Today marks exactly one year since I've taken on the Developer Evangelist role at Microsoft here in New Jersey and New York. Since then, I've gotten to meet many wonderful folks in the area developer community via various user groups, code camps, and other events. People often ask me at those events what my "day job" is like. Well, now my day job is going to be a bit more accessible to the community!
Starting next week, my team and I will be supporting a new technical program for developers called 'devStream'. devStream provides a constant flow of technical information, as well as, networking opportunities for enterprise, partner, and enthusiast developers. devStream will focus on topics like the .NET 3.0 framework, ASP.NET AJAX, and Office System Development as well as other Microsoft developer related technologie
devStream consists of several event types:
These events will occur on a regularly scheduled basis to make it consistent for folks to remember them. For now, I will be posting the schedule on my blog. In the future, I'm considering putting together a new 'devStream' site to post the schedule, as well as the content after the events have occurred.
Registration is required for all of these events. Please click the registration link for each event to sign up.
Here's the lineup through the end of the year (all times eastern):
devCasts 101 - Every Monday from 10am - 11am
Date & Time
.NET 3.0 Series: Cardspace Overview
Oct 30, 2006 10-11am EST
Technical Overview of .NET 3.0
Nov 13, 2006 10-11am EST
.NET 3.0 Series: Windows Presentation Foundation Overview
Nov 20, 2006 10-11am EST
Nov 27, 2006 10-11am EST
ASP.NET Series: Intro to ASP.NET "Atlas"
Dec 4, 2006 10-11am EST
ASP.NET Series: What's New in IIS 7.0
Dec 11, 2006 10-11am EST
ASP.NET Series: ASP.NET "Atlas" Deep Dive
Dec 18, 2006 10-11am EST
devCasts 201 - Every Wednesday from 12pm - 2pm.
.NET 3.0 Series: ABCs of WCF (Windows Communication Foundation)
Nov 1, 2006 12-2pm EST
.NET 3.0 Series: Windows Workflow Foundation Overview
Nov 8, 2006 12-2pm EST
.NET 3.0 Series: Overview of the Windows Presentation Foundation
Nov 15, 2006 12-2pm EST
.NET 3.0 Series: Overview of Windows Card Space
Nov 22, 2006 12-2pm EST
ASP.NET Series: Overview of ASP.NET 2.0
Nov 29, 2006 12-2pm EST
ASP.NET Series: Overview of ASP.NET AJAX
Dec 6, 2006 12-2pm EST
Office 2007 Development Overview
Dec 13, 2006 12-2pm EST
Windows Live Series: Intro to Gadgets
Dec 20, 2006 12-2pm EST
devCasts Deep Dive - 1st & 3rd Mondays from 12pm - 2pm
Enterprise Library 2.0 Overview
Nov 6, 2006 12-2pm EST
Enterprise Library 2.0 Under The Covers
Nov 20, 2006 12-2pm EST
Java & .NET Interoperability
Dec 4, 2006 12-2pm EST
WCF & WSIT: Can you Tango?
Dec 18, 2006 12-2pm EST
devCouncils New Jersey - 1st Thursdays in the Microsoft Iselin, NJ office. This is the same day the NJ Microsoft Developers user group meets. Feel free to stay and join the user group where a different topic is covered each month from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.
.NET 3.0 Code Jam-WCF/WF
Nov 2, 2006 1-5pm EST
.NET 3.0 Code Jam- WPF
Dec 7, 2006 1-5pm EST
devCouncils New York - 3rd Thursday's in the MS NYC office. This is the same day the NYC .NET Developers user group meets. Feel free to stay and join the user group where a different topic is covered each month from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.
Nov 16, 2006 1-5pm EST
.NET 3.0 Code Jam WPF
Dec 21, 2006 1-5pm EST
Coming soon: devCouncils in Long Island and Malvern, Pa.
devBrainPicks - 2nd Friday of the month from 10am-12pm
Nov 10, 2006 10am-12pm EST
Dec 8, 2006 10am-12pm EST
Just a reminder, tomorrow, Thursday, December 7th, is the first (of what I hope will be many) devCouncils
As part of the devStream program my team has been running, we've been scheduling a monthly series of