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.NET Rocks’ Live Weekend

by Joey deVilla on June 26, 2010

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If you’re developing (or thinking of developing) on the .NET platform, you should make the .NET Rocks! show part of your regular podcast listening. Hosted by Carl Franklin and Richard Campbell, .NET Rocks! has nearly 600 episodes going all the way back to 2002 covering all sorts of .NET development topics for all sorts of developers, from newbie to grizzled veteran.

This week, .NET Rocks! is doing something special – they’re holding a Live Weekend filled with three days’ worth of live conversations with people from inside and outside the .NET world. It’s not just all geek talk, either: during breaks, they’ll play music produced at Pwop studios and on Monday night from 9:30 to midnight, Carl’s band, Solvo, will play.

You can call in! The “inside the US” toll-free number is 877-492-6751 and the “outside the US” number is 860-447-8832 (you can try the “inside the US” number in Canada and see if it works). If you’d rather write in, send an email to dotnetrocks@franklins.net or tweet using the #dnrlive hashtag.

Click here to listen to .NET rocks live weekend

The Schedule

Saturday, June 26th

Time What’s On
8 – 9 a.m. Patrick Hynds
9 – 10 a.m. Michele Leroux Bustamante
10 – 11 a.m. Rob Howard
11 a.m. – 12 noon Stephen Toub
12 noon – 1 p.m. Music and Comedy
1 – 2 p.m. James Kovacs
2 – 3 p.m. Don Demsak
3 – 4 p.m. Daniel Egan
4 – 5 p.m. Brian Randell
5 – 6 p.m. Tim Huckaby
6 – 7 p.m. Chris Sells
7 – 8 p.m. Music and Comedy
8 – 9 p.m. Daniel Simmons
9 – 10 p.m. Brian Noyes
10 – 11 p.m. Patrick Hynds (repeat)
11 – 12 midnight Michele Leroux Bustamante (repeat)

 

Sunday, June 27th

Time What’s On
12 midnight – 1 a.m. Rob Howard (repeat)
1 – 2 a.m. Stephen Toub (repeat)
2 – 3 a.m. James Kovacs (repeat)
3 – 4 a.m. Don Demsak (repeat)
4 – 5 a.m. Daniel Egan (repeat)
5 – 6 a.m. Brian Randell (repeat)
6 – 7 a.m. Tim Huckaby (repeat)
7 – 8 a.m. Chris Sells (repeat)
8 – 9 a.m. Carl and Richard
9 – 10 a.m. Charles Petzold
10 – 11 a.m. Sahil Malik
11 a.m. – 12 noon Mark Dunn
12 noon – 1 p.m. Music and Comedy
1 – 2 p.m. Andrew Brust
2 – 3 p.m. Glenn Block
3 – 4 p.m. Ethan Winer
4 – 5 p.m. Mary Jo Foley
5 – 6 p.m. Kent Alstad
6 – 7 p.m. Keith Elder
7 – 8 p.m. Music and Comedy
8 – 9 p.m. Mark Miller
9 – 10 p.m. John Bristowe
10 – 11 p.m. Daniel Simmons (repeat)
11 – 12 midnight Brian Noyes (repeat)

 

Monday, June 28th

Time What’s On
12 midnight – 1 a.m. Carl and Richard (repeat)
1 – 2 a.m. Charles Petzold (repeat)
2 – 3 a.m. Sahil Malik (repeat)
3 – 4 a.m. Mark Dunn (repeat)
4 – 5 a.m. Andrew Brust (repeat)
5 – 6 a.m. Glenn Block (repeat)
6 – 7 a.m. Ethan Winer (repeat)
7 – 8 a.m. Mary Jo Foley (repeat)
8 – 9 a.m. Kent Alstad (repeat)
9 – 10 a.m. Jonathan Zuck
10 – 11 a.m. Jeffrey Palermo
11 a.m. – 12 noon Steve Evans
12 noon – 1 p.m. Music and Comedy
1 – 2 p.m. Scott Stanfield
2 – 3 p.m. Ted Neward
3 – 4 p.m. Tim Heuer
4 – 5 p.m. Miguel Castro
5 – 6 p.m. Les Pinter
6 – 7 p.m. Billy Hollis
7 – 8 p.m. Music and Comedy
8 – 9 p.m. Rocky Lhotka
9:30 p.m. – 12 midnight Solvo (Carl’s Band) Live!

 

Tuesday, June 29th

Time What’s On
12 midnight – 1 a.m. Keith Elder (repeat)
1 – 2 a.m. Mark Miller (repeat)
2 – 3 a.m. John Bristowe (repeat)
3 – 4 a.m. Jonathan Zuck (repeat)
4 – 5 a.m. Jeffrey Palermo (repeat)
5 – 6 a.m. Steve Evans (repeat)
6 – 7 a.m. Scott Stanfield (repeat)
7 – 8 a.m. Ted Neward (repeat)
8 – 9 a.m. Tim Heuer (repeat)
4 – 5 p.m. Miguel Castro (repeat)
5 – 6 p.m. Les Pinter (repeat)
6 – 7 p.m. Billy Hollis (repeat)
8 – 9 p.m. Rocky Lhotka (repeat)
3 – 6 p.m. Solvo (Carl’s Band) Live!

 

This article also appears in Canadian Developer Connection.

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This Week on “Ignite Your Coding”: Uncle Bob!

by Joey deVilla on April 28, 2010

uncle bob martin

Say “Uncle”!

This week on the Ignite Your Coding live webcast, we have a very special guest: Robert C. "Uncle Bob" Martin!

His business card may say “Robert C. Martin”, founder and CEO of the Object Mentor consulting firm, but we know and love him as “Uncle Bob”. He’s been coding since the Beatles broke up, and in that four-decade span, he literally wrote the books on agile and extreme programming as well as the letters UML, OOP and C++. Throughout the industry, he’s known as a champion of proper design, test-driven development and just plain writing good code. We’ll chat with Uncle Bob in this one-hour webcast, where we’ll talk about software craftsmanship, why it takes work and why it matters.

What’s Ignite Your Coding About?

Ignite Your Coding Ignite Your Coding is a webcast series all about helping you, the software developer. We want to help you find ways to stay on top of the technological, economic and social changes that affect you and your work every day. We contacted some of the biggest thinkers and doers in our field and asked them if they’d like to chat about the industry, how they got started, where they see the opportunities are, how they deal with change and how to be generally awesome. We hope it informs and inspires you!

How Do I Catch the Live Webcast?

You’ll need:

How Do I Get the MP3 Recording of the Webcast?

It’ll be posted on this blog in about a week.

This article also appears in Canadian Developer Connection.

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This Week on Ignite Your Coding: Jeff Atwood!

by Joey deVilla on April 20, 2010

Joey deVilla interviewing Jeff Atwood at PDC 2008

Our guest on Ignite Your Coding this week, Jeff Atwood, has certainly made his mark in the programming world with the Coding Horror blog as well as his project with Joel Spolsky, the online developer forum Stack Overflow (which in turn gave rise to the Server Fault and SuperUser forums). Join me and John Bristowe this Thursday as we chat with Jeff about Coding Horror, Stack Overflow, software development, fake plastic rock, P=NP and whatever topics you, the listener, want covered.

We’ll be chatting with Jeff live this Thursday at 2:00 p.m. Eastern (11:00 a.m. Pacific) online.

What’s Ignite Your Coding About?

Ignite Your Coding Ignite Your Coding is a webcast series all about helping you, the software developer. We want to help you find ways to stay on top of the technological, economic and social changes that affect you and your work every day. We contacted some of the biggest thinkers and doers in our field and asked them if they’d like to chat about the industry, how they got started, where they see the opportunities are, how they deal with change and how to be generally awesome. We hope it informs and inspires you!

How Do I Catch the Live Webcast?

You’ll need:

How Do I Get the MP3 Recording of the Webcast?

It’ll be posted on this blog in about a week.

Who’s Coming Up on Ignite Your Coding?

This article also appears in Canadian Developer Connection.

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Who’s On This Week?

Richard CampbellThe Ignite Your Coding live webcast returns this Thursday with Richard Campbell. If you’re from the .NET world, chances are that you’ve heard Richard on .NET Rocks! (the online talk show for .NET developers), on RunAs Radio (the online talk show for IT Professionals) or at his many speaking engagements, including those at TechDays. He’s both a Microsoft Regional Director and Most Valuable Professional thanks to his work supporting the Microsoft developer community. For more than 30 years, he’s been helping major organizations design and build applications: Barnes & Noble, Dow Chemical, Johnson & Johnson Health Care Services, Reuters, Subaru/Isuzu and the U.S. Air Force.

John Bristowe and I will talk with Richard about how he got started in the world of software development, the projects he’s working on and how to deal with issues of scalability and performance. He’s applied that knowledge in building a network appliance that accelerates website performance at the company he co-founded, Strangeloop Networks, and we’ll pick his brain about how to make better, faster, scalable applications.

We’ll be chatting with Richard live this Thursday at 2:00 p.m. Eastern (11:00 a.m. Pacific) online.

What’s Ignite Your Coding About?

Ignite Your Coding is a webcast series all about helping you, the software developer. We want to help you find ways to stay on top of the technological, economic and social changes that affect you and your work every day. We contacted some of the biggest thinkers and doers in our field and asked them if they’d like to chat about the industry, how they got started, where they see the opportunities are, how they deal with change and how to be generally awesome. We hope it informs and inspires you!

How Do I Catch the Live Webcast?

You’ll need:

How Do I Get the MP3 Recording of the Webcast?

It’ll be posted on this blog in about a week.

Who’s Coming Up on Ignite Your Coding?

We’ve got some great guests coming up:

This article also appears in Canadian Developer Connection.

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Ignite Your Coding, Episode 1: Andy Hunt

by Joey deVilla on March 17, 2010

Andy Hunt

Ignite Your Coding

Andy Hunt has been behind some of the biggest ideas in everyday software development in the past decade. From co-authoring the Agile Manifesto and The Pragmatic Programmer to starting The Pragmatic Bookshelf, one of the most influential developer book publishers, to helping bring about the rise of MVC web frameworks, chances are that he’s had some influence on your day-to-day work. In this one-hour webcast, we’ll talk with Andy about the ideas in his latest book, Pragmatic Thinking and Learning. We’ll discuss why your brain is where software development really happens, how you can refactor your thinking and as he puts it, “just the plain old weirdness that is people”.

You can listen to the recording of the webcast (recorded on March 4, 2010) in a couple of ways:

 Direct Download:

MP3 - click here to download

Subscribe to the podcast: (so you don’t miss an episode)

RSS Feed   Subscribe with Zune   Subscribe with iTunes

As always, if you have questions, comments or suggestions on how to make Ignite Your Coding better, we want to hear from you! Feel free to email either of us – John Bristowe and Joey deVilla.

About Ignite Your Coding

Ignite Your Coding is a series of interviews where Microsoft Canada Developer Evangelists John Bristowe and Joey deVilla talk with some of the brightest lights in the professional programming world about their areas of interest, dealing with the constant change in the industry and their suggestions on how to be a better software developer.

Podcast Participants: Andy Hunt, John Bristowe and Joey deVilla.

Music: Win This Race by picadillyCircus Sound Design, courtesy of iStockphoto.

This article also appears in Canadian Developer Connection.

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Jeremy Miller on Thursday’s “Ignite Your Coding”

by Joey deVilla on March 16, 2010

Jeremy Miller

This week’s Ignite Your Coding podcast features Jeremy Miller, Chief Software Architect at Dovetail Software, the coolest ISV in Austin. In our one-hour webcast, my co-host John Bristowe and I will discuss a wide range of topics, from newer OSS efforts in the .NET developer community and how they’re trying to reduce friction, AAA-style mocking instead of record/replay mocking, the effective use extension methods for cleaner/readable/easier unit testing, jQuery magic, and many other topics.

imageIn case you were wondering what Ignite Your Coding is all about: It’s all about helping you, the software developer, find ways to stay on top of the technological, economic and social changes that affect you and your work every day. We got our hands on some of the biggest thinkers and doers in our field and asked them if they’d like to chat about the industry, how they got started, where they see the opportunities are, how they deal with change and how to be generally awesome. We got some big names from the Microsoft/.NET world, but we also went farther afield and got some people from beyond that world as well, because a different perspective is often helpful.

If You Want to Catch the Live Webcast on Thursday and/or Ask Jeremy Questions…

You’ll need:

If You Want to Listen to a Recording of the Webcast Later…

We’ll make it available in MP3 format soon. Watch this site for details!

This article also appears in Canadian Developer Connection.

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Ignite Your Coding: This Thursday at 2pm Eastern!

by Joey deVilla on March 2, 2010

Catch the Interview with Andy Hunt This Thursday!

Ignite Your CodingThe Ignite Your Coding live webcast series starts this Thursday, March 4th at 2:00 p.m. Eastern (11:00 a.m. Pacific) with me and John Bristowe interviewing Andy “Pragmatic Programmer” Hunt! Join us as we talk with Andy about how he got into software development, how he became a writer and publisher, his book Pragmatic Thinking and Learning and much more. After we’re done asking our questions, we’ll turn over the interview to you, and you can ask Andy your questions!

If you’d like to catch the live webcast, you’ll need Live Meeting, which you can download here. We’ll also record the webcast and make it available in MP3 form.

Who Else Will Appear on Ignite Your Coding?

Here’s a complete schedule of the Ignite Your Coding webcasts we’ve set up so far. You can find full descriptions of each of the upcoming shows at the Ignite Your Coding site.

Andy Hunt
Pragmatic Programming, Thinking and Learning

Thursday, March 4, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. PST)
Register for this webcast (it’s free!)

Glenn Block
Composable Applications FTW

Thursday, March 11, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. PST)
Register for this webcast (it’s free!)

Jeremy Miller
Essence versus Ceremony

Thursday, March 18, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. PST)
Register for this webcast (it’s free!)

David Laribee
Agile Techniques for Paying Back Technical Debt

Thursday, March 25, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. PST)
Register for this webcast (it’s free!)

Richard Campbell
Scalability and Performance

Thursday, April 8, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST, (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. PST)
Register for this webcast (it’s free!)

Scott Hanselman
State of the .NET Developer Nation

Thursday, April 15, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. PST)
Register for this webcast (it’s free!)

Jeff Atwood
Horrors, Overflows and Fake Plastic Rock

Thursday, April 22, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. PST)
Register for this webcast (it’s free!)

Robert C. Martin
A Chat with “Uncle Bob”

Thursday, April 29, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. PST)
Register for this webcast (it’s free!)

This article also appears in Canadian Developer Connection.

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