Oct
18
2011

DTL202 Visual Studio 2010 Tips & Tricks

vstipsThanks to all who attended my session on Visual Studio 2010 Tips & Tricks at Tech-Ed Africa 2011.  The link below is a download of the solution used in all the demos. 

 

 

[Visual Studio 2010 Tips & Tricks Solution]

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Oct
7
2011

Tech-Ed Africa 2011

teched-africa-2011I am returning to Africa this month for the fourth year to speak at Tech-Ed in Durban at the ICC.  I look forward to seeing everyone again!

[Speaker profile and sessions]

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Oct
6
2011

Want to be a Microsoft Developer Evangelist?

MSCareersIt 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.

Seattle:  http://bit.ly/deinseattle
LA:  http://bit.ly/deinla

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 Smile

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Sep
9
2011

HTML5 Web Camp–Phoenix, AZ

html5I 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!

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Sep
1
2011

AZGiveCamp in October 2011

azgcLogoWhat is a GiveCamp you might ask?
What is AZGiveCamp?
What happens at these events?
Who is invited?
Who benefits?

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!

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Aug
30
2011

Microsoft Biology Foundation Workshop

Register now!

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.

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Aug
29
2011

Developers in AZ, CA, CO, NM, NV, and UT

palermo4msdn_flashI 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!)

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Aug
28
2011

HTML5 is in Style

devpro_html5_css

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!

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Aug
24
2011

HTML5 Web Camp in LA

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 ]

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Aug
16
2011

Tech Travel Tips: Outlets To Go

monster-outlet-to-goWhen 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.   

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