Cloud, Dallas, Development, Events, Texas

Dallas Azure Boot Camp

Windows Azure (r) Join Neudesic for a free 1-day deep dive program that will prepare you to deliver solutions on the Windows Azure Platform. The region’s best Azure experts will teach you how to work in the cloud through training, discussion, review of real scenarios, and hands on labs. Snacks and drinks will be provided; however, we advise you to make your own lunch arrangements prior to the event. You will also need to bring a computer loaded with the software listed below.

For more information please visit, or email us at
What you need to bring:
During the boot camp you will have opportunities to practice what you learn with labs. Having all of your software ready will be necessary to dive into the hands-on experience. The lab files package will be given to you during the event. If you want to have everything loaded into a virtual PC, that would be even better
In order to run these labs you will need to bring:

  • Lunch
  • Power strip or extension cord
  • A computer or laptop:
    • Operating Systems Supported: Windows 7; Windows Server 2008; Windows Server 2008 R2; Windows Vista Service Pack 1; Windows Vista Service Pack 2
    • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 SP1, Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 or Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition with SP1
    • SQL Server 2005 Express Edition (or above)
    • Hotfix: Correct WCF metadata when hosting behind a load balancer
    • Hotfix: Native Debugging Improvements (not required for Visual Studio   2010)
    • Hotfix: Improve Visual Studio Stability (not required for Windows 7)
    • Hotfix: Support for FastCGI on the Development Fabric (not required for  Windows 7, or Windows Server 2008 SP2 or later)
    • Install the SDK and Tools

Everything is moving, at least in some part, to the cloud – are you ready?  Join us at the Dallas Azure Boot Camp to make sure that you’re ready…

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Dallas, Development, Events, Texas, user group, WP7

Silverlightpalooza! WP7 and Silverlight DevCamp

Come Join Us for two day s of Code and Fun with Silverlight and Windows Phone 7!

wp7microsoft-silverlight We will start Friday June 18th with a walkthrough of the tools and some key skills to get you started.  The goal is to provide a foundation to enable groups to build dynamic Windows Phone 7 applications using Microsoft Silverlight.  How we structure the training and focus points will depend on how attendees answer a few questions when they sign up. At the end of the day on Friday, you will join with a few of your peers to start collaborating on your own WP7 or Straight-up Silverlight application to work on and present to the other groups at the end of Saturday. 

Saturday June 19th, we build, build, build (you can start Friday night if you want but you will need to do that off site).  Mentors will be on hand to answer questions and add clarity to problem spots.

At the end of Saturday, the groups will have an opportunity to show what they built and bring it all together.  Before we all go home, we’ll have some cool giveaways.

Lunch will be provided both days!

You can get more information about this event at or register right here, right now!

Register for DFW Silverlight and WP7 DevCamp (Silverlightpalooza) in Irving, TX  on Eventbrite

Arkansas, Events

Meet the Creator of Centipede!

File:Centipede arcade.png (screen shot photo courtesy of wikipedia)

Who doesn�t like the game Centipede � fast, furious action in the garden where centipedes and spiders attack you mercilessly as you dodge through toadstools trying to eliminate the unwanted pests.  Ever wonder where this game came from, and who created it?  Now is your chance to meet the creator of Centipede � Dona Bailey � at the upcoming Harrison .NET User Group meeting on November 3rd, 2009.  Not resting on her laurels, Dona has remained busy in the software industry, and will be speaking that night on  3D modeling as well as her experiences at Atari and with creating the game Centipede.

To register for this FREE event, just visit and sign up.

Oh � and did I mention the prize?  The User Group will be giving away a Vintage Centipede Arcade Game as the grand prize!  Here�s a picture, in case you are curious on how well it will fit in the back of your Ford Festiva:

Vintage Centipede Arcade Machine