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I am happy to announce that I am starting a podcast. I’ve been thinking about this for a while but I didn’t want to just do another podcast that talked about what is new in software development.
I’ve been listening to the Nerdist Podcast a lot and it gave me an idea. The Nerdist is fun because they talk to a lot of the people I like and often talk about the business more than just plug the latest project. I am interested in these same stories about software luminaries.
When we’re talking at events, I find lots of interesting folks that have great stories about how they got into this business. So that’s where “The Hello World Podcast” was born.
Are you in the Louisville, KY area this Thursday? I will be! I’ll be at the Louisville .NET Meetup Group talking about Web API..including Web API 2 that was recently released. The details of the event are:
We will meet on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at Adecco's offices at 101 Bullitt Lane. Doors will open at 6:30pm and the presentations will begin sharply at 7:00 pm. Along with a great presentation, we'll have food and raffle prizes. Be sure to RSVP so we know how much food is needed.
I’ll be posting the slides (though there won’t be many) and the example code here so keep an eye out for the downloads!
I finished up my post-con for AngleBrackets today and am ready to head home. I had a great time and just spectacular attendees who had great questions! If you have a chance to go to AngleBrackets (or it’s sister conference, DevIntersection) make the trip. They’re coming to Orlando this fall!
I had a chance to do two talks and an all-day course. If you attended these, check out the source code and slides (where applicable) below:
Mobile First Responsive Web Design with Bootstrap 3
My book about my life as a software developer (The Opinionated Software Developer: What Twenty-Five Years of Slinging Code Has Taught Me) is available for free until October 31st. Consequently this is same the time I am at AngleBrackets (part of DevIntersection) in Las Vegas talking about Mobile Web, PhoneGap and Designing for Developers.
If you haven’t gotten the book yet, here is your chance for free! This has been the book I wanted to write for years now. Don't look for code in this book (ok, there are exactly two lines of code) - but instead I am writing about what being a software developer has meant to me. Hopefully some of the advice and observations will help you in your own career too!
Get it here:
If you’re at any of the following events, please come up and say hello. Don’t be shy. I don’t bite…at least not hard.
428 attendees (including speakers and sponsors)
54 Talks Given (plus a great Keynote)
Thanks to all who showed up to see me talk about AngularJS at the recent Atlanta .NET User's Group. At the talk, I wrote the client-side code for an AngularJS app by hand. The slides are pretty thin, but the code includes all the functionality I showed. I promised the slides and code so here they are!
If you have questions about any of this, feel free to comment and I'll help as much as I can!
I've been honored to help put together the Atlanta Code Camp this year. This year's event is happening on August 24th here in Atlanta and we're expecting to have eight tracks covering a mix of developer, designer and some IT professional talks. I've attended this event the past eight or so years and it's always a good time. I decided it was time to help out.
We've now opening our Call for Speakers. If you're an experienced speaker or want to do your first talk – we want you to submit talks to the Atlanta Code Camp. This event has done a great job in helping first time speakers get started with their first talk.
Submit your talks here:
If you attended my "Modern Web Development" workshop, here is where you can get the slides and code. If you have questions about the workshop, please just add a comment and i'll respond as soon as I can:
Thanks again to all who attended the session!
Just finished my talk at DevLink on "A Better CSS: LESS is More…". It was a good crowd and I was surprised that so many people had already heard of LESS which is awesome. Hopefully I covered the breadth of the language. It was a fun crowd and it's been a fun conference. If you haven't had a chance to get to Chattanooga and see the fresh water aquarium, it shouldn't be missed!
I promised the crowd that I would share the slides and the code. You can go both here:
If you had any questions about the talk that you didn't get a chance to ask me, feel free to drop me a comment below and I'll try to answer it.
Just back from the CodeStock 2012 event and I want to thank Michael and everyone involved for a great event. I met a lot of great people and had a great time in Knoxville. Both sessions were well attended. I especially wanted to thank those attendees who attended my 2 1/2 hour marathon session on Modern Web Development (see my blog series on it here).
Unfortunately, my recording software was crashing so the talks didn’t get recorded. For those who saw me speak, here are the slides and demos:
Mobile Web Development
I had the pleasure of joining many of the Atlanta .NET community for the annual Atlanta Code Camp. If you didn't get a chance to join us, you missed a great time. The attendees were enthusiastic and friendly. Thanks to everyone who attended!
I promised the people who attended my sessions I'd post the slides and example code so here you are:
Mobile Web Development
My 2012 conference schedule is shaping up nicely. I will visiting a series of conferences, code camps and user groups this year. Last year I didn't do this nearly as much as I was building a failed product. So back to my love of badges and beer. If you have the opportunity to be at any of these great events, do it. I love them all. (Also, if you see me at an event, please stop by and say hello. As many can attest, I don't bite much.)
Here's the current slate (in chronological order):
May 19th, 2012 - Atlanta, GA
This week I am in Zeist, The Netherlands at the SDC conference. This morning I did a talk on "Drinking from the Fire Hose" which included a discussion on how I keep up with technology. A couple of key think I shared in this session were:
In response to watching smart people online, I was asked to mention which RSS Feeds and Twitter accounts I follow. I separate the RSS feeds I follow into two different types: daily blogs that post often (e.g. Engadget) and smart people who I need to hear when they only blog once a month. For the first group I use iGoogle to keep panes of headlines so I can quickly scan the headlines for things I am interested in, but I don't need to keep up. Here are some of those blogs:
This week, from August 5-7th, DevLink in Nashville, TN will be holding their annual conference. If you haven't been before its too late to attend (its sold out). But you should really save the date for next year. This conference is a small conference (about 800 attendees) with lots of great content. The real magic is that its only $100 to attend which makes it really approachable and affordable.
This weekend i am headed to Vegas for a week of designer/developer love. I plan to spend a lot of time in the phone sessions as well as in the Commons visiting with people.
This year's MIX has be really excited about both Silverlight 4's continued maturation as well as the XNA/Silverlight 4 story on the phone. I really want to connect with designers who have spent a year with Sketchflow and see how the tool is working in their 'day jobs'.
Since I am never at home anyway, I figured it would make sense to more conferences this year. I love doing talks at these conferences and getting the hard questions from attendees. If you're at any of these events, don't be shy about coming up and saying hi. I'll be at a number of events talking my favorite topics: Silverlight and Data!
Here are the upcoming events:
If you would like to hear me blather on at MIX about how to create Silverlight applications, feel free to go visit the MIX site and vote for my sessions. I submitted seven talks so feel free to pick your favorites. You'll have the opportunity to vote for five of your favorite sessions. Remember, even if you don't think you can go, these are the sessions that will be recorded and available after MIX...so everyone gets a chance to vote!
While in Sweden for OreDev, Microsoft pulled me aside to do a quick interview about Silverlight, Data and the reported death of WPF. Daniel Mellgaard Frost does a great job of asking me the tough questions about Silverlight. Note that this interview happened before Silverlight 4 was announced so some of my answers would be different today.