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Up and Coming Talks at Orlando Code Camp March 26th

Posted by Keith Elder | Posted in .Net, Speaking, WCF | Posted on 19-03-2011

Next weekend you will find me even further South than I normally am as I’ll be speaking at the Orlando Code Camp. A huge thank you goes out to one of the best places to work in the country and that is Quicken Loans (my employer) that not only allowed me to take a day off to get to Orlando but also helped out with the travel. Not only does Quicken Loans hold the current the highest nationwide ranking in mortgage origination satisfaction but the company understands community and wants to help give back where it can.

While in Orlando I’ll be doing two talks. One is a Back to the Basics talk that I was very happy that got chosen because honestly we do not have enough of these at code camps. This is the exact same session I’ve done at larger conferences such as TechEd and Codemash. Thus if you have any team members that don’t know .NET send them here!  Here is the abstract:

No other name in history has confused more people on the planet than when Microsoft named their development platform .NET. For a lot of developers .NET remains a mystery and it is often confused with many things. The Back to the Basics series is a primer for anyone that is starting at ground zero with .Net.  In this session we’ll look at what .Net really is, the benefits of the platform, bust a few myths and show some sound reasons why you should consider it as a platform. At the end of the session, hopefully we’ll answer one of life’s most puzzling questions: What is .NET?

The second talk I’ll be doing is on Windows Communication Foundation entitled “Demystifying Windows Communication Foundation 4.0”. There really is a lot of good stuff in WCF that simplifies a lot of things that really needs some light shed on it and I’m here to do just that. Why is WCF so important? Well put it this way, let me turn off services from the Internet and let’s just see how smart your Smartphone of choice is then. Services are the backbone of mobile apps and smart clients and it is important to know how to build them quickly and efficiently. Here is the abstract:

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) has gone through two major releases and is now ready for prime time but may enterprise developers are still holding onto ASMX web services. In this session we are going to learn why moving to WCF is a good thing and much easier in .NET 4.0. We’ll also look at many new features in WCF 4.0 such as simplified configuration along with multiple site bindings introduced with the latest release of .NET 4.0.

I’ll have some Deep Fried Bytes stickers with me in Orlando so if you want one that’ll be the time to acquire one.

I’ve already packed my gator gun, mosquito spray, flippy floppies and bright colored shirts. See you in Orlando!

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