June 27, 2005
The Grok Talks are posted
The Microsoft Regional Director Program had a great community cabana concept for Tech Ed 2005 in Orlando. Many of them (myself included) gave short, 10 minute talks on targeted subjects that are important and useful, yet are too short for the traditional conference talk format. You can view them at http://www.groktalk.net. The direct link to my talk on MasterPages Tips and Tricks is here. Spread the word!
June 26, 2005
Tampa Code Camp - Be There!
Those of you reading this post that are within reasonable driving distance of Tampa, listen up! Microsoft is offering a FREE all day code camp on Saturday, July 16th at the University of South Florida. If you want to get up to speed on the latest .NET coding best practices, you really should attend. Register quick, though, as there are only 200 attendee slots open. At this price, it’s going to fill up fast. Oh yeah, my company
is an official sponsor donated some money for the event, and one of my key consultants, Steve Joubert, is going to be giving a killer presentation on Page Profiling and Performance Testing ASP.NET Pages. Be there!
June 25, 2005
Back from the weeds
I’ve been so busy preparing “Project Rally” for Tech Ed that I didn’t really have time to blog. As many of you already know, our super secret project was a BattleBot powered by .NET. We named it The Finalizer, and it was featured in one of the demos in Paul Flessner’s keynote at Tech Ed in Orlando. You can find out more about it (including see pictures and download the code) at the official Finalizer website. Or, you can check out the Microsoft press release.
The fun isn’t over for The Finalizer, though. It will be appearing in Seattle on July 13th, then it’s off to Atlanta on July 22nd. Alas, our bid to attend Tech Ed Amsterdam fell short. Once things settle down, the ASPSOFT team is going to take The Finalizer on a mini road show to the Florida .NET user groups. It should be pretty fun.
June 24, 2005
The Finalizer down under?
After hearing about The Finalizer at Tech Ed in Orlando, one Microsoft employee is on a quest to get funding to bring it to Australia. If there is enough interest (through comments to his blog entry), then supposedly the “powers that be” will make it happen. Here’s the link. Show your support, because (frankly) I’ve never been to Australia before and I’d like to go.