TechEd 2009 – Embrace Open Source on CodePlex (DPR301)

I’m at TechEd 2009 presenting on CodePlex – from how to consume and contribute to open source software using the CodePlex feature set, to how we use agile development to deploy every 3 weeks. All sessions will be available 24 hours after the talk. Stay tuned on Thursday for the link. Your Challenge I challenge…

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CodePlex Tips Gadget

Ever since I joined the CodePlex team, I’ve wanted to learn something web developer-ish. At long last, I was finally able to make the time to start learning CSS and Javascript by writing the CodePlex Tips Gadget and by re-skinning the CodePlex Team blog. (http://blogs.msdn.com/codeplex). The gadget is located at http://gallery.live.com/liveItemDetail.aspx?li=9eb00b92-3568-409b-be27-42a733a64fcd And the flyout containing…

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Introducing CodePlex Tips

Am I really doing this to myself again? Well yes, kinda. One thing I learned from the Visual Studio Tip of the Day is that you can get a lot of great feedback if you scope a blog post to a single piece of functionality. I want to get this level of feedback for CodePlex,…

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How I Learned to Program Manage an Agile Team after 6 years of Waterfall

Agile is the single greatest things a team could do to significantly improve the user experience and quality of their site. Now having said that… If I could go back in time… 3 things I would tell myself about Agile For a long time, I’ve said that my biggest job on the CodePlex team is…

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Introducing the Open Source Club on CodePlex – Project of the Month: Rawr

Over on the CodePlex Team Blog, I announced the Open Source Club on CodePlex. An except from the post: The Open Source Club (OSC) is a group of volunteers who contribute what they can to the specified open source project each month. If you’ve ever wanted to contribute to an open source project, but didn’t…

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Geek Dinner w/ Me in Hattiesburg, Miss. on Feb 25, 2009

I’m going to be in town after Mardi Gras, so I thought it would be fun to do geek dinner that Wednesday. Keith Elder, the Hub City .NET User Group leader, has the details: Who can attend: Anyone that wants to talk about open source software, codeplex, programming, etc Where: Crescent City Grill, Hattiesburg, MS…

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CodePlex 2008 Stats published

Over on the CodePlex blog, I just posted the stats for the year in review. Here’s a sneak peek: Site Traffic 2008 2007 % increase from 2007 Visits 19,493,502 8,891,178 +119% User Hours 2,804,898 1,237,356 +127% Unique Visitors 9,811,365 4,532,440 +116% New Registered Users 66,553 38,651 +72% New Projects 4,542 2,130 +113% For more stats,…

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Attending CodeMash 2009

I’m heading back to Ohio next week for another CodeMash. My write-up from last year says it all. And yes, I found my friend Rob again by writing a hand-written letter. I can’t recall the last time I wrote a letter to anyone. I’m looking forward to chatting with people about CodePlex features and everything…

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CodePlex in Denmark and Sweden

Last week, I spoke at the Engineering Excellence / Trustworthy Computing Forum to Microsoft employees at the Microsoft Development Center Copenhagen about CodePlex. I also attempted to do 101 Visual Studio Tips in 50 minutes, but only got through 85 tips. I lost track of time thinking I had the full hour. Below is a…

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Video from CodePlex Town Hall meeting at PDC now available on Channel 9

I do most of my blogging about CodePlex over on the CodePlex team blog, but every now and then there’s something cool I want to share over here with you all. We did our first ever CodePlex Town Hall meeting at PDC with members of the CodePlex community demo’ing their favorite projects, then in the…

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