October 2012 Entries
Teach Your Kid to Code (…and Vote early!)

Next Tuesday I will be at the CMAP main meeting presenting Teach Your Kid to Code. Next Tuesday is of course Election Day so you have to make sure you vote early in order to get over to CMAP for the 7:00PM presentation. I will be co-presenting this talk with my 5th grade son. Here is the abstract:

Have you ever wanted a way to teach your kid to code? For that matter, have you ever wanted to simply be able to explain to your kid what you do for a living? Putting things in a context that a kid can understand is not as easy as it sounds. If you are someone curious about these concepts, this is a “can’t miss” presentation that will be co-presented by Justin Michelotti (5th grader) and his father. Bring your kid with you to CMAP for this fun and educational session. We will show tools you may not have been aware of like SmallBasic and Kodu – we’ll even throw in a little Visual Studio and Windows 8! Concepts such as variables, conditionals, loops, and functions will be covered while we introduce object oriented concepts without any of the confusing words. Kids are not required for entry!

I promise this will be an entertaining presentation! We hope to see you (and your kids) there. Click here for details.

Posted On Tuesday, October 30, 2012 12:06 PM | Comments (0)
Presenting at VS Live! Orlando in December

I’ll be presenting at VS Live! December 10-14 in Orlando, FL. I’ll be presenting Azure Web Sites. This is the session abstract:

Azure Web Sites brings a whole new level of power and simplicity to cloud computing. This demo-heavy session will show numerous features that allow you to deploy your site in a matter of seconds. Whether you are building a completely custom app or deploying from one of the numerous templates provided (such as WordPress), you’ll be up and running in no time. Want to use Node.js or PHP and deploy from Git? No problem! Azure Web Sites gives you the power of elastic scaling while still providing streamlined development and an effortless deployment experience. This presentation will also cover features including monitoring, custom domains, working with SQL databases or more!


SPECIAL OFFER: As a speaker, I can extend $500 savings on the 5-day package. Register here:  and use code VOSPK19.

The great part about Visual Studio Live!: four events in one! This year, the event will be co-located with SQL Server Live!, SharePoint Live!, and Cloud & Virtualization Live!. You can customize your conference agenda and attend ANY sessions from all four events. Register now:

Posted On Monday, October 15, 2012 9:34 AM | Comments (0)
Philly.NET C-Sharpen Up Code Samples

Thanks to everyone who attend the C-Sharpen Up full-day event yesterday in Philly. It was a great event. The code samples and PowerPoint from my presentation can be found here.

Posted On Sunday, October 7, 2012 4:30 PM | Comments (3)

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