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  • 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: May 2013 Technical Calendar

    Boston Windows Dev Meetup events Northeast User Group Map and Calendars Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday   1 2 App Builder Virtual Summit on-line 3 4 Product Camp Cambridge MA Game Dev for Beginners Farmington CT Imagine RIT Rochester NY 5 6 7 Windows 8 Office Hours Cambridge...
  • Blog Post: New England GiveCamp – Class of 2013

    As many of you know, I am one of the co-organizers of New England GiveCamp , now in it’s fourth year, and I’m excited to announce the roster of 24 New England non-profits that will be benefitting from the services of volunteers - developers, designers, product managers, artists, copywriters, and more...
  • 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: WOWZAPP–November 9-11

    Brown University Providence RI Nov. 9th, 6 p.m. – Nov. 10th, 10 a.m. Many other locations worldwide! Just sayin’ it makes you smile – WOWZAPP!   Be part of the app revolution. Join thousands of developers around the world as we build apps for the next generation of Windows. There will be dozens...
  • Blog Post: SQL Saturday Providence – September 15

    The historic first-ever SQL Saturday in Rhode Island will be held this coming Saturday in East Warwick at the campus of the New England Institute of Technology . Looking at the schedule there’s a number of local and not-so-local MVPs, Microsoft technologists, and SQL luminaries covering topics from beginner...
  • 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: Windows 8 (and more) Events on May 2nd

    They say good things come in threes; unfortunately, unless you own a cloning machine, you’ll have to pick one from among three outstanding free events covering various aspects of Windows development and administration (with a liberal dose of Windows 8, of course!).  Each of these free events is...
  • 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: PowerShell at Southern New England User Group

    Here’s a great opportunity to get in the know about one of the hidden gems for streamlining development and administration tasks on the Windows platform – PowerShell.  Think of PowerShell as the command prompt on steroids, where everything you interact with is a .NET class providing a rich experience...
  • Blog Post: Thank You Providence

    I’m stealing a line from Alanis Morissette to offer my (and Chris’) appreciation for the turn out at our first-ever Northeast Roadshow to be held in the Ocean State .  If there were any doubt this is the ‘winter’ edition of our series, they melted (ahem) away on Wednesday as 30+ folks braved the...
  • Blog Post: Data Camp v2.0

    Shake off the winter chill, and join your fellow data geeks for the second edition of Data Camp (aka SQL Saturday #34) , being organized by Adam Machanic of the New England SQL Server User Group and Grant Fritchey of the Southern New England SQL Server User Group . New England Data Camp is a free training...
  • 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: User Group Hiatuses (Hiati?)

    For the most part, summer is a slower time in terms of User Group meetings, and since I got notices this week from three groups that generally meet today that they’re taking July (and even August) off, I thought I’d mention it’s a good idea to check the various user group sites ( full list here ) to...
  • 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: Some Upcoming Events

    I'll be out and about in New England during the first two weeks of November, so just wanted to let you all know of a few events Nov 4th, 5 - 8 p.m. Rhode Island .NET User Group Roger Williams University Bristol, Rhode Island Topic: ASP.NET Dynamic Data Nov 5th, 1 - 5 p.m. MSDN Event ( click to register...
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