MHacks resources from Microsoft

Kudos to all of the hackers that came to the University of Michigan the weekend of Sept 5-7, 2014 for the MHacks event.      Here are some resources that developers were using this weekend, gathered in one place: Developer Centers Windows Azure Developer Center Windows and Windows Phone Developer Center Programs DreamSpark – free software for…


Michigan Give Camp in Ann Arbor 2009

Last weekend was another powerful, moving experience at the second Give Camp in Ann Arbor.  I blogged from the event on Friday and mentioned some of the cool new things at this year’s Give Camp (showers, a popup camper, a source control server, and live streaming), but that doesn’t even begin to summarize the event. …


Live Blogging from the 2009 Give Camp

Today, we kicked off simultaneous Give Camps in Ann Arbor, Columbus, and Knoxville!  I’m at the Ann Arbor camp.  At this location, here is the breakdown of technologies used on our 16 projects for nonprofit organizations.  DotNetNuke – 5 ASP.NET – 2 WinForms – 1 Joomla – 6 WordPress – 1 Ruby – 1 There…


Events hosted by SRT Solutions

SRT Solutions is running a number of events next week, which may be of interest to those in the Detroit/Ann Arbor area.  First, there is a Software Stimulus lab on Monday, June 15.  This features two distinct sessions: the morning session introduces effective software engineering techniques, such as version control, continuous integration, and automated testing,…


"More Effective C#" Book Signing in Ann Arbor

This week, Bill Wagner will release his second book, More Effective C#.  (Can you guess what his first book was called?)  The editorial reviews on Amazon are extremely impressive: members of the Visual C# product team and Microsoft MVPs praise Bill’s latest work.  Bill is speaking at the Ann Arbor Computer Society in November.  Bill’s…


Ann Arbor Give Camp

I am truly fortunate to be part of such an amazing developer community!  I am still reeling from the passion that I experienced at the Ann Arbor Give Camp last weekend.  The Ann Arbor Give Camp was a weekend-long codefest where developers, designers, and DBAs volunteered their time to create websites and applications for non-profit…


C# Fun at AADND – A Closer Look at the Where Extension Method and Lambda Expressions

Last week at the Ann Arbor Dot Net Developers group (AADND), Bill Wagner gave a talk entitled "After the Launch: C# 3.0".  He discussed: Implicit properties Extension methods Enumerators and deferred vs. immediate execution Lambda expressions Sequence operators   One of the questions that was asked involved the below code:    static void Main(string[] args)…


"Workplace of the Future" webcast is live!

I’ve finished the "Workplace of the Future" video that I mentioned in a previous post.  The University of Michigan students discussed what the Workplace of the Future will look like, how mobile devices will play a role, and what they expect their employers to provide them.  Check it out here. 


The Workplace of the Future

Yesterday I participated in a really interesting event at the University of Michigan.  Ford and Microsoft co-sponsored an event for business students to discuss what the workplace of the future would look like.  We discussed four specific topics: mobility, social networking in the enterprise, desktop/telephony, and in-vehicle.  I moderated the mobility conversation.  Here are some…