Tag | INETA Posts

Hats off to Shawn Weisfeld and his crew for organizing what seams to be a great upcoming code camp this Saturday at Seminole Community College in Sanford, FL. Shawn is a Microsoft MVP and INETA leader and I saw him in passing last week in Seattle at the MVP Summit. He was chanting code camp, code camp in the halls! To date, there are 478 coming to a great event. There will be 52 Sessions, 38 speakers including 16 MVPs and 9 Authors. Where else can you get that kind of education for free. Here's the ...
Boy this was so simple I cracked up when I saw it work. After the presentation at INETA where I described that once an object is on the canvas it is 'an object' and you can deal with it like any other object, I got to thinking about putting a wmv file into the Reflection Builder code... and it worked just fine! Grrr... I forgot the xaml...At the last minute, I decided to post the animation on the article page, and forgot to bring the xaml code over. I'll fix that tonight.Another note:WPF/E doesn't ...

We had a great time today at the Phoenix INETA meeting seeing presentations on all things Vista.

I presented on WPF/E and built a Reflection Builder application to help in figuring out all the settings involved:


I started getting this when I got home tonight: and this is painful since I need to finish my INETA presentation for Saturday. Thinking possibly the download I had was corrupted, I re-downloaded and got the same message, but in the process saw the message that the code would be good until February 18th. I played around and found if I set the date back to January 30, it works fine, but setting it forward to February 1 it throws the error. I get the same results with Firefox and IE7. I ratted around ...
Hear ye, hear ye. This is going to be a serious post! Calling all people passionate about UGs and the developer community! The INETA North America Board is accepting nominations now for the upcoming elections. If you are serious about the community, and want a chance to get more involved (not to mention work more directly with little ole me :) ) read all the info below. Note - nominations must come from an INETA UG Leader, and the deadline is 2/15/2007. Elections are being held for the INETA NorAm ...
I've been asked to present WPF/E at the Phoenix INETA meeting on February 3, 2007 in Phoenix, and while working on my presentation, I got wrapped up in fonts, and ended up searching out a source for a list of all the fonts available in the December CTP. I have them listed here, along with the original Microsoft source I found. ...
Please sign up - there are still a spots left for the Tampa,FL Vista & Office 2007 Launch. Register here - Click here -> http://msevents.microsoft.c... See me at the 12:30-3:30 in the ATE area. Also don't forget to visit INETA booths. Ask for Nikita, they know who I am. If I am not around, someone will call for me and I will come meet you. We look forward to seeing you on launch day (details below) and celebrating the next generation ...
Just saw registration opened up for New Jersey Code Camp - Part Trois. Check out www.njcodecamp.org for details. If you haven't heard of this little phenomenon - it's an all day event put on for developers, by developers. Code Camps are great opportunities for developers to get together and learn from each other. It's not your standard INETA or Microsoft evangelist speaker in a movie theater - although I guess some code camps could take place in movie theaters and some speakers might belong to INETA ...
Like last years Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005 and BizTalk 2006’s community launch initiatives, Microsoft along with communities like INETA and Culminis are coming up with bigger and better community launch event for Windows Vista, Office 2007 and Exchange 2007. This is said to be the biggest joint launch ever. Just like last year, I am part of this community launch initiative both as a UG leader as well as a Virtual Trainer. Virtual training program does not only focus on technology related ...
Thanks to Miguel Castro and INETA for a great user group meeting last Tuesday (2006-10-10). Miguel gave his classic custom control presentation which opened my eyes to a few things. While I do lots of user controls, I've never bothered to make them into separate custom controls but will give it a shot! One unusual thing about the meeting is that we spontaneaously had a fairly lengthy Q&A session before the meeting started. Miguel arrived and got setup an hour before the meeting started and as ...
"INETA (International .NET Association) is the next evolution in user group communities" as it is told in the web site of this organization, I really found it true when I was first interested about INETA. This fast growing .NET based developer association expanding it's activities with a real driving force. The fact which made me more surprised that, it has been successful to put .NET developers the whole world in an umbrella, according with very useful resources, pure dedication of expert group ...
Rather being involved on core coding, this month I was pretty busy on project management, user requirements analysis and of course in developer community activities. For last few days I tried to get the membership of my own developer group, where me and my other mates shares their ideas and thoughts. As the group leader, finally I was able to get the recognition from INETA (International .NET Association). For verification purpose I was called from Microsoft, Bangladesh office, which was a good surprise ...
No... not Most Valuable Professional but “Model View Presenter”. Last night Scott gave what I think was the best technical presentation we ever had. He built a multi-tiered application in a couple of hours including projects and database. He did not even paste code snippets. More importantly he was able to bring the entire 60+, standing room only crowd along explaining a number of complex concepts along the way. He took the mystery out of “interfaces“ using easy to understand ...
On May 31st 2006 Julie Lerman, Jason Beres and I (Dave Noderer) hosted an INETA Live Web Cast talking about what a user group is, how to get started and how to find resources. This was lot of fun, I was amazed a how fast the hour went by. This particular event is at: http://www.ineta.org/Deskto... (Note that I had to set two things in my Windows Media player Tools -> Options “Connect to the Internet (overrides other commands)” and “Enable picture ...
In a recent post, Brendan shared a pic of the Source Fource. Pretty cool. He also included a pic of my favorite Microsoftie, aka “she who is responsible for much INETA & CodeZone goodness in the developer community.” This pic is for those of you on GWB that haven't actually met her in person. For the record, she doesn't look anything like a Night Elf but she claims to have a hidden blue streak. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Trisha Lacey... Oh and I am totally digging my new Vista ...
“Don't start me to talkin, I'll tell everything I know” -Sonny Boy Williamson So this past week at TechEd, while hanging out and doing my thing (whatever that is), I met the fabulous Jeff Julian. After arguing about some random stuff (those of you that know him will not be surprised that our first conversation started with arguing (just kidding) (well, ok, maybe I am not kidding, but see this is the exact reason I didn’t want to blog to begin with. I will get to that later though)), ...
This is my first blog post ever. D'Arcy convinced me that I should start a blog to talk about all the good times at Tech-Ed. So here we go. I'm headed down to Boston for Tech-Ed 2006 in a couple days. Should be a great time. This is my first Tech-Ed and I've been looking through the list of sessions available and it's pretty overwhelming. Out of the 700 or sessions available, I picked out about 50 or so I might be interested in attending. I'll probably only have time for about a dozen or so, so I ...
Are you looking to start a user group but not really sure where to begin? Maybe you are part of a user group now but want to get more involved in its leadership. Julie Lerman, Jason Beres and I are dong a webcast for INETA to cover these subjects and answer your questions. I'm very excited to be particpating with Julie and Jason, both “Rock Star“ INETA speakers and long time developer community activists! Jason, Shervin and I (plus a few others) formed FlaDotNet many years ago before ...
Here are again some numbers (May 2006) for INETA Europe: 219 User Groups with 60.000 Developers in 32 Countries - 44 User Groups in Germany, 28 User Groups in Russia, 25 User Groups in the UK and 15 in Poland... 13.000 Developers and a biggest User Group in Italy (again UGiDotNet) and 15.000 Developers and a second largest User Group (VBUG) in the UK, followed by Germany and on the 4th place (believe it or not) Greece. Trivia: largest and one of the most vibrant INETA User Groups and Communities ...
I realize and apologize that I have not posted to my blog for 3 months. Many people have been getting on me lately to start blogging again. I'm starting to get a good handle on my workload and hope to spend more time on my community commitments including blogging. I also plan to migrate my blog to MSDN sometime in the near future. The current community efforts that I'm working on are: INETA Community Activities Our latest initiative is the INETA Live webcasts. The webcast can be viewed at http://live.ineta.org. ...

INETA collaborated with Microsoft to deliver the first INETA conference in Korea with more than 800 attendees and great speakers (Community, MVPs etc). I don't have a clue what is written here [1] but it looks like a full-day event with interesting topics. ;-)

[1] http://www.microsoft.com/korea/events/2006_INETA/default.asp

 

Roanoke Valley( Virginia) .NET User Group (RV.NUG) Meeting - Tomorrow - Thursday 5/4/06 - 6 pm Our group is growing every month - it's exciting! Tomorrow we have an INETA sponsored speaker - Sahil Malik presenting on ADO.NET - System.Transaction and distributed transactions. I've heard Sahil speak before and he can take a complex topic and break it apart so it's easy to understand. I'm looking forward to the presentation and hoping for a great turnout to welcome him. The summer months will bring ...
The next INETA Live webcast is coming up on May 31 is So You Want to Start a User Group and is chock full of advice from people who have done exactly that!! If you're thinking about starting a user group, don't miss this webcast. On June 28, yours truly will be co-presenting on Best Practices in Running a User Group, so make sure you tune in for that one as well!! If you aren't familiar with INETA Live webcasts, check out the link above. Good stuff ...
I am getting ready for the World Cup in Germany, but before then, there are a few things I need to finish up. We just wrapped up our activities at VS Live Toronto - more to come on this topic. The next on schedule is DevTeach in Montreal. It is probably one of the best conferences in Canada, with great INETA speakers lined up to speak at it. This year DevTeach is offering you 3 tracks for the Pre-Conference. Introduction to VB.NET, VFP Conversion and Test-Driven Development. If you are looking into ...
Dev Connections might be much smaller than Tech Ed (I don't actually know, I've never been there). But I have really had an opportunity to meet and talk at length with some really knowledgable people. Some actually now know my name and speak in the hall (I”m trying to decide if that's cuz they enjoyed the chat or cuz I'm scary). Big KUDOs to Julia Lerman for organizing Women in Technology at lunch today. It was fun and interesting to sit and lunch with Julia, Kimberly Trip and Michelle Leroux ...
A code camp! That's what was going on yesterday at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL. This Microsoft event brings out developers from around the state to meet for a day and just talk about technology. There were several tracks to choose from and plenty of time to mingle with colleagues during the day and at night if you wanted. I had an opportunity to speak during one of the tracks on dotnetnukes modules. It was a lot of fun for me to do this. More importantly was the fact that I met ...
I never thought I'd be happy to say, it's good to be back in NJ, but I think it's just good to be home again - for a while anyway. Oh wait, this posting is a few days late - I'm leaving again today ! Yikes ! I just got back from doing to three-city INETA tour in Austin, Pittsburgh, and Detroit. In the first and the last, I did what's kinda become my trademark talk, “Hitting the Ground Running with Custom Webcontrols”. As always, it was very well received in both places. I love doing this ...

This is the title of the next conference in the Calgary .NET User Group, next Thursday March 23, 5pm at the Nexen Centre. More information in http://www.calgaryug.net

Juval Lowy will be our speaker, he's a well known world speaker, Microsoft Software Legend and Senior Architect of IDesign (http://www.idesign.com)

Thanks to our sponsors : Allstream, Ineta and Microsoft Canada!

Daniel.

In CIO magazine, another article about the need for business leaders in IT: The New IT Department : The Top Three Positions You Need This article states that the most important positions needed in IT are Project Managers, Relationship Managers, and Business Analysts. Project Managers are self explanatory. The Relationship Manager markets and communicates the value of IT to the rest of the organization. The bilingual Business Analyst is someone who knows the business and can speak both the language ...
Stan Schultes and Russ Fustino( you know the Tool Shed guy) did a great job on their introduction to Dotnetnuke 4 webcasts yesterday. This was a live webcast out of Tampa, FL. Stan is a developer in the Sarasota FL area and a big evangelist for dotnetnuke. I had Stan on my webcast when I taked about dotnetnuke architecture. In fact, Stan was my teacher over a year and a half ago at the Orlando Ineta dotnetnuke bootcamp. Go to his site and check it out ...
This has been a long day. You’ll notice that yourself. All the knowledge I gained was of the tricky little, not clear or notable, yet highly beneficent. We’ll see that as we go. I started the day with Stephen Forte; the guy is another geek. I guess he and Patrick are brothers or something not just friends, as they both have the same geek soul and extremely high sense of hummer. When it comes to fun and jokes, you have to remember Stephen. I spent the 2 first sessions with him. In the ...
Today things went pretty much different, and to the better. The keynote session turned into 3 keynotes. The first was given by Kareem Ramadan, the cool guy on top of all Microsoft Egypt. He spoke of the MDC as the 5th one, when people kept saying it was the 4th, just to know that there was another very first MDC turn, which most people didn’t know about! So, it was fun as you can see. He later said he was sorry that Bill Gates is not with us this year, and, said that they had 3000 registrations ...
A previous post of mine ranted about the current state of user groups and the level of support that many groups are feeling is declining due to increased pressure from sponsors to justify further support. I gave the impression in that post that INETA was created out of Microsoft's drive to push marketing within the development communities. Julie Lerman corrected me on this on her blog (the INETA egg came before the MS marketing juggernaut chicken). Thanks for sharing a bit of the history behind the ...

I'll be speaking at the Capital Area Users Group in Washington, DC tomorrow the 24th.  It's an INETA event and I've heard it's a great group.  Looking forward to it.

 

As the world saw the launch of three milestone products from Microsoft, last year November - Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005 and BizTalk Server 2006, the Technical Communities have their own way of launching them.The MUGH (Microsoft User Group Hyderabad) has its Community Launch and Tech Fest, a combined rare occasion to meet all Community Leads and also participate in contests, brain teasers, win prizes etc., Date: February 4, 2006Venue: Microsoft Campus, Gachibowli,Hyderabad, India.Registration: ...
Flash back a few years to when .NET was an emerging technology. Microsoft put their marketing muscle behind the promotion and creation of user group communities: groups of geeks getting together to talk about CLR goodness. Their plan worked to perfection, and user groups sprung up all over the world! An organization (which I'm a membership manager for), INETA - The International .NET Association, was created and helped bolster the user groups by providing guidance, speakers, and support. Here in ...
There is so much to say about the italian developer community. One of the largest european web sites ASP Italia by Daniele Bochicchio, famous speaker and writer like Dino Esposito and Francesco Balena, great events like SMAU and ... the largest european INETA User Group UGIdotNET [1] in Milano. I will never forget the video from multiplex cinema in Milano with Andrea dressed as a Spiderman speaking to the hunders of user group members. There is no chance to talk about everyone, but I would like to ...
If you have registered for the DC Launch and are going to be unable to attend, I could use your help. Our local .NET User group is holding a Community Launch of Visual Studio 2005 / SQL 2005 on February 7th (http://www.rvnug.org). I need help regarding something with the Community Launch being held inRoanoke, VA on February 7th. This event has generated the most excitement and membership participation in our INETA .NET User Group in over a year, maybe ever. I started with a team of 4 and now have ...
Great event.... Sitting here at the table with INETA and the various user groups from around Florida. People from South Florida (www.fladotnet.com), Orlando (www.onetug.org), Tampa (www.fladotnet.com) and Tallahassee (www.tlhdotnet.net) are helping to staff the booth. There must be a couple thousand people here and I'm surprised how many do not know about the user groups in their areas... something we are corrrecting on the fly! Even more amazing is that some people don't really have any idea of ...
A number of you have emailed me privately and asked how the community launch event went, given all the hiccups experienced along the way. It went very well. Murray did a great job and we had near-record (for a UG meeting) attendance. 43 people showed up out of the 54 that registered. Murray also says the training he got was pretty excellent. We opted to show videos in place of a lot of the live demos for a couple reasons you might want to consider. The videos are fairly quick and the performance ...
Crossposted from my O'Reilly blog The official launch of Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005 and Biztalk 2006 was today. We know this because King Steve, the Ballmerian, gave a rather dry 90 minute presentation on the subject. That's not what this post is about, although it is on a related topic. You see, my local user group... excuse me, I mean my local .NET user group, volunteered to host a community launch event. Microsoft & INETA (that's the International .NET Association) sent out a letter to ...
I’ve been busy. Don’t ever seem to have enough time to write about my current projects. Time seems to fly when you are having fun. It started when I was at TechEd 2005, manning the INETA booth. I was approached by a guy who asked me if I was a User Group leader. I responded that I was and he introduced himself as an employee of Red-Gate Software. He told me that if I did a presentation utilizing the Ants Profiler, he would give me one and provide one as a giveaway during our meeting. ...
[Crosspost from Managed World] As some of you may have heard, Chris Williams announced that he has been named Chairman of the INETA Marketing Website Committee. Basically, this committee will be in charge of managing the content on the new, redesigned, DotNetNuke-based, up-and-coming INETA website (still under development). Well, to make a long story short, Chris gave me the honor of being one of the members of this committee. I only hope I can live up to the expectations that Chris probably has ...
I'm pleased to announce that as of today, I am the chairman of the INETA Marketing Website Committee. Some of you who read this are probably already aware that the INETA website has been undergoing an extensive redesign and migration to DotNetNuke. It will be my job, and that of my team of volunteers, to manage the content for the new and improved INETA website. Currently, this committee consists of myself, Jason Olson, Lou Vega, Robin Edwards & one other person, yet to be found. That's right... ...
It's only 11 days until the launch of VS.Net 2005. As part of the big event, Ineta and Microsoft thought that it would be good to have all of the user groups have their own launch event. As part of the deal Microsoft would provide a big box of content and goodies to run this party. A great idea! Get the community involved. I have the incredibly insance idea of hosting the caparea.net event only 1 short week after the launch. Let's grab some of that momentum I thought. Well, I guess Microsoft is more ...
The launch Presentation DVDs have shipped! All community launch trainees should have received an email from the INETA Community Launch Team today with details on how to get the materials if you need them within the next couple of days. The materials used for your Community Launch event are the same materials that will be presented by Microsoft in official launch cities. For more information on official launch cities visit http://www.microsoft.com/ev... Thanks goes ...
I've just posted all the Ineta Member user groups.  If you don't see your group, let me know!
Yes, I know. I never post to my blog. I am not making a conscious effort to be more active. blah..blah..blah. I don't want Hal Hayes to rag on me during any more caparea.net user group meetings. Jim Duffy gave an enthusiastic presentation on what's new in ASP.Net 2.0. I haven't heard Jim speak before, but had heard that he was quite the entertainer. He did not dissapoint. If you get a chance to here Jim speak or take some of his training course at TakeNote, you won't be dissapointed. Thanks again ...
These days I am conducting trainings as a part of "Microsoft Touchdown " for VS 2005 (Whidbey) and SQL Server 2005 (Yukon) Launch program. These trainings are being conducted by Microsoft Pakistan at a training fascility provided by Kalsoft's KalAcademy. Participants have been invited from Microsoft ISV partners. I am conducting these sessions on the behalf of Kalsoft which happens to be employer and Microsoft's Gold Certified Partner.Yesterday I conducted two sessions. One on SQL Server 2005's Web ...
I just receieved an email from Mr Vaqar Khamisani announcing launch of Imagine Cup 2006 ! (final round to be held in New Delhi, India) Last year INETA Pakistan played a very important role in evangelising Imagine Cup and as a result we got more than 100 entries from all over the Pakistan and a couple of semi finalists. So it was a success! but this time around we have to make it even bigger and ensure multiple entries to the final round! Lets join hands together to evangelise Imagine Cup 2006 and ...