Scott Hanselman, TweetPrincipal Program Manager, Microsoft
Biography: Scott Hanselman
My name is Scott Hanselman. I work out of my home office for Microsoft as a Principal Program Manager, aiming to spread good information about developing software, usually on the Microsoft stack. Before this I was the Chief Architect at Corillian Corporation, now a part of Checkfree, for 6+ years. I was also involved in a few Microsoft Developer things for many years like the MVP and RD programs and I'll speak about computers (and other passions) whenever someone will listen.
Before Corillian and Microsoft I worked as a Principal Consultant at a local Microsoft Solution Provider called STEP Technology, speaking, writing, consulting, and very much not getting rich during Web 1.0. Even earlier, I worked at a Car Parts Data Warehouse called Chrome Data, and before that I had a small company that specialized in internationalization and thunking. I've also been an Adjunct Professor at OIT, teaching C#. On the side, I created the first PalmPilot Diabetes Management System in 1998 and sold it to a healthcare company five years later. It's now in limbo, but I'm trying to get it released as Open Source.
I am an early adopter, it seems. I ran Tweak Computer Support BBS, with some success, a very long time ago. I was a FidoNet node. I have nice teeth and love cheese amongst other things. I like Tools, and I've co-written some books. I'm diabetic. I like studying Amharic and Zulu/Ndebele and listening to African Music as well as other more diverse music. I know Black Hair and can both braid and cornrow. I have a podcast. I hack on hardware and waste time. I do Open Source. I have a large forefive-head. I am good at Excel and keep my resume mostly up to date for no reason. We speak Sign Language to my son and my wife speaks Ndebele. I have a great family and have had great teachers and a fantastic wedding with a great Cake Topper. I don't sleep too much. I write a lot. I'm trying to raise $50,000 for Diabetes research.
Presentation: TweetKeynote: Microsoft, The Cloud and Open Source
Presentation: TweetProfessional Productivity - Part 2
Small talks of 15 minutes each.
Your First Look at the Dart Editor
Dart Editor is a lightweight, open-source editor for writing Dart applications. I will demonstrate how the editor helps you efficiently write modern web apps with Dart. After creating a Dart application we'll quickly navigate and search through Dart source, and accurately write code with refactoring and code completion tools. You'll also see how the editor connects to Dartium (Chromium with the Dart VM) for a fast development and debugging experience.
As information workers, we are asked to absorb even more information than ever before. More blogs, more documentation, more patterns, more layers of abstraction. Now Twitter and Facebook compete with Email and Texts for our attention, keeping us up-to-date on our friends dietary details and movie attendance second-by-second. Does all this information take a toll on your psyche or sharpen the saw? Is it a matter of finding the right tools and filters to capture what you need, or do you just need to unplug. Is ZEB (zero email bounce) a myth or are there substantive techniques for prioritizing your life on the web? Come see Scott’s famous “Scaling Yourself” talk, adapted to take only 15 minutes of your time!
Presentation: TweetASP.NET, HTML5 and the Mobile Web
Mobile traffic on the web is exploding. Are you ready? HTML5 can enable you to create mobile sites and applications VERY quickly. ASP.NET