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CS teachers go to class
At the Marriott Hotel in San Antonio, TX, there were close to 200 teachers from across the world attending the annual Computer Science Teachers Association Symposium. I have been fortunate to attend this event in the past as an attendee and as a speaker and I always look forward to it every year. I enjoy meeting new teachers and talking to them about what they are doing in the class. I also enjoy seeing old friends and the opportunity to learn something new at this event. My presentation was on Web ......

Posted On Monday, June 30, 2008 7:04 AM

Goodbye Bill Gates
Love him or hate him, Bill Gates officially retires from Microsoft Corporation today. It is both a sad day and a happy one as well. We all know he had a vision of the way technology should be used and we were always interested in learning more. We criticized him and the company when products were not released on time or when they didn't work right. He started a company that made a big impact in the world. Although he never graduated from college, he was a brilliant man who knew how to run a big company. ......

Posted On Friday, June 27, 2008 7:47 PM

Off to San Antonio for the Computer Science & Information Technology Symposium
On Saturday, I'll be speaking to a group of teachers about how I use the open source portal DotNetNuke in my class. The event takes place in San Antonio and is sponsored by the Computer Science Teachers Association. The Computer Science & Information Technology Symposium provides professional development opportunities for high school and middle school computer science and computer applications teachers who need practical, relevant information to help them prepare their students for the future. ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 24, 2008 6:44 PM

DotNetNuke OpenForce 08 in Orlando a HUGE SUCCESS!
Close to 200 registered for the Sunday DotNetNuke OpenForce 08 event today that took place in between the Tech Ed events held at the Orlando Convention Center. Who ever said Geeks take Sunday off? DotNetNukers came from all over including Wisconsin, Massachusetts, New York and as far as Pakistan to attend this FREE event hosted by the local Orlando DotNetNuke user group. What's even crazy is that these people who traveled this distance weren't going to TECH ED but just coming for the DotNetNuke track ......

Posted On Sunday, June 8, 2008 9:02 PM

Inbetween Day 1 @ Tech Ed
The Microsoft Community event had a great opening today at the Orlando Convention Center where Tech Ed has been going on all week. As I arrived and drove past the convention center, I noticed the lack of Microsoft advertising outside the building. In past years, you would see Microsoft plastered all over the place like on busses, light poles, and outside the building. I wasn't sure why. What was nice about this event was that Joe Healy, the Florida Microsoft evangelist, was all over the place making ......

Posted On Saturday, June 7, 2008 9:46 PM

Over a thousand are coming...
Joe Healy, the Microsoft genius, who has planned this upcoming weekend In Between Events, asked for a head count from all of us who have planned events for this coming weekend. I was asked some time ago to head up the DotNetNuke Events for the day and we have 173 coming to that event. The room sits 210 so we have room for more! There will be over 1200 coming for the Saturday and Sunday events. Check out the inbetween site to see what's going on. This event is free and the only thing you need to pay ......

Posted On Monday, June 2, 2008 6:38 PM

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