Friday, October 24, 2008

Boston Area Geek Dinner-Wed 10/29/2008 5:30 p.m.

Dave Spraigg is organinzing the next installment of the Boston area Geek Dinner on Wednesday, 10/29/2008 5:30 p.m. at the Boston Beerworks to toss down a pint or three, hit some munchies and perhaps event shoot some pool.

This is the Beerworks location across from the BankNorth Garden where Geek Diners have mostly been held since the inception:

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Code Camp: V10.0 Registration and Call for Speakers

Registration and the call for speakers at Code Camp: V10.0 in Waltham, MA on the weekend of 9/20-21/2008 is now open at This is the 10th Anniversary of the original Code Camp, right here in New England.

This is a great opportunity for anyone to share their work and ideas with fellow developers in a casual setting. There is everything from small conference rooms presentations to large lecture rooms. If you've never presented before this is a great place to start!

Dan Mezick to Speak on .NET Reflection at Wednesday, 8/14/2008 Boston .NET User Group Meeting

Dan Mezick will be speaking on Reflection with Custom Attributes at this Wednesday's meeting of the Boston .NET User Group in Waltham, MA. Details can be found at

Monday, July 28, 2008

iDevTech Videos Featured on ASP.NET Web Site

Several of my new ASP.NET videos are featured on the home page of the ASP.NET web site.

Check out the rest of the videos I've created for ASP.NET on the videos page of the iDevTech
web site.

Window Clippings: Nice Screen Capture Software

I was talking with Scott Hanselman at TechEd about a presentation he did to a Microsoft group at Mix '08 where he mentioned a nice screen capture utility called "Window Clippings" by Kenny Kerr. I've been using Window Clippings for a while now and it is very useful.

Dan Mezick to Speak at August 13th Boston .NET User Group Meeting

Dan Mezick will be giving a presentation on "Reflection with Custom Attributes" at the August 13, 2008 meeting of the Boston .NET User Group in Waltham, MA.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Call for Speakers: Hartford Code Camp, Saturday 8/16/2008

Hartford area developers are holding their first Code Camp on Saturday, August 16th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the New Horizons Computer Learning Center (Bloomfield CT).

They are accepting abstracts for presentations from all .NET developers. Each session should be about 90mins in duration and the content should be on developer topics that would be of interest to attending developers. Just about anything in .NET and other Microsoft technologies.

Choose a .NET topic of interest and send a brief abstract or outline, your developer experience, expected audience level, etc or any other questions to

Thursday, July 17, 2008

John Papa Speaking on LINQ, Entities and SilverLight at the NH .NET UG July 24, 2008

The New Hampshire .NET User Group ( is hosting renowned speaker and author John Papa for LINQ, Entities and a touch of SilverLight on July 24th at Daniel Webster College, Nashua NH.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

New England Code Camp 10: September 20-21, 2008

Save the dates of September 20-21, 2008 for Code Camp 10 at the Microsoft Offices in Waltham, MA. It's hard to believe this will be the 10th Code Camp since Thom Robbins et. al. started the Code Camp concept in 2004.

This will be a special edition of Code Camp with a few new items in addition to the popular presentations by community members. Details on submitting speaker abstracts and registration available in the next few weeks. Check back.

Chris Bowen Speaking at July 9th Boston .NET User Group Meeting

Chris Bowen, Developer Evangelist for the Microsoft Northeast District will be speaking on Introduction to Game Development with XNA at the Wednesday, July 9th meeting of the Boston .NET User Group in Waltham, MA. Details are available at

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions a Success at TechEd Developers 2008

This year at TechEd Developers 2008 I helped organize the Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) community led discussions for INETA with my colleagues Bob Goodearl and Stuart Celarier. Each session has a volunteer moderator from the community to lead the discussion and a volunteer host for logistics. Session topics are submitted prior to the conference and voted on by the community at large as a basis for selection and scheduling.

There were 39 sessions throughout the 4-day conference including a BOF Event Night on Wed 6/4 with 18 sessions and a nice buffet dinner and open-bar sponsored by Microsoft. Throughout the seessions there was some great dicussions and the feedback has been postive.

Now back to "real" work after an enjoyable week in Orlando, and some recovery from the long days...