Holiday Challenge – Donate or Help Out

User groups, blogs, and community forums exist because of the community. Our User Group, .NET Valley, alone has received thousands of dollars worth of software, books, food, and more over the years to attract members and thank them for coming to our events. It’s time for us to collectively do our part. Many of my colleagues including Scott Watermasysk and Steve Andrews have already issued similar requests and the response has been great so far. It’s been extremely tough this year for many. A few have lost their jobs, a few even their homes. But much like a user group, … Continue reading Holiday Challenge – Donate or Help Out

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!

TECHbash in 3 Days – Get your Swag here!

We’re coming down the home stretch to TECHbash 2008. 90% of the prep work is complete. Wow do we have some swag to giveaway. Each attendee will receive a SWAGbag with an event t-shirt, pen, and notepad. In addition, we’ll be raffling off 41 books, 5 copies of Infragistics Net Advantage, 3 Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop Pros, 4 Office Ultimate 2007 NFRs, 4 Vista Ultimate NFRs, 5 Heroes Happen Here disks with Visual Studio 2008, SQL Server 2008 Beta (with voucher for full product upon release), and Windows Server 2008, 2 Vista Ultimate SP1 with OneCare, 3 Technet Subscriptions, Visual … Continue reading TECHbash in 3 Days – Get your Swag here!

Still Some Openings for TECHbash 2008

We still have some open registration for TECHbash 2008. Be sure to visit http://techbash.com/registration to register for the event. We’ve confirmed some great speakers from some great companies including, but not limited to, Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle, and Nortel. Joe Stagner will be presenting the keynote presentation.

Register Today For TECHbash 2008

Since its inception in 2005, TECHbash has evolved into the premier technology conference in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Join an estimated 300 Developers, IT Professionals, CIO’s and Industry Experts from Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and host-state, Pennsylvania. This one day event brings together a broad spectrum of Technology Professionals to network, knowledge share and discuss existing technology solutions to business challenges, as well as preview prerelease products on the bleeding edge.This year, we expanded to three tracks offering more presentations and providing you with more content choices representing a greater breadth of Industry insight. We will open the event with a … Continue reading Register Today For TECHbash 2008

TECHbash 2007 Review

TECHbash 2007 was a success! We had over 100 attendees throughout the day. This was really cool given the area that we’re in. Hopefully all of the attendees come out to each of our future events. More details about our June event will be announced next week.

Tomorrow: TECHbash 2007 Is Here!

Tomorrow, .NET Valley will host TECHbash 2007 at Luzerne County Community College. So far, we have over 150 registered for the event. We anticipate that by the end of the day, we’ll be nearing 180. If you’re anywhere near Northeastern Pennsylvania tomorrow, you’ll definately want to stop by. For the developer community, we have a SharePoint 2007 talk by Rachel Appel, a Real World AJAX and Preview to Silverlight talk by me, and a WPF deep dive talk by Ambrose Little and Ed Blankenship from Infragistics. We’ll also have some great IT Pro talks including Windows Server 2008, Vista, and … Continue reading Tomorrow: TECHbash 2007 Is Here!