Shawn Weisfeld

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OpenCamp Dallas #OCDFW Adds .NET Track

I am please to officially announce that OpenCamp Dallas has added a .NET Track, and what a .NET Track it will be. What is OpenCamp? OpenCamp is the SouthWest’s first multi-platform web conference. With top speakers covering topics ranging from social media to technical development, content creation, revenue generation and more, webmasters and web developers, bloggers, podcasters and technologists on any platform are welcome. In the morning, we’ll have general sessions which everyone will attend. The topics will include promotion, marketing, SEO, monetization, and more. Chris Pirillo, Cali Lewis and Brian...

posted @ Tuesday, July 13, 2010 7:13 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Event ]

C# Generics, 7/8/2010 @ Central TX .NET UG Information

I am speaking tonight at the Central TX .NET UG ( in Temple, TX (just south of Waco).   Utilizing .Net Generics to Write Better Code Abstract: Generics let you tailor a method, class, structure, or interface to the precise data type it acts upon. In this session we will discuss what capabilities Generics provide to you the developer and how to use them in collections, and with delegates. We will also talk about creating your own generic classes and methods.   Event URL:   Announcements PPT ...

posted @ Thursday, July 8, 2010 6:56 AM | Feedback (1) | Filed Under [ Event ]

SilverlightPalooza & WinPhone7 Rovio Robot Controller

I had the great pleasure of attending the DFW Silverlight and WP7 DevCamp (Silverlightpalooza) this weekend. Big thanks goes to Teresa Burger & the entire team of volunteers that made this event possible. Without the financial support of Microsoft WP7 Team and Improving Enterprises, the event wouldn't have happened.  And a big thanks to all the provide prizes: Microsoft WP7 Team,  Agilitrain, Expression .toolbox team, telerik, Infragistics, @zainnab, Matrix Resources, Pearson, and Apress. I also want to thank my team, James, Rap, Krishna, Ron for all your help!   We decided to...

posted @ Sunday, June 20, 2010 2:58 PM | Feedback (4) | Filed Under [ Event ]

MS Product Team is coming to town, June 3 2010

Experts in today’s leading technologies guide you through current trends. With Microsoft’s newly released Visual Studio 2010 come join Sarika and Kevin as they share their product knowledge and the culture experience at the world’s largest technology company. SPEAKERS SARIKA CALLA—Speaking about Microsoft from a woman’s perspective, this nativeborn Indian holds a Masters in Computer Science from Georgia Tech and has been with Microsoft for the past eight  years. Sarika is now a Team Lead on the IDE Team. KEVIN HALVERSON—With seven years as a Microsoft employee, Kevin has expertise in LINQ Expression Trees,...

posted @ Monday, April 26, 2010 7:49 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Event ]

Dallas DevCares – Dec 11 2009: C# Generics, ASP.NET Dynamic Data & VS.NET Tips and Tricks

By popular request on Dec 11 I will be giving 2 of my most popular talks on C# Generics and ASP.NET Dynamic Data. Then as a bonus just for the DevCares Community I will put together some of my favorite VS.NET Tips and Tricks. You can attend online or in person. Get all the details on there website at

posted @ Tuesday, November 10, 2009 6:43 AM | Feedback (1) | Filed Under [ ASP.NET Dynamic Data C# Event ]

INETA BOF’s @ PDC 2010: Attending?

As many of you know PDC is right around the corner, and in a great tradition of community events INETA is running the Birds-of-a-Father track for Microsoft. A BOF is a great chance to talk to other developers and industry leaders about the issues that you are having. So get out of those stuffy presentations and attend a BOF. This year there will be normal day time BOF’s, additionally there will be extra special Lunch time BOF’s and even a super duper “Community Roundtable” BOF Tuesday night. Here is the lineup at the time of...

posted @ Wednesday, November 4, 2009 6:08 AM | Feedback (1) | Filed Under [ Event INETA ]

GiveCamp Dallas, a.k.a. the We Are Microsoft Charity Challenge Weekend 2010: Call for Volunteers

GiveCamp Dallas, a.k.a. the We Are Microsoft Charity Challenge Weekend is ramping up for another amazing event!  If you’re interested in participating as a volunteer, visit, scroll down to the bottom and click on the “Start Here” link underneath the Volunteer sign. If you have any questions about this event, please Chris Koenig know (– you can also find out more information at and

posted @ Friday, October 30, 2009 6:57 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Community Event ]

Tulsa TechFest 2009: I will be there, will you?

Tulsa TechFest Friday, Nov 6, 2009 at OSU – Tulsa 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM Keynote by Joe Fletcher – UX lead for Microsoft Surface team 13 Tracks – 65 Sessions of top developer, architect, designer and IT pro content FREE event – just bring 2 cans of food for the Eastern Oklahoma Food Bank or $2 for the Family and Children’s Services of Tulsa Just visit to register today!

posted @ Friday, October 23, 2009 4:55 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Event ]

Couldn't attend MIX 09?

We are bringing MIX to the DFW area, but instead of repeating the MIX conference, we are boiling down the best of MIX into a 1-day hands on lab. This community event, called MIX Notes, will provide hands-on examples presented by industry leaders. Computers will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own laptops. Where:                                 Tekfocus (in the InfoMart) When:                                  June 20, 9 AM - 4 PM Registration Fee:   $25 * Lunch will be provided Sign up today at

posted @ Tuesday, May 19, 2009 12:23 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ .NET Event ]

Are you Coming to the Dallas Tech Fest 2009?

I will be speaking at the Dallas Tech Fest, but that should not prevent you from coming. . .    

posted @ Saturday, May 9, 2009 10:15 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ .NET Event ]

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