Introducing Spark Conference


Spark Conference

Spark Conference will offer unparalleled training for developers.

Join me at the 2015 Spark Conference on Saturday, June 6, at the UNC Charlotte Center City campus in uptown Charlotte, NC. Connect with up to 600 members of the regional developer community. Thoughts will be sparked. Questions will be answered. And fun will be had.

To learn more, please visit the event website at www.sparkconf.org.

Call for Participation

A small fiery particle of curiosity, passion, and motivation can ignite great things within us all. It only takes a spark for an idea to create new and innovative things. Please consider sharing your spark with the community. The only thing missing is you! To learn more about becoming a speaker at the 2015 Spark Conference, please visit www.sparkconf.org/session.

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Carolina Code Camp 2014


Carolina Code Camp The Enterprise Developers Guild in Charlotte will once again join with Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) to present Carolina Code Camp 2014, the 14th MSDN Code Camp to be held in Charlotte. Please join me and fellow developers and code enthusiasts on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at the CPCC Levine Campus in Matthews, NC. Everyone is invited to attend and/or speak.

Get in-depth exposure to exciting new developer technologies. Sessions will range from presentations, to hands on labs, to informal “chalk talks”. We will have a mix of speakers including Microsoft MVPs, authors, and most importantly, local developers just like you!

Carolina Code Camp is an all-day training event featuring world class lab facilities provided by CPCC. This event is priceless – tickets are free! If code camps are new to you, ask a friend who has attended one. There will be great speakers along with great hands on labs and lunch.

So mark your calendar and come join me on Saturday, May 3, at the CPCC Levine Campus for the Carolina Code Camp. Please go to codecamp.developersguild.org to learn more.

Carolina Code Camp 2013


Carolina Code Camp The Enterprise Developers Guild in Charlotte has joined with Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) to present Carolina Code Camp 2013, the 13th MSDN Code Camp to be held in Charlotte. Please join me and fellow developers and code enthusiasts on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at the CPCC Levine Campus in Matthews, NC. Everyone is invited to attend and/or speak.

Get in-depth exposure to exciting new developer technologies. Sessions will range from presentations, to hands on labs, to informal “chalk talks”. We will have a mix of speakers including Microsoft MVPs, authors, and most importantly, local developers just like you!

Carolina Code Camp is an all-day training event featuring world class lab facilities provided by Central Piedmont Community College. This event is priceless – no admission fee is required. If code camps are new to you, ask a friend who has attended one. There will be great speakers along with great hands on labs and lunch. There’s never been a better time to join hundreds of fellow developers and build your future at Carolina Code Camp 2013.

So mark your calendar and come join me on Saturday, May 4, at the CPCC Levine Campus for the Carolina Code Camp. Please go to codecamp.developersguild.org to learn more.

Carolina Code Camp 2012


Carolina Code Camp The Enterprise Developers Guild in Charlotte has joined with Microsoft and Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) to present the 12th MSDN Code Camp to be held in Charlotte. Please join me and fellow developers and code enthusiasts on Saturday, May 5, 2012, at the CPCC Levine Campus in Matthews, NC. Everyone is invited to attend and/or speak.

Get in-depth exposure to exciting new developer technologies. Sessions will range from presentations, to hands on labs, to informal “chalk talks”. We will have a mix of speakers including Microsoft MVPs, authors, and most importantly, local developers just like you! And thanks to the generosity of our contributors, we will be able to provide breakfast, lunch, snacks, and lots of swag.

Carolina Code Camp is an all day training event featuring world class lab facilities provided by Central Piedmont Community College. This event is priceless – no admission fee is required. If code camps are new to you, ask a friend who has attended one. Great speakers along with great hands on labs and lunch with over 250 of your closest friends…think of it as a “geek fest”. You’ll return to the office with cutting-edge insights and expertise that will make life easier for you (and everyone else) at work. Need we say more?

So mark your calendar and come join me on Saturday, May 5, at the CPCC Levine Campus for the Carolina Code Camp. Please go to codecamp.developersguild.org to learn more.

Carolina Code Camp 2011


Carolina Code Camp The Enterprise Developers Guild in Charlotte, the Greater Charleston .NET User Group, the Columbia Enterprise Developers Guild, the Greenville-Spartanburg Enterprise Developers Guild and the Triad Developers Guild have joined with Microsoft and Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) to present the 11th MSDN Code Camp to be held in Charlotte. Please join me and fellow developers and code enthusiasts on Saturday, May 14, 2011, at the CPCC Levine Campus in Matthews, NC.

Get in-depth exposure to exciting new developer technologies. Sessions will range from presentations, to hands on labs, to informal “chalk talks”. We will have a mix of speakers including Microsoft MVPs, authors, and most importantly, local developers just like you! And thanks to the generosity of our contributors, we will be able to provide breakfast, lunch, snacks, and lots of swag.

Carolina Code Camp is an all day training event featuring world class lab facilities provided by Central Piedmont Community College. This event is priceless – no admission fee is required. If code camps are new to you, ask a friend who has attended one. Great speakers along with great hands on labs and lunch with over 250 of your closest friends…think of it as a “geek fest”. You’ll return to the office with cutting-edge insights and expertise that will make life easier for you (and everyone else) at work. Need we say more?

Tracks

  • BI – Techniques used in spotting, digging-out, and analyzing business data. (PowerPivot)
  • Cloud – Early adopters of Cloud Computing technologies exchange ideas. (Azure; AWS)
  • Data – All about getting data. (SQL Server; Entity Framework; ORD; NoSQL)
  • Day Job – .NET topics to enhance performance on your day job.
  • Hands On Labs – Hands on labs designed to get you quickly up and running on a topic.
  • Phone – Phone labs, presentations and interactive sessions.
  • SharePoint – SharePoint labs and development topics.
  • Silverlight/WPF – Topics around the declarative markup language XAML. (WPF/Silverlight; MVVM; LightSwitch; Frameworks like Prism, Caliburn, MVVM Light)
  • Visual Studio – A mix of topics too numerous to track and too good to miss all with a focus on the code! (PowerShell; Coded UI)
  • Web – ASP.NET and other important web topics. (MVC; WebMatrix; Razor; jQuery; HTML5)

Call For Speakers

The call for speakers is open! If you have expertise on a topic above and think other people in the community will be interested, register as a speaker now.

So mark your calendar and come join me on Saturday, May 14, at the CPCC Levine Campus for the Carolina Code Camp. Please go to codecamp.developersguild.org to learn more.

Deconstructing ASP.NET MVC with AJAX and jQuery


Thanks to everyone who attended my presentation “Deconstructing ASP.NET MVC with AJAX and jQuery” at the Carolina Code Camp on Saturday, May 15, 2010. I really enjoyed sharing some of the things I’ve learned while building ASP.NET MVC websites. Please click the link to view the abstract as well as to find links to other downloads, resources, recordings, etc.

Carolina Code Camp 2010


Carolina Code Camp “Grow your skills in 2010”

The Enterprise Developers Guild in Charlotte, the Greenville-Spartanburg Enterprise Developers Guild and the Triad Developers Guild have joined with Microsoft and Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) to present the 10th MSDN Code Camp to be held in Charlotte. Please join me and fellow developers and code enthusiasts on Saturday, May 15, 2010, at the CPCC Levine Campus in Matthews, NC. The focus this year is Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and Windows Phone 7. Everyone is invited to attend and/or speak!

Get in-depth exposure to Visual Studio 2010 and other exciting new Microsoft technologies. Sessions will range from presentations, to hands on labs, to informal “chalk talks”. We will have a mix of speakers including Microsoft MVPs, authors, and most importantly, local developers just like you! And thanks to the generosity of our contributors, we will be able to provide breakfast, lunch, snacks, and lots of swag.

Registration is open and there are a limited number of seats left. For more information or to register, visit the Carolina Code Camp 2010 event website. I encourage you to “give back” by registering as a volunteer or a proctor. This will be the only Carolina Code Camp held this year – no event is schedule for the fall – so register today before it’s too late!

Deconstructing an ASP.NET MVC Website


Thanks to everyone who attended my presentation “Deconstructing an ASP.NET MVC Website” at the Carolina Code Camp on Saturday, October 10, 2009. I really enjoyed sharing some of the things I learned while building my first ASP.NET MVC website. Please click the link to view the abstract as well as to find links to other downloads, resources, recordings, etc.

Carolina Code Camp – Fall 2009


Announcing the Carolina Code Camp – Fall 2009, to be held on Saturday, October 10 at the Levine Campus of CPCC in Matthews, NC. Developing for Dollars, our year-long focus on providing you with the skills to create successful applications and connecting you with the right organizations to make money from your work, continues. Carolina user groups from Greensboro, Charlotte, Columbia, Greenville and Charleston are participating in this Code Camp.

Sessions will range from presentations, to hands on labs, to informal “chalk talks”. Everyone is welcome to attend. We will have a mix of speakers including Microsoft MVPs, authors, and most importantly, local developers just like you! And thanks to the generosity of our contributors, we will be able to provide breakfast, lunch, snacks, and lots of swag.

Tracks

  • Framework – .NET topics to enhance your performance on your day job
  • Web – ASP.NET, MVC and other web topics
  • Mobility – Windows Mobile labs, presentations and interactive sessions
  • XNA – Development topics for the Xbox and Windows gaming community
  • SharePoint – SharePoint labs and development topics
  • Business – How to promote and distribute software you develop
  • SQL – SQL Server management and development topics
  • Community – Interactive discussion sessions on a wide range of technical topics
  • BONUS – Topics and Labs too numerous to track and too good to miss!

Call For Speakers

The call for speakers is open! If you have expertise on a topic above and think other people in the community will be interested, register as a speaker now.

So mark your calendar and come join me on Saturday, October 10 at the Levine Campus of CPCC for the Carolina Code Camp. Please go to codecamp.developersguild.org to learn more.

Charlotte Code Camp – Spring 2009


Learn. Develop. Sell. Developing for Dollar:

Mark your calendars! The Charlotte Code Camp – Spring 2009 will be held on Saturday, March 28 at the Levine Campus of CPCC in Charlotte, NC. It’s all about developing successful apps and connecting with the right organization to make money from your work. This event features mobile and component development tracks including DNN, Windows Mobile, iPhone, Blackberry, XNA and web development for smart phones. We offer a limited choice of various software development books for each attendee along with programmer oriented “swag” from contributors such as Microsoft. We also provide a printed schedule and a “take away CD” with sponsors page, code samples, presentation slide decks and hands-on-lab instruction documents as files.

Tracks

  • Day Job – .NET topics to enhance your performance on your day job
  • Mobile – Windows Mobile 6, iPhone, Blackberry, Android development and distribution topics
  • XNA – Development topics for the Xbox and Windows gaming community
  • Portal – DNN, SharePoint, and Web Part development topics
  • Business – How to promote and distribute software you develop

Call for Speakers

The call for speakers is open! If you have expertise on a topic above and think other people in the community will be interested, register as a speaker now.

So mark your calendar and come join me on Saturday, March 28, at the Levine Campus of CPCC for Charlotte Code Camp – Spring 2009! Please go to www.developersguild.org/codecamp to learn more.