My sunshine loving colleague, Joe Healy shares with us some of the exciting events they have going on in warmer climes:
MSDN Roadshow Tiki Dates November / December 2009
Russ Fustino and Joe Healy will be visiting Tampa (11/30), Ft. Lauderdale (12/2) and Orlando (12/14) this tour. The topic will be "Silverlight, Silverlight, and more Silverlight..." We hope to see you there. For registration and and full breakouts on the topics go to http://www.devfish.net/fullblogitemview.aspx?blogid=709 .
Sharepoint Saturday – November 14
The Sharepoint krewe has put together a full day Sharepoint event at the Microsoft office in Tampa. The event is on November 14 bright and early. For details and registration go to http://www.devfish.net/fullblogitemview.aspx?blogid=701
Sharepoint 2010 Developer Workshops
Paul Stubbs and Jim Blizzard are presenting Sharepoint 2010 Developer Workshops in Lauderdale (December 3rd) and Tampa (December 7th). After the seminar, you'll have some significant guidance on how to develop SharePoint 2010 applications using Visual Studio 2010. The training is targeted toward SharePoint 2007 professionals who are looking to better understand the differences, deltas, and new features of SharePoint 2010. More information can be obtained on the event’s SharePoint 2010 post.
Windows Phone Developer Day
Local Windows Mobile MVP Nikita Polyakov is heading up a full day of Windows Mobile Developer topics on Saturday, December 5th in Tampa. Everything from an intro to Windows Mobile Development, Developer Techniques, to getting your app into the MarketPlace will be talked about. For more info and signup go here -> http://www.windowsphonecamp.com .
Kathy Malone is heading up Startup Tampa, an event geared to startups and helping them bring their visions to reality. On Saturday evening there will be introductions; success stories and lessons learned and an overview of the programs available to help you. Sunday we will brainstorm ideas, build-out a few of the ideas, and other business talks. Even if you only attend the first Saturday evening session, you will come away with a better idea both of the resources available to you, and of how to start choosing and building out your idea for “the Next Big Thing”. More info and signups at http://www.devfish.net/fullblogitemview.aspx?blogid=715 .
Alabama CodeCamp in Mobile, AL - 23-Jan-2009
For the folks up in the Panhandle, looks like there is a codecamp January 23rd in Mobile, AL. Call for speakers as well as registration are open. This should be a fun event. For more info go here -> www.alabamacodecamp.com .
Azure Developer Group in Miami Starts Up
Mark Neppl, Alex Funkhouser, and some of the Miami krewe are starting a dedicated Azure User Group in Miami. The first meeting will be January 21, with yours truly doing an Azure platform overview.
AsFug will focus on the support of information technology and technology oriented business professionals with an interest in using Azure technology for business gain. The URL for more info and event registration is http://www.asfug.org .
Speaker Idol Competition
The Florida Microsoft Community Speaker Idol Competition is a chance for you to compete with Microsoft developers across our state and a shot at winning great prizes such as MSDN Universal Edition, XBox, or a Zune . Speak for 10 minutes on the topic of your choice at your user group's Speaker Idol competition held between November and January and we will see group winners at your regional competition in February! Visit http://www.lakelandug.net/SpeakerIdol/tabid/81/Default.aspx for more information.