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  • CodeStock 2010 - Call for Speakers

    Mark your calendar, CodeStock 2010 will be June 25-26, 2010.  This year we are moving to a bigger and better location, the University of Tennessee Convention Center in downtown Knoxville, TN.   There will also be some events held at the historic Bijou Theater, also located in downtown Knoxville.

    What is there in store for this year’s CodeStock?  We will continue to hold several developer focused sessions for developers of all skill levels across many languages and platforms.  The CodeStock tradition of excellent Open Spaces along side tradition session format will return, and benefit greatly from our new venue’s layout. 

    We are expanding the scope of the conference to include two new tracks – IT Pro and Entrepreneur.  The IT Pro track will be filled with sessions server, database, and network administrators.  The Entrepreneur track will be made up of sessions around founding a technology startup or running a technology company.  We held a few Entrepreneur sessions at CodeStock 2009 and based on feedback it’s clear you want more!

    CodeStock is a community event, and in addition to the volunteers who organize the details there are the real heroes of CodeStock: The Speakers.  Without speakers CodeStock would be… well, a 600 person lunch.  Speakers are the ones who bring great content to CodeStock, and we are looking for speakers now for CodeStock 2010.

    The CodeStock “Call for Speakers” information can be found at http://codestock.org.  Call for speakers is currently open, and will close after February 28, 2010 (you must complete all submissions before March 1, 2010).  If you are not a season veteran of technology don’t worry – as long as you are passionate about a topic you want to share your qualified to be a speaker.  Attendees will again vote this year on sessions, so if you have some topic you are not sure about you can submit them to see what others think.

    CodeStock 2010 registrations will open in early March, 2010.  You can stay up to date on all things CodeStock by following us on twitter (http://twitter.com/codestock), and subscribing to our RSS News feed at http://codestock.org.

  • Developing for the Apple iPad in .NET

    If you are in the technology field, or within the listening range of modern media, you've heard of the Apple iPad.  The fact that it runs an updated version of the Apple iPhone OS is a big plus if you are looking to do development on the platform.  I've already received a bunch of emails about this, so I wanted to share what you can do to do develop on the platform right now.