Open Source Show and Tell (#OSSAT) 2016

Friday afternoon was OSSAT at the the Microsoft Reactor. I had the pleasure of hosting it with the main organizer, Justin Johnson (@elof) from Keen.io. I met Justin at last year’s Open Source Show And Tell when he reached out to the .NET team and I came to speak about .NET open source. I was… Read more

Open Source Show and Tell (#OSSAT) 2016

Friday afternoon was OSSAT at the the Microsoft Reactor. I had the pleasure of hosting it with the main organizer, Justin Johnson (@elof) from Keen.io. I met Justin at last year’s Open Source Show And Tell when he reached out to the .NET team and I came to speak about .NET open source. I was… Read more

GitHub Universe & SVCC Trip Reports

Last weekend I had the opportunity to (wo)man the Microsoft booth at GitHub Universe as well as speak at the largest code camp in North America, Silicon Valley Code Camp. Both were great experiences in very different ways. TL;DR; GitHub Universe felt like a rave. The industrial space catered very well to the demographic. GitHub… Read more

Visual Studio 2015 and .NET Framework 4.6 released today–behind the scenes goodies, t-shirts, and lots of open development

You probably heard that Visual Studio 2015 and .NET Framework 4.6 released today. Congrats team! This is a big day for us as we’ve all been working really hard on this release for many many months. Get the bits now! Visual Studio 2015 <— BTW, if you’re an open source dev, you get VS community… Read more

After Hours @ Build in San Francisco–April 29th

Hey-ya folks in the Bay Area! Our team is speaking at a free community event on April 29th that I’m pretty excited about. We’ll have plenty of experts from the .NET, ASP.NET and Managed Languages teams there as well as the .NET Foundation and GitHub so please come to learn and mingle! Check it the… Read more

Open Source Show and Tell– April 24th in San Francisco

I’m excited and honored that I’ve been asked by Keen.io to come speak at their Open Source Show and Tell event in San Francisco on April 24th. In their words… We love Open Source software and so do you. Come celebrate hacker culture with Keen IO, Rainforest QA, and Segment (<< in their brand new… Read more

Understanding .NET 2015

Last year after BUILD I posted Exciting Times for .NET and since then I have had the pleasure of working much closer with the .NET team, which includes the runtime, framework, languages & compilers. Although my focus has been a lot more on internal community in the last year, such as helping run internal conferences… Read more

Trip Report: Community Leadership Summit 2014

I had the opportunity to attend the Community Leadership Summit in Portland, Oregon this last weekend, held right before OSCON. This free event brings together all kinds of community leaders, not just technical communities, but anyone that is interested in growing and empowering a strong community. I know I usually write up trip reports of… Read more