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Houston Tech Fest 2015

September 29, 2015

It’s been a couple of years, but I was excited to be back at HTF this year. It’s one of my favorite events to speak at. The event is extremely well ran, the turn-out is great, and it’s my hometown. How can it get any better than that? This year I presented an introduction to […]

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Denver Day Day 2014

November 2, 2014

A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege to present at Denver Dev Day 2014. It was my first trip to Denver since I was a kid and the weather and the city were absolutely beautiful. Even got to experience Zombie night in downtown and lived to talk about it. Thanks again for having […]

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Code Camp NYC 2013 – Windows Phone 8 Company Hubs

September 15, 2013

On the flight back from Code Camp NYC 2013 ( and figured I would take a moment to get my slide deck posted. You can download the slide deck here: Windows Phone 8 Company Hub Slide Deck I also have the demo that we went over ready to post. It will be posted in the […]

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TechEd Europe Background API Session

July 1, 2013

I’m currently traveling home on the first leg back to Houston. Of course, as luck would have it, the flight is late and I’ll be lucky to catch my connection out of London. Oh well, it just means that my trip to TechEd Europe will be one day longer. There are worse places to be […]

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TechEd North America Session Demos

June 10, 2013

I have to say, TechEd was a blast. Now it is true that having a few more developers running around would have been nice, however I still had an amazing time. In fact, I’ll most likely get a post up on some of the take a-ways from last week. However, first thing is first: demos. […]

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Background API’s at TechEd North America and Europe

April 14, 2013

It looks like my first opportunity to speak at TechEd will be followed up by my second opportunity a few weeks later. I will be presenting on Windows 8 Background API’s at both TechEd North America and Tech Europe 2013. It’s quite an exciting opportunity to for a little old computer geek from Texas and […]

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The Art of Speaking: Scott Hanselman

January 20, 2012

After giving my latest talk last night on the Windows 8 XAML story, I thought I would do a little review of the Scott Hanselman’s TekPub video on The Art of Speaking.  Why?  Truthfully, so that I would have a baseline to come back and review further down the road and I thought a few […]

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Houston Tech Fest 2011–Slides

October 18, 2011

Houston Tech Fest was another great time this year.  The event continues to grow every year and there was right about 1000 folks there this year.  I had a lot of great conversations with attendees and received a ton of feedback on people’s thoughts about Silverlight, Windows 8, etc.  I want to thank everyone who […]

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Designing for Windows Phone 7–D2SIG Talk

October 13, 2011

I had a great time speaking at the Device Developer SIG (D2SIG – last night on “Designing for Windows Phone 7”.  Seems a lot of folks also had Windows 8 on their mind so we were able to have a good conversation around Win 8 as well.  As promised, here is a link to […]

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VS Live 2011 Redmond

October 10, 2011

Next week I get the honor to speak at “The Mothership” during VS Live 2011 – Redmond.  If you haven’t checked it out, there is an impressive line-up of speakers (not quite sure how I got on this list) talking about all of the latest Microsoft technologies.  Did I mention that it was being held […]

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