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Saturday, September 29, 2007

A great evening of Karaoke

Anthony Davis and I headed over to Gullifty's after PhillyDotnet pub night for some excellent Karaoke Fun. We met Caroline Ann Martin of Caroline Ann Martin Photography. She was an excellent singer as well as a special person. She was gracious to document our fun. Thanks Caroline. mark

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Philly Dot Net Pub Night

The geeks meet and greet A.K.A. pub night was a great success. Please be sure you join us next time.

A special thanks to our sponsor


Monday, September 24, 2007

Halo 3 Preview Party on Sept 24

Had a great time tonight went to the Halo3 Prelaunch event in the big apple tonight.

A small group from the user community drive up in rush hour to have an exclusive first hands on experience with the newest version of the Halo franchise. Thanks goes out to
Dani Diaz from Microsoft

There was a tournament and two of our crew won. Ryan won first place and Matt came in third. Way to go Guys!!!

This is an exclusive, invite-only event for our special guests to discover Halo 3 first-hand. We will have several Xboxes setup with Halo 3 for multiplayer play, including the opportunity to play the Halo 3 campaign for the first time.

We'll also have other Xbox 360 games to enjoy, as well as food, drinks, and prizes to give away, including some exclusive Halo 3 branded items. And for those up to the challenge, we will be hosting a tournament pitting the top teams from cities across the US against each other. This is a one-time only event… don't miss it!

Microsoft Office from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

1290 Avenue of the Americas, 6th Floor

New York, NY 11102

Food, Drink, Great Prizes and Attendee Gifts for All!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Nascar Dodge Dealers 400

Today was an absolutely fantastic race day in Dover De for the Nascar Dodge Dealers 400.

Check out my pictures.

Met some great people and a great big thanks to Wayne Truck Williams and the nice folks at Barlow AutoGroup & GMAC


Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Philadelphia magazine’s 2007 Design Home

Went to the 2007 Design Home open house last night Sept 20 2007 great cocktail party and networking event. Met Jim Gardner of Action News!

Me, Jim Gardner( Action news) and Warren Blanton ( Blanton Custom Homes)
Design Home opens for tours on September 6th!

Philadelphia magazine’s 2007 Design Home is finally complete. This extraordinary 10,000 square-foot estate is set on the Main Line, just off prestigious Spring Mill Road. Click here for directions and parking information. This spectacular home showcases classic and cutting-edge design. Click here to view the floor plans. Beyond impeccable design, you’ll find every modern-day amenity imaginable; no detail was spared to create the ideal home for the active modern family.

All tour proceeds will benefit MANNA, a non-profit organization that delivers vital nourishment to individuals and families facing life-threatening illnesses. Click here to learn more about MANNA.

Grand opening party

Sunday Sept 16th at 5pm celebrates their grand opening in style!Glen Mills Pa

A wonderful time was had welcoming the New Joseph Anthony and Spa and Salon to the neighborhood.

Best of Luck to Joe Jr and Sr.


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Philly Dot Net Code Camp 2007-2 Sept 15

A great time was had by all we learned and laughed!

Day 2 of our third annual Code Camp series will be held at the Microsoft Greater PA Office in Malvern, PA on Saturday, September 15 from 8:30-4:30. We are officially sold out!
  • Lots of code, just say no to slides!
  • 8 hours
  • 25 sessions (8:30, 10:00, 11:30/12:00, 1:30, 3:00)
  • 5 tracks
  • 200 seats with tables (laptops welcome)
  • Free breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack (expanded menu!)
  • Raffles and prizes at 4:40
  • Easy parking
  • Limited wireless
All of this is made possible by our Gold contributors (Infragistics, SourceGear, Neudesic) and our site sponsor (Microsoft).

Here is the final agenda, room assignment by letter [A, B, C, D, E], room maps posted on walls:

8:00 Registration, continental breakfast


[A] Marc Ziss - Using Subsonic to Build a Data Access Layer
[B] Tony Lombardo - Advanced Tips for ASP.NET Developers
[C] Miguel Castro - Sexy Extensibility Patterns
[D] Sharon Dooley - SQL Server 2005 sp2
[E] Russ Basiura - Creating Custom Applications Using Excel Services

[A] Chris Love - Practical Uses of httpModules and httpHandlers
[B] Andy Schwam - Web Controls for ASP.NET
[C] David Mann - ASP.NET Providers in SharePoint 2007
[D] Edward Pochinski - Scripting WMI and WQL
[E] Mitch Ruebush - Java and .NET Interop

11:30 first lunch

[A] Travis LaBorde - Cuyahoga ASP.NET Framework
[B] Steve Andrews - Intro to Team Systems and Foundation Server

[C] Don Demsak - VB9 + XML, Cooler than C#
[D] John Baird - Mobil Application Development
[E] Dan Hartshorn - Performance Point

1:00 second lunch

[A] Sam Gentile - Service-Oriented Architecture, WCF and ESB
[B] Tony Testa - Microsoft AJAX
[C] Kevin Goff - Business Intelligence with .NET
[D] Sagi Shkedy - .NET Code in SQL Server 2005 CLR
[E] Mark Magliocco - Building Mashups

[A] Miguel Castro - Recruiters: the Good, the Bad, & the Ugly
[B] Scott Ocamb - Test Driven Development/Automated Build Lab (.NET)
[C] Bill Wolff - XAML, WPF, Acropolis, and Silverlight
[D] Jim Bonnie - Dotnetnuke, Alive and Well
[E] Rob Keiser - Filter Web Parts in SharePoint 2007

4:30 evals, lots of raffle prizes


Photo courtesy Steve Andrews