Quick review of April: I helped run another successful Kalamazoo X Conference on April 10th, gave my Software Estimation talk at the user group I help run in Kalamazoo on April 22nd and talked about the Silverlight Toolkit at the recent Silverlight Firestarter event in Grand Rapids on April 17th. I also had the chance to talk to a college class (Web Programming at KVCC taught by my friend Marty Adams) about what it’s like to be a (independent) developer.
I’m speaking at the following upcoming events:
Ann Arbor Day of .NET on May 1st. I’ll be doing “Silverlight 101: Write your first Silverlight Application”
Day of Agile on May 15th. I’ll be doing a 30-minute talk on software estimation.
Richmond Code Camp on May 22nd. I’ll be doing “Silverlight 101: Write your first Silverlight Application”
West Michigan .NET User Group on June 8th. I’ll be doing my “Software Estimation” talk
Cincinnati .NET Users Group on June 23rd. I’ll be doing “Silverlight 101: Write your first Silverlight Application”
Dayton .NET Developers Group on June 24th. I’ll be doing “Silverlight 101: Write your first Silverlight Application”
devLink on August 5/7th. I’ll be doing “Going Independent 101: Lessons learned from a decade of independence”
I was selected to speak at the Central Maryland Code Camp on May 8th, but had to back out due to family obligations. I’m kinda bummed about it, but hopefully I’ll make it a future event.
I’ll be attending the following upcoming events:
StirTrek on May 7th
Visual Studio 2010 Launch Event in Detroit on May 25th
Central Ohio Day of .NET on June 5th (I submitted talks, but the selections haven’t been made yet)
I’m also heading up the 2010 Ann Arbor Give Camp on July 9th through the 11th. A separate blog post will be coming about the Give Camp.