Spring Speaking Rollup 2010: Recent Talks and Upcoming Talks at Microsoft WebCamps
I've been travelling some, and I have a few more trips at Microsoft WebCamps before I take a much needed break and stop travelling until 2011.
I went to Munich, Cairo, and Dubai a few weeks back and presented on ASP.NET MVC (both Beginner and Advanced), .NET 4 in general, Making Your Blog Suck Less, and Information Overload. I presented at Mix 10 on Web Development and Security with Phil Haack.
Last week I was in Belgium and The Netherlands and gave some talks as well.
I thought it would be nice to put all my recent talks in one place. So, here's some video recordings of some of my recent talks. I hope you enjoy watching them as much as I did giving them.
ASP.NET MVC 2: Basics/Introduction
Join Scott Hanselman as he explains ASP.NET MVC from File -> New Project. We’ll dig into the details and try to put MVC into perspective. Is WebForms going away? What’s better about MVC vs. WebForms? How does MVC sit on top of ASP.NET and how was it written? We’ll play with call stacks, and avoid PowerPoint slides! This is an introduction to ASP.NET, but it’s not a “basic” session. We assume you have some web development concepts or perhaps you’re a professional ASP.NET WebForms developers who is just starting out with ASP.NET MVC.
Lap Around .NET 4
In this session, Scott Hanselman gives a deep and broad tour of the .NET 4 release, with a focus on making your development experience easier. See lots of demos (and very few slides) showcasing the key new features in the .NET Framework 4 including MEF, improvements in ASP.NET, threading, multi-core and parallel extensions, additions to the base classes, changes and additions to the CLR and DLR, what's new for the languages (Visual Basic and C#), and of course, what's new in Windows Presentation Foundation and System.Web. Come and see how all these new features and capabilities improve your overall .NET experience!
Information Overload and Managing the Flow: Effectiveness and Efficiency
This talk is/was a mashup of the various techniques that I try to apply in my everyday life. There's a little GTD, a little Covey, a little Pomodoro, a little Jon Udell, a little 43 Folders, a little Merlin Mann, a little Gina Trapani, and a little Hanselman. I also show some of the tools I used to manage the flow of information in my life. I hope you enjoy it. I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out, given that I was freaking out about it for a week.
Trip Montage - If this is Tuesday, this must be Cairo.
This isn't a talk as it's a "trip montage." I went to Munich, Cairo and Dubai. I presented in three keynotes and did a total of 10 sessions. I crossed 12 time zones and missed my kids. I talked to/with/at about 3000 people.
I took some video while I was travelling with my Creative Vado HD and slapped it into Windows Live Movie Maker just now. Here's my trip montage. You could call this either "The Glamorous Life of a Technical Speaker" or "If this is Tuesday, this must be Cairo" or "Scott needs to learn to say No."
Web Deployment Made Awesome: If you're using XCopy, you're doing it wrong.
If you typically deploy your web applications using Windows Explorer and Aero Snap, please stop. Come see a practical session on the new deployment goodness in Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4. We dig into Web Deploy (a.k.a. MSDeploy) and deployment from within Visual Studio 2010. Is deployment a chore? I say, nay, nay. Let's learn how to package up web apps, deploy them, their settings and component parts easily. We start with the basics and ramp it up quickly, exploring custom database providers and advanced techniques.
The Haaha Show: Microsoft ASP.NET MVC Security With Haack and Hanselman
Join Phil Haack and Scott Hanselman for this dynamic and unusual security session. The HaaHa brothers take turns implementing features on an ASP.NET MVC website. Scott writes a feature, and Phil exploits it and hacks into the system. We analyze and discuss the exploits live on stage and then close them one by one. Learn about XSS, CSRF, JSON Hijacking and more. Is *your* site safe from the Haack?
Beyond File | New Company: From Cheesy Sample To Social Platform
The web has changed and there's a new way of thinking about your applications. You can't just write some HTML and CSS anymore and expect to be the next Twitter. Hear how to make your site socially relevant in the new decade (the '10s?) This session includes everything from Microsoft ASP.NET MVC2, to Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and OData, JSON services and blog flair, microformats, and leverage ASP.NET and Microsoft Silverlight to create rich user experiences. Let's stop messing around and start changing the world. Or at least giving Nerds a place to eat dinner.
ASP.NET MVC 2: Ninjas Still on Fire Black Belt Tips
Having the customer on your back to deliver features on time and under budget with tight deadlines can make you feel like you’re being chased by ninjas on fire. Join Scott Hanselman and he’ll walk through lots of tips and tricks to get the most out of the ASP.NET MVC 2 framework and deliver work quickly and with style. Come see ASP.NET MVC 2’s better productivity features as we make the most of several key features.
Also, next month I'll be in Beijing, Shanghai and Sydney speaking at a different kind of event, the Microsoft Web Camps. These are not 1 hour presentations where we talk at you, but two days of technical content and labs. It's slower paced and deeper than a conference presentation. There will be WebCamps all over the world:
|Toronto May 07-08||Moscow May 19-19|
|Beijing May 21-22||Shanghai May 24-25|
|Mountain View May 27-28||Sydney May 28-29|
|Singapore June 04-05||London June 04-05|
|Munich June 07-08||Chicago June 11-12|
|Redmond, WA June 18-19||New York June 25-26|
Hope to see you there.