Thursday, July 15, 2010

(NW) Arkansas DNUG Road Trip

state-flag-arkansas In the midst of a busy Telerik Q2 release week, I’m multi-tasking and doing a .NET User Group Road Trip in Northwest Arkansas. Visiting 6 DNUGs in 4 days and delivering 3.5 different talks, this week is definitely busy! At this point, there is one more major “public” stop left on the DNUG Road Trip (a few stops are “private” corporate DNUGs in the area), and so far all stops have been great. Northwest Arkansas has a great .NET community and it’s been fun talking about Silverlight 4, HTML5, and Building Testable Data Layers with this group of smart developers.

The “public stop” schedule this week was (and is):

  1. Forth Smith .NET User Group on Monday
    Talk: The Rich Standard: Getting Familiar with HTML5
  2. Northwest Arkansas DNUG on Tuesday
    Talk: Building a Testable Data Layer
  3. Northwest Arkansas SQL Users Group on Wednesday
    Talk: What’s New in Silverlight 4 (with a “data twist”)
  4. Ozark DNUG on Thursday
    Talk: Building a Testable Data Layer

I’ll update this post with slides and code soon, but in the mean time, if you’re in the area, why not join us for the last stop of the road trip tonight, Thursday, at 6:00 PM at the Ozark .NET User Group? It’ll be a fun talk and there will be some more great Telerik swag to give away.

Thanks to all of the community leaders in the area for helping make this Road Trip a success, and for doing a good job growing an active .NET community. I look forward to coming back!