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  • Blog Post: Build and App (or Game) Workshops

    Michael, Steve, Josh, and I are kicking off the “school year” with another series of Saturday workshops focused on making you a certified Windows 8 app publisher! As we did this past Spring, we’ll be running the workshops at the Microsoft offices in Cambridge and Farmington, and now with Steve’s presence...
  • Blog Post: The Week Ahead: June 24, 2013

    It’s the last week of the Keep the Cash program, and remember your app has to be in the store, not just submitted, by the end of the month.  It can take several days for the certification process, so time to burn that midnight oil! In your down time though, consider attending some of the developer...
  • Blog Post: Technical Calendar - June 2013

    Boston Windows Dev Meetup events Northeast User Group Map and Calendars Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday   1 Windows 8 App Mashup: Hands-on Cambridge MA Game Development for Beginners Farmington CT AngelHack Cambridge MA National Civic Day of Hacking multiple locations 2...
  • Blog Post: New England GiveCamp 2013 - Recap

    Last weekend, an amazing group of about 130 area technologists, designers, project managers, and non-profit representatives convened at the New England Research and Development Center (NERD) for the 4th Annual New England GiveCamp . GiveCamp is a weekend-long hacking event like no other that groups technical...
  • Blog Post: It's Time to App-up New England!

    Join us for a series of weekly workshops at both our Cambridge (Boston) and Farmington (Hartford) office locations where we'll help you get your first (or second, or tenth!) application published to the Windows Store - and you get to Keep the Cash ! We'll be running five-hour workshops each Saturday...
  • Blog Post: 6th Annual Hartford Code Camp – Call for Speakers

    On Saturday, May 18th , the Connecticut .NET Developers Group and New Horizons in Bloomfield, Connecticut , will host the Sixth Annual Hartford Code Camp . Code Camps are free, typically all-day weekend events driven by the technical community for the technical community . At these events you’ll have...
  • Blog Post: New England GiveCamp – Three Ways to Help!

    As many of you know, along with Kelley Muir of Float Left Labs , I’ve been a co-organizer of New England GiveCamp since its inception in 2010.  New England GiveCamp is about “geeks giving back”: roughly 120 technologists from across New England will convene at NERD from April 26-28th for an around...
  • Blog Post: Boston Code Camp–Hey, 19!

    While’s it’s unlikely Steely Dan will make an appearance at Boston Code Camp , you can bet your ASP.NET that some 200 of your software developer colleagues will be. Boston is where Code Camp was born, and like the previous 18 editions, this event remains free to attendees, providing a unique opportunity...
  • Blog Post: Boston Code Camp–Call for Sessions

    Boston Code Camp 19 is just over a month away. Working on something cool? Delving into Windows 8 development? or maybe TypeScript? or Kinect? Share you passion and knowledge by delivering a session. Code Camp is run by-the-community, for-the-community, and it’s a low key way to network and share your...
  • Blog Post: Hartford Code Camp–June 23

    Beat the heat in the air-conditioned comfort of the 5th Annual Hartford Code Camp this Saturday at New Horizons Learning Center in Bloomfield CT . As always, Hartford Code Camp is free, run “by developers, for developers”, and thanks go out to S.B. Chatterjee and the CT.NET Developers Group for organizing...
  • Blog Post: New England GiveCamp 2012

    From May 4th through May 6th, 2012 , over 120 developers, designers, social media experts and other technologists (from across New England and beyond) donated their time and expertise to help 31 non-profit organizations in developing web sites, logos, print collateral, and other assets.  This was...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Saturday–Hartford Call for Speakers

    The success and enthusiasm of the multiple SharePoint Saturday events held in Waltham is spreading to Connecticut!  I’m thrilled to pass along the announcement that SharePoint Saturday will be coming to Hartford on January 29, 2011 . Join SharePoint architects, developers, and other professionals...
  • Blog Post: New England GiveCamp - Come Code for Charity

    New England GiveCamp (June 11 – 13) is a project I’ve been working on with a number of community members for the past couple of months; the premise is quite simple: over a weekend get a couple of dozen non-profit organizations together with a bunch of developers, designers, and technical professionals...
  • Blog Post: The Launch Rolls On – Northeast Roadshow and More

    Thanks to all of those who turned out for the Visual Studio 2010 launch event in Boston on Thursday.  There was definitely a vast variety of technology presented, all providing food for thought as to how you’ll answer the question “What will you do with Visual Studio 2010.” Well, I can tell you...
  • Blog Post: Cavalcade of Camps: Hartford Code Camp – June 19

    As I mentioned on Monday, I’m spending this school vacation week overviewing the numerous Code Camp options coming up in the Northeast during the months of May and June, and today’s feature is the 3rd Annual Connecticut Code Camp . This event is sponsored and held at the New Horizons Computer Learning...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the Northeast Roadshow "Driving Toward a New Horizon" Tour

    Join Chris and me this March as we kick off a new decade of the “Northeast Roadshow,” a quarterly, free series of deep technology sessions for developers and architects. On most of our stops, we’ll be doubling up with our TechNet brethren who will be presenting a complementary “Next Wave” tour focused...
  • Blog Post: Bring a Friend, Get a Book

    As you know, Chris and I are in the middle of our Fall/Winter 2009 Northeast Roadshow , with four more stops scheduled for early December: December 3 - Farmington, CT December 8 - Waltham, MA December 9 - Providence, RI December 15 - Augusta, ME Now there’s even more incentive to attend!  In addition...
  • Blog Post: Northeast Roadshow: 3 Down, 4 to Go

    Thanks to the folks in Burlington, Vermont, and Troy and Rochester, New York, for coming to the latest edition of the Northeast Roadshow last week.  Given the timing ( PDC this week and the Thanksgiving holiday next week), Chris and I are on a short break before we resume the series on December...
  • Blog Post: Northeast Roadshow and More!

    Get those calendars out!  Chris and I will be hitting the road again this September bringing you the latest and greatest developer topics from Microsoft.  It’s the Northeast Roadshow: Food for Thoughts Tour , the same brand you know and love with a few twists… We’re visiting more venues (seven...
  • Blog Post: Happy New Year!

    Yes, you’re still recovering from Fourth of July festivities, and, no, I didn’t get too much sun over the long weekend.   July 1st indeed starts a new year, a new fiscal year, at Microsoft, and with that comes some intense planning for the coming 12 months – budgets, sales quotas, annual reviews...
  • Blog Post: Hartford Code Camp Schedule – June 13th

    The tentative schedule of presentations for the 2nd CTDOTNET CodeCamp has been posted, and it looks like a full day with nearly three dozen sessions in tracks like WCF, Java and jQuery, Agile, Database, WPF and Silverlight, and more. If you haven’t signed up to attend yet, here’s the link to do so . ...
  • Blog Post: Architect, Your Career?

    The Microsoft New England Research and Development Center (NERD) will play host to a unique event, The Architect Factory, on June 2nd.  Co-sponsored by IASA New England , {Code Right} , O’Reilly , and Microsoft , this 1/2 day event will provide insight and guidance for senior developers who aspire...
  • Blog Post: 2009 Summer Northeast Roadshow

    Chris, Bob, and I are hitting the road again in June to bring the developer and architect community another all-day, free event – this time covering topics including Windows 7, ASP.NET MVC, WPF, Silverlight, and more. We’ll be visiting five locations across the region; just click the site link below...
  • Blog Post: Code Camp Call Out

    It’s a one-two punch, code-camp-wise! New England Code Camp is THIS Saturday, March 28th, at the Microsoft Office in Waltham.  Check out the full schedule (and I mean full) on Chris’ blog .  You can still register here to join 350 of your closest friends (and me, of course) at the event.  ...
  • Blog Post: Hartford Roadshow Attendees Take Note

    Chris , Bob and I just got back from the first two stops on our Northeast Roadshow series (thanks to all that turned out in Burlington, VT and Rochester, NY!).   We’ll be on the road again soon, this time in Hartford on Wednesday, March 18th at a new venue – the Wallace Stevens Theater at The...
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