Will you be around Orlando, FL this Weekend?

If you are in any way interested in Development for Windows and Windows Mobile devices then you are invited to attend a FREE event Saturday and Sunday.

The weekend event is called Microsoft Community Summit 2008 or ]InBetween[ or Tweener (?!?!). imageThe whole event is FREE. This event involves several minor events held during the weekend in between the TechEd Developer (happening this coming week) and the TechEd IT Professionals (the following week). It is a group of events organized by the Florida user group communities in the Orlando Convention Center.  It will have Sessions, .Net University, Open Space, Certification, Exam Cram, Train The Trainer, SQL University, SQL Saturday, Visual Studio U events.

Code Camp: (Saturday) Sessions that are part of the Code Camp will be held in the conventional way: one speaker, one subject, one hour. I will participate with a presentation in the Code Camp about "Intro to Windows Mobile  Development for Programmers". I will also be available for any questions during Saturday around the OpenSpace area. You can register for the code camp here. The Code Camp schedule can be accessed here.

SQL Saturday: (Saturday) Andy Warren is putting together some of his very best training on SQL Server to get you up to speed quick. If you’ve been to a SQL Saturday, you know they are good. So here’s an opportunity to learn from some of the best. Register here.

.Net University: (Sunday) Will be a series of structured courses geared to bring you up to speed on a particular topic. There will be several "U courses":

  • .NET U Presents .Net 3.5 Services: Register here.
  • .NET U presents BizTalk Basics: Register here.
  • .NET U presents SharePoint Fundamentals: Register here.
  • .NET U presents Service Oriented Development in .NET 3.5: Register here.

VSTS University: (Sunday) An almost full day on a variety of Visual Studio topics. Register here.

SQL University: (Sunday) Another event lead by Andy Warren. Great SQL training. Register here.

Train the Trainer (MCT): (Saturday and Sunday) Bill Chapman returns to Florida, bringing us some MCT sessions for developers, IT professionals, and DBAs. Register here.

Open Space: (Saturday and Sunday) Four corners of a room with whiteboards. Sign up for a 30 minute talk on whatever topic you want. Click here for more info.

If you think this is your cup of tea, don’t miss this opportunity. See you there!

About Diego Samuilov

Editor in Chief/Founder Diego Samuilov is an executive, consultant, IT strategist and book, e-book and web published author. Diego has worked in Microsoft’s environments since 1990. Since then, he has successfully filled many positions related to the Software Development lifecycle. Having worked as a developer, analyst, technical lead, project lead, auditor and, since 1996 a project manager, manager, director and VP in the Software Development, Server, Desktop and Mobile environments. Diego is very passionate about the software development process, which has played a great part in his skills development. Since the introduction of the first ever PDA (the Apple Newton MessagePad) in 1994 and Windows CE in 1998 he has pioneered and pushed the envelope in the field of mobile software development. He has developed many solutions used in mobile markets, desktop and server environments. He participates in public and private developer community events. He actively collaborates with the community at support forums and blogs. Diego is the author of "Windows Phone for Everyone" available [HERE].