I will be flying into Toledo from Washington DC on Tuesday the 27th January to speak at the Northwest Ohio .NET User Group on Test Driven Development with NUnit and C# (event details here). Greg Huber from the group has been drumming up excitement on the AspAdvice lists so hopefully we will get a good turnout and have another mass TDD session - thanks Greg!
The itinerary will then be to spend the day of the 28th enjoying the pleasures of Toledo in January while working remotely on the development of a .NET application for my new Washington DC contract. :-)
In the evening of the 28th, I will speaking at the Findlay Area .NET User Group on a brand new topic - Remote Scripting in .NET (event details on their site). It should make for exciting discussion and may provide you with some new opportunities to make your ASP.NET applications more dynamic:
Here is the marketing blurb for the new topic:
I have finally checked in my code for unit tests and MySQL support to the nGallery project (a great .NET open source photo gallery implementation). Not everything passes but it is tough when playing catch up to a team of devoted developers who keep adding features! :-) A nice feature of this unit test implementation is the use of inheritance in the test fixtures to test all the different implementations of the data layer with a single suite of tests (XML, Sql Server, AnsiSql). If you are interested in the unit test implementation or nGallery's new support for MySQL then grab a copy of the development code (these features aren't near release quality yet though).
The next trick is to figure out how to get them all to change their development style to be test first. How do you convince people when you have never met them face to face and don't even know where they are based?
It has also been really interesting to play with Wiki for the first time on this project. It is a wonderful medium for collaborative documentation among its many other uses.
I will be starting a new contract in the Washington DC area in the next few weeks so my time on nGallery is likely to be limited for a while (hence the big check-in today).