All of my presetations, slides and code, are available in the
presentations section on my google code site. I'd love to speak at your
next user group meeting, conference, or company user group - just
to work out the details.
Kickstarter talk at Hackerspace
When: Tue Jan 29, 2013 6pm to Tue Jan 29, 2013 9pm
2013 6pm to Tue Jan 29, 2013 9pm
Where: Oak Ridge
Event Status: confirmed
Central Ohio Day of .Net
When: Sat Dec 10, 2011
XNA Invaders from Space
What better way to learn how games are made for the PC and Xbox 360 than to watch one being created? That is exactly what you’ll see in this session! Michael C. Neel will guide you through writing a full
game, explaining the XNA framework as we go. At the end we will have a working clone of the 1978 classic Space Invaders! The game will be written in C# using the XNA 4.0 Framework.
Central Ohio Day of .Net: http://cododn.wordpress.com/
When: Tue Aug 16, 2011 to Fri Aug 19, 2011
2011 to Fri Aug 19, 2011
Event Status: confirmed
DataSets: Code Less, Do More - DataSets are Evil. They will hog your CPU, steal
your RAM, and rob your home. This is the story surrounding DataSets, but what is
fact and what is myth? In this session we will look at DataSets and the tools that
go with them to see how they can save you development time while not crashing the
server. We’ll also dive into DataSets in 2008 with LINQ to DataSets and Unit Testing
From Zero to XAML - 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 Design Mode or Blend. Warning: This is a no Technotainment
SOA: Building the Arch - Anyone who has tried to build a Service Oriented Architecture
can tell you the dangers are many. Just defining the meaning of "SOA" can take weeks.
This session will offer guidelines and tips all based on real world developer experience
in building and maintaining a Service Oriented Architecture.
Welcome to the Church of Agile - Agile is hot - there is no denying it. Odds
are your IT department has gone agile or seriously considering it. New terminology,
tools, and rules; it can be overwhelming. Fortunately, the core idea of Agile is
very simple. This session will take you though the "why" that's often over looked,
and help you learn to "think Agile".
Zen and the Art of Website Maintenance - ASP.NET 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 Dynamic URLs together for effective website
Lucene: Search We Can Believe In! - Disappointed in your database's full text
search? Too slow, or did the end users not grok the syntax? Maybe you need full
text search over content not in a database. Wouldn't it be nice if you could download
a GIAB (Google-in-a-box)? Well, thanks to the Apache Foundation's open source Lucene
you can! The session will give an intro to the Lucene API (available in many flavors,
including .Net and Java) as well as some tips on using Lucene in your websites and
Dependency Injection: Way of the Ninja - Adopting Agile for software development
means allowing and embracing change, but what does it mean for code? How do we write
code in an agile process than can change as easily and as quickly as the requirements?
How do we keep to good practices among all this change? Answer: Dependency Injection
(DI). DI will allow us to keep our code in loosely-coupled, highly-cohesive components
that can be taken apart and reassembled like Lego bricks. We’ll end with a look
at using the DI framework Ninject. Using DI our
code becomes easier to write, reuse, test, and modify - in short, more ninja-like!
What's New in ASP.NET 3.5 - .Net 3.5 is here, and we have a shiny new Visual
Studio 2008 bicycle - so what gifts did Santa bring leave for ASP.NET developers?
debugging, and see what the ASP.Net Merge Tool does. We also might sneak a peek
in the old man's magic sack and see what gifts are on their way!
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