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  • Blog Post: Vermont and Boston Code Camp Milestones

    Two of the more established code camps in the Northeast are each celebrating a milestone this fall and invite you to be a part of the learning, networking, and celebration! As is the case for all code camps, these events are run ‘by the community, for the community,’ and attendance is free. But rather...
  • 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: Vermont Code Camp (and more!) – September 22nd

    New England in the fall! What could make it better? Well, a code camp of course! You’re in luck, the fourth annual Vermont Code Camp is this Saturday, September 22nd , at the University of Vermont from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Vermont Code Camp is a full day event that brings together technology community members...
  • 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 Phone Camps (Boston, Burlington, New Paltz, and more!)

    Another update, an additional stop at the University of Rochester on November 15th has been added. The registration link is now available at http://mangowp7rochester.eventbrite.com/ . Note, there has been a date change for the New Paltz, NY location. The event will be held on Wednesday, November 9...
  • Blog Post: Code Camp Times Two

    Maine Code Camp – July 29-31, 2011 The second annual Maine Code Camp takes place next weekend, July 29 to July 31st, at a REAL CAMPGROUND, Mt. Blue State Park in Weld, Maine.  Per Mark Blomsma, one of the co-organizers (along with Shawn Robichaud and John Gagnon): Now a lot of code camps are like...
  • Blog Post: Kathleen Dollard in Vermont and New Hampshire

    If you’re in northern New England, or even if not, you don’t want to miss the opportunity to catch one or both of Kathleen Dollard’s presentations at the Vermont .NET User Group in Burlington AND the New Hampshire .NET User Group in Nashua. On February 9th , Kathleen will be speaking on the Managed Extensibility...
  • Blog Post: Fall Code Camps

    Update!!! The site to submit abstracts and register for the New England Code Camp was just announced! As you’re filling in your fall calendar, be sure you set aside time for one or more of the upcoming code camps, all free learning events “by the community, for the community!” Maine Developer Network...
  • 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: Vermont Code Camp: Mission Accomplished!

    Although I had to make an early exit (to get soaked in a rain-delayed Red Sox game), I had the privilege to be part of the first ever Vermont Code Camp this past Saturday at the University of Vermont in Burlington. Over 80 technophiles from across the technology spectrum convened for a day of networking...
  • 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: 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: Northeast Roadshow Update

    I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but unfortunately we need to cancel the Albany venue on the upcoming Northeast Roadshow series.  For those of you that signed up, we will be providing our materials on-line and preparing screencasts as well post-show.  I realize that’s a small consolation...
  • Blog Post: Northeast Roadshow – March Madness Edition

    Updated 12 noon, Feb. 16th – Albany venue added!!! Updated 10 a.m., Mar 6th – Albany venue cancelled :( It's that time again, we're packing up the Griswold-mobile, stocking up on jerky, and refreshing our Starbucks cards for another swing through the Northeast District. The Northeast Roadshow...
  • Blog Post: Another Roadshow Gone By

    As I write this post, I'm looking out the window at the first two four inches of what promises to be a bona-fide Winter storm - a fitting end to the 2008 Winter Northeast Roadshow series. As always, it was great to see familiar faces, as well as a number of new ones. We experienced a significant up tick...
  • Blog Post: REST Starter Kit Service Behavior

    I got a great question from an attendee at the Williston, Vermont, stop on the Northeast Roadshow yesterday regarding the behavior of a REST Starter Kit service that I was demonstrating. My demo is pretty simple: I hard code a collection right in the OnGetItems() method that the Starter Kit generates...
  • Blog Post: Northeast Roadshow - Winter Edition

    Whoa! It seems like I've just finished my laundry from our last outing, and now Chris and I are heading back out for the Winter Roadshow. We're brewing up a new slate of content for you, including jQuery and ASP.NET 3.5 AJAX, WPF, WF, Silverlight and WCF/REST, and even some interesting things from Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Middle of the Road(show)

    Chris and I just got back from the "BAR" (Burlington, Albany, Rochester) run of our Fall Roadshow series late last night, and I just wanted to thank all those that came out for a rather full day of non-stop Chris and Jim (and special guest Brian Johnson, our colleague from the Orlando area). The crowd...
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