.NET Valley Pub Night on November 13th

Join the MSDN Team (Lindsay Rutter, Dani Diaz, and David Solivan) and the rest of .NET Valley for the "Best Wings" in the area. On November 13th, we’ll be meeting at the new Quaker Steak & Lube found in Dickson City. The evening will begin at 6pm. .NET Valley will be sponsoring some Wings and beverages. If you are going to attend, we need you to register as soon as possible so we can give an accurate count to the restaurant. Register today at dotnetvalley.com!

MSDN Freedom Roadshow in NEPA

The local MSDN team (Lindsay, Dani, and David) will be at Scranton University on November 14th all day giving some awesome talks! If you think you’ll be in the area and want to stop by, be sure to register today! For more details about the event, be sure to visit .NET Valley. In addition, the MSDN team will be at .NET Valley’s Pub Night the evening before. Be sure to register for that too!

Not at the PDC? Participate Virtually Here!

So I’m not going to be at the Microsoft PDC this year primarily because of all the work I have to catch up on. However, I can participate virtually at NotAtPDC.com. If you’re going to be at the PDC, be sure to blog about it and tweet your URL to @NotAtPDC. Also, there will be other virtual presentations and such that will be done throughout the week. I’m likely going to do a talk tomorrow sometime. We’re still ironing out the details.

MSDN Freedom Roadshow in Scranton, PA on November 14th, 2008

Microsoft and .NET Valley would like to invite you to come to the MSDN Freedom Roadshow in Scranton, Pennsylvania on November 14th, 2008. The event will be held at Scranton University in Room 405 of the DeNaples Student Center and will begin at 9am. A schedule of events can be found below. To register for the event, you can use the link on the hompage of dotnetvalley.com or go direct to the MSDN registration page here. Event Schedule 8:30 to 9:00 – Breakfast and Registration 9:00 to 10:30 – Windows Presentation Foundation Demystified Today’s applications need to do more than … Continue reading MSDN Freedom Roadshow in Scranton, PA on November 14th, 2008

MVC: From Start to Blog

I gave a talk this past weekend at the Philly.NET Code Camp 2008.3. I’ve uploaded my slide deck, project, and a few additional files (used in the demo) in case anyone would like to review again. I was also able to find another way to fake HttpContext. Check out Stephen Walther’s blog post about faking the controller context. He also has a blog post about unit testing the views without a web server. I hope all that attended enjoyed my talk and I look forward to seeing you all again!

My Syndication at FeedBurner – Using Your Domain

Awhile back, one of my friends over at Telligent, Scott Watermasysk, posted a message regarding FeedBurner and hosting your own RSS feeds. FeedBurner is a web application owned by Google that hosts syndicated feeds and provides statistics based on those feeds such as the number of viewers. Scott recommended setting the MyBrand feature of FeedBurner to point to your own site and creating a CName entry with your domain’s DNS. You can read more about that here: http://simpable.com/technology/feedburner-cname/. I finally got around to getting this setup. You can now access my feed using: http://feeds.jasongaylord.com/JasonNGaylord.

Microsoft MVP… Again!

I just received word that I’ve been awarded with the Microsoft MVP award for ASP.NET for 2009. I’ve been a Microsoft MVP since 2003. It’s always nice to receive the MVP award, but it’s even better to see the impact that you have on the community. Six years ago, Northeastern Pennsylvania had no user group. In fact, most developers and IT professionals had no idea that Microsoft had a new .NET Framework. Things have changed. Many companies now use the framework and our user group has expanded to include IT professional and open source content. We’ve hosted events at our … Continue reading Microsoft MVP… Again!

My MVC Talk at Philly.NET Code Camp 3

I’ll be presenting at the third code camp of 2008 for the Philly.NET code camp. Apparently, several other Microsoft MVPs and ASPInsiders will as well. It should be a great time. Be sure to register on phillydotnet.org. Anyway, if you’ll be coming to my MVC talk, be sure to check back on my blog before the event. I’ll be posting some source code that will allow attendees to follow along during my talk. Hope to see you there!

Pandora to be Released for Windows Mobile

The full letter from Tom Conrad, CTO of Pandora, is available at http://wmpoweruser.com/?p=627. Basically, Tom has stated that a version for Windows Mobile devices will be coming out, but he refuses to guarantee when. One would assume it would be sooner rather than later and would hopefully support WMV 5, 6, and 6.1. If Tom or anyone is looking for a beta tester… 🙂

Google Chrome Released – Live Blog Script

Google Chrome has been announced and will be released at 3pm EST on September 2nd. More details to follow. All times below will be in EST. 2:08pm – Google’s shareholder conference about Chrome begins. 2:12pm – Showing how Amazon has changed since 1995. Idea of Chrome came from Google search. 2:13pm – Chrome – the borders of a web browser window, which include the window frames, menus, toolbars and scroll bars. 2:15pm – WebKit will power the core of Google Chrome. Google says if the site will work in Safari, it will work in Chrome. 2:17pm – V8 will power … Continue reading Google Chrome Released – Live Blog Script