Contagious Curiosity

Thoughts from SoCalDevGal

August, 2010

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About Contagious Curiosity

   I am a DE (Developer Evangelist) for the MSDN (Microsoft Developer Network) team.  My job is to give talks to developers throughout Southern California, to listen to their feedback, and to communicate that feedback back to Redmond.  My interests and specialities are as follows:

  • SQL Azure
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server
  • SQL Server (everything!)
  • BI (Business Intelligence) using SSAS, SSRS and SSIS (that's Analysis Services, Reporting Services and Integration Services)
  • Teaching Kids Programming

I am a "language geek" with a degree in linguistics and have a hobby of learning foreign languages.  Semantic modeling - both visual and verbal - fascinates me.  I love LINQ, SDML, ORM and the like...I mean, really, how many people have you ever met that actually used English Query in SQL Server 7.0?

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    Visual Studio 2010 LightSwitch Beta

    I am taking a look at this new IDE and thought I’d share.  Try it out and let me know what you think. Visual Studio 2010 LightSwitch View more presentations from lynnlangit .
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    Where is SoCalDevGal – Fall 2010?

    This fall is shaping up to be a busy one. I’ll bet some of you will be in the same places as me too. Below is my tentative fall speaking schedule: August Mon, Aug 9 at Microsoft, Irvine w/Denny Cherry on SQL Server Scalability and Storage –...
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    SharePoint 2010 for .NET Developers

    Here are my updated slides for August 2010.  I will be delivering talks based on these slides at user groups around SoCal in August and in September (see my previous blog post for my fall speaking schedule). SharePoint 2010 for NET Developers View...
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    Are you Agile?

    I’ve been learning more and more about Agile software development lately.  I am thinking that you (my .NET developer reader) might benefit too. If you live in the OC – attend the local Agile Developer UG in Irvine – here’s the link .  I had...
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    Who is Teaching Kids to Program?

    Someone who you might not expect – here’s a video of 17-year old Genevieve L'Esperance.  She was the LEAD INSTRUCTOR at the recent TKP (Teaching Kids Programming event) in Washington DC.
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    SharePoint 2010 Business Connectivity Services

    Here are the slides for my talks on this subject in Aug/Sept 2010.  Enjoy! SharePoint 2010 Business Connectivity Services View more presentations from lynnlangit .
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