Announcing "Get Involved" from Tekpub - Enhance your career by engaging with your peers
Get Involved - The Video
My friend Rob Conery and I work on the This Developer's Life podcast together. You should check it out, we work well together. Last year we created a Technical Speaking Tips Video and launched http://speakinghacks.com on Rob's TekPub site.
Since then I've done a little more moonlighting on the side with Rob and release not just The Art of Speaking but also done other episodes with Rob including a regular show called "The Source" where we explore the source of popular open source frameworks. Again, you get all of this with a yearly or monthly subscription.
Today we're launched our most ambitious project yet. A meticulously edited episode that's almost TWO HOURS of video content where we cover everything we think a developer should know to "Get Involved" in the developer community.
Announcing "Get Involved"
If you're a fan of This Developer's Life you know how tightly we like to produce things - this video is no exception. Filmed on the streets of Portland and at a Portland user group, we talk about Blogging, Twitter, Github, StackOverflow, Open Source, Speaking, User Groups and Conferences - all of this hoping to make you a happier, more productive, more connected developer. We want to inspire you and perhaps to take your career to the next level.
Additionally, we stretched far beyond Portland to seek out the other people who are very active and well known in the social arena like Jon Skeet and Jeff Atwood:
- Jeff Atwood and I talk about blogging, writing, and "working your voice free" so people who read your posts hear you loud and clear.
- Jon Skeet joins us to talk about what a Good Question is on StackOverflow - and also how you can gain reputation by providing Good Answers - and edits to Good Questions!
- We venture out to the Portland Area DotNet Users Group (PADNUG) and meet a few developers who have just started going - as well as people who have been there for years.
- While we were there, I gave a 10-minute lightning talk on Azure - a great way to get started speaking if you're not a fan of public speaking. Rob filmed the whole thing.
We put an immense amount of work into this production and I really think you'll enjoy it. You can buy it "ala carte" or as with all Tekpub productions you can get a one year subscription and get access to everything on Tekpub including this video, my speaking video, my show The Source as well as my episodes of Full Throttle with Rob PLUS dozens of other videos on new tech like Backbone, Async C# 5.0 with Jon Skeet, ASP.NET MVC with Sam Saffron, RavenDB with Ayende Rahien, Mastering jQuery, and on and on.
I hope you enjoy this show. We poured our hearts into it.
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