2009 Boise Code Camp

In this economic climate of cut training, cut travel, and general layoffs, it is more important than ever that we keep our technical chops and strong relationships in the development community. That’...

Microsoft FireStarter Events

Microsoft has certainly been ratcheting up the community involvement over the last few years. In a down economy like this one, free training opportunities suddenly take on even more significance. Loc...

Seattle Code Camp

I attended Seattle Code Camp 2008 in Redmond this weekend and it was a fantastic experience! I will definitely be back next year. This is certainly not the largest Code Camp out there, with only 125 ...

Meet the ”Mavens

I met up with Steve Smith at PDC last week, as well as Rick Strahl and Jeffrey Palermo (of Party with Palermo). It seems that these guys along with some other respected technologists (Hanselman, Guth...

VS Extensibility Roadmap

I’m sitting through the two-day Visual Studio Extensibility (VSX) Developers Conference this week and Rico Mariani gave his roadmap to Visual Studio extensibility. Here are some highlights of t...

Attendee-Driven Presentation

I’ve seen Test Driven Development work, so why not adjust it slightly and have the attendees (who own the requirements after all) drive the presentation? Today, at the in-between conference (a....

SharePoint Web 2.0 Fire Starter event at Microsoft

In typical FireStarter event style, this event will be delivering a first class experience to all attendees and make them experts on developing on SharePoint technologies before the end of the event....

GeekFest Party at TechEd 2008 Developer Conference

Let’s face it, going to technical conferences is good for your career, but it’s not a whole lot of fun. What you need is an outlet. You need to have fun. That’s where we step in. Cheap beer and lousy...