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 Featured Speakers

Markus Egger, EPS Corporation and CoDe MagazineCarl Franklin, .NET Rocks!Ron Jacobs, Architect Evangelist, Microsoft
Shaun Walker, DotNetNuke®Mark Miller, Chief Architect of the IDE Tools division, Developer ExpressAmbrose Little, Codemunicator, Infragistics
Bill Vaughn, Microsoft MVP, INETA Speaker, Founder, Beta V CorporationCaleb Jenkins, Developer Evangelist, MicrosoftChip Wilson, Chief Technology Officer, Geniant
Chris Menegay, Principal Consultant, Notion Solutions, Inc.David McKinstry, Principal Consultant, Notion Solutions, Inc.Joe Stagner, Program Manager, Microsoft
John Mitchell, Founder and President, Snapsis Software, Inc. and DotNetNuke Core TeamPaul Ballard, President, Rochester Consulting Group, Inc.Rob Daigneau, Director of Platform Architecture, Monster.com
Chris Patterson, Software Architect, Microsoft MVP, RelayHealthDavid Silverlight, Microsoft MVP - C#, INETAKevin Kline, Director of Technology for SQL Server, President - PASS, Quest Software
Kevin McNeish, President & Chief Software Architect, Oak Leaf EnterprisesRob Pierry, Senior Consultant, GeniantRobert Boedigheimer, Microsoft MVP - Visual Developer ASP/ASP.NET, The Schwan Food Company
Brett Schuchert, Senior Trainer, Mentor and Consultant, Object MentorBrad Freels, Senior Technology Specialist, MicrosoftChris Hammond, Product Manager, Emerging Technologies Group and DotNetNuke Core Team
Javier Lozano, Consultant, Lazontek ConsultingKeith Jacobs, National Practice Leader - Enterprise Gateway Practice, GeniantRandy Walker, INETA Membership Mentor, Microsoft MVP, Owner, Harvest I.T.
Raymond Lewallen, Microsoft MVP - Visual C#, Solutions Architect, EMCTim Rayburn, Microsoft MVP - Connected Systems, Principal Consultant, Sogeti USA, LLCBryan Powell, Systems Engineer, Idera Software
John Hale, Professor of Computer Science and Director, Institute for Information Security, University of TulsaKen Byrd, .NET Consultant and Trainer, TekFocusDavid Walker, President, Tulsa Developers Association and Professional Business Technologies, Inc.
Dru Sellers, Solution Architect, Federal Home Loan BankEd Blankenship, Senior Consultant, Sogeti USA, LLCEd Kisinger, Senior Consultant, Sogeti USA, LLC
Jake Watkins, Guerilla ProgrammerJason Kergosien, Founder and President, Ingen SystemsOmar Villarreal, Development Process Consultant, Notion Solutions, Inc.
Richard Oltmann, Senior Consultant / Principal Trainer, OakTree Software

 Tulsa TechFest 2006 - Agenda

* WARNING: THIS IS STILL HEAVILY UNDER CONSTRUCTION AND WILL DEFINITELY CHANGE! *

8:00 am - Check-In begins

8:45 am - Welcome/Announcements

9:00 am - Break-out Sessions (See details below)

10:30 am - Break-out Sessions (See details below)

12:00 pm - Lunch - Sponsored by DevExpress!

1:00 pm - Break-out Sessions (See details below)

2:30 am - Break-out Sessions (See details below)

4:00 pm - Closing Keynote(s) (See details below)

5:30 pm(ish) - Grand Prizes (As many as possible will be given throughout the day.)

 Keynotes

Next-Generation Applications on the Microsoft Platform

Speaker(s): Markus Egger

A revolutionary new generation of applications is almost upon us. Truly revolutionary new applications don't appear just every day. Usually, there are few and far between, but over the next months and years, we will see an entire wave of next-gen apps . The last, and arguably the only such wave has occurred during the move from DOS to Windows. During that wave of revolutionary changes, both the development approach as well as the look and feel of applications changed drastically. For the first time on the Microsoft platform, we abandoned relatively simple compiler environments and started to program with a large and well defined API that was larger than just a single compiler's set of features. We also started building applications that used common infrastructure and user interface paradigms on a broad basis. Code reuse turned from a dream into (albeit limited) reality.

Today, users understand applications a lot better. Their ability to use applications as well as their expectations have grown drastically. No longer does the print button have to look exactly the same on each application. We have well established application fundamentals that users and developers know and understand, and the time has come to innovate on that foundation, without invalidating it. The time has also come to enter the next generation as we must handle huge amounts of data in large and sophisticated systems. Integration has progressed to an unprecedented level. Building a ?maintainable and scalable application? today has a very different meaning than it did three or five years ago.

Next generation applications will look better, be more intuitive to use, communicate information better, they will be easier to maintain and administer, they scale better, and they will work together in an even more integrated fashion. They will make us forget that there once was a difference between Windows, Web, and Mobile Device applications. They will allow us to interact with computers in ways that were previously the realm of science-fiction or the movies. And best of all: You will be able to build these applications too, using technologies and tools that are almost upon us.
Nov 22nd
Nov 22nd - 9:00 AM

DotNetNuke - Beyond the Code

Speaker(s): Shaun Walker

DotNetNuke is an open source web application framework ideal for creating, deploying and managing interactive web, intranet and extranet sites. With a rapidly growing community of over 350,000 registered users, 2 million downloads, a legion of dedicated professional developers, and an active commercial ecosystem, DotNetNuke represents the future of enterprise web development on the Microsoft platform. Over the years, much has been written about the technical aspects of the DotNetNuke framework. In this keynote session, we will focus on some of the legal and business aspects which contribute to the ongoing success of the project.
Nov 22nd
Nov 22nd - 10:15 AM

The Microsoft Certified Architect - Who, What and How

Speaker(s): Chip Wilson

The Microsoft Certified Architect Program identifies top industry experts in IT Architecture. The MCA certification is an interview-based process with a review board of people who have already achieved the certification or are well-known industry leaders.

As an MCA board member, Wilson reviews applications, mentors candidates, and judges new candidates for certification. He will discuss the program including the roles of the Enterprise Architect, Infrastructure Architect, and Solutions Architect.

He will provide insight into the certification process including characteristics applicants should have, the skills required, and how the process works.
Nov 22nd
Nov 22nd - 1:45 PM

The Science of Great UI

Speaker(s): Mark Miller

Explore the how and why of great UI. If you think you're not an artist, if you think UI is subjective, or if you wonder whether great UI is worth the effort, then this session is for you. We'll learn how to measure the bad and steer toward the good, covering user models, entry points, orienteering, and discoverability.

Learn how to reduce visual noise, lower barriers to entry, enhance clarity, and otherwise make your applications a pleasure to use. It's all about making your customers happy, and this session will show you how.
Nov 22nd
Nov 22nd - 3:00 PM

What a Long Strange Trip its Been

Speaker(s): Carl Franklin

Carl Franklin looks back on the career of a VB programmer come .NET Talk Show Host sharing lots of funny stories and insights along the way.
Nov 22nd
Nov 22nd - 4:15 PM

What Do Architects Do Anyway?

Speaker(s): Ron Jacobs

Too many people think an architect is just a really advanced developer but is that what makes a good architect?

In this session we will consider the role of the architect in software development and the exact nature of the work that an architect does by answering three important questions:

?What is the role of an architect?
?What is software architecture?
?And do I want to become an architect?

Nov 22nd
Nov 22nd - 12:30 PM

 Break-Out Sessions

 
Nov 22nd
Nov 22nd - 9:00 AM
Nov 22nd
Nov 22nd - 10:15 AM
Nov 22nd
Nov 22nd - 1:45 PM
Nov 22nd
Nov 22nd - 3:00 PM
Nov 22nd
Nov 22nd - 4:15 PM
Nov 22nd
Nov 22nd - 12:30 PM
Next-Generation Applications on the Microsoft Platform
Markus Egger
DotNetNuke - Beyond the Code
Shaun Walker
The Microsoft Certified Architect - Who, What and How
Chip Wilson
The Science of Great UI
Mark Miller
What a Long Strange Trip its Been
Carl Franklin
What Do Architects Do Anyway?
Ron Jacobs
Using Capability Modeling to Facilitate SOA Adoption
Chip Wilson
Patterns and Anti-Patterns for Service-Oriented Architectures
Ron Jacobs
Information Architecture What and Why
Keith Jacobs
Service-Orientation with .Net and the Web Service Software Factory
Rob Daigneau
Competitive Advantage 101 - Component-based Architectures
Mark Miller
Managing Architectural Complexity
Rob Pierry
Layout and Positioning Techniques in WPF
David Silverlight
Building Powerful Interfaces with WinForms and WPF (formally "Avalon")
Markus Egger
Developing Next Generation Windows Applications with .NET 3.0
Caleb Jenkins
Getting Started with Windows Workflow Foundation
Ken Byrd
Getting Started with Windows Workflow Foundation #2
Ken Byrd
Windows Vista: An Introduction to WPF and XAML with the .NET Framework 3.0
David Silverlight
Customize and extend your applications' build processes with MSBuild
Omar Villarreal
Digging into Visual Studio Team System
Chris Menegay
Intro to Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals
David McKinstry
Team System Fireside Chat
David McKinstry
Managing Projects using Visual Studio Team System
Ed Kisinger, Ed Blankenship
Team Foundation Server Object Model
Ed Kisinger, Ed Blankenship
Sharepoint Futures
Brad Freels
Sharepoint Architecture
Richard Oltmann
Upgrading from Team Services 2.0 to SharePoint 2007 Beta
Jay Burkey
Sharepoint 2007
Brian Orrell
SharePoint, CodeAccessSecurity and creating WebParts
Jonas Nilsson
How Sharepoint Works and Sharepoint Architecture
Ram Yadav
Hitchhiker's Guide to Visual Studio and SQL Server
Bill Vaughn
Hitchhiker's Guide to Visual Studio and SQL Server: Reporting Services
Bill Vaughn
Disk I/O Tuning for SQL Server
Kevin Kline
SQL Querying Tips & Techniques
Richard Campbell
Stored Procedures Development Best Practices
Kevin Kline
Implementing SQL Express
Bill Vaughn
An Introduction to the DotNetNuke Wiki Project
Chris Hammond
Professional Business Applications with DotNetNuke
Jason Kergosien
Trouble Shooting Tips for DotNetNuke
Chris Hammond
DotNetNuke EventQueue Messaging
John Mitchell
DotNetNuke ? Lowering the Barrier to Entry
Shaun Walker
DotNetNuke Business Justification
Jason Kergosien
Cross Platform .NET Development with Mono
Joseph Hill
Zero Cost .NET Development
Tim Rayburn
nHibertnate
Dru Sellers
MonoRail
Dru Sellers
.NET Scripting with Boo
Joseph Hill
POCO in Action
Dru Sellers
NUnit Extensibility
Tim Rayburn
Continuous Integration
Raymond Lewallen
Agile Project Experiences
Tim Gifford
The Art of Refactoring in Visual Studio 2005
Kevin McNeish
Code Coverage and its Relationship to Quality
Brett Schuchert
Automate your User Acceptance Tests with FitNesse
Tim Gifford
AJAX
Tim Hibbard
Creating Amazing Web Applications in an Insanely Short Amount of Time
Caleb Jenkins
Chalk Talk : The Philosophy of AJAX
Joe Stagner
Advanced Client-Side JavaScript with Atlas
Chris Patterson
Using AJAX to build real-time communities
Chris Patterson
The evolution of the Web Application User Experience with Microsoft Atlas
Joe Stagner
Simple Patterns Make Great Friends
Dru Sellers
IoC/DI
Dru Sellers
Best Practices with the .NET Event/Delegate Framework
Mark Miller
The Spring Templates: Template Method, Strategy and Function-Objects
Brett Schuchert
Using Design Patterns in ASP.Net 2.0 Web Sites
Rob Daigneau
Anti-Patterns in Software Projects - The Human Factor
Rob Daigneau
Extending ASP.NET 2.0: Exploring the new runtime features of the ASP.NET 2.0 Runtime
Javier Lozano
Suave Sessions
Ambrose Little
RSS and Syndication
Carl Franklin
Accelerating Web Application Development with the Microsoft Enterprise Library
Ambrose Little
ASP.NET 2.0 Configuration Files
Robert Boedigheimer
Building A Custom User Object for Your ASP.NET
Cos Callis
Strongly-Typed Session Wrapper
Raymond Lewallen
Building Secure Applications using Membership and Role Management with Visual Studio 2005 and ASP.NET 2.0.
David Silverlight
Hidden Features of ASP.Net 2.0
Robert Boedigheimer
An In-depth look at Profiles in ASP.NET 2.0
David Silverlight
ASP.NET HttpModules
John Mitchell
HttpModules w/ ASP.NET
Jake Watkins
Reusable Script Engine for .NET
Matthew Roberts
Introduction to Visual Studio Tools for Office 2005
Paul Ballard
New Ways to Use Data in Windows Forms 2.0
Paul Ballard
Threading in Windows Forms
Paul Ballard
ClickOnce in the Real World
Michael Wiley
Object Modeling with the Visual Studio 2005 Class Designer
Kevin McNeish
Anti-Patterns - The Top 10 List
Rob Daigneau
Dataview webpart/learning XSLT easy way
Ram Yadav
Get RAD: Extending Visual Studio 2005
Kevin McNeish
Intro to Programming Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
David Walker
Software Factories and the Microsoft Domain-Specific Language Tools
Kevin McNeish
Utilizing .NET Cryptography
Robert Boedigheimer
CLR Internals
Vince Blasberg
Creating and Using a Customizable Configuration Engine for .NET
Matthew Roberts
Dynamic images in .Net using the GDI classes
Brett Stinson
Object Builder & Dependancy Injection
Jake Watkins
BizTalk - We don't need no stinking orchestrations!
Jake Watkins
Extending Visual Studio Live
Mark Miller
MM .NET Application Framework
Kevin McNeish
TBA
WCF Data Services
David Silverlight
Create Professional Reports in No Time Using ActiveReports for .NET 3.0
Lucas Hardbarger, James Johnson
 
 

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