Contents tagged with Events

  • GeekFest Party at TechEd 2008 June 3rd

    Doug Seven of Microsoft is hosting a party at Howl at the Moon during TechEd on June 3rd.  He has some details on his blog and the party will include (and require for admission) a rubber duck competition.  You'll need to pick up your duck for admission at the Teched Technical Learning Center at the Developer Tools & Languages information desk.  One duck will admit two people so bring a friend! more

  • TECHbash is Coming to PA

    In just 10 days (May 10th, 2008), TECHbash 2008 will kick off in northeastern Pennsylvania.  The show has been around since 2005 and will include several hundred developers, IT professionals, and industry experts from PA and surrounding states.  Joe Stagner from Microsoft will be giving the keynote and my company, Lake Quincy Media, is one of the sponsors of the show. Speakers will include MVPs Miguel Castro, Sam Gentile, and many more.  Jason Gaylord (who runs the .NET Valley User Group) is one of the primary organizers of the event and has done a very good job. more

  • Ohio Day of .NET

    Several user groups in southern and central Ohio are putting together a Day of .NET event this spring.  The Central Ohio Day of .NET 2008 will take place on 19 April 2008, in Wilmington, Ohio.  This was originally the Cincinnati-Dayton Code camp and ran in 2006-2007, but now includes a Columbus, OH group and so has been renamed.  The location is about as centrally between Dayton, Cincinnati, and Columbus as you can get, off of 71. The event is still in the planning stage and they're looking for sponsors and speakers, so if you're in the area and want to participate, please get in touch with them. more

  • CodeMash Hanselman IIS Talk

    I'm at CodeMash today and Scott Hanselman gave the afternoon keynote on IIS7 mashups.  The talk was preceded by a very funny introduction Scott gave that introduced me to the LOLCode.NET language with the help of some LOLCats and humorous sample code.  The talk focused on how to hook up a PHP application in IIS7, and then enhance it with a few features by adding modules to the HTTP pipeline.  For instance, authentication using ASP.NET Forms authentication was trivial to add.  Url rewriting and response filters came next, also with HTTP modules managed through IIS7.  Finally, output caching was added which naturally boosted the performance of the application by … more

  • MIX and Tech·Ed 2008

     I'm planning to attend MIX 2008, in its third year and being held at the Venetian in Las Vegas once more.  The site has started a weekly podcast called The Signal that you can subscribe to and learn about behind-the-scenes preparations for MIX08.  The show includes interviews with speakers, staff, attendees, and other notables and is a mix of technologies and topics.Tech·Ed 2008 is going to be split up into two shows this year, just as it has been in Europe lately.  This has a lot of people unhappy, because it makes the show twice as expensive for exhibitors who cater to both developers and IT professionals, as well as attendees who span the two roles or … more

  • Tech Ed

    I arrived in Orlando last night.  I’m staying at the Disney Swan (and Dolphin).  I’m planning on making it to Palermo’s Party this evening, though I may be late as I have other engagements.  I’m looking forward to meeting up with a lot of friends this week, since I had to miss the spring DevConnections show due to other commitments.  I’m also looking forward to seeing a lot of Lake Quincy Media’s customers and publishers and showing of our new AdSignia tool.  Today I’m meeting with my fellow Regional Directors, and you’ll find me this week spending a fair bit of time at the RD Booth, where we’re going to be … more

  • Mr. Smith Goes to Moscow

    I’ll be in Moscow next Monday, presenting to a .NET user group there.  The topic will be .NET Caching Best Practices.  The meeting place and time are as follows: Moscow dot NET Alliance (MDNA) GroupMicrosoft Russia, Building 1, 17 Krylatskaya Str., Moscow, Russia19.00 May 7, 2007 Thanks to Gaidar Magdanurov, Microsoft DE for the area, for helping to set this up on relatively short notice.  I hope there is a fair turnout and I also hope that my lack of Russian language skills will not be a major problem.  This is actually my first time presenting on another continent (though I have spoken in Montreal, but they at least include English among their official languages). more

  • Speaking at Connection in Vegas in November

    I found out that I should be speaking at the DevConnections show this fall.  The show is being held in Las Vegas again, November 5–8th.  I apologize to anybody that had hoped to see me present last month in Orlando at the spring show – I was unfortunately out of the country due to circumstances beyond my control (but which you’ll see more details on in a future blog post very soon). At the Fall 2007 show I’ll be presenting the following: Test Driven Development and Continuous Integration for ASP.NET and VSTS I’ve given this talk once before myself and it was one of my talks this spring that was covered for me.  It’s one of my current … more

  • MVP Live Chat Tonight

    Join Scott Guthrie, myself, and numerous other MVPs for a live chat this evening sponsored by StrongCoders.  The chat starts at 8pm EST this evening, 16 February 2007.   more

  • CodeMash Day One Thoughts

    Well, to start, Josh Holmes has said he’ll shave his head if Technorati has indexed at least 500 codemash blog posts by the end of the show this evening.  So, this will bring him 0.2% closer to that… I didn’t make it to CodeMash quite as early as I’d have liked, but I did have the opportunity to use the water park with my family for a little while, and then to meet up with Scott Guthrie and several others for dinner last night.  One of the topics of conversation was about Agile methodologies, and how it seems like one of the common themes that all developers at the show, regardless of the language they use.  Everyone loves Agile.  But of course, … more

  • CodeMash - An Ohio Tech Conference

    What's that you say?  Ohio has no tech conferences?  Well, we do now!  Register quickly for CodeMash, happening next week in Sandusky, Ohio (not too far from Michigan and Indiana).CodeMash more

  • Free Office Professional 2007 and Office Groove 2007

    Here’s an exciting announcement related to the upcoming launch events for Windows Vista and Office 2007: Receive your FREE copy of Microsoft Office Professional 2007 and Microsoft Office Groove 2007* when you attend a Windows Vista, 2007 Microsoft Office system, and Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 launch event near you! At a launch event you’ll be able to: ·         Attend breakout sessions for IT professionals and developers ·         Test drive the products and evaluate their functionality ·         Network with peers, , and … more