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CodeKeep goes live!
My friend Dave Donaldson has come up with a pretty cool idea called CodeKeep. Its simply a place to store all of those code snippets that you want to keep around forever. You can also share the code snippets with others. From his blog entry: My goal with CodeKeep from the beginning was to create a very simple way to store and search for code snippets, and to create a massive distributed community from which to pull code snippets from. My hope is that developers everywhere use CodeKeep to foster an ......

Posted On Sunday, August 21, 2005 10:38 AM

Going to the PDC

I'll be at the PDC in Los Angeles! Just weeks ago I didn't think I'd be able to go, but the planets aligned and everything worked out. I'm looking forward to meeting up with people out there and enjoying the energy that comes along with the event. Should be fun!

PDC'05 - Developer Powered

Posted On Wednesday, August 17, 2005 10:21 AM

Steve Smith recognized as a Regional Director
Congratulations to Steve Smith who is the new Regional Director in Ohio. Steve is a respected expert in our industry and has been contributing to the community in many ways including his multitude of community websites such as He's also on the INETA Speakers Bureau and speaks at many recognized conferences. We really have an awesome community in Ohio, represented by some of the smartest, most passionate people you'll ever meet. I'm proud to be a part and work with people like Steve ......

Posted On Saturday, July 23, 2005 6:47 PM

My ASP.NET 2.0 Presentation was "Liveblogged"
Martin Shoemaker was at the Great Lakes Area .NET Users Group (GANG) for my ASP.NET 2.0 presentation tonight. He “liveblogged” the presentation. Cool!

Posted On Wednesday, July 20, 2005 7:29 PM

Tips on Starting a User Group
Jim Holmes has a great post called Tips and Thoughts on Founding a Users/Developers Group. If you are thinking about launching one in your area, you should definitely check out his suggestions.

Posted On Saturday, July 16, 2005 12:39 PM

Upcoming Presentations
I've been busy finishing up the end of FY05 at Microsoft - we had several conferences including a very successful Visual Studio 2005 Developers Conference in our region. I was also busy getting some swag together for the user groups that I support. That was fun! Now, I'm planning for the next year and starting to execute on some of it. Here's some presentations that I have scheduled. If you are in the area for any of these presentations, please attend and say hello! Introduction to ASP.NET 2.0Great ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 13, 2005 7:28 AM

TechEd Weather

Everyday: Highs in the upper 80s, Lows in the mid 70s, Scattered showers. Welcome to Florida weather in June.

Posted On Friday, June 3, 2005 10:20 PM

On My Way to TechEd
I'm on my way to TechEd number 8 for me! I've been to every TechEd since 1998. Whats my favorite part of TechEd? No doubt, its interacting with all the geeks that are there! There is so much energy at TechEd (somewhat brought on by the unlimited supply of sweets and carbonated drinks, but also by the geek stuff too). Here's what I remember from TechEds past (notice I can't remember anything about the technology - sorry, TechEd is so much more thant that): TechEd 1998 - New Orleans - This TechEd is ......

Posted On Friday, June 3, 2005 9:51 PM

Community, Community, Community!
Life has been pretty nuts getting started as a Developer Evangelist at Microsoft. Since my wife and daughter are in Japan for two months, I've been doing a lot of travel around the Great Lakes District (Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky) to meet with user groups and community leaders. We have a lot of incredible talent in our district, including great authors, speakers and leaders. One of my personal missions is to show this great community to the world and highlight Great Lakes District as one of the ......

Posted On Sunday, April 24, 2005 9:10 AM

Scott and Rory, Too Close for Comfort
All I can say is the new video is legendary.

Posted On Wednesday, April 13, 2005 1:46 AM

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