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Tim Murphy

Tim is a Solutions Architect for PSC Group, LLC. He has been an IT consultant since 1999 specializing in Microsoft technologies. Along with running the Chicago Information Technology Architects Group and speaking on Microsoft and architecture topics he was also contributing author on "The Definitive Guide to the Microsoft Enterprise Library".

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Tim Murphy's .NET Software Architecture Blog Adventures in Architecting and Developing .NET Community
Review: Chicago Coder Conference
On May 14th and 15th, 2015 the Chicago Coder Conference was held at the UBS building in downtown Chicago. PSC Group was a sponsor of the event and had a fair sized contingency in attendance. This post will review the good, the bad and the ugly of the conference. Let’s start with the bad and the ugly so that we can end on a high note. The overall organization of the conference was really bad. It started with the keynote. They had a venture capitalist talk about how the funding process works. Given ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 19, 2015 8:16 AM

November 2012 Chicago IT Architects Group Meeting Recap
So the year is coming to an end. A hearty few came out two days before Thanksgiving to discuss adopting agile in the enterprise. While Norm Murrin claimed to be nervous about talking in front of a group your wouldn’t have known by his presentation. He really made a topic that has always been hard to relate very personal. This lead to some great discussion. I came out of looking for ways to investigate agile further. His presentation can be found here. This was our last meeting for the year. We are ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 21, 2012 8:06 AM

Preparing For TechEd
This being my first time going to TechEd and I want to make sure that I get the most out of it. The first goal is to make sure that I get to the sessions that cover as many topics as possible. This is important for me as a Solution Architect consultant specializing in Microsoft technologies. To this end I have spent some time going through the sessions on the myTechEd site. The other reason for the trip is to connect with the Microsoft development community. This includes both members of my local ......

Posted On Friday, June 8, 2012 8:23 AM

September 2011 Chicago Information Technology Architects Group Meeting
We are getting rolling for the fall at the Chicago IT Architects Group. This month we will have Matt Hidinger presenting on the topic of Onion Architecture. Please join us as we discuss the decomposition of architectures by registering below. Register here Tags: Chicago Information Technology Architects Group,CITAG,Matt Hidinger ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 6, 2011 2:37 AM

November 2010 Chicago Information Architects Group Meeting
We are coming to the close of another year. This year has brought a lot of great speakers and topics to our group (as well as a little name change). So better way to close out the year than to have Shankar Ramachandran introduce us to NoSQL and its architectural considerations. Please join us on November 16th and come meet your peers. Register here Tags: CITAG,Chicago Information Technology Architects Group,NoSQL ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 9, 2010 1:12 AM

Chicago Code Camp Recap
My presentation on leveraging Open XML was a great experience and the attendees were very gracious. I was pleasantly surprised to have a full room. There was even one person sitting on the floor. You can check out some pictures here. I have posted my slides and code. If anyone has any feedback or questions feel free to contact me. Tags: Chicago Code Camp,OOXML SDK 2.0,Office Open XML,slides,code ......

Posted On Sunday, May 2, 2010 2:57 PM

May 2010 Chicago Architects Group Meeting
The Chicago Architects Group will be holding its next meeting on May 18th. Please come and join us and get involved in our architect community. Register Presenter: Scott Seely Topic: Azure For Architects Location: TechNexus 200 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 1500 Room A/B Chicago, IL 60606 Time: 5:30 - Doors open at 5:00 Tags: Chicago Architects Group,Azure,Scott Seely ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 21, 2010 7:25 AM

Speaking At The Chicago Code Camp
I just got news that my talk on Office Open XML has been accepted for the Chicago Code Camp. I hear that they will be announcing the full schedule of sessions soon. Be sure to register and join us. As a bonus the guys from .NET Rocks will be there. Tags: .NET Rocks,Chicago Code Camp,Speaking,OOXML SDK 2.0,OOXML,Office Open XML,PSC Group ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 20, 2010 3:07 AM

Chicago Code Camp Call For Speakers
The Chicago Code Camp is coming up on May 1st, 2010. They are still looking for speaker. If you have a rock’n code demonstration that you would like to present to the community be sure to sign up. If you know someone else who has some ideas that you really think they should share with the world guilt them in to signing up. http://www.chicagocodecamp.... Tags: Chicago Code Camp,call for speakers ......

Posted On Friday, March 26, 2010 2:51 AM

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