I know the posts have slowed down here on the site, but I've been swamped lately. Worry not, for it is the good kind of swamped - engaging, challenging, and fun projects are the source of my attention. I'm looking forward to sharing many of the things I've learned (and relearned) here on the blog, but nothing beats seeing it them live. Speaking of live, I have two speaking engagements coming up and welcome all attendees.
East Tennessee .NET Users Group (ETNUG Website)
September 25th 6pm (food at 5:30)
WTF is WPF?
Windows Presentation Foundation is "the most significant technology to come out of Microsoft. Ever." according to Mark Miller. We've all seen the demos of Visual Studio 2008 with Blend to create breathtaking UIs, but what is under the hood? Is WPF useful to the average developer cranking out WinForms applications for internal corporate use? To answer this question we will take a close look at WPF code - without VS2008 or Blend, and keeping the XAML to a minimum!
devLink 2007 Technical Conference (devLink Website)
October 13th 2:30pm
Zen and the Art of Website Maintenance
ASP.NET 2.0 provides a wealth of time-saving data components, functional UI widgets, and methods for consistent template layouts. While understanding each of the pieces is key to being a great ASP.NET developer, true mastery comes from knowing how to use them together. This session will cover using Master Pages, Themes, Skins, CSS, Web User Controls, Site Maps, Navigation Controls, Role and Profile Providers, and Web Services together for effective website architecture.
Congratulations on the upcoming speaking engagements! Btw, you've been awarded the You Make Me Smile Award! :)