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Thoughts of practical idealistic problem solver and software engineer, Mark Freedman.

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Fairfield / Westchester .NET Code Camp 2009

The Fairfield / Westchester User Groups are proud to present our 3rd Annual Fairfield / Westchester Code Camp! As in the past, this event will be held at the University of Connecticut, Stamford Campus. We will once again hold 24 sessions (75 minutes each) across 4...

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Observations of a Speaker Idol Event

Observations of a Speaker Idol Event

Update: I've updated some of the points below, based on some of the comments I received, including points about when to answer questions, the appropriateness of jokes, and following through after the presentation. Last night, I attended a terrific Speaker Idol event...

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Self Taught

Scott H. Young is one of the wisest and most intelligent self-help writers I've read, and the fact that he just started college makes this even more impressive. It'll be interesting to follow his writing as he matures, and to see how he reacts as he experiences life...

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Running a Code Camp – After the Event

In my previous two posts, I discussed guidelines for the preparation of running a code camp, and then I went through all the tasks for handling the actual day of the event. Here, I'll be discussing the things you should do after the event is done -- after you've given...

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Running a Code Camp – The Event

In my previous post, I discussed guidelines for preparing for the running of a code camp. If you're not out of breath yet, hang in there. This is where it all pays off. I'll then follow up with a post about the follow-up steps to be done after the event. Arrive Early...

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Running a Code Camp – Preparation

I've only been involved in running one code camp, but I think we learned a lot, and it went well enough to be able to recommend some guidelines. This first post will list my guidelines for the preparation steps. It assumes you're already involved in running a user...

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Code Camp was a Success — Whew!

Well, the big day has come and gone, and we survived. Not only did we survive, but I think we did pretty well. Our first code camp took place on Saturday, and I have to say, it was an amazing experience. You can't have a code camp without speakers, and we were...

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NY/NJ/CT Community Mixer

On Wednesday night, Microsoft held the first official "community mixer" event for the community leaders of the tri-state area, which was a great opportunity for all of us to meet face to face. We've been having monthly conference calls to keep abreast of all the...

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