Congrats INETA Community Champions!

Congratulations to SCD Community Champions Tim Tyrrell, Brandon King, Ben Sheirman and Becky Isserman! The Community Champion Award program is an excellent way to recognize the movers and shakers in your local community.  They give you a place to record your community contributions (blog posts, articles, events, etc.) and they’ll make awards every quarter based…

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User Group Radio | Bringing community leaders together…

Jay Smith, one of the awesome community leaders in Northwest Arkansas, has created a new podcast series called User Group Radio.  The idea behind this podcast series is best summed up by jay Smith in the first UGR blog post: Over the last several years I have been involved with the developer community that has…

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Come to MDC Dallas and See Me Shave My Head!

That’s right – you heard right!  I’m issuing a challenge to all the architects, DBAs, enthusiasts, and professional software developers in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas… If we can get 750 people registered to attend the MSDN Developer Conference on January 26th here in the lovely city of Dallas, TX, I will let some lucky…

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Upcoming Events in South Central – 11/7/08

Now that the election is over, and gas prices have started to go down ($1.95 a gallon here in Dallas!) it’s time to get back out on the road and attend some great User Group meetings!  Here’s what’s on tap for the rest of November here in SCD: Tuesday, November 11, 2008 6:30 PM: GNONUG…

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Tulsa TechFest – Recap

Last week at this time I was sitting in my hotel room in Tulsa amazed at how AWESOME the 3rd annual Tulsa TechFest had turned out.  I personally had given two talks back-to-back on How to Add Style to Your WPF and Silverlight Applications, and had gotten to meet a lot of great people that…

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MSDN TechDays is Coming to Dallas!

Are you ready for a GeekFest?  We’re pulling out all the stops to make the next MSDN event a memorable one!  MSDN TechDays is a three-day geek-out covering a variety of topics for ITPros, Developers and Architects.  We’re holding the first ever MSDN TechDays on November 18-20 at the Dallas Convention Center.  Here’s an overview…

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Pablo’s Day of TDD

The nice folks down in San Antonio and Austin have asked me to make sure and mention their upcoming mega-fantastic event – Pablo’s Day of TDD, a.k.a. PDoTDD.  PDoTDD is a day-and-a-half event of workshops, discussion, practice, and training around automated unit testing, specifically the practice of Test-Driven Development (TDD).  Experienced practitioners of TDD will…

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The night was humid…

… so we spent it at a local .NET User Group meeting!  If you’re looking for one, you can always check http://www.codezone.com, http://www.southcentraldevelopers.com or this blog – http://blogs.msdn.com/chkoenig.  Here is the list of upcoming events that I just sent to the MSDN Flash editors: Friday, September 12, 2008 11:30 AM: Bartlesville .NET User Group Monthly…

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Adding Style to WPF and Silverlight Apps at DDNUG

I had a great time speaking at the Dallas .NET User Group meeting last night on WPF and Silverlight Styles, Templates and Data Binding.  I’ve posted the slides up on Slideshare and the demos (with the pptx) out on FolderShare.  Here are the links: Adding Style To Your Microsoft Wpf And Silverlight Applications View SlideShare…

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MSDN Unleashed and ArcReady

Not sure if everyone is subscribed to the MSDN Flash or not, but if you’re not – it is a GREAT resource for finding out what’s happening in your area.  I like the fact that it’s customized to show events and happenings in your geography (my copy shows me what’s happening in TX, OK, LA…

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