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  • Blog Post: The Northeast MSDN Roadshow – “Mashed APIs” Tour

    Get ready to learn and code, because the Northeast MSDN Roadshow team is loading up content, code, and demos that might even work, to return to the roads for a special limited engagement in June! These are free workshops , great for students, hobbyists, and professional developers who want to learn the...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Firestarter Events Coming Soon

    [ Update 8/23/2010 – Registration for the ASP.NET Web Platform Events is now open] Starting soon and running throughout the rest of the year, our regional team will be delivering three series of “Firestarter” MSDN events along the east cost, covering client , cloud , and web development topics. ...
  • Blog Post: Northeast Roadshow Screencasts and Resources

    Jim and I completed two Northeast Roadshow tours from March through May, and we’ve recorded screencasts based on the core content.  Whether you attended and want a refresher, or are hearing about the Roadshow for the first time, let me know if you find these useful and any suggestions you may have...
  • Blog Post: The May Northeast MSDN Roadshow and Boston Launch Event

      Monday marked the release of Visual Studio 2010 and we’re celebrating with a series of national launch events , including one here in the northeast in Boston on April 29th from 8:30 AM to 5 PM. There are actually two launch events in one, just choose from: Developer Event – Focus on Visual Studio...
  • Blog Post: The Roadshow Begins!

    The vehicle is loaded with equipment, giveaways, and travel snacks of questionable nutritional quality.  The demos have a decent chance of working, coffee shops along the route have been mapped, the Zune is loaded with tunes & podcasts.  That must mean… Jim and I are ready to begin the...
  • Blog Post: Resources and Screencasts from the Northeast MSDN Roadshow “Don’t Fear the Coder” Tour

    As we gear up for the next Northeast Roadshow series (in March) , Jim and I have put the wraps on the previous tour by posting the content and recording screencasts based on each session. The “Don’t Fear the Coder” tour was a blast, and Jim and I visited a whopping seven cities across the northeast in...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the Northeast MSDN Roadshow March 2010 Tour!

    The plans are set for our next Northeast MSDN Roadshow series, and Jim and I will be consuming coffee aplenty and taking to the roads of the northeast to visit four cities in March. These are free events with technical sessions for developers and architects.  We ’ll be covering Windows Azure , data...
  • Blog Post: Friends, Books, and Roadshows

    With three cities done, Jim and I have four more stops remaining on our “Don’t Fear the Coder” Northeast MSDN Roadshow : December 3 - Farmington, CT December 8 - Waltham, MA December 9 - Providence, RI December 15 - Augusta, ME In an attempt to maximize the amount of stuff we need to carry from place...
  • Blog Post: Five MSDN Roadshows Touring the East Coast

    Back in February of 2007, we kicked off the Northeast MSDN Roadshow with a tour of five cities to wax poetic about the then sparking-new .NET Framework 3.0.  We drove many miles, threw things at audience members, showed a lot of code, and had a blast. Fast forward 2 years 8 months and we’re nearing...
  • Blog Post: Northeast MSDN Roadshow - “Don’t Fear the Coder” Tour

    As in 2007 and 2008, we like to run a pre-winter Roadshow series before the really deep snow blankets the roads.  I’m glad to say everything’s lined up for us to to get the word out for the next series! These are free events, running 9:30 to 3:30, featuring five sessions for developers and architects...
  • Blog Post: The Northeast Roadshow Rides to Cambridge on 9/28

    We’re glad to announce that we’ve partnered with the Beantown .NET User Group to add an extra stop to our upcoming Fall 2009 Northeast MSDN Roadshow series !  This free event for developers and architects will be from 1-6 PM (doors open at 12:30) at the Microsoft New England Research & Development...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the Fall 2009 Northeast MSDN Roadshow!

    September seems a long time from these warm days of July, but we’ve set the dates and locations for the next Northeast MSDN Roadshow and wanted to tell you about it now! Join Jim O’Neil and me for one of our stops of the Fall 2009 series as we bring developer goodness to a town near you, including our...
  • Blog Post: Summer Northeast Roadshow Resources and Wrapup

    Our Summer 2009 Northeast MSDN Roadshow is done and was an absolute blast!  Bob, Jim, and I returned to many (oh so many) miles of open road to bring six sessions to five northeastern cities in June. Thanks to everyone who took the time to attend in each city! Roadshow Resources As promised, we...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the Summer 2009 Northeast MSDN Roadshow!

      The Roadshow returns for tour #9 in June!  The full agenda is below, but in summary, these are free, full-day events for developers and architects, covering Windows 7 , ASP.NET MVC , WPF , Silverlight 2 & 3 , Developing for IE8 , and Data Access Guidance . Our (late Spring slash early...
  • Blog Post: The Northeast Roadshow Rides to Channel 9

    Jim , Bob and I are very excited to announce that we have a brand new home for northeastern US developers on Microsoft’s developer site Channel 9 ! What will you find there? Pictures of our smiling faces (no extra charge) Posts from our blogs Screencasts of past sessions Links to presentations and code...
  • Blog Post: Northeast MSDN Roadshow Schedule Update

    Only a few more days until we pile in the car and begin cruising the roads of the great Northeast for our March 2009 Northeast Roadshow ! I need to share one update, however.  We unfortunately need to cancel our March 11th stop in the Albany, NY area. (The ol’ “circumstances beyond our control”...
  • Blog Post: The March 2009 Northeast Roadshow

    It’s time again to pack the car with our laptops, giveaways, staggeringly unhealthy travel snacks, and dangerous quantities of coffee as we set off across the northeast for the March 2009 Northeast Roadshow .  The Roadshow is a series of free, full day events where we deeply focus on topics for...
  • Blog Post: 2008 Winter Northeast Roadshow - Resources and Summary

    The Winter Northeast Roadshow series has run its course!  Jim and I traveled about 2,000 miles to deliver seven events for nearly 600 people across the Northeast, and had a great time bringing developer technology and practices to you. The Goods As promised, we're posting the content and resources...
  • Blog Post: Winter Northeast Roadshow Update

    Jim and I are on the home stretch for the 2008 Winter Northeast Roadshow !  After four stops over the prior two weeks, we're heading into a three-event week at the following locations: Mon. 12/15 - Waltham, MA [ Register ] Geek Gathering 4:30-6:30+ Tue. 12/16 - Augusta, ME [ Register ] Thur. 12...
  • Blog Post: The Roadshow Comes to New Hampshire on 12/18!

    Breaking news!  We've been able to arrange a visit to New Hampshire for the Winter Northeast Roadshow !  We'll be spending the day at Daniel Webster College on December 18th, talking about jQuery & ASP.NET, Workflow, WPF, Silverlight, WCF, and a bunch more: Register here! Northeast Roadshow...
  • Blog Post: Join Us for The Winter Northeast MSDN Roadshow!

    [UPDATE 11/19 - We've added New Hampshire to our tour for December 18th!] We just couldn't take not being out on the road, talking about tech, so we're heading back out again in December for the Winter Northeast Roadshow!  This, our seventh Roadshow, will feature a ton of great stuff like jQuery...
  • Blog Post: Fall Northeast Roadshow Summary and Resources

    Thank You! Another Northeast Roadshow is done!  Thanks to all of you who joined us as we visited six venues across the Northeast - we had our largest total audience ever.  Your interest and support makes this possible, and keeps us heading back out for more. Speaking of which, Jim and I are...
  • Blog Post: Fall Northeast Roadshow Update

    After driving approximately 975 miles and downing 1.28 gazillion gallons of coffee (probably each) since Monday, Jim and I made it back from the first leg of the Falll Northeast Roadshow .  Thanks to everyone who took the time to join us for our first three stops!  Special thanks to our Florida...
  • Blog Post: Albany Geek Gathering on September 24th

    Attendees of the developer track of the "Heroes Happen Here" launch event in Albany know that Bob, Jim, and I discovered the Albany Pump Station on our visit and decided we must return again - soon. Well, since we've added a stop in the Albany area to our Fall Northeast Roadshow , what better...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the Fall 2008 Northeast Roadshow!

    We’re fueling up the car, stocking up on munchies, packing in a bunch of giveaways, and heading out on the open roads for our sixth Roadshow! It’s also our biggest one yet, as we'll pile on the miles heading to six cities across the northeast: Burlington, VT :  September 23rd [ registration...
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