live from demo’08 – day 0

I flew into Palm Springs today for Demo’08. The flight in was rocky to say the least – lets just say that the woman sitting next to me prayed during the last 15 minutes of our flight. Yeah. I love these technology agnostic conferences! On the way to the hotel from the airport, I shared…


Live from SilverlightDevCampSF – afternoon 2

4 RedBulls and 3 Pizza Orgasmica slices later… We’re a few sessions in.  My favorite one so far has been the “Silverlight vs Flash (vs JavaFX)” session that Abdel (from Chico State) and Randy Fong ran (session info). Ryan Stewart and John Dowdell from Adobe were also here, and between the three of us, we…


Silverlight (and related) events

Date Event Name Location Registration Link 9/14, 9/15 SilverlightDevCampSF Microsoft, San Francisco, CA Link, Upcoming, Facebook 9/18 MSDN Event Oakland, CA Link, Upcoming 9/22, 9/23 Central Coast Code Camp San Luis Obispo, CA Link 9/25 MSDN Event San Francisco, CA Link, Upcoming 9/25 Building Mashups with Popfly (with Dan Fernandez) Palo Alto, CA Link, Upcoming 10/27,…


SilverlightDevCamp on 9/14, 9/15

Things are finally coming together for SilverlightDevCamp. Since my last post about possibly doing a BarCamp style Silverlight event, Kevin Marshall and Kurt Brockett have been working on putting this together. The event will be held on 9/14 and 9/15 at our offices in San Francisco (1 Market Street, Suite 200, 94105). Sign up on…


What happens in Vegas, comes to the Valley – ReMIX07

Whoever said that what happens in Vegas has to stay in Vegas? Due to the SOLD OUT status of MIX07, we have decided to ‘ReMIX’ with a twist right here in the Silicon Valley! This event will feature a keynote from Scott Guthrie who runs Microsoft’s Silverlight and ASP.Net development teams (among others).  Get a…


CodeCamp coming here to the Valley, October 7-8

Man, it feels like forever since we had a codecamp around here. Peter Kellner has been working on setting one up. When : October 7-8, 2006Where : Computers Technology and Information Systems, Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022Why : Coz it’s been a while and codecamps are really funWhen : (we…


Code Camp in Portland – w00t!

Code Camp’s coming to Portland, people. With the likes of Jason Mauer, Tim Heuer, Rory Blyth, Chris Sells and many many more competent techies presenting there, why wouldn’t you attend? July 22 & 23rd. Register now! “ai” tags: codecamp


seen AJAX in action?

I was demo-ing a few things to some attendees at JavaOne today, when we went on tangent and started talking about our AJAX framework, atlas. It was then that I realized I was on a demo machine that didn’t have VWDE or atlas installed. One of an evangelist’s several bad nightmares – not being able…


the evangelist speaketh the word

Get ready for next week… I’ll be doing events here in the ‘yay’ Area. Check it out, yo : 5/16 Emeryville, CA5/18 San Jose, CA “ai” tags: msdnevents, msdn, .net, microsoft, development, programming, aspnet


Generics in VB.NET

Dan Mabbutt, who I met recently at one of my events, has written an absolutely fantastic article about using Generics in VB.NET. This one’s an awesome read. Enjoy! ai