It has nearly been a year since I joined Microsoft, and the adventure has been amazing. I love developing, playing with the latest technologies, and speaking about things I have learned in front of crowds.
Do you have similar interests? Do you live in Seattle or LA? Are you looking for an exciting challenge and want to explore a new career opportunity? If you have answered yes to all the above, you owe it to yourself to look into the Microsoft Developer Evangelist positions now open in Seattle and LA. Click on one of the links below for more information.
A little detail about the position…
The Developer Evangelist position is a technical role with the mission of engaging the broad community of developers in a designated geography and driving excitement around developer tools and platform technologies. The successful candidate will have an established reputation within the region for significant technical achievement, superior presentation skills, effective and visible community participation, and a strong command of online and social networking tools. This position will report to the US West Region DPE Audience Director.
Please contact me if you would like more information
I am excited to announce the highly popular HTML5 Web Camp is coming to Phoenix, AZ on September 30th 2011! If you live in the greater Phoenix area and you want to attend, register now as these events typically fill up fast. Again, to avoid being put on a waiting list or turned down, REGISTER NOW!
To prepare for the event, please visit the HTML5 Web Camp preparation checklist page!
I look forward to seeing you there!
What is a GiveCamp you might ask?
What is AZGiveCamp?
What happens at these events?
Who is invited?
If you are a technical person who lives in Arizona, and you would like to give back to the community, please get the answer to the above questions by visiting the AZGiveCamp.org web site. These events are absolutely amazing. Please consider how you can be part of it!
ASU (Biodesign Institute Auditorium) will be host to a two day course on September 8th through September 9th – and you are invited to register and attend at no charge!!!
Attendees will get a basic knowledge of how to use the Microsoft Biology Foundation (MBF) to write bioinformatics programs, and is a mixture of programming talks and practical sessions where they will write their own code. Attendees will participate in hands-on labs and write a sample application that employs the file parsers, algorithms, and web connectors in MBF.
I am often asked by developers I meet at technical events:
“Are there any Microsoft events coming up in my area?”
So, what is the best answer? If you would like to have insight of upcoming events in your area (and get notified too), please sign up for the MSDN Flash!
What I enjoy about MSDN Flash myself is the ability to customize the content you receive. My geography is “Rocky Mountain”, though it has been known as Desert Mountain too (see my technical online newspaper!)
The next article at DevProConnections is out!
This article is all about using the new features in CSS3 in your HTML5 web sites.
This article discusses layout, media queries, and the little things that make a difference to user experience!
The HTML5 Web Camp in LA was clearly the best one yet. Hats off to all the volunteers and the attendees for being very prepared for the event.
The event was very interactive, and many questions were regarding browser concerns. There were a few questions regarding the future of development, and we did show a video regarding Windows 8.
The demo code featured during my presentations can be downloaded below:
[ HTML5 & CSS3 demo files ]
When I travel, the hotel rooms are usually lacking with regard to a sufficient number of power outlets. I typically travel with at least two notebook computers, two phones, an iPad, and a video camera. So it goes without saying I need as many open outlets as possible. I once travelled with a typical surge protector, but that was very clunky.
I am very happy I found the Monster OTG300 USB EFS. Here are my reasons I highly recommend this product:
- Very compact, cord wraps-and-snaps in conveniently
- The the external plug at end of cord is small, so if fits in “snug” situations
- The three extended outlets are far apart from one another, so bulky power adapters are not overlapping an available outlet
- A power USB is available that accommodates phones and iPads
- Can be found for purchase for just over $10
If you are a geek and travel is something you do often, this is one item you will be grateful you packed!
Don’t miss out on the previous tech travel tip.
When a product works better than hoped for, it deserves praise. With my heavy travel burden, I want to pack as little as possible to get from point A to B. I have some nice cooling fans for my notebooks in my home office, but they are too clunky to pack and use external power supplies.
I HIGHLY recommend the KINYO|ArtDio Mini Laptop Cooling Fan (CF-201)! Here are my top reasons for this being such a great accessory when travelling:
- Compact when folded, fits in most “pockets” of a computer bag
- When unfolded, sturdy foundation for small or large notebook computers
- USB powered without sacrificing a USB port (daisy-chain)
- Dual fans work great and are virtually silent
- Available for purchase for less than $9
If you are a tech traveller, this product is a must-have!!! If you have a product you can’t travel without, please leave a comment and let me know!