some of the presenters. He's got them posted up on his web-site now for your parousal. Interesting note: you can't tell, but Aaron is actually not wearing pants. ...
Talking to someone at our user group this evening, I got the bad news that the Acropolis project will see no more CTP releases. It seems that the project is now in the hands of the Patterns & Practices group. From the Acropolis website : "We are very excited to be entering the next phase of the project where we will begin to roll many of the Acropolis concepts into future versions of the .NET Framework for the desktop and Silverlight. Unfortunately, while we figure out exactly how to go about ...
South Florida Code Camp to be held on 2/2/2008 at DeVry University in Miramar. The event site is: http://codecamp08.fladotnet... I will be attending this event this time, as most of my sessions are just not ready yet. There is quite a bit of the content that will be presented on various topics. All known talks have been posted on the code camp agenda at: http://codecamp08.fladotnet... I strongly urge you to come out if you have a chance. The Registration Link is: http://www.clicktoattend.co... ...
FREE - 4th Annual South Florida Code Camp - Register Now - Spaces are going fast! To attend this free, all day .NET Developer mini-conference register at: http://www.clicktoattend.co... ! The Code Camp will be held on Saturday 2/2/2008 and include breakfast, lunch, giveaways, valuable raffle items and of course lots of great content! The sessions are now listed on the agenda page. A big thanks to all the speakers that have stepped forward and volunteered to come speak at their own expense. ...
The Code Camp will be held on Saturday 2/2/2008 and include breakfast, lunch, giveaways, valuable raffle items and of course lots of great content! The sessions are now listed on the agenda page. A big thanks to all the speakers that have stepped forward and volunteered to come speak at their own expense. We have already scheduled 70 of 72 sessions. There will be something for everyone... from the person who is new to .net to advanced architecture and software process sessions. For the second year ...
Dan Wahlin has put up his code, ppt, and a 57 minute video about his Desert Code Camp presentation a couple months ago... good stuff! From SilverlightCream.com: New Video: Integrating Silverlight and ASP.NET AJAX I was at Dan's Desert Code Camp presentation in September, and it was very good. I can't believe he has produced a 57 minute video showing us how to do all that... wow... like attending the session again... so don't miss this! Stay in the 'Light! Silverlight News on Twitter | Silverlight ...
Date: Saturday March 1st, 2008 Event Description: In case you aren't familiar with Code Camps, they are designed to provide a forum for the developer community to speak, network and share ideas. In recent years, many user groups had lost the participation of their members for presentations. This core principle has been overshadowed by commercial aspects and user groups have really drifted from their fundamental purpose. The main tenets of a Code Camp are: By and For the Developer Community: Code ...
Wasn't sure if I was going to be able to make it but really wanted to after talking with Robin last October at Richmond Code Camp...but now I'm heading up to Roanoke for my first Code Camp of 2008! Right now I'm planing for two presentations - one on code analysis and one on Windows Mobile 6. For those interested in more info about the code camp in general see their site here: http://www.rvnug.org/CodeCa... ...
Date: Saturday March 1st, 2008 Event Description: In case you aren't familiar with Code Camps, they are designed to provide a forum for the developer community to speak, network and share ideas. In recent years, many user groups had lost the participation of their members for presentations. This core principle has been overshadowed by commercial aspects and user groups have really drifted from their fundamental purpose. The main tenets of a Code Camp are: By and For the Developer Community: Code ...
I spent all day (Jan 12, 2008) at what I have to say was the BEST Phillydotnet code camp to date. If you did not read my last blog, if you weren’t at this code camp – you missed out! An unbelievable 48 session, 48 speakers and just about 400 colleagues to talk with!!! A true win win win situation. In other code camps I would jump around from classroom to classroom to ensure I saw the speakers I wanted to hear. Today because Philly Dot Net grouped the course by subject we were able either pick between ...
The second Roanoke Code Camp (in western Virginia) is being held on SATURDAY, MARCH 1 at Virginia Western Community College. This is the same location as last year and if you were there, you know it’s a great venue. We will have several classrooms plus the auditorium available for our event. Last year we had a great speaker group, fantastic presentations and a very enthusiastic group of attendees. We hope you can help us repeat that success. We are hoping to have 4 or 5 tracks with 5 sessions in ...

Our code camp site is live and ready to take registrations!

We don't have a tonne of info yet on speakers or schedule...we're still finalizing some of that information, but keep posted if you're in the Winnipeg area and want to attend!

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Many of you know that I've participated in many Code Camps over the last year, both as a speaker and as an attendee. The one thing that I've noticed is that there seems to not be a lot of resources for planning and organizing a code camp, which leads to very different experiences for speaker signup, schedule planning, etc. Jeffrey Palermo just announced a new open source project hosted on GoogleCode that promises to do just that. CodeCampServer is a free, open source Code Camp management web application ...
A lot happened in 2007: I finally got around to obtaining my MCTS in ASP.NET, I started a new long term contract, I bought a house, and I got married! More relevant to the community, I helped found the Columbia Enterprise Developers Guild and decided to take up speaking. Today will not be a day of new resolutions for me. I will continue the plan I laid out privately a few months ago. I'm listing it here to share my goals, much as some of the other bloggers have done. My plan is aggressive, because ...
Last year was a very good year for me, but I'm always looking for ways to learn more and better myself for the next year. After all, it is hard to top 2007, the year in which I buy a house, get married and have a great honeymoon in Italy. So, somehow I need to top myself yet again! Anyhow, these are the things I'm looking to do this year to make me a better designer, developer, etc: General Read a new book a month Run a marathon (Well, only running 5 miles a day right now) General Development Give ...
Since there was so much that went on with my presentation laptop last year (.NET 3.0 beta, then later VS 2008 Beta, a bunch of Java testing, and so on) I figured I'll start the new year with a clean build of it and so I slicked it yesterday (used DBAN) and started fresh...my goodness I forgot how long it takes to get even XP w/SP2 fully patched and ready to go. There's over 100 updates on Windows Update for that box after putting a clean install of XP/SP2. Then I also forgot how long (really long) ...
I just signed up the Philly.net Code camp. Did you? There are only 400 seats available! Here are the details: Our first installment of the 2008 Code Camp series will be held at the DeVry University campus in Fort Washington, PA on Saturday, January 12 from 8:00-5:30. Please register on our web site.-->Detailed directions are on the DeVry web site. Lots of code, just say no to slides! 9 hours 48 sessions (8:00, 9:30, 11:00, 1:00, 2:30, 4:00) 8 tracks 400 seats with tables (laptops welcome) Free breakfast, ...
Registration for the Philly Code Camp on January 12th is now open. I will be presenting "Entry Level Event Models". It is a part of my "Entry Level" series that will attempt to get "the willing" up to speed on fundamental architectural, design and development practices. I'm psyched to kick off 2008 with a code camp presentation. This should be a good one, so go register now! --chaz ...
There has been much going on with the Roanoke Valley .NET User Group(RV.NUG) of late. Here's a quick update of upcoming events, mark your calendars and save these dates! Vist www.rvnug.org for more information. If you'd like to keep up with all events in the Mid-atlantic region visit the CommunityMegaphone (site sponsored by the Microsoft mid-Atlantic Developer Evangelist Andrew Duthie... aka .NET DevHammer) January 10, 2008 - 6:00 pm - Visual Studio 2008 Install Fest - REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and ...

The Winnipeg Code Camp will be occurring in February of '08, and we're looking for speakers. If you're interested in coming up north ping me!

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Twin Cities Code Camp 4 is right around the corner (and by that, I mean less than 4 months away) on April 5th, 2008 at New Horizons. You can visit here for more details: http://www.twincitiescodeca... and the call for speakers is open. I'm helping out with rounding up some killer swag for this one, and I'm hitting all the usual suspects (book publishers, software shops, etc...) but if you're interested in donating something to be used as a giveaway, feel free to contact me via the blog ...
The Philly .NET User Group has announced their 2008 Code Camp schedule. These hugely popular (and FREE!) conferences normally fill up very quickly, but this year, the User Group is partnering with DeVry university, which is going to allow them to host much larger conferences, with the first conference in January scheduled for 8 tracks and 48 sessions. Registration opens on December 15, and I believe if you register on the Philly.NET web site, you can choose to be notified when the registration opens, ...
2007-11-17 - Added organization, Lorins unconference website software and a few other update A week or two ago a few guys wanting to get some ideas about running code camps. It has taken on a life of it's own but here are some notes I made based on running code camps in South Florida. I'll edit and add to this as the discussion progresses. Organization Very important not to try and do it all yourself, get others involved. Planning is key Start at least a few months out, lining up venue, sponsors ...
Date: Monday November 19th, 2007 Event Description: Conversation about the new language features in .NET 3.5 have been dominated by the inclusion of Linq. In this session we will look at some of the features that have been lost in the shuffle. We will deep dive into anonymous constructors, simple properties, anonymous types, the ‘var’ keyword, lambda expressions, extension methods and more. Speaker Biography Donald Belcham, C# MVP Donald Belcham is an independent contractor in Edmonton. He has worked ...

If you want the slide deck for my presentation "Wss 2.0 to Wss 3.0" I delivered at  Richmond Code Camp 4 you can find it on the RCC4 site here.

 

Silverlight 1.0 Meets SQL Via ASP.NET Ajax and Web Services I posted earlier today about putting the "OutlookBar" control I wrote for Desert Code Camp III onto my web site, but I didn't have an article yet, and I also had some site issues. I've resolved the site issues by explicitly declaring the Silverlight.js location, and have written up a short article about the adventure. The image above links to the article. Animated GIF produced with Camtasia Studio ...
My talk at the Twin Cities' Code Camp was on Preparing for the Presentation layer, and we had a great talk about three things that you need to make a habit of when designing your presentation layer (I'll post about what they are in detail later). One of those things was 'Know Your Tools', and the message I wanted to get accross was that we as developers need to understand how the tools and technologies we use or plan on using work under the hood and beyond the happy-rainbow demos we see at marketing ...