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June 4 2007 - Talk @ OKCPRO.NET Developer's Group

Thanks to the great team over at the Oklahoma City Developer's Group, for graciously inviting me to speak at their lunch and evening sessions on Monday, June 4, 2007. 

If you are located in or near Oklahoma City, please stop by!  I'm delivering one of my favorite talks, "Building Middle Tier Solutions using Microsoft .NET".   With this session, we will dive into how easy Visual Studio makes our lives by enabling the creation of Web Sites, Web Services, Serialization, MSMQ Integration, and WIndows Services.   I've streamlined the code samples and removed the PPT from the session.  :)  All code baby!

FREE Videos for WPF &amp; Expression Blend

(Courtesy of Caleb Jenkins via Twitter through TelliTwitter.  Thanks Caleb.)

 

For those of you interested in Silverlight (WPF) and Microsoft's new Expression Blend design software, check out Lynda.com's new suite of introductory videos through the link below:

http://movielibrary.lynda.com/html/modPage.asp?ID=359&ref=swf

Dallas Code Camp Talk Today (4/21/2007)

 

The Dallas/Ft. Worth community is holding the 2nd annual Dallas CodeCamp event today!

The event will take place on the 4th floor of the LC1 building located at Microsoft's Las Colinas office.  Registration starts at 8:30am.  

There are some great talks for this event, including C# 3.0, LINQ, Enterprise Library, Design Patterns, Client Development, Team System, SEO, Mono, Silverlight, and much more.  Check out the agenda here.

I will be presenting a PPT-Free session, "Building Middle Tier Solutions with Visual Stuido 2005" at 4:40pm.  In this session, we will dive into approaches & technologies to building middle-tier & asynchronous middle-tier solutions, including WebServices, MSMQ, Windows Services, and Threading.  It appears that I received the toughest draw of the day, going against ADO.NET STUD Mr. William (Bill) R. Vaughn.  :p

Telligent & CodeSmith Tools are giving away free copies of Community Server 2007 and CodeSmith Professional 4.0 as door prizes for some lucky attendees! 

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Scott Guthrie is coming to Dallas! Thu. 11/2/2006

Rob Howard and Scott Guthrie beat me to the punch.  The North Dallas .NET User Group is proud to announce that Microsoft General Manager Scott Guthrie is our presenter for our November meeting.  We're looking forward to Scott's talk, as he's planning on spending 2 hours with us!  He's planning on delivering a brand new ASP.NET Tips & Tricks talk, as well as LINQ and other various goodies! 

When:  Thursday, November 2, 2006 - 6:00pm
Where: Intuit, Inc. Headquarters (Click Here for a Google Map)

As always, membership and attendance is FREE.  We'll have FREE food, drinks, snacks, and great giveaways.

A big thanks goes out to Microsoft, Intuit, Server Intellect, and Robert Half Technology for sponsoring this great event.

Interested in attending?  Please create an account on our website, http://www.nddnug.net, and click the RSVP button.

Scott Guthrie Posts Atlas Delivery Details

For anyone who might have missed it...

Yesterday, Scott Guthrie unveiled the details for Atlas v1.0.  I'm very excited to see some of the details surrounding Orcas (rich debugging, Javascript intellisense, and designer support)

What Are They Thinking?

(non technology post...)

From the category of "What in the world are the New York Islanders thinking..."

New York Islanders sign goalie to record 15-year deal!

New owner Charles Wang sure has made his mark in his short tenure with the team.  He's fired Neil Smith months after hiring him, and even considered hiring sumo reslers for his goalie.

Another good thread on Neil Smith's firing.   An even better perspective from SI.COM.

Great quote from SI.COM's Truth's & Rumors section:

Charles Wang once floated the idea of sticking a Sumo wrestler in net to play goalie and many around the NHL nearly busted a gut from laughter. Yesterday Wang stuck a goalie in the GM's office, and the owner who prides himself in thinking outside the box was thought to be outside his mind.
  -- New York Post

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Middle Tier Solutions Presentation @ Dallas Code Camp - This Saturday

Do you live in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex, and want to learn more about .NET development?  Then please join your fellow community members in the first Dallas Code Camp.  

  • When:              June 24, 2006 at 9:00am
  • Where:             Microsoft’s Las Colinas campus, LC1 Building

 The Agenda will be announced soon, but here’s what I can tell you:

  • There are 18 sessions total, 9 lecture talks and 9 chalk talks
  • The event starts at 9am, with the first session kicking off at 9:30
  • Lunch will be served, compliments of Microsoft
  • As always, the event is FREE and will include giveaways as Xbox 360, books, and anything else the group can get their hands on!

 Rob Howard and I will be representing Telligent as speakers for the event.   

  • Rob is delivering a session on “Building Sticky Communities using ASP.NET 2.0”.
  • I will be delivering a PPT-lite, demo heavy session over “Building Middle Tier Solutions using .NET 2.0”  In this session, we’ll show how easy it is to implement asynchronous workflow into your existing applications with Serialization, Web Services, MSMQ, and Windows Services.  

I wanted to send out a big thanks to Caleb, Omar, and the CodeCamp planning team for volunteering their time to make this happen!

 

Please Join us – it should be a fun developer geek day J

 

 

Recent Web Finds

Just wanted to share some interesting finds...

The Motorola Q Is Coming

Looks like we're that much closer to the RazrBerry (aka BlackBerry killer) - the Motorola Q...

Update:  The MotoQ is available NOW for VerizonWireless customers through the website.  They should show up in the stores by next Tuesday.

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