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Chicago Code Camp Registration Open

March 16, 2015

Chicago’s own Code Camp will be Saturday April 18th @ IIT (Illinois Institute of Technology). This has been a great way to hear on the different technologies being used by your peers from the people who put it into practice. Register today.

Speaking @ ALM Forum in Seattle

March 16, 2015
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I was selected to speak at the ALM Forum in Seattle this year on DevOps in large enterprises. There’s still a $300 discount on registration until March 20th. This is a great national conference on ALM and DevOps. Check it out!

dotnetConf: .NET Virtual Conference March 18th & 19th

March 16, 2015

Check out the live streaming .NET conference, dotnetConf, on Wednesday March 18th and Thursday March 19th.

The dotnetConf is a free, 2 day virtual event co-organized by the .NET community and Microsoft. Over the course of the two days you’ll have a wide selection of live sessions that feature speakers from the community and .NET product teams. These are the experts in their field and it will be your chance to learn, ask your questions live and get inspired for your next software project“. Sound cool? Look at the entire agenda and make some time to listen in :)

Chicago ALM User Group Meeting: Bob Martin on Software Professionals

January 10, 2015

The Chicago ALM User Group will start off the New Year with a non-technical topic for January. Robert “Uncle Bob” Martin will be talking on being a Software Professional. He will be discussing disciplines, attitudes and practices and will recommend approaches to follow.

The meeting will be on Wednesday, January 14th from 5:30PM until 8:00PM at the Microsoft Office in Downers Grove. To make sure they have enough food and drinks for everyone, please RSVP by Tuesday January 13th.

Software Development Community January Meeting: Octopus Deploy

January 10, 2015

Start off the year right by learning how you can automate you application deployments with Octopus Deploy. The Software Development Community (SDC) in the Chicago suburbs will be having their January meeting with Ian Paullin giving you an intro on how to use Octopus. Octopus is a great tool for deploying your .NET applications and SQL Server database components.

The meeting will be held at Northern Illinois University (NIU) campus in Naperville starting at 12:30pm on Sunday January 11th. RSVP at the SDC site.

Renewed as a Microsoft ALM MVP for 2015

January 7, 2015

It was great to see on New Years morning that I was renewed as a Microsoft Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) MVP for my third year. Additionally I found out on December 30th that I was considered a Distinguished Microsoft Visual Studio ALM Ranger.

In 2014


November 10, 2014

Microsoft will be holding a two day virtual event, Wednesday November 12th and Thursday November 13th, called Connect(); which covers Visual Studio vNext and Azure.

In the first three hours on Wednesday you’ll hear from these thought leaders:

  • Scott Guthrie will discuss development in the mobile-first, cloud-first era
  • S. “Soma” Somasegar will talk on how Visual Studio addresses a world of multiple devices
  • Scott Hanselman talks about Cloud development with Azure and Visual Studio
  • Brian Harry will talk on evolving software engineering practices

After that there will be interactive Q&A sessions with keynote speakers hosted by Channel 9.

Microsoft is providing over 40 on-demand technical sessions giving you a deeper technical detail in the upcoming product updates.

Check it out and Connect!


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