Announcing ‘devStream’ for Developers


Today marks exactly one year since I’ve taken on the Developer Evangelist role at Microsoft here in New Jersey and New York.  Since then, I’ve gotten to meet many wonderful folks in the area developer community via various user groups, code camps, and other events.  People often ask me at those events what my “day job” is like.  Well, now my day job is going to be a bit more accessible to the community!


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Starting next week, my team and I will be supporting a new technical program for developers called ‘devStream’.  devStream provides a constant flow of technical information, as well as, networking opportunities for enterprise, partner, and enthusiast developers.  devStream will focus on topics like the .NET 3.0 framework, ASP.NET AJAX, and Office System Development as well as other Microsoft developer related technologie


devStream consists of several event types:



  • devCasts – 100 level, 200 level, and Deep Dive webcasts.

  • devCouncils – Monthly in-person event featuring a Microsoft developer evangelist, industry luminaries and customers covering topics like the ones listed above.  These events also offer attendees the opportunity to network with their peers.

  • devBrainPicks – This is your opportunity to pick the brain of your local developer evangelist and their occasional guest experts on a monthly basis. We’ll discuss a few developer frequently asked questions and then open things up for Q&A with the attendees.

These events will occur on a regularly scheduled basis to make it consistent for folks to remember them.  For now, I will be posting the schedule on my blog.  In the future, I’m considering putting together a new ‘devStream’ site to post the schedule, as well as the content after the events have occurred.


Registration is required for all of these events.  Please click the registration link for each event to sign up. 


Here’s the lineup through the end of the year (all times eastern):


devCasts 101 – Every Monday from 10am – 11am




































Title


Date & Time


Registration


.NET 3.0 Series: Cardspace Overview


Oct 30, 2006 10-11am EST


Register


Technical Overview of .NET 3.0


Nov 13, 2006 10-11am EST


Register


.NET 3.0 Series: Windows Presentation Foundation Overview


Nov 20, 2006 10-11am EST


Register


XNA Overview


Nov 27, 2006 10-11am EST


Register


ASP.NET Series: Intro to ASP.NET “Atlas”


Dec 4, 2006 10-11am EST


Register


ASP.NET Series: What’s New in IIS 7.0


Dec 11, 2006 10-11am EST


Register


ASP.NET Series:  ASP.NET “Atlas” Deep Dive


Dec 18, 2006 10-11am EST


Register


devCasts 201 – Every Wednesday from 12pm – 2pm.








































Title


Date & Time


Registration


.NET 3.0 Series: ABCs of WCF (Windows Communication Foundation)


Nov 1, 2006 12-2pm EST


Register


.NET 3.0 Series: Windows Workflow Foundation Overview


Nov 8, 2006 12-2pm EST


Register


.NET 3.0 Series: Overview of the Windows Presentation Foundation


Nov 15, 2006 12-2pm EST


Register


.NET 3.0 Series: Overview of Windows Card Space


Nov 22, 2006 12-2pm EST


Register


ASP.NET Series: Overview of ASP.NET 2.0


Nov 29, 2006 12-2pm EST


Register


ASP.NET Series: Overview of ASP.NET AJAX


Dec 6, 2006 12-2pm EST


Register


Office 2007 Development Overview


Dec 13, 2006 12-2pm EST


Register


Windows Live Series: Intro to Gadgets


Dec 20, 2006 12-2pm EST


Register


devCasts Deep Dive – 1st & 3rd Mondays from 12pm – 2pm
























Title


Date & Time


Registration


Enterprise Library 2.0 Overview


Nov 6, 2006 12-2pm EST


Register


Enterprise Library 2.0 Under The Covers


Nov 20, 2006 12-2pm EST


Register


Java & .NET Interoperability


Dec 4, 2006 12-2pm EST


Register


WCF & WSIT: Can you Tango?


Dec 18, 2006 12-2pm EST


Register


devCouncils New Jersey – 1st Thursdays in the Microsoft Iselin, NJ office. This is the same day the NJ Microsoft Developers user group meets. Feel free to stay and join the user group where a different topic is covered each month from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.
















Title


Date & Time


Registration


.NET 3.0 Code Jam-WCF/WF


Nov 2, 2006 1-5pm EST


Register


.NET 3.0 Code Jam- WPF


Dec 7, 2006 1-5pm EST


Register


devCouncils New York – 3rd Thursday’s in the MS NYC office. This is the same day the NYC .NET Developers user group meets.  Feel free to stay and join the user group where a different topic is covered each month from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.
















Title


Date & Time


Registration


.NET 3.0 Code Jam-WCF/WF


Nov 16, 2006 1-5pm EST


Register


.NET 3.0 Code Jam WPF


Dec 21, 2006 1-5pm EST


Register


Coming soon: devCouncils in Long Island and Malvern, Pa.


devBrainPicks – 2nd Friday of the month from 10am-12pm
















Title


Date & Time


Registration


devBrainPick 


Nov 10, 2006 10am-12pm EST


Register


devBrainPick 


Dec 8, 2006 10am-12pm EST


Register


 

Comments (2)

  1. Just a reminder, tomorrow, Thursday, December 7th, is the first (of what I hope will be many) devCouncils

  2. As part of the devStream program my team has been running, we’ve been scheduling a monthly series of