Northwest Arkansas Techfest Update


This Friday, August 24, 2012 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

I will be presenting two sessions at this years Northwest Arkansas Techfest.  If you haven’t already head on over to and register.  This year is looking like it will be even bigger than events in the past.  Go out and support your local technology conference and help make this an awesome event.

Here is the information about the sessions I will be presenting.

0 to 60 With Highway.Data

In this session we will take an look at Highway.Data and how it makes it easy to get up and running with Entity Framework. Highway.Data is part of the Highway Framework being developed by Tim Rayburn and Devlin Liles. This framework pulls together all the best practices of their Entity Framework 4.1 Expert's Cookbook book into a framework that makes consuming data much easier. This session will cover the newly release version 2.0 of Highway.Data.

Track: Big and Small Data
Time: 1:00 PM

Domain Eventing, Using Domain Events to create more composable applications.

In this session I will present a strategy I have implemented for using events in the domain model to make applications more composable. Domain Events allow you define system events and then implement handlers that take action when those events occur.

Track: Advanced Development
Time: 2:00 PM

I’d love to have you stop my one of my sessions and give feedback on the content and direction.  Each of my sessions is already or working toward creating a reusable library that will be made available via nuget.  So, your input at this stage can influence future releases.

SQL Saturday Oklahoma City August 25, 2012


August 25, 2012 – Oklahoma City, OK

And the events keep rolling! Kristin Ferrier just emailed me regarding SQL Saturday Oklahoma City.  Here are the details…

SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server.

This event will be held August 25, 2012 at 13301 South Pennsylvania Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73170.

Admittance to this event is free, but we do charge a lunch fee of $10.00 (optional) so that we can provide a lunch - not pizza!  Also, please understand that lunch fees are not refundable and that any left over food will be donated.

Register soon, as seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event.

For more information about Speakers, Sessions, and to register visit the SQL Saturday OKC site.

Northwest Arkansas TechFest August 24, 2012


August 24, 2012  8:15 AM – 5:00 PM
University of Arkansas Global Campus Fayetteville, AR

Mark Brandon, directory of NWA TechFest 2012, has announced that the next installment of the Northwest Arkansas TechFest will be on August 24, 2012 at the University of Arkansas Global Campus in downtown Fayetteville, AR.  The event is currently seeking speakers, sponsors, and attendees.

Topic areas for this years event are:

  • Advanced Development
  • Mobile Development
  • Big and Small Data
  • Collaboration/Content Management
  • IT Pro
  • UI/UX Design
  • Cloud
  • Tech Entrepreneurship Resources in NWA

You can follow the Northwest Arkansas TechFest on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, or

If you are a speaker and interested in submitted topics you can do so via the “Call for Speakers OPEN!” link on the home page.

Dallas TechFest 2012 Call For Speakers

Teresa Burger announced the Dallas Techfest 2012 call for speakers.  The event will be held on August 24th and 25th, 2012 at the University of Texas at Dallas.  Same location as last year.  If you are interested in speaking contact Teresa Burger

I am sure there will be future announcements for attendees so stay tuned.

Tulsa School of Dev 2012

Tulsa School of Dev 2012   (Please Pick Only One Track)

Friday, April 13th, 2010


Topics include:

  • WCF Web HTML5 Gov2.0
  • ESB /SOA Architecture .NET
  • SQL Server Entity Framework
  • WordPress Javascript
  • Windows Phone Windows 8 Metro
  • Netduino Fez Panda
  • and more…

Register Now


Some tracks have prerequisites. Please check the details of your selected track for more information.With the Windows 8 and MicroElectronics tracks you will need to install and/or buy items before coming to conference. Check your tracks at Tulsa School of Dev website for more information.


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