Monday, March 09, 2009

Another .NET University Coming Up!

Chris Woodruff (AKA “Woody”) is putting on a .NET University in Grand Rapids on 4 April. Chris got inspired by the .NET U that I helped Jeff organize last year, and I’m excited to see another one firing off here in the region!

I’m even more excited because I’ll be presenting a 2.5 hour session on Intermediate .NET. There’s no session abstract yet, but this will be 100-level content around the following topics:

  • Managing your development environment
    • Extending Visual Studio with add-ons
    • MSBuild basics
    • Continuous Integration overview
  • Introduction to Generics
  • Introduction to LINQ
    • LINQ to XML
    • LINQ to SQL
    • LINQ to objects
  • Good sense in Software Engineering
  • Some next steps in self-improvement

That topic list will likely change as I finish up building the session over the next few weeks, but that’s what it’s shaping up to be.

.NET University events are a great thing. They’re a different beast than the code camps or Days of .NET we put on elsewhere. They’re not for regular community members who have some solid skills already, they’re for those folks who are new to .NET, thinking about getting in to .NET, or might even be new to development.

Spread the word if you’re in the western Michigan area and are interested!

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