Jun
29
2011

Office Hours

officehoursCome join me for a casual conversation at my  next “Office Hours” event.

What is Office Hours?  This is an opportunity to meet with a Microsoft Developer Evangelist to discuss topics on your mind.  That’s right, you own the agenda.  Typically located at a coffee shop, Office Hours provides a neutral location to speak freely and ask questions that are easier to do on a one-on-one basis.  I hope you can join me for a chat over coffee at my next Office Hours event!

 

Upcoming Office Hours

Phoenix, AZ : Wednesday September 14th, 3pm – 5pm, Starbucks at Park Central Mall

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Jun
23
2011

Web Camp HTML5 – Irvine, CA

webcampsHere are the resources for the Web Camp HTML5 in Irvine, CA:

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Jun
10
2011
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Web Camp HTML5 - Colorado Springs, CO

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Friday June 10th is the date of the Web Camp HTML5 Event in Colorado Springs, CO.

[Download HTML5/CSS3 demo code!]

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May
20
2011
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Web Camp Anchor HTML5 & CSS3 Resources

webcampdemositeI presented on HTML5 & CSS3 with Scott Stanfield today in Silicon Valley.  Presenting with Scott was a blast!  I was very entertained and the audience (including those watching in overflow room via streaming video) appeared to enjoy the sessions as well.  One personal favorite was a link Scott provided about the future of HTML (30 second video at bottom of page is worth watching).

One question that was asked a lot was: “Where can we get a list of all the resources presented today?”  As promised, this is the list you are looking for:

Get a quick daily snap-shot of developer topics…

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May
17
2011

Web Deployment Made Easy: Seriously

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My session at Tech-Ed in Atlanta this year is all about Web Deployment.  For those who attended, here is a listing of resources you may find very helpful!

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May
4
2011

HTML5 Web Camp

Please join me at an HTML5 Web Camp near you!  (Registration links below)

Keep hearing about HTML5? If you are a serious web developer or designer, you owe it to yourself to learn this new technology as soon as possible. One way to get a fantastic jumpstart is by attending an HTML5 Web Camp! This free one day event is an opportunity to connect with designers and developers and show you how you can start using HTML5 immediately.

An HTML5 Web Camp event is a unique opportunity, partnering classroom learning and hands-on-labs, and leveraging experts to help you build modern websites for today and beyond. The following topics will be considered at the upcoming HTML5 Web Camps:

  • Overview of HTML5 and related technologies
  • Development of web sites using new HTML5 syntax
  • Adding Video, Sound, and Animations With HTML5
  • HTML5 and today’s modern browsers
  • Real-world scenarios for HTML5

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Registration:

June 10, 2011 Colorado Springs, Co

June 23, 2011 Irvine, CA

 

Presenters:

J. Michael Palermo IV
Dr. Doris Chen

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Apr
10
2011

Scott Guthrie Event 2011 April 22

This month sees the return of Scott Guthrie to Arizona for the 8th year in a row!  This year Scott will have more stage time, and will be joined with the legendary Mark Russinovich, creator of my favorite tool ZoomIt.  

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Does it really matter what these two will talk about?  I think not.  Scott Guthrie has never disappointed the crowds with his vision, discussions, and demos. 

Whether you live is Arizona or not, make plans to attend!

Register for Scott Guthrie Event in Arizona.

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Mar
11
2011

Rocky Mountain Tech Trifecta v3.0

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I attended my first Rocky Mountain Tech Trifecta last week, though it was the 3rd installment of the community tech sharing experience.  I was asked to be master of ceremonies, and I also presented on ASP.NET MVC 3.

The community event in Denver was very well attended and supported. Speakers came in from the local area as well as neighboring states such as Utah and Arizona. I was very impressed with the support shown by family members of the speakers and volunteers. I am also quite taken with a rising rock-star in the Microsoft developer community - Drew DeVault (only 17 years old). Keep your eye out on him!

Thanks to all the folks that made the event a success! I will be blogging about MVC 3 that will touch on all the items I spoke about during my presentation.

Rocky Mountain Tech Trifecta v3.0

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Jan
27
2011

Denver “Office Hours” January 24 2011

On Monday January 24th between the hours of 3pm and 5pm, I enjoyed spending time at my “office” in Denver.  I relaxed at the Starbucks in the Bellevue Promenade.  The place was quite busy – which was perfect.  The highlight of my Denver experience is when Ely Lucas (organizer of the upcoming Rocky Mountain Tech Trifecta) came to pay a visit.  Thanks Ely for a great fireside chat!

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From time to time, I will be hanging out at my various “offices” around my assigned geography – Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah.  Usually for a two hour period, I will chill-ax with a beverage and broadcast how to find me.  The point?  Allow developers in the area to chat with their local Developer Evangelist about anything and in a less formal setting.

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Jan
21
2011

Kudos for Kodu!

HappyValley2011Today I became a hero!  Sadly, not because of any personal accomplishment.  I was simply a messenger.  I was invited to speak at a special assembly for all students at Happy Valley School in Peoria, AZ.  The topic?  Officially it was “How to Prepare to Become a Software Engineer” (yawn).  I accomplished my objective, but I was sneaky about it.  From their perspective, my presentation was “How to Make Games for XBOX 360” (oohs ahhhs hoorays).

Thanks to a suggestion from Lynn Langit, a Microsoft Developer Evangelist on the west coast, I introduced my eager audience to Kodu, a visual programming platform for developing games on the XBOX.

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During my demo of how easy it is to learn “visual conditional logic”, the entire assembly became very quiet – something a few teachers commented never happened before.  When the presentation was over, so many students approached me with excitement, and assured me they were going to make some cool games.  One student approached me sadly and said “I don’t have an XBOX, I only have a PS3.”  The students weren’t the only ones wanting in the action.  Some teachers and parents also asked a few questions about the platform (there is a gamer in all of us).

It was a great time, and the energy level was contagious.  At the end, one student asked me for an autograph.  As I said, I am just the messenger.  Nonetheless, I obliged and signed away.  Is that so wrong?

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