I’m thrilled and honored to be doing another speaking tour through Europe. I’m getting to visit a number of countries that I haven’t visited before and some old favorites. I’ll be speaking on PHP, Ruby and other non .NET technologies on Azure. The talk that I’m going to be doing in most places is PHP/Ruby on Azure or Leveraging Azure with Non-Microsoft Languages: Windows Azure is Microsoft’s Cloud Computing offering. » read more.
John Hopkins (who needs to blog more) wrote a fantastic article on how to run a community based conference. John is speaking from experience as he’s successfully run the Day of .NET two years in a row and he’s been on the board at CodeMash. I was on the organizing committee for both of these as well and can tell you that what John speaks is gospel. I’m not going » read more.
This past weekend I was privileged to attend and speak at the third iteration of the Day of .NET. I was one of the original organizers of the Day of .NET along with John Hopkins and Jason Follas a year and a half ago. They have far surpassed the original vision which was to just do a cool event for South-Eastern Michigan. The Ann Arbor Day of .NET is now » read more.
It’s been a long but fun month. 9/30/2007 – 10/3/2007 Adobe Max This was the first Adobe Max that I’ve attended. It was a lot of fun to catch up with James Ward and Ryan Stewart. Even though we are evangelists for different (and even opposing) companies – they are great guys and I enjoy hanging out with them. Actually, I got to meet a lot of the Adobe employees » read more.
Were you at Day of .NET last year? Couldn’t get enough? This year there will be two Day of .NET events in Michigan! That’s right, you read it right – two Day of .NET events in Michigan! The first will be in Ann Arbor at the Washtinaw Community College on May 5th and the second will be in Grand Rapids at Davenport University on May 19th. These are two distinct » read more.
Martin Shoemaker is speaking on April 17th at the West Michigan .NET User Group. His topic is Dee Jay: A voice-controlled Juke Box for Windows Vista. This is an application that Martin is working on. For those of you that don’t know Martin, he is one of the greatest advocate for a lot of the new human interface technologoes that are coming our of Microsoft in the Ink and Voice » read more.
Dave Strenski is coming in to give a session called “Solar Photovoltaic Power in Ypsilanti, how it works”. He was behind getting the Ypsilanti Food Co-op running on solar power. He’s going to talk about how that happened, the tech involved and the economics of solar power. Source: This month’s meeting at AACS
Darrell Hawley is speaking on Web Service Enhancements and Duane Collicott is doing a tutorial session on dasBlog. It should be a great session. I really wish that I could make it. Link to AADND in November
Here’s the list of ten tools that I covered in my session: CodeRush/Refactor http://www.devexpress.com/ Mark Miller (http://doitwith.net/) Dustin Campbell (http://diditwith.net/) GhostDoc http://www.roland-weigelt.de/ghostdoc/ cr Documentor http://www.paraesthesia.com/blog/comments.php?id=701 0 1 0 C SandCastle http://www.codeplex.com/Wiki/View.aspx?ProjectName=SHFB GUI for SandCastle – http://www.codeproject.com/useritems/SandcastleBuilder.asp Reflector and Add-Ins http://www.aisto.com/roeder/dotnet/download.aspx?File=Reflectorctor CopySourceAsHTML http://www.jtleigh.com/people/colin/blog/archives/2004/10/visual studio a.html ZoomIt http://www.sysinternals.com/utilities/zoomit.html Camtasia/Snagit http://www.techsmith.com/ Process Explorer http://www.sysinternals.com/ Snippet Compiler http://www.sliver.com/dotnet/snippetcompiler/ There are a lot of tools that didn’t make the list that really easily » read more.
Rockford has a great group. It’s a young but enthusiastic group. They had just outgrown their old venue and moved to Hamilton Sundstrand. It was a good location, but we had to sign in at security and there was a list that you had to be on to get in. Other than that, I really liked the facility. They are working out some of the logistics of growing. We spent » read more.