Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Code Camp Presentation Posted - LINQ to XML

Twin Cities Code Camp 3 was a blast and I had a lot of fun presenting this time on LINQ to XML. Hats off to Jason Bock who did a fantastic job pulling all this together (as did everyone else who helped out). All the presenters were first class, many of them Microsoft MVP's. It was an honor working along side them.

If you missed my talk or just have a general interest in LINQ or LINQ to XML, feel free to download my Powerpoint presentation. If you have any questions, shoot me an email at: peter at twistedstream dot com.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Fall 2007 Code Camp

One of the more recent really cool tech events to hit the Twin Cities is the Twin Cities Code Camp. They happen usually every 6 months and #3 is occurring at the end of the month on October 27th. Code Camp is organized by Jason Bock, a Microsoft MVP and a good friend of mine from Magenic Technologies. It is sponsored by a number of area technology businesses including Magenic, Microsoft and New Horizons, which is where its held.

The event is free to attend (plus they feed you breakfast and lunch). You get to choose from a number of sessions where you can learn about new technologies and chum with a lot of really smart people.

Also, I've been given the privilege to present one of these sessions. I'll be talking about LINQ to XML, Microsoft's new XML API. If you're interested in LINQ (which you really should be since its the main feature add for the next version of .NET), there are two others sessions before mine that talk about LINQ to SQL and LINQ to objects. Very cool stuff! Check out the schedule to see all the topics.