Visual Studio Live! NY Community Night – Wednesday 5/16/2012

Visual Studio Live! is going on this week on over in Brooklyn this week at the Brooklyn Marriott.  I posted about the event back in March.  It is a GREAT conference for .NET developers to keep up with the latest trends and technologies that make up the Microsoft developer platform.  While the conference itself does…

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Node.js on Windows & Windows Azure at Node.Philly

On April 23rd, 2012, I had the privilege of speaking at the first Node.Philly event in Philadelphia.  It was a fantastic event and I enjoyed meeting lots of folks who are excited about Node and building solutions with it today!  While this was a one time event, I got the feeling that evening that there…

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Windows Azure + Node.js at NY Alt.NET

On January 25, 2012, I gave a presentation at the NY Alt.NET user group about running Node.js on Windows Azure.  It was the first time I’ve given a presentation on Node, so I was a little concerned the talk might be a little rough around the edges.  Luckily I managed to escape without any tomatoes…

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New Developer Centers on WindowsAzure.com

On December 10, 2011, a new version of WindowsAzure.com went live.  There are many improvements and a ton of new things to check out.  My teammate Jim O’Neil recently covered a key improvement in getting started with The New, Improved No-Risk Windows Azure Trial.  (Do read it as a step 1 to this post!)  In…

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Joomla Day NYC 2011 Re-Cap

Joomla! Day NYC 2011 was hosted in the Microsoft NYC office over the weekend of October 21st through October 23rd. A Joomla!Day is a local, regional or national gathering of the Joomla! community. It is like a “code camp” for those interested in learning about, or contributing to, Joomla!. The New York event was one…

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Java on Windows Azure from Jazoon 2011

Note: This post is a bit delayed (been sitting in my drafts folder for WAY too long!) but I’ve had a few folks requesting my slides from my talk at Jazoon 2011 in Zurich, Switzerland, so here it is… Back in June, I had the privilege of speaking at Jazoon 2011 in Zurich, Switzerland.  Jazoon…

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Enter the Rock Paper Azure Challenge On A Mac

Last week, I announced the Rock Paper Azure Grand Tournament with $5000 at stake for first prize. The Rock Paper Azure Challenge is a coding contest in which you develop a “bot” to play the game of Rock Paper Scissors against other contestants’ bots.  The RPA Challenge also gives you an opportunity to learn more…

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Scaling PHP on Windows Azure with new SDK and Sample Kits

I’m currently attending the PHP Tek Conference in Chicago, Illinois this week with a couple of my Microsoft colleagues, including Craig Kitterman, Mark Brown, and Brian Prince.  Tek is a conference where great minds from the PHP community come together to share some great content. One of the common themes I’ve been witnessing across many…

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BarCampNYC6 Is Coming May 21-22, 2011 – Registration Now Open!

For the past 5 years, one of my favorite local tech events of the year has been Bar Camp NYC.  I’m excited to announce that BarCamp is set to return to New York City again for BarCampNYC6 on May 21st & 22nd!  There’s no bar, but I’m sure we’ll be hanging out at one in…

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