TECHFESTS.COM - Breaking the Cycle of IT Education Latency

 Featured Speakers

Glenn Block, Senior Program Manager for WCF, .NET FX and the Managed Extensibility Framework, MicrosoftJeff Blankenburg, Senior Developer Evangelist, MicrosoftChris Koenig, Developer Evangelist, Microsoft
Colin Page, Premier Field Engineer, MicrosoftForrest Dermid, Senior BI Technology Specialist, MicrosoftJohn Weston, DPE IT PRO Evangelist, Microsoft
Noah Gomez, Senior Technical Account Manager, MicrosoftPhilip Buelow, Premier Field Engineer, MicrosoftTyler Chessman, Business Intelligence Technology Specialist, Microsoft
David Walker, Senior Application Development Manager (ADM), MicrosoftCory Smith,  Former Microsoft MVPD. Omar Villarreal, President, Microsoft MVP, Dallas .NET Users Group
Devlin Liles, Senior .NET Consultant, Microsoft MVP, Improving EnterprisesJay Smith, PMO Architect and Evangelist, Microsoft MVP, Tyson Foods, Inc.Jeff Bramwell, Enterprise Applications Architect, Farm Credit Services of America
Michael Perry, Solutions Architect, Microsoft MVP, AmerisourceBergenRandy Walker, INETA Membership Mentor, Microsoft MVP, Owner, Harvest I.T.Rob Vettor, Application Architect and Technical Lead, Microsoft C# MVP, SolArc
Seth Juarez, Technical Evangelist, DevExpressShawn Weisfeld, Founder, Microsoft MVP - C#, UserGroup.tvTim Rayburn, Microsoft MVP - Connected Systems, Principal Consultant, Improving Enterprises
Casey Watson, Partner, Konverge LabsChris Conley, CEO, C Solutions, Inc.Chuck Tryon, Tryon and Associates
Rob Sullivan, Vice President, DBA, OKC SQL Developers GroupLuke Crouch, Web Developer, MozillaPaul Holser, Principal Consultant, Improving Enterprises
Angela Belford, Marketing Maven, The Belford GroupBrian Hall, PMP, Tulsa Community CollegeBuddy Lindsey, Jr., CEO, Sourcehold
Carlos Moreno, Graphic Designer, Auryn CreativeChris Weldon, Consultant, Improving EnterprisesDavid Yancey, Manager Consultant, Sogeti, Inc.
Dennis Bottjer, Solutions Architect, ThriveFast LLCDevin Venable, Idea Geek, Gitwit CreativeEric D. Boyd, Director, Chicago + Cloud Practice, Centare
Gae Hill, Adjunct Professor, Tulsa Community CollegeGirish Gangadharan, ABSGJennifer Marriott, Owner, Author, Marpo Multimedia
Josh Varner, Web Developer,  InterWorks, Inc.Joshua Poehls, Software Engineer, InterWorks, Inc.Judd Wheeler, Director of Digital Media, Comm-Arts
Kari Mirabal, Executive Career Coach / IT Recruiter, IntelliSourceLarry Conklin, Senior Developer, QuikTripMatt Galloway, Founder & Chief Technologist, Architactile
Narendra Shrivastava, PMP, Vice President, IIS IncPatrick Forringer, Developer, RewardMeRandall Minter, CTO,
Rod Knowlton, Senior Web Application Development Specialist, HCSCSaif Khan, Freelance Designer / Consultant, Founder of OKGamers.comSarah Daigle Scott, Digital Aficionado, The Belford Group
Sean Whitesell, Tech Lead, President - Tulsa .NET Developers Group, Dollar Thrify Automotive GroupStephanie McCratic, Social Media Strategist, The Belford GroupTaylor Otwell, Business Analyst / Programmer, Data-Tronics Corp.
Tim Costello, Business Intelligence Consultant, Interworks, Inc.Vance Lucas, Co-Founder, Brightbit

 Tulsa TechFest 2011 - WP7 Accelerator Lab - Registration Details


Welcome to Tulsa TechFest 2011 WP7 Accelerator Lab Registration.

Special thanks to for sponsoring the location at:

Tulsa Community College - NorthEast Campus
3727 E Apache St
Tulsa, OK 74115

You MUST Pre-Register to attend the event.

This is a FREE Event!

All information collected will strictly be used by TechFest and only non-personalized metrics will be shared with the top level partnering sponsors only.

NOTICE - This year you can help us keep the event free by Opting-In to share JUST your name and email address with our top level sponsors ONLY. If you want the event to remain free, we need your support. Dallas TechFest charged $199.00 in 2011!

If you encounter any problems during registration, contact us at

 SPECIAL EVENT! WP7 Accelerator Lab - Agenda!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8th 2011! Special Event: WP7 Accelerator Lab + More!

8:00 am - Check-In beings

8:45 am - Welcome/Announcements

9:00 am - Jeff Blankenburg - Walkthrough building a simple WP7 application (like a Twitter app)

12:00 pm - Lunch - Sponsored by TBA!

1:00 pm - Glenn Block! Special Keynote!

2:30 pm - Jeff Blankenburg - WP7 Hands-on Labs!

5:00 pm - Closing


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Telerik's mission is to make software development easier and more enjoyable. Our tools for agile project management, collaboration, development and testing allow companies of all sizes to create richer, more stable and aesthetic software faster than ever before. Trusted by over 100,000 customers worldwide for our devotion to quality and customer care, Telerik helps technical and business professionals maximize their productivity and `quotdeliver more than expected`quot every day.As true craftsmen, we don't believe in compromises and our goal is to only release tools that we can be proud of.

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CodeSmith is a software development tool to help you get your job done faster. Technically speaking it is a template driven source code generator that automates the creation of common application source code for any language (C, Java, VB, PHP, ASP.NET, SQL, etc.).CodeSmith includes many useful templates as well as entire sets of templates for generating proven architectures (.netTiers, CSLA, NHibernate, PLINQO, Wilson's ORMapper, APOSA, and more). You can easily modify any templates or write your own to generate your code exactly the way you want it.CodeSmith can help you produce higher-quality, more consistent code in less time. Read More

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