Contagious Curiosity

Thoughts from SoCalDevGal

August, 2011

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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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    Teaching Kids Programming with Agile Practices

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    Here’s our deck from the international Agile2011 conference, where we are presenting tomorrow.  Our talk is called ‘Teaching Kids Programming with Agile Practices.’ Teaching kids programming with agile 2011 View more presentations from Llewellyn...
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    A Technical Conference Filled with Women

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    Ok now that I have your attention (!), I am going to write a bit about my first experience at the international, annual Agile conference.  Agile 2011 was held in Salt Lake City, Utah last week.  I attended and spoke (on ‘Teaching Kids to Program...
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    SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 for Developers

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    Here’s my deck for my presentation for TechEd / New Zealand (to be delivered live and recorded next week in Auckland).  Below the deck are links to the demo files as well. SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 for Developers View more presentations from Lynn Langit...
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    SQL Server and SQL Azure for Developers

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    Here are the decks from my presentations for TechEd Australia this week.  The sessions will be recorded.  I’ll post the links after – thanks. SQL Server 2008 R2 Features for Developers View more presentations from Lynn Langit . And Here SQL...
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