The Cinderella Dilemma: Revisited

A few years back… pre-iPhone era (you can tell from the content), I wrote a post about the Cinderella dilemma suburbanites experience when visiting New York City in the evening.  After rush-hour, the options for catching a train out of the city are “limited”, and the last thing you want to do is have your…


2010 NJ/NY/CT Metro Area Community Retrospective

As we closed out 2010, my teammate Rachel Appel wrote up a retrospective post on her blog, re-capping what went on here in the tri-state Microsoft community.  Rachel then invites folks to share their feedback and ideas for how we can keep the local tech community buzzing in 2011.  I’ve posted a snippet here, but…


NJ Agile Firestarter December 2009 Content Now Available

Thanks to all of the people who attended the NJ Agile Firestarter in December at the Microsoft offices in Iselin, NJ!  The Firestarter was a successful event, and feedback from the attendees was overwhelmingly positive! I’ve never seen as many folks take the time to write handwritten comments on evaluation forms at an event before….


Central Jersey .NET Agile Firestarter – Saturday December 12, 2009

Another Firestarter event is coming to town!  If you’ve been to any of the previous Firestarter events, then you’ll know this one will be sure not to disappoint!  Firestarter’s are a full day event where we focus on a single technology and take attendees from intro to guru in hours.  The goal is for attendees…


NJ SQL Performance Tuning Saturday Event – 5/16

This Saturday, the NJ SQL User Group is hosting a SQL Server Performance Tuning event at the Microsoft office in Iselin, NJ.  Looks like a great line up of content on the agenda.  Details from the NJ SQL UG website below… Do you want to learn SQL Server Performance Tuning Strategies from the Pros? Then,…


MSDN “Suburban” Roadshow Winter 2009 Series

Today, I’m happy to announce the upcoming Winter 2009 series of MSDN “Suburban” Roadshow events!  In November, Bill Zack and I kicked off the “Suburban” Roadshows as a way to bring the latest Microsoft developer technologies directly to where YOU live.  The NY metropolitan area is huge.  There’s a tendency for Microsoft (and other other…


MSDN “Suburban” Roadshow Comes to East Windsor on Thursday

Many of the live events that go on in the Microsoft community happen frequently in New York City or down in Philly.  But if you live or work out in the ‘burbs, it’s not always easy to make it into the city. The traffic, the trains, or the buses.  One extra hassle can keep you…


Central Jersey ASP.NET MVC Fire Starter – Saturday December 13th

If you missed the MVC Fire Starters in New York and Philadelphia over the past few months, I’m happy to announce that the ASP.NET MVC Fire Starter is coming to central Jersey next Saturday, December 13th.  This is your opportunity to come out and learn about the new ‘old’ way of building web applications on…


November 2008 Area User Group Meetings

Welcome to November. The leaves are peaking, the Jets and Giants are having decent seasons so far, and the countdown is on to Thanksgiving. I probably sound like a broken record every time I say “it’s an exciting time to be a Microsoft developer,” but I have to be honest – I really mean it….


Announcing the MSDN “Suburban” Roadshow

Next month, Bill Zack and I are going to be kicking off a new series of live events throughout the tri-state area! Many of the great developer events you read about here take place in NYC. Does that leave you with the Lincoln Tunnel blues?  Worry about getting caught on the LIE in Queens as…