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Check out my series on getting a job in the current economy here:
To Facebook or not to Facebook? Does using Facebook influence your chances of getting a job? What are the best ways to take advantage of social networks to increase your chances of landing that new position? Hang out with our recruiters and find out in part 4 of 5 in our series. In this webcast, we tell you what social networks to join and what to avoid to help you get a development job.
I'll be giving away one or more $100 gift certificates from ThinkGeek every day for about 30 days. See my post here for details:
This is final webcast in our series on getting a development job. Be sure to bring your questions and let our professional recruiters give their opinions on what you should do in your job search. The format is an open question and answer session in which we answer as many questions as we have time for.
Attached are the slides for this session. Enjoy!
Building applications that are easy to use, visually appealing, and offer high performance is a challenge that developers face every day. Innovative applications can greatly improve the user experience, empowering companies to differentiate their services and solutions. However, developers are increasingly asked to do more in less time, while also optimizing the power and performance requirements of their applications. The Windows 7 platform makes it easy for developers to create engaging, user-friendly applications by providing familiar tools and rich development features that allow them to take advantage of the latest PC capabilities. In this session we will explore the new Taskbar and Jump Lists, the Scenic Ribbon, file management with Libraries, and Windows Web Services among many other enhancements to the new operating system.In this session we’ll show you:- New Features in Windows 7- Use and create jump lists- Scenic Ribbon API- Use and create Libraries- Windows Web Services API- Additional enhancements that support development
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Improving Enterprises in conjunction with Microsoft and the Dallas C# SIG invite you to an exciting one-day event to bring together the world of Microsoft .NET development with the world of Agile methods. Designed for both those experienced with Agile techniques and for those new to them, attendees can expect interesting presentations based on real-world experience from some of the industry’s leading Project Managers, Developers, and Business Analysts who have embraced Agile principles within .NET development environments.
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Whether you’re new to Agile concepts or already down the road of adoption, the AgileDotNet Conference promises to be informative and fun. Join in to learn or simply reinforce best practices and processes for Agile teams. Come see how experts apply Agile concepts using the Microsoft .NET framework, Visual Studio, and Visual Studio Team System.
Seating is limited. Register today!
November 14th, 20088:00am to 5:00pm
Details at http://www.agiledotnet.com/
I know the folks running this event and they are top notch so come if you can and be part of this great learning experience!
Imagine a Photosynth / Virtual Earth combination with avatars you can interact with in this space. Our vision is headed that way. Good stuff.
From the site:
Welcome to the SQL Server 2008 Experience. We are pleased to bring you this Experience in 11 languages so please select the language of your choice above. For IT Professionals and Developers we have a series of brief and insightful interviews with the SQL Server Engineering team discussing the many technologies in SQL Server 2008. For Decision Makers we have short videos which go “behind the scenes” with our customers and show how they are using SQL Server 2008 to tackle some big challenges. And finally, we also have some video snippets For Fun which we hope you will enjoy.
NOTE: Purple Haze not included :)
Okay folks. Here is my game plan:
I’m going to restore all my posts for May and June first so there is no break in continuity. Then I will go back and repair the images for the ones in May that are messed up.