Friday, November 9, 2012

The .NET Rocks Roadshow

Mark your calendars!

On the evening of Monday November 12th, from 6pm-10pm we will be welcoming 3 very special guests here in Northwest Arkansas. Carl, Richard and Matt will be presenting and recording a *live episode* of the popular .Net Rocks Podcast for the monthly Northwest Arkansas .Net User Group meeting.  This is a free, open to the public, event being held at the St. Mary’s Center for Non-Profits in Rogers. This will be an excellent time to network with fellow professionals in the area as well as listen to some great speakers (food and prizes will also be available).  Please register for the event so that we have enough food.

More information about our Speakers:

·         Carl Franklin has been a figurehead in the VB community since the very early days when he wrote for Visual Basic Programmers Journal. He authored the Q&A column of that magazine as well as many feature articles for VBPJ and other magazines. He has authored two books for John Wiley & Sons on sockets programming in VB, and in 1994 he helped create the very first web site for VB developers, Carl & Gary’s VB Home Page. He is also the MSDN Regional Director for Connecticut, an MVP for Visual Basic, host of .NET Rocks! and Mondays, and CEO of Pwop Productions, which provides podcasting services. Carl is also an accomplished musician and audio/video producer. He started Pwop Studios in 1999 as a record label for his first album, a collaboration with his brother Jay: Strange Communication. Carl's other band, Solvo, is a funk/jazz/blues/rock band. Solvo is Latin for "to set free or unbind."

·         Richard Campbell is one of the co-founders of Strangeloop Networks and today serves as product evangelist, introducing the company's unique story to advisors, investors, patent attorneys, beta-customer candidates, potential employees, etc. Richard has more than 30 years of high-tech experience and is both a Microsoft Regional Director and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP). He has consulted with a number of leading North American organizations; Barnes&, Dow Chemical, Johnson & Johnson Health Care Services, Reuters, Subaru/Isuzu and the U.S. Air Force. In addition to speaking at conferences around the world, Richard is co-host of ".NET Rocks!, the Internet Audio Talk Show for .NET Developers" and the host of "RunAs Radio, the Internet Audio Talk Show for IT Professionals."

·         Matt Nunn is a Sr. Product Manager with the developer tools marketing team in the US BMO where he focuses on driving development of custom solutions across the broad range of Microsoft technologies. Prior to joining the US BMO in May of 2011, Matt was a Senior Product Manager in the Developer Division BG where he led technical product management efforts for 5+ years focused on the ALM products and the business of Application Lifecycle Management with Microsoft tools. Prior to joining the Visual Studio team, Matt spent 3 ½ years working on the SQL Server team where he helped to launch SQL Server 2005 and 1 ½ years with the Microsoft Office team helping define and promote Office as a development platform. For 10 years prior to joining Microsoft, Matt worked as a technical consultant and project manager designing and building software systems with various consulting companies both in the US and the UK. Matt has numerous magazine articles and conference talks to his name including sessions at Tech Ed and PDC over the last 14 years.