In an attempt to reward some of the top notch speakers/early submissions for SharePoint Saturday New York City, we did something like a first round draft pick for speakers. For each track, myself & the other two organizers chose someone that we felt best represented the track & what we were hoping to present with it.
For SPSNYC this year, we are also introducing the concept of Beginner & Advanced tracks, not locked to any one topic like IT or development. Other SP Saturdays have done a Beginner or SP 101 track, but I haven’t seen anything on the Advanced side. I had hoped that such a track would give the people that are the resident SharePoint experts in their office something to really learn something new that they might not have come across in their normal project work.
Anyway, without further ado, here are our SharePoint Saturday NYC 2011 Track Anchors in no particular order:
And that’s just to start – we’ll have the ten tracks you see above, each with 5 sessions, plus content during lunch, ask the experts, and more. The call for speakers & sponsors is still open, with the deadline for speakers on May 1, and sponsors on May 15th; registration has not been opened yet.
For more information, as always, go to http://sharepointsaturday.org/ny.
Update: Invites are live! I’ve got 5 for now – first folks to ask me through Twitter get them!
I’ve had an active version of my resume on StackOverflow Careers for a while – for as long as they’ve been around, really. It’s actually the only place on the internets that my resume can be found – at one point a couple years ago, I deleted my accounts on Dice, Monster, Hotjobs, etc – recruiter spamfests, all. Today at the LAUNCH Conference, Joel Spolsky & pals took the lid off of Careers 2.0, featuring a new dynamic, much better looking profile, and a better job search interface.
The best part? Free! All free, but by invitation only. Apparently you can get your hands on an invitation by being an active participant on one of the StackExchange family of sites – to hear Joel tell it, it won’t be hard to get in, and I’ll even have a few invites to give out myself – time will tell. Either way, if you get the opportunity, I highly recommend you check it out.
I’ve spent just a few minutes looking at what Knockout.js purports to do, and I have to say – if it works (and from what I hear, it does), it’s immediately going into the toolbox.
- Elegant dependency tracking – automatically updates the right parts of your UI whenever your data model changes
- Declarative bindings – a simple and obvious way to connect parts of your UI to your data model
- Flexible and sophisticated templating – construct a complex dynamic UI easily using arbitrarily nested templates
- Trivially extensible – implement custom behaviors as new declarative bindings for easy reuse in just a few lines of code
– Knockout.js Tutorial
Go, download, and play – you’ll be glad you did: http://knockoutjs.com/
Ahh yes, there’s nothing like Virginia Beach in January. I’ll be headed down to SharePoint Saturday Virginia Beach on January 8th to give a talk on SharePoint for the ASP.Net Developer. Hopefully I’ll be able to convince a few folks that SharePoint is not, in fact, the devil – and convince a few more that doing things the “SharePoint way” is easier than they think.
So, if you’re going to be in the area and want to come and see me (or any of the other well-qualified speakers & MVPs) - hit up the registration on the SharePoint Saturday Virginia Beach site – it’s FREE – and I’ll see you there!
I once had the opportunity to see Charles Petzold back in 2005 at the NYC .Net User Group, when he gave his infamous “Does Visual Studio Rot The Mind” talk:
Abstract: Visual Studio can be one of the programmer’s best friends, but over the years it has become increasingly pushy, domineering, and suffering from unsettling control issues. Should we just surrender to Visual Studio’s insistence on writing our code for us? Or is Visual Studio sapping our programming intelligence rather than augmenting it? This talk dissects the code generated by Visual Studio; analyzes the appalling programming practices it perpetuates; rhapsodizes about the joys, frustrations, and satisfactions of unassisted coding; and speculates about the radical changes that Avalon will bring.
- Charles Petzold
Go back and read the whole thing, or add it to your Instapaper, or whatever — I’ll wait.
OK. Now that you’re back having read that, or if you’re already well aware of Mr. Petzold, thank you very much, and would like me to get one with it, here we go.
This book is a gift from the Windows Phone 7 team at Microsoft to the programming community, and I am proud to have been a part of it. Within the pages that follow, I show you the basics of writing applications for Windows Phone 7 using the C# programming language with the Silverlight and XNA 2D frameworks.
Yes, Programming Windows Phone 7 is truly a free download, but for those readers who still love paper—as I certainly do—this book will also be available (for sale) divided into two fully-indexed print editions: Microsoft Silverlight Programming for Windows Phone 7 and Microsoft XNA Framework Programming for Windows Phone 7. [Note from Devon: we should have these ready for order in December 2010.]
- Charles Petzold