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Cedar Rapids 2008 Launch Event

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This Monday, March 17th, is our CRIneta.org Visual Studio/SQL Server 2008 Launch Event.  If you want to learn about the new products and you want to have a great time and win from a huge pool of excellent prizes, then go to CRIneta.org and RSVP to be a part of this event.

Tim Barcz, Greg Sohl, Arian Kulp and I are presenting sessions on Visual Studio enhancements, Linq, IIS 7, C# 3, the new .Net Framework features and the new SQL data types.

We have room for 50 people and 38 are RSVP’d already, so don’t wait too long. We are doing the Launch at the Marriott on Collins road in Cedar Rapids. Check the website for more details.

Written by Chris Sutton

March 13, 2008 at 9:18 pm

Geek Lunch at the Lindale Mall

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Tim Barcz our new CRIneta.org president is starting to coordinate some geek meals up here in Cedar Rapids, IA. It should be good for our tech community because we usually just get together once a month.  Sounds like we might have 10 or so people show up.  Anyway, we are meeting at noon at the Lindale Mall.  Watch crineta.org for when we do this again.

Written by Chris Sutton

February 15, 2008 at 11:58 am

Iowa Code Camp – Spring 2008

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We are planning our first ever Iowa Code Camp.  It’s going to happen at the University of Iowa’s Conference Center in Iowa City on Saturday May 3rd.

The details are coming together nicely and we already have about 1/2 of our speakers in place.

Our current sponsors are:

  • University of Iowa
  • Microsoft
  • And several others are in the works

We are currently looking for more sponsors to provide some good food, drinks and prizes.

If you are interested in helping in any way, leave me a comment and I’ll make sure to pass your information on to the right person.

Javier has already posted the Code Camp on bostondotnet.org

A New Year in Iowa

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2008 is here and it’s freezing (about 4° F, without wind chill) cold. I pulled out my snowshoes today and hiked for about 40 minutes into a strong headwind. It was a good hike, but I had to duck into a culvert a couple of times to keep my face from freezing. I hope to be outside much more this year (biking, canoeing, hiking, fishing and snowshoeing).

On the tech front I’m going to blog more consistently. Iowa doesn’t currently have many prolific tech bloggers, so I think its time we banded together. Here are a few of the Iowan techies I know: Tim Barcz, Javier Lozano, Arian Kulp, Nick Parker, Tim Gifford and Bryan Sampica.

We are planning the first ever Iowa Code Camp possibly on Saturday March 1st.  There will be more to come on this. If you are interested at all in helping out, please contact me and I’ll get you plugged in. The website is certainly not ready, but I’ll be working on it as I have time.

CRIneta.org held even in attendance and stabilized a bit this year. I’ll likely be president again this year; I’d like to keep the stability and grow the group in 2008. We’ll bring in two Ineta speakers and might get to bring a third national speaker if things work out with one of our sponsors. We’ve also had an excellent experience with our local speakers and want to keep them presenting (Javier, Arian, Nick, Mike Jackson, Eric Johnson and Bryan).

Happy new year.

Written by Chris Sutton

January 1, 2008 at 9:53 pm

CRIneta Meeting with David Yack tonight – C# 3.0

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David Yack is speaking tonight(11/12/2007) at CRIneta on C# 3.0 and Visual Studio 2008.  We are serving BBQ and are giving away some ReSharper licenses and a bunch of books and software.

Hope you can make it to hear this great talk.

Written by Chris Sutton

November 12, 2007 at 10:02 am

CRIneta SharePoint Meeting Tonight

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Eric Johnson, an enterprise architect with Rockwell Collins, is presenting on Sharepoint 2007 tonight at CRIneta.org.  Eric recently worked for two years with Microsoft Consulting and gained a lot of practical experience with MOSS.

If you are interested check out CRIneta.org and RSVP so we can order the right amount of pizza (it’s free to you by the way).

Written by Chris Sutton

October 8, 2007 at 8:22 am

CRIneta and Bryan Sampica

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We had the pleasure of having Bryan Sampica speak at CRIneta yesterday.  Bryan is a recent MVP and is one of three MVP’s in the state of Iowa(Javier and Nick are the other two that I know of).

He gave a lively talk on writing asynchronous callbacks with JavaScript and web services. Bryan used Microsoft’s Asp.Net Ajax libraries which was interesting since I’ve started seriously using ASP.Net Ajax on a project and could follow along well.

Written by Chris Sutton

September 11, 2007 at 9:43 pm

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Richard Hundhausen in Des Moines

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Richard Hundhausen is going to be speaking out at the .Net user group in Des Moines on December 6th. Tim Gifford was scheduled to do his Agile Project Experiences talk this month, but graciously gave up his speaking slot since Richard was in town. I spoke out at the Des Moines user group earlier this year and I think Tim had gotten bumped from that talk as well (sorry Tim). Anyway, I want to make it out to hear Richard Hundhausen’s talk, but hope that Tim gets to do his talk soon as well. If I can time it right I’m hoping to make it out there from Hiawatha.

Just a reminder that Sam Gentile is speaking at our user group in Cedar Rapids on Workflow Foundation on Monday December 11th. Should be a great talk.

Written by Chris Sutton

December 3, 2006 at 2:50 am

December User Group Meeting

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We are excited to have Sam Gentile come and present at our user group in Cedar Rapids. He will be out here on December 11th and will be presenting on Workflow Foundation.

Written by Chris Sutton

October 26, 2006 at 10:05 pm

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