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Veni, vedi, codi… We came, we saw, we coded. The second Calgary Code Camp has come and gone. We had just over 100 attendees show up at our doors on Saturday. I would like to offer a big thanks to: Our sponsors who donated $20,000 worth of prizes as well as enough money to rent […]

The Calgary Code Camp is this Saturday! If you haven’t already registered, head over to the site and do so. (If you are reading this after April 28, 2007, you missed it.) Here are some stats for the curious: Number of tracks: 3 Number of speakers: 13 Number of sponsors: 14 Number of sessions: 15 […]

I would like to thank everyone who voted for my TechEd 2007 Bird of a Feather (BoF) session. The votes have been tallied and my session has been accepted. So I will be leading a lively discussion on: Creating Flexible Software: TDD, Mocking, and Dependency Injection There has been much discussion of agile development techniques, […]

What can I say? I love ReSharper. I bought a copy with my own hard-earned cash because it made my life as a developer easier. TDD development without ReSharper is like GUI development in notepad. It can be done, but it ain’t pretty. The JetBrains team, the folks behind ReSharper, is also incredibly helpful and open. […]

The second annual Calgary Code Camp will be happening on Saturday, April 28, 2007. In case you weren’t there last year, you might be wondering, “What is a Code Camp?” Simply put, a Code Camp is a developer event by and for the developer community. You get a full day of developer-focused content created by fellow […]

The TechEd 2007 Birds of a Feather (BOF) voting is now online. Go vote for your favourite sessions. Might I humbly suggest that you consider placing a vote for my BOF: Creating Flexible Software: TDD, Mocking, and Dependency Injection There has been much discussion of agile development techniques, but what do they really mean? How […]

So TechEd 2006 has wrapped up. I haven’t blogged as much as I had originally planned, but that’s because I’ve been busy attending sessions and talking to cool people. It’s been a pleasure and an honour to talk to some of the biggest names in the industry. (No, I didn’t get a chance to talk […]

It’s been an exciting past two days. Unfortunately FireFox ate my Day 2 report. So I’ll have to resummarize it. (I’ve downloaded BlogJet, which is a well-respected offline blogging package, to craft up this blog post and prevent a repeat performance of yesterday.) I saw some great talks and the highlights from Day 2 included: Live […]

So here I sit in my hotel having just attended the keynote. Before I get to talking about the keynote, I noticed these signs all over the place on the way over: You know that you’re at a big conference when the city puts up big signs all over the downtown welcoming you. Uh, thanks, […]

So Bil, fellow dwarf plumber, and I are off to TechEd 2006 in Boston, the city of Duck Boats, marathons, and poor drainage. 47 institutions of higher learning in one city – everything from Harvard to MIT to Boston College. Enough concentrated brain power to do some serious synaptic damage. The Big Dig is still […]