I had several people ask me about our Windows Phone 7 Developer Bootcamp series – well, we have one coming up in Dallas and I promised to post the registration. Well here it is! Dallas, TX I’ll have the information for the rest of the local boot camps as they get a bit closer
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Got the word from Brandon Satrom that IASA Austin is having an OpenSpace event June 17-19. All you going to TechEd will be back in time, and Doc List will be organizing. Set your calendars and alarm clocks and don’t be shy about signing up, from my experiences during the last event here in Austin, it’s going to be a great chance to learn and network!
Just a heads up on some good content – tomorrow (Friday, May 7th) Doug Purdy is going to be presenting on OData in our Architect Innovation Cafe, 2-3pm central. If you haven’t had a chance to take a look at OData or just want to hear more about it and make sure you’ve got the latest info, this would be a great chance.
You can register for the webcast at http://bit.ly/OData_Guide
If you haven’t heard about it already, the incredible NerdNight is having a special event tonight in Austin. It’s a social get together with some of the most interesting people I know of and they’re getting geared up for the mind blowing activities that are coming up as SxSWi approaches. Sign up, show up, talk it up!
If you haven’t already heard about it, Ignite is coming to Austin next week (January 13th.) Tickets are up, and at $5 for general admission or $10 for VIP, it’s well worth picking one up and heading over. If you haven’t seen the ignite format, it’s a fast paced, super dense information download on all kinds of great topics, so I’ll see you there!
I’m catching up on my email and news after travelling for the holidays and really wanted to make sure everyone saw that we’ll have Martin Fowler back in Austin this month giving a historical perspective about software and why where we’ve been has a lot of relevancy on where we’re going in our industry. If you haven’t heard him speak, this is a GREAT chance to meet him.
Signup is at http://connect.thoughtworks.com/austinevents/
On the Startup theme, Startup Weekend Dallas will be in 2.5 weeks. Again, information at http://dallas.startupweekend.org/ – there will be a LOT of people around that you recognize from the BizSpark crowd!
For all those that were asking, just a reminder that the first Startup weekend Tulsa is happening next weekend. More info at http://tulsa.startupweekend.org/
Also, come out to Tulsa TechFest this Saturday, StartupWeekend will be involved there as well.
We’ve got the Headspring Event tomorrow here in Austin – 1-5pm at the Austin Microsoft office. You can find the details tonight at ADNUG or at the event link: http://www.headspringsystems.com/services/agile-training/continuous-integration/
In the spirit of completeness, I wanted to make a few comments about my other session I submitted for SxSWi- “Smart for Who?” This session really came out of looking around my office and working spaces and really noting not only how connected all those “impulse electronics” and “entertainment devices” have become, but how little most people consider what their full capabilities and purposes are. As we’ve seen in the history of PC’s the best capabilities have come with networking and larger connectivity between systems, but that increase has also been paced by an increase in vulnerability and exposure to those connections being done with malice.
So as we connect more and more devices that we use every day not only to each other, but to the internet at large, we need to be aware of what’s going on between those. PVR’s often report back not just what shows you watched, but how many times you rewound that halftime commercial or act. The old days of “tracing a call” have become a Hollywood gimmick – the number is available even before the connection is made, and the call itself can be real time transcribed to text. Your printer is network connected, and most embed unique numbers in ever item printed, your security system knows when you’re home and when you’re gone. And they’re all able to talk with each other.
This session will be about how much control we have over this – how much is black helicopters and how much is actual productivity enhancement and personal customization that I WANT to be done. Do I want my bedside alarm clock to check my schedule and know that it doesn’t have to wake me quite so early tomorrow morning because my first meeting got cancelled overnight? Do I want the world to know I’ve put my house on power save mode because I’m going to be in Chicago for a couple of days? The Yin and Yang of connectivity is that Identity, Privacy, and Security are key – and we’re having to find new ways of making those concepts easy enough that you don’t have to read another 300 page manual just to use your new remote control or VOIP phone!
If this sounds like something you would be interesting in hearing about, either at SxSWi or in the community after SxSW – please “Thumbs Up” my session either above on the link or below!