Surely you expected a gratuitous reference to the Stephen King book/movie!It was great to see so many engaged folks at the Windows Phone 7 Firestarter (and Garage) in Waltham earlier this week.  Thanks to my colleagues Dani Diaz and Dave Isbitzki for putting on a great show – and if you missed them in Waltham, you’re in luck!  They’ll be appearing in Farmington, CT on September 30th as well (register for Firestarter / register for Garage).

Now on to the next blaze!

Join your Microsoft Developer Evangelists (Chris Bowen, Rachel Appel, and G. Andrew Duthie) for an ASP.NET Web Platform Firestarter that will get you up to speed with ASP.NET web development, going from zero to sixty in the span of seven hours!

Whether you're just starting out or are already on the web and looking for the latest developments, this event will take you through a progression of sessions, all focused on developing with the Microsoft Web Platform. You’ll leave with deep insight and knowledge of the latest advances and have a solid understanding of your ASP.NET web development options.

8:30 a.m. – Registration
9:00 a.m. - To the Web with ASP.NET 4 Web Forms
10:30 a.m. - Looking at ASP.NET MVC
12:00 n. - The Web Platform Smorgasbord / Lunch
12:45 p.m. - Introducing WebMatrix
1:40 p.m. - Evaluating Your Web Options
2:40 p.m. - Creating Effective Websites with ASP.NET
4:00 p.m. - Wrap-up, Evals, and Giveaways

ASP.NET Web Platform Firestarters

Iselin, NJ September 30th
New York, NY October 26th
Farmington, CT November 2nd
Waltham, MA November 4th
Chevy Chase, MD November 9th
Malvern, PA November 16th
Tampa, FL November 30th
Orlando, FL December 2nd
Alpharetta, GA December 9th
Raleigh, NC December 10th