Announcing the MSDN Developer Conference Series (Boston on January 22nd!)

MSDN Developer Conference A fantastic series of one-day conferences is coming, bringing the latest technology from Microsoft to 11 cities across the US.  The MSDN Developer Conference features 12 sessions in three tracks: Cloud Services Use Windows Azure, Live Mesh, and more to create apps that bridge the gaps between PC, Web, and phone Client…

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Get Your Hands on a Surface at the Sheraton Boston

If you’re in or passing through the Boston area and have yet to see a Microsoft Surface machine in action, you can swing by the Boston Sheraton hotel for a chance to interact with one.  Boston is one of five Sheratons to feature a Surface as a guide to the local area. I had a…

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Fourth Ignite Boston Event on September 11

My friends at O’Reilly passed along word that another Ignite Boston is coming on September 11th.  I went to the last one (some pictures below), and it was a blast!  A great chance to hear about a wide variety of topics and chat with fellow New England techies. Here are the details: The Fourth Ignite…

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Giving Two User Group Talks on XNA This Week!

Some coincidental scheduling has given me a chance to speak with both the Boston .NET and Beantown .NET user groups this week, both on XNA! You’ll have two chances to get up to speed on how to create games easily for Windows, XBox 360, and the Zune using XNA and .NET. The Boston .NET meeting…

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BarCamp Boston 3 Announced

The next BarCamp for the Boston area has just been announced.  BarCampBoston 3 will be on May 17th and 18th at Matignon High School in Cambridge, MA. What is BarCamp? BarCamp [Wikipedia description] is what’s called an “unconference” event focusing on technology, tools, and practices.  Though ideas can be proposed at any time, there’s no…

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Speaking on Enterprise Library at Beantown .NET UG on 10/4

I’ll be in Boston tomorrow night (10/4), giving a talk about the Patterns & Practices group and Enterprise Library for the Beantown .NET User Group.  If you’re in the Boston area and are interested in learning about how Enterprise Library can help with your development efforts, drop by for a listen! The meeting runs from…

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ReMix ’07 Conference in Boston, October 8-9

Here’s one more reason it’s good to be in New England.  Based on the concept of Mix ’07 in Las Vegas, ReMix ’07 Boston will be on October 8th and 9th at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge.  The conference, for web developers and designers, will have a keynote from Brad Abrams and will have multiple tracks…

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Job Openings with Microsoft SoftGrid in Cambridge

As I’ve mentioned before, Microsoft is in the process of moving/growing groups to a great new location in the Cambridge area.  Microsoft SoftGrid is one of the groups moving into that space on 1 Memorial Drive on September 24th. The SoftGrid team has a bunch of Software Development job openings available – Dev Manager, Lead…

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Upcoming Professional Developer Training Courses

As Summer draws to an end, developer training courses are gearing back up.  Here are some third-party training options coming to the New England area: DevelopMentor’s Essential .NET 2.0 with C# August 20 – 24, Boston, MA “You will leave this course with a clear view of what .NET does (and does not) do, and…

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Cambridge Python Meetup – Silverlight, Python, and the DLR

I’ll be speaking with the Cambridge Python Meetup Group this Wednesday (July 18th) evening.  Join us in Cambridge for discussion and demonstrations of Silverlight, the Dynamic Language Runtime (DLR) and, of course, how Python ties into this brave new world. For details on the event, head over to the event’s Meetup page and sign up. Looking…

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