MixNotes brings MIX 09 Content to Dallas, Fort Worth Area

Just got the following information from Jason Kergosien about another cool event going on in the DFW area.  If you were like me and didn’t make it to MIX09 you should really check this out.


Couldn't attend MIX 09?

We are bringing MIX to the DFW area, but instead of repeating the MIX conference, we are boiling down the best of MIX into a 1-day hands on lab. This community event, called MIX Notes, will provide hands-on examples presented by industry leaders.

Computers will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own laptops.

Where:                                 Tekfocus (in the InfoMart)

When:                                  June 20, 9 AM - 4 PM

Registration Fee:   $25

* Lunch will be provided

Sign up today at http://www.mixnotes.net

SparkStart BizSpark Event


Incredible BizSpark event in Dallas, TX on June 12th if you are enrolled in the BizSpark program or interested you should check it out.

SparkStart is a full day of business and technology discussion (open format) and learning event for startups (“startup bootcamp”).  This event will also be a networking opportunity for those startups who are new to the BizSpark program and not yet enrolled in the program and would like to mingle and learn from key business and technology influencers.  It will also be an event for those startups who are recently enrolled and need to keep the momentum going by learning key strategies for success, both in business, and in technology. 

There will have 6 tracks (3 business, 2 technology, and one demo) on key business topics such as “Funding”, “Marketing”, and “Production”.  Each business track will feature a panel of business experts.  Panel members from the business community and moderators are experts in their field, both from the Dallas/Fort Worth area and from all over Texas that include bootstrappers, venture capitalists, angels, incubators, and consulting.

The event will feature technology topics such as “RIA Development”, “Cloud Development”, and provide an opportunity to visit our “Envisioning Center” where we will be demonstrating our web technologies and the Microsoft Surface (http://www.microsoft.com/surface/) throughout the day.  Attendees will literally get to see what our large customer executives see at the Microsoft Technology Center in Dallas in our envisioning room in order to inspire, ideate, and get answers to vital questions. 

There will also be a “sign-up” station for startups who want to sign up for BizSpark and begin immediately receiving the benefits e.g. software, support, and visibility.  (http://www.microsoft.com/bizspark)

Date: June 12th, 2009 - 10:00am to 4:30pm with us. Register Here


Microsoft Technology Center – Dallas

7000 State Highway 161, Building LC1

Irving, TX 75039


SharePoint Saturday Ozarks Registration Open

SharePointSatOzarks I just got an email from Mark Rackley I wanted to pass along.  Registration is now open for the “SharePoint Saturday Ozarks”!

Join SharePoint architects, developers, and other professionals that work with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 for ‘SharePoint Saturday Ozarks’, on Saturday, July 18th, 2009 in Harrison, AR

SharePoint Saturday will be an educational, informative & lively day filled with sessions from respected SharePoint professionals & MVPs, covering a wide variety of SharePoint-orientated topics. 

SharePoint Saturday is FREE, open to the public and is your local chance to immerse yourself in SharePoint!

Get all the latest news http://www.sharepointsaturday.org/ozarks/.

I’m registered are you?

Expose Yourself with RSS and ATOM Syndication Presentation

image I had a great time presenting RSS and ATOM Syndication using WCF to the Northwest Arkansas .NET User Group on Tuesday night.  I have made my presentation deck available in a PDF available for download form here.

I will be posting the source and the script to my Google code account.  Check out my Presentation page for more info on how to get the code.

Exposing data via RSS and ATOM doesn’t have to be hard, using the System.ServiceModel.Web Syndication objects provided in the 3.5 version of the .NET Framework makes it easy to handle data in a format independent way and let the client then determine how they want to consume your data. 

If you adding RSS and ATOM support to your application I suggest you get familiar with the System.ServiceModel.Web namespace.  I will posting more on the subject in a few work in progress blog post, so stay tuned.

Thanks to everyone at the Northwest Arkansas .NET User Group for having me it was a great time as always.


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