Microsoft MVP for Another Year

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I am very pleased to announce that I have had my MVP with Microsoft for ASP .NET re-awarded.  I am extremely honored to receive this award.  Over the last year I have had the privilege to get to know other MVPs and feel awe struck to be among them.  I have learned a lot and hope to continue learning.

My community is awesome,  I want to give some credit where credit is due.  The Northwest Arkansas developer community is awesome and in my opinion is one of the best have had the honor of working with.  I am going to have to keep my skills sharp and work hard to keep up for next year.  There are several very talented people in my area and I expect to see many of the become MVPs in their own right in the future.

Thanks to Microsoft for the honor be be an MVP and thanks to my community for helping me get there.

Claudio Lassala Presenting at Ozark .NET User Group

A great friend of mine, Claudio Lassala, will be presenting at the Ozark .NET User Group tonight.  Claudio is an awesome presenter and you should clear your calendar and plan to attend. 

There is a large group from Northwest Arkansas making the trip so if you want to go but don’t have a ride call around, it looks like we are going to have a convoy. ;-).

Not only is there going to be a great speaker giving two presentations, “Tips and Tricks to Boost Productivity” and “Beyond the Core Concepts of OOP” but the give-a-way list is huge.  Can you say laptop!!!

I’ll see you there.

Mr.  Claudio  Lassala BIO: Claudio Lassala is a Senior Developer at EPS Software Corp.  He has presented several lectures at Microsoft events such as PDC Brazil and various other Microsoft seminars, as well as several conferences and user groups across North America and Brazil.  He is a multiple winner of the Microsoft MVP Award since 2001 (for Visual FoxPro in 2001-2002, and for C# every since), an INETA speaker, and also holds the MCSD for .NET certification.  He has articles published on several magazines, such as MSDN Brazil Magazine, CoDe Magazine, UTMag, Developers Magazine, and FoxPro Advisor.

Nwa Code Camp 2009 Is getting near!!!

NwaCodeCamp2008_Logo If you haven’t already registered for the Nwa Code Camp you need to get with it.  The event is schedule for April 25 and space is limited. 

To register please visit http://codecamp.nwadnug.org/ and click on the register link at the top of the screen.

This is the first attempt to have a regional event in Northwest Arkansas and we will be closely monitoring attendance to determine if we should continue to create events of this nature in this area.

There will be 3 tracks with 12 sessions on various topics, everything from SharePoint, Windows Communication all the way to iPhone development.

Please forward this information on to everyone you know that would be interested and encourage them to attend. Think of this as free training in a time where training and travel budgets are being cut daily.

We need your help making this an event a huge success in our area.

Introduction to Agile Software Development

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At the February NwaDnug meeting I presented “Introduction to Agile Software Development”.  Several people requested access to the slides so I have updated my presentations page to include the slide deck (PDF format).

It was a great session and I really enjoyed everyone that made comment and help the discussion going.  These are my favorite types of presentations.

Rob Tennyson also did an awesome job presenting Advanced LINQ.  I always enjoy it when Rob presents and hope to see him behind the podium more.

Thanks to Zach Young for making the recording of the meeting available here.

It was a great meeting and I really enjoyed presenting.

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