TulsaTechFest 2009


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 Featured Speakers

Joe Fletcher, User Experience Lead, MicrosoftJohn Weston, DPE IT PRO Evangelist, MicrosoftChris Koenig, Developer Evangelist, Microsoft
Jason Cornellier, Senior Consultant, MicrosoftJennifer Marsman, Developer Evangelist, MicrosoftKevin Walsh, Principal Consultant, Microsoft
Michael Benkovich, Developer Evangelist, MicrosoftSteve Chilcoat, Senior Test Lead, MicrosoftDavid Walker, Application Developer Consultant (ADC), Microsoft
Chris Patterson, Software Architect, RelayHealthEric Shupps, Microsoft SharePoint MVP, Founder / President, Binary WaveJay Smith, PMO Architect and Evangelist, Microsoft MVP, Tyson Foods, Inc.
Mary Leigh Mackie, AvePointRob Vettor, Application Architect and Team Lead, Microsoft C# MVP, Jack Henry and AssociatesRobert Boedigheimer, Microsoft MVP - Visual Developer ASP/ASP.NET, The Schwan Food Company
Shawn Weisfeld, Microsoft MVP - C#Todd Anglin, Chief Evangelist, Microsoft MVP, TelerikBrett Schuchert, Senior Trainer, Mentor and Consultant, Object Mentor
Bob Dudley, Manager of Applications Developer and Support, Explorer Pipeline CompanyFadi Shami, Architect, EDL ConsultingJeff Bramwell, Lead Developer, Farm Credit Services of America
JP DuboisJP Jones, Creative Director, Designer, Author, Teacher, Owner of Paige1Publishing, Co-Owner of Collipsis Web Solutions, LLC.Kristin Ferrier, President, OKC SQL Developers Group
Shawn Mehaffie, Sr. Application Developer, Member of DotNetNuke Core Team, UMB BankTommy Falgout, Sr. Application Developer, Yahoo!Dennis Palmer
Boyd Evert, IT Director, A/P RecoveryBrad Vernon, Owner - Shark Media, Web Developer, Bixby Telephone CompanyJo Lea Anderson, Project/Program Manager, Scrum Master, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group
Luke Crouch, Software Engineer, SourceForge.netMark Rackley, Senior Programmer Analyst, UNFINeil Little, Senior Application Developer, New Media Gateway
Todd Stone, Senior Software Developer, HBS SystemsChuck Tryon, Tryon and AssociatesCorey Roth, Enterprise Consultant, Stonebridge
Kari Mirabal, Executive Career Advisor, Oklahoma Professional Search (OPS)Regan Unruh, Solution Manager, Anyware Mobile SolutionsSaif Khan, Freelance Designer / Consultant, Founder of OKGamers.com

 Gold Sponsors

At Microsoft, we're motivated and inspired every day by how our customers use our software to find creative solutions to business problems, develop breakthrough ideas, and stay connected to what's most important to them.

Telerik is a leading vendor of User Interface (UI) components for Microsoft .NET technologies - ASP.NET AJAX, Silverlight, WinForms and WPF, and .NET Reporting and content management solutions. Building on its expertise in interface development and Microsoft technologies, Telerik helps customers build applications with unparalleled richness, responsiveness and interactivity. Created with passion, Telerik products help thousands of developers every day to be more productive and deliver reliable applications under budget and on time.

Red Gate Software makes ingeniously simple tools for over 500,000 Microsoft technology professionals working with SQL Server, .NET, and Exchange. The company's product line includes tools for comparing, synchronizing, backing up and recovering SQL Server databases; understanding and fixing .NET code problems; and email archiving for Exchange. www.red-gate.com

We specialize in serving experienced, career-seeking professionals in three primary disciplines: finance, technology and support services. We work with success-driven individuals to help align their unique talents with the ideal career niche - and even "walk them in the door" of a top-notch employer.

With over 12 years of hosting experience, TulsaConnect offers a wide variety of hosting solutions to meet your specific requirements. Explore the economic benefits of hosting your customers' web sites and apps on our Virtual Dedicated Servers. Built on an enterprise-grade Virtual Server platform, this offering gives you a fully virtualized dedicated environment and adds the benefit of guaranteed hardware resource levels. Our Dedicated Servers, with advanced management & monitoring options are an ideal choice for businesses looking to get up and running with their hosted application quickly and easily, without having to worry about expensive up-front equipment costs and hefty software licensing fees. Server Co-location allows customers to locate their server and IT infrastructure in our Data Centers, ensuring the highest level of uptime and network performance for critical business systems. TulsaConnect?s Business E-mail Hosting Service is a highly reliable, secure E-mail solution for businesses of all sizes. Replace your old, outdated PBX system with a modern, flexible VoIP PBX system hosted in our Data Centers. Contact us for a Data Center tour and a discussion with our engineers. Also, check out our Disaster Recovery Office Space.

We are a full-service staffing company that identifies, locates, evaluates, and places the area's most qualified financial and information technology professionals. With decades of collective experience and strategic associations with Tulsa's finest corporations and small businesses, Anspire is able to provide the highest level of service to employers and applicants.

Our staffing consultants are highly qualified to screen, interview, and match candidates with client needs. Anspire offers direct-hire, contract-to-hire, and contract placement. We take pride in our networks and long-term relationships with clients and job applicants-relationships built on honesty and mutual respect.


Software FX, Inc. was founded in September of 1993 as a component vendor for the emerging visual development community, which capitalizes on the increasing demand for reusable objects. At Software FX, quality customer service and highly useful products are our main goals.

By providing top-of-the-line components for different development environments, we continue to lead the market in deploying graphic development tools to the expanding development community. Software FX's is committed to providing a rich set of tools and support for past, present and future technologies for the worldwide development community.


AvePoint is proud to be a U.S. based technology company and software innovator.? Since 2001, AvePoint has been a global leader in enterprise-strength infrastructure management solutions for all Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies. Propelled by one of the world?s largest SharePoint-exclusive development teams outside of Microsoft, AvePoint?s award-winning DocAve Software Platform delivers comprehensive and flexible infrastructure support for backup and recovery, replication, migration, administration, archiving, deployment management, and compliance.
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AvePoint?s pioneering technology pilots the products of OEM partners such as NetApp and IBM. With headquarters, research facilities, and engineering centers in Jersey City, NJ, and wholly owned engineering centers and sales offices in San Jose, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington D.C., and Houston, USA; London, UK; Melbourne, Australia; Tokyo, Japan; Singapore; and Changchun, Dalian, China, AvePoint serves over 5000 enterprise customers, including many Fortune-500 companies. Winner of the Best of Tech Ed award for ?Best SharePoint Product? in 2008, AvePoint is a? Depth Managed Gold Certified Microsoft Partner and GSA Certified Provider.

 Lunch Sponsors

Northeast Oklahoma's premier Community College.

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 Resource Sponsors

Northeast Oklahoma's premier Community College.

Isocentric Networks is your answer to enterprise- level web hosting and colocation related services. We know that businesses need solutions that drive growth and improve productivity. Isocentric Networks is an experienced, trusted provider of internet solutions. We can design, implement, and support your critical data and infrastructure allowing you to focus on your core business strengths.

 Prize Sponsors

Aspose, The .NET and Java component publisher! At Aspose you will find a wide variety of feature-rich components all of which can be purchased individually or in one powerful suite, Aspose.Total. Aside from programming components, you will also find our growing line of rendering extensions for Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services to export RDL reports in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDF formats. With a variety of quality products, Aspose helps worldwide developers to become more productive and save their investments by delivering reliable solutions on time

ComponentOne? has continued leadership in the Microsoft Visual Studio component industry, and has been a premiere partner of Microsoft for over 20 years. ComponentOne's flagship product, ComponentOne Studio? Enterprise? is the industry's broadest and most complete suite of development components designed for the .NET framework. Studio Enterprise delivers the tools developers need to produce next-generation UIs for Windows, Web, WPF, Silverlight, and Mobile applications with less code and in less time. ComponentOne is also the provider of Doc-To-Help?, DemoWorks?, and FrontLine?.

DevExpress engineers feature-complete Presentation Components, Reporting Systems, IDE Productivity Tools and Business Application Frameworks for Visual Studio .NET. Our technologies help you build your best, see complex software with greater clarity, increase your productivity and create stunning applications for Windows and Web in the shortest possible time.

From the ?50s music in the parking lot to the classic ?57 Chevy just inside the doors, America's Incredible Pizza Company is an upbeat, Rockin?, Rollin? Family Entertainment Center with enough energy to get you dancing and singing to the oldies! Incredible Pizza Company includes an all-you-can-eat high quality food buffet, themed dining areas, private party rooms and our ?Fair-grounds? fun center loaded with games, rides and attractions for family members of all ages.?Tasting the delicious food at the Incredible Buffet is a mouth-watering event for every appetite. Choose from two pizza bars, pasta, baked potatoes, soup, an 80-item salad bar, and desserts, including ice cream, cookies, cinnamon rolls, cobblers, bread pudding and pies. Everything on the buffet is prepared fresh daily in our kitchens!
?After heaping your plates at the Incredible Buffet, you have your choice of four fun and distinctly different eating environments: our Route 66 ?50s-style Diner, Gymnasium, Starlight Drive-In Movie Theater, or the Family Room. After dining, it?s off to the Fairgrounds, where family fun abounds!
?Our free kid-safe children?s play area is created just for the little ones and constantly monitored by Incredible team members, while our go-kart track, bumper cars and historic Route 66 mini-golf course offer thrills and fun for the entire family. More than 100 interactive video and redemption games are all rated ?G? for good, clean entertainment, and it?s all indoors in a smoke and alcohol-free environment! Our Big Top Prize Counter is filled with toys and prizes for our ticket winning customers to redeem! Many locations even include bowling!

LogicNP Software is a privately owned software development company which specializes in the development of developer-centric software products such as reusable controls, components and libraries for .Net, WPF, ActiveX and MFC/ATL developers. Our mission is to provide innovative, developer-friendly, robust and easy-to-use software that help developers build the best applications that today's competitive marketplace demands. Our products are used by large corporations, multi-national companies, consultants, ISVs and single developers all over the world.

Nevron Software is a global leader in component based data visualization technology for a diverse range of Microsoft centric platforms. Built with perfection, usability and enterprise level features in mind, our components deliver advanced digital dashboards and diagrams that are not to be matched. Today Nevron components are used by many Fortune 500 companies and thousands of developers and IT professionals worldwide.

River Spirit Casino, Tulsa?s $195 million casino project at 81st & Riverside, showcases 300,000 square feet of gaming space and is one of the largest gaming floors in Oklahoma. With 2,745 high-tech electronic machines, 24 table games and 15 poker tables, River Spirit Casino offers the most current technology and latest games available. The facility features four world-class food and beverage venues including the largest casino buffet in Oklahoma, a fine dining establishment, a 24-hour caf? and state-of-the-art sports bar. Another exciting feature is the one-of-a-kind circular lounge, which provides FREE live entertainment. River Spirit Casino also offers a prestigious High Stakes Lounge, Players Club, Gift Shop, 1,300 space parking garage, exciting promotions and events, huge cash payouts and excellent customer service. For more information on River Spirit Casino please visit the website. www.riverspirittulsa.com

Wrox Press is driven by the Programmer to Programmer(TM) philosophy. Wrox books are written by programmers for programmers, and the Wrox brand means authoritative solutions to real-world programming problems. Wrox's unique author-editorial process delivers the best and most useful information you need in the timeliest manner. "Programmer to Programmer" is not just our slogan; it's the way we write our books.

If you're looking for drawing software then Xtreme is a perfect solution for everything from simple logos to astonishingly detailed illustrations. If you're working with photos then Xtreme will match your ambitions from simple one click auto-enhance of your photo through to awesome photo compositions.If you are looking for software for creating web graphics then Xtreme can help you produce all the graphics you'll need for your site, from perfect buttons to eye catching Flash animations and even complete HTML pages. Whatever graphics you need and whatever your skill level, the famously friendly user interface and fast processing of Xara Xtreme will make it an absolute pleasure to be creative. And at a price that won't break the bank!