August 2011 Entries
Dallas GiveCamp 2011 - Code it forward

Dallas GiveCamp is back again! Remember all the fun you had hanging out with your fellow developers building applications for charity! We do, so we decided to do it again in October! But we cannot do it without your help. If you are interested in helping out this year please take a minute and register on our website http://dallasgivecamp.org/oforms/Volunteer.

And don't forget to invite your co-workers, friends, family, anyone (and everyone) you know that is a developer or deisnger, you can download our event flyer here.

Dallas TechFest 2011 August 12-13

After a few months of work, I am very happy to announce that the Dallas TechFest Speaker line up and schedule is full and finalized. You can find it on the Dallas TechFest website or on Michael Perry’s Windows Phone 7 app in the marketplace.

I am very excited to see some of the more popular speakers such as Denny Cherry, Miguel Castro, Matt Hienze, Chris Koenig, and Caleb Jenkins to name a few. I am also jazzed about some of the new faces like Calvin Carter and Kumar Unnikrishnan and their enthusiasm and love for the topics that they are presenting.  Tom Dupont’s Attack of the Cloud talk is just packed full of fun and useful information and Tony Champion and Jay Smith are traversing the miles to share their knowledge.  But just to be sure this isn’t all business, I love the fact that Justin Weinberg will be talking about how to Connect with your Kinect. 

I am so glad that Phat, my co-worker is coming to keep tabs on the SQL sessions.  I can’t wait to hear about all the wonderful things he learns from Shawn and Jen McCown, David Stein, Eric Humphrey, and more.  While he is doing that, I will be catching what I can from Shawn Weisfeld, Todd Stone, and EVERYONE has to check out Cory Smith’s latest creation.  Maybe Omar can actually show me how to have a better work/life balance, or at least what that means.

Sadly, I will miss David Yancey talking about TDD and hearing Chander delegate so if you catch their talks, PLEASE let me know how they were along with all of the sessions at Dallas TechFest.  Your feedback is key to helping us make decisions for next year!

I am REALLY looking forward to seeing you all there!!  Please stop me to say hello and let us know how it is going throughout the event.

As of the time of this blog post, I believe the discount code “Two Days” is still good so if you haven’t registered yet, don’t wait too long.  It’s never as fun with out you.

 

T