Date for Desert Code Camp - 2010.1  Friday, May 14, 2010 8:00:00 AM - Friday, May 14, 2010 5:00:00 PM

Speaker List

remi

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Sessions

Track
AJAX / Javascript
Title
Developing Chrome Extensions
Abstract
If you are comfortable with HTML/CSS/JavaScript, you can start creating Chrome extensions right away! Firefox has great extensions. Safari is fast and stable. Google Chrome combines the two, giving you a fast and stable browser with awesome, easy to develop extensions. This session will be a walk through of creating your own Chrome extensions. We will take advantage of a number of HTML5 features such as localStorage and access to a full-blown offline SQL database.
Track
Ruby
Title
Test-driving Ruby web development
Abstract
Want to see a Ruby web application be test-driven? This is the session for you :) We'll create a simple, database-driven web application. At the end, we'll deploy it!

Brendon Birdoes

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Sessions

Track
WCF
Title
Building Modern Web Services with .Net 4.0
Abstract
There are a lot of great new capabilities in .Net 4.0 to help build web services. Along with capabilities introduced in .Net 3.0 with WCF, the amount of effort to produce quality web services has been significantly reduced. This session will utilize the .Net 4.0 platform and many of its capabilities to show how to build a modern web service following best practices and patterns.

Inactive User

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Sessions

Track
Silverlight
Title
MEF and Silverlight
Abstract
Intro to using MEF with Silverlight
Track
WPF
Title
MVVM and MEF for WPF in (WCF/RIA)
Abstract
using MVVM and MEF to build extensible enterprise applications with WCF / RIA and ADO Entity Framework.

Maria Elena Chávez Echeagaray

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Sessions

Track
Cocoa Development
Title
How to code for accelerometer and Core Location?
Abstract
In this session we will learn how to develop applications that use the accelerometer and core location features of the iPhone / iPad. These are two of the most amazing features in these devices, and use them in apps is really easy. Don’t worry if you are new in Apple development, this is a good pretext to learn more about Xcode, Objective-C and all the common programming stuff in Mac. We will start with a quick overview of Objective-C and the SDK architecture.
Track
Outside the Box
Title
Natural User Interfaces: Connecting Software with the Humanity.
Abstract
"Natural User Interface" (NUI) refers to a computer interaction methodology that focuses on human abilities such as touch, vision, voice, motion and higher cognitive functions such as expression, perception and recall. This NUIs includes technologies such as (a) Brain-Computer-Interfaces; the computer is able to understand what are you thinking. People talk about Web 5.0 as the telepathic web. A fairy tail? No! With $300 you can get the hardware and there is free software ready to work. (b) Emotion recognition; have you ever make gestures in front of your computer? Do you know that your face is able to do only 48 different expressions and those reflect your emotional state? Your next laptop could know if reading this text is interesting for you, or if you are getting sleepy. (c) Non-verbal communication; the human-communication is not only through words. That’s why there are different computer systems able to recognize gestures and poses. (d) Computer-vision; using fiducials markers that are attached onto physical objects as ids allow us to have a robust and fast system to provide the computer with vision. (e) Biofeedback; when you are performing any activity your have physical reactions that could be measured and define your emotional states.

Michael Collins

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Sessions

Track
ASP.NET
Title
Advanced ASP.NET MVC
Abstract
Are you building ASP.NET MVC solutions? Come learn how to take your application to the next level. In this session, we'll extend ASP.NET MVC to support localization and globalization, themes, SSL encryption, and mobile device support.
Track
Software Development
Title
Distributed Version Control Systems and You
Abstract
Distributed Version Control Systems (DVCS) are gaining rapid momentum for version control over traditional systems such as TFS or Subversion, and for good reason. In this session, we'll explore Git and Mercurial and compare them against traditional version control systems such as Subversion and Microsoft TFS. Come learn how a DVCS can improve your ability to build software systems and make you more efficient.
Track
Software Development
Title
Historical Debugging with Visual Studio 2010
Abstract
Developers spend a lot of time debugging programs, and each Visual Studio release brings new features to help us be successful. Visual Studio 2010 takes debugging to a new exciting level with IntelliTrace and historical debugging features. In this session, we'll explore and demonstrate how to use historical debugging to find hard-to-reproduce problems, improve QA defect reports, and make your software products better.
Track
.NET Development
Title
Real World Azure Tips & Tricks
Abstract
This session will cover some lessons learned from a real production deployment of a purely Azure based application. Topics will include: table storage, azure cdn, sql azure, worker and web roles, and deployment strategies.

Aaron Cure

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Sessions

Track
Outside the Box
Title
CNC for You & Me
Abstract
Ever wonder what Computer Numeric Control (CNC) or G-Code is all about? Ever wanted to control stepper motors, create a milling machine, or just move stuff around? Come check out what this exciting hobby is all about.
Track
Outside the Box
Title
Fire it Up - Laser Operations
Abstract
Sometimes we have to stop writing code start cutting stuff! This session will cover using a CO2 laser to cut and score multiple materials, with a live demonstration.

Alan Dayley

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Sessions

Track
Software Development
Title
Going Deeper Into Scrum, An Agile Journey
Abstract
Scrum is one of the more popular Agile frameworks. It provides a structure through which the team and company interacts and works to improve. Some companies and teams "do Scrum" but don't see the full benefits. Some have improved but stagnate as they seem to run out of new ways to improve. This session will BRIEFLY touch on the definition of Scrum to establish a baseline of understanding in the group, as needed. Then we will dive into ways to freshen the energy and find the small or hard places for improvement. The intent is to create a discussion where we can learn from each other about the hard parts and find the biggest rewards of using Scrum to BE Agile.
Track
Software Development
Title
The Agile Manifesto - What it means to the code and the coder
Abstract
(Great suggestion by someone! I've tweaked it to be more specific to what Agile means.) This session will be an introduction to the Agile Manifesto. - Who created it - The four points of the manifesto - The twelve principles - Why the code cares - Why you should care Agile is not a "methodology" but a definition of creative and collaborative culture that enhances work and results. There are a number of methodologies or frameworks that are classified as Agile, like eXtreme Programming (XP) or Scrum. They each must support the manifesto to be Agile. Let's discuss!

Donn Felker

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Sessions

Track
ASP.NET
Title
ASP.NET MVC2 with the Spark View Engine
Abstract
In this session the audience will be introduced to the Spark view engine. The Spark view engine is an alternative view engine for the ASP.NET MVC and MonoRail frameworks. The idea of Spark is to allow html to dominate the flow and to allow the code to fit seamlessly into it. We will delve into creating an ASP.NET MVC app with Spark, Visual Studio Intellisense integration, and finally wrap things up by unit testing a Spark view for acceptance testing. To actively participate in this session an understanding of ASP.NET MVC is advised.

Inactive User

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Sessions

Track
CSS
Title
Fluid CSS for the iPhone
Abstract
How to create fluid layouts that will look good on the iPhone and other modern, small-screen browsers. Learn how to retrofit your site mainly using CSS, so that it is far more usable on the iPhone.
Track
Drupal
Title
Theming
Abstract
Implementing and customizing for Drupal themers.

Rick G. Garibay

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Sessions

Track
Architecture
Title
Beyond the Whiteboard: Enforcing Conceptual Integrity with Visual Studio 2010
Abstract
Architecture and design decisions are made by teams every day. Whether subtle or significant, capturing these decisions in a low friction manner while making it seamless to reference is the key to ensuring that the conceptual integrity of a design survives beyond the whiteboard. Learn how to take advatange of model generation, UML 2.1 support and enforcement of separation of concerns by fully integrating these key artifacts with your application lifecycle management with Visual Studio 2010.
Track
Cloud
Title
Let the Good Guys in with Azure AppFabric Service Bus
Abstract
To realize their full potential, applications and services must be available. This subtle yet important requirement is further from reach than you may realize because entire careers have been dedicated to ensuring that the application or service running in your home or business is only accessible within the boundaries of your network infrastructure. NATs and firewalls are designed to keep the bad guys out of your home and business networks, but what if you want to let the good guys in? To truly take advantage of the benefits and potential of Software + Services, we must re-think our conventional approaches to connectivity. Come learn how Azure AppFabric Service Bus is changing the game to transcend network boundaries and expand the reach of your services and applications to the Internet and beyond.
Track
WCF
Title
New Features in WCF 4 that will Instantly Make you More Productive
Abstract
A look at the new simplified configuration options for getting your services up and running in no time, support for WS-Discovery which allows your services to be discovered by other clients and services, as well as basic routing capabilities that allow messages to be delivered to multiple recipients based on routing rules.

Javier Gonzalez-Sanchez

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Sessions

Track
Cocoa Development
Title
How to code for accelerometer and Core Location?
Abstract
In this session we will learn how to develop applications that use the accelerometer and core location features of the iPhone / iPad. These are two of the most amazing features in these devices, and use them in apps is really easy. Don’t worry if you are new in Apple development, this is a good pretext to learn more about Xcode, Objective-C and all the common programming stuff in Mac. We will start with a quick overview of Objective-C and the SDK architecture.
Track
Outside the Box
Title
Natural User Interfaces: Connecting Software with the Humanity.
Abstract
"Natural User Interface" (NUI) refers to a computer interaction methodology that focuses on human abilities such as touch, vision, voice, motion and higher cognitive functions such as expression, perception and recall. This NUIs includes technologies such as (a) Brain-Computer-Interfaces; the computer is able to understand what are you thinking. People talk about Web 5.0 as the telepathic web. A fairy tail? No! With $300 you can get the hardware and there is free software ready to work. (b) Emotion recognition; have you ever make gestures in front of your computer? Do you know that your face is able to do only 48 different expressions and those reflect your emotional state? Your next laptop could know if reading this text is interesting for you, or if you are getting sleepy. (c) Non-verbal communication; the human-communication is not only through words. That’s why there are different computer systems able to recognize gestures and poses. (d) Computer-vision; using fiducials markers that are attached onto physical objects as ids allow us to have a robust and fast system to provide the computer with vision. (e) Biofeedback; when you are performing any activity your have physical reactions that could be measured and define your emotional states.

Gary Hoffman

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Sessions

Track
.NET Development
Title
Software estimation
Abstract
In my experience, the two largest sources of project failure are bad requirements and bad estimates - not bad coding. If you get your estimate wrong, there may be no way to recover - your project failed before you wrote the first line of code - you just don't know it yet. So, if software estimates are so crucial, isn't it about time we learned how to do them?

Lisa Kachold

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Sessions

Track
Functional Programming
Title
PenTest Code Validation with MetaSploit
Abstract
MetaSploit Code Validation Since mid-December, the Metasploit team has been working non-stop towards version 3.4.0 of the Metasploit Framework. The final release is still scheduled for mid-May. More than 60 exploit modules and 40 auxiliary modules have been added since 3.3.3, with more to go before the final release. The framework today contains almost 550 exploits, 200 payloads, and 260 auxiliary modules that can be mixed and matched to do just about anything. This doesn't count the extensive Meterpreter payload or the library of scripts provided in the base installation. We will show some actual real world examples for Code Validation security testing using MetaSploit.

David Koontz

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Sessions

Track
Game Development
Title
Beginning Game Development With Unity
Abstract
If you've got a basic understanding of programming, come on down to see how that can be applied to the Unity game engine. We'll go from nothing to a working game during the session.

Kathy Marks

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Sessions

Track
CSS
Title
CSS for Layout
Abstract
You'll get the most out of this session if you're somewhat familiar with CSS and HTML. We'll cover more advanced CSS concepts. * Why use CSS for layout? * The almighty block * Margins and padding * Floats * Positioning * Alignment * Two-column layout * Three-column layout * Fixed vs. Fluid * Footers * Q&A
Track
Drupal
Title
Drupal for Beginners
Abstract
Recommended for beginners or people new to Drupal. We'll cover: * An overview of the Drupal open source project * Why Use Drupal? * "The Drupal Way": Jargon and best practices * CMS or platform?: How Drupal works * The Drupal community * Fifteen minutes to launch: Live site building demo * Q&A

Saul Mora

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Sessions

Track
Cocoa Development
Title
Beginning Objective C
Abstract
Have you wanted to dig into Objective C but were put off by the whole brackets thing? Is ObjC too low level for you? Is it too high level? Both? This session will have 0 slides, guaranteed. We're going to start in XCode, and walk through all the awesome (and not so awesome) parts of Objective C so you can get started with iPhone, iPad or Mac development!
Track
Cocoa Development
Title
iPad 101
Abstract
The iPad is teh new hawtness! Learn what you need to get started developing native apps for the iPad!

Inactive User

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Sessions

Track
ASP.NET
Title
Real-World Inversion of Control and Dependency Injection with WebForms (This Is Not a Drill)
Abstract
Inversion of Control is a most fundamental yet least understood concept of software development. In this presentation, we'll walk through several real-life examples of how an IoC container makes code more expressive, testable and maintainable. There are several excellent IoC containers for .NET. We will look into Spring.NET which injects dependencies into stubborn ASP.NET applications, HttpModules, HttpHandlers, WCF services, and more.

Jeff Nickoloff

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Sessions

Track
PHP
Title
Beginning PHP
Abstract
PHP is an ultra-flexible programming language making it an ideal "first language" for server-side web development. Learn the basics of PHP. Including variables, basic data structures, operators, control structures, loops, functions, interaction with HTTP and an object oriented PHP preview. Enable self learning with free online resources.
Track
PHP
Title
Intro to the Zend Framework
Abstract
Zend Framework: What is it for? What can it do? Should I be using this? Where do I start? Learn the answers to these questions and more. For everyone from the new-to-PHP developer trying to start on the right foot to the seasoned PHP developer who desires a more structured platform, conducive to rapid team development.
Track
PHP
Title
Object Oriented PHP
Abstract
An introduction to object oriented programming with PHP. Including: the value of OOP, class vs. object, function vs. method, variable vs. instance variable, visibility, inheritance, scope, and creating and using objects.

J. Michael Palermo IV

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Sessions

Track
ASP.NET
Title
Introduction to ASP.NET Web Forms MVP
Abstract
ASP.NET MVC might be the new kid on the block, but there are still a host of compelling advantages to ASP.NET Web Forms. The ASP.NET Web Forms MVP project is about bringing the love back to Web Forms through a renewed approach to using it - an approach that facilitates separation of concerns and testability whilst maintaining the rapid development that Web Forms was built to deliver.
Track
AJAX / Javascript
Title
Zero to Hero: Getting started with jQuery
Abstract
By now you have probably heard of jQuery, but you simply haven't had the chance to get started. This session is just for you. Learn how to QUICKLY add fantastic features to your web application using jQuery. You have procrastinated long enough... and thats OK. But do not miss this opportunity to become dangerous at the web's hottest javascript framework.

Robert Paveza

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Sessions

Track
.NET Development
Title
C# 4.0 Under the Hood
Abstract
Behind the scenes of Dynamic, no-PIA, and variance.

Ryan Plemons

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Sessions

Track
Silverlight
Title
Why Silverlight?
Abstract
Use-case analysis of why Silverlight is an excellent replacement for old WinForms and ASP.Net apps.

Inactive User

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Sessions

Track
.NET Development
Title
Implementing MEF
Abstract
Practical guidance to using the Managed Extensibility Framework. In this Session I will cover how Inversion of Control and Dependency injection work, as well as how they relate to MEF. Several Samples will shown be in C# and VB, Silverlight, WPF and ASP.Net.
Track
.NET Development
Title
Implementing Rx
Abstract
Practical Guidance to using the Reactive Framework (Rx). Rx will fundamentally change the way you think about coordinating and orchestrating asynchronous and event-based programming. Samples in C#, VB and JavaScript for Silverlight, WPF and ASP.Net

Rob Robbins

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Sessions

Track
AJAX / Javascript
Title
Beginning jQuery
Abstract
Introduction to jQuery
Track
AJAX / Javascript
Title
Generate HTML Markup with JavaScript
Abstract
Create and implement a custom JavaScript library with which to generate HTML markup programatically. Use cases will include stand alone use or with other libraries such as Ext and jquery. See http://robrobbins.info/?page_id=267 for more

Rob Rupprath

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Sessions

Track
Software Development
Title
Networking for Application Developers
Abstract
Today's applications are highly dependent upon network performance. Learn basic networking concepts, how packet loss, jitter, and latency can impact your application, the basics of QOS, and how to perform adequate testing for your application.

Chizuko Swanson

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Sessions

Track
Drupal
Title
Drupal for Beginners
Abstract
Recommended for beginners or people new to Drupal. We'll cover: * An overview of the Drupal open source project * Why Use Drupal? * "The Drupal Way": Jargon and best practices * CMS or platform?: How Drupal works * The Drupal community * Fifteen minutes to launch: Live site building demo * Q&A

Naum Trifanoff

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Sessions

Track
AJAX / Javascript
Title
jQueryUI
Abstract
Utilizing jQueryUI's css, styles and extensions to jQuery to create clean web application interfaces.

Mark Tucker

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Sessions

Track
Silverlight
Title
Windows Phone 7 Silverlight MVVM App the Test-Driven Way
Abstract
Using Test-Driven Development (TDD),the Silverlight Unit Testing Framework and the MVVM Light Toolkit create a Windows Phone 7 Silverlight application that follows the Model-View-ViewModel design pattern.

Dan Wahlin

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Sessions

Track
Silverlight
Title
Intro to Silverlight
Abstract
Intro to Silverlight for developers who have never used it
Track
Silverlight
Title
MVVM for Silverlight
Abstract
Go over best practices for MVVM for Silverlight.

Andrew Wilson

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Sessions

Track
.NET Development
Title
Migrating & Deploying Applications to Azure
Abstract
This session will cover the very basics of getting an existing .net application into the cloud, as well as some of the more advanced techniques of leveraging cloud technologies in your application. This will be a cradle to grave view of a realistic cloud migration and deployment.
Track
.NET Development
Title
Real World Azure Tips & Tricks
Abstract
This session will cover some lessons learned from a real production deployment of a purely Azure based application. Topics will include: table storage, azure cdn, sql azure, worker and web roles, and deployment strategies.
Track
ASP.NET
Title
Securing ASP.NET MVC (Part 1)
Abstract
This session will outline the built-in security mechanisms of asp.net MVC (and the .NET framework), as well as help fill in the gaps for further security concerns related to deploying a web application. This session will range from technical considerations to logical concerns in web applications. This session will assume that you know the basics of an MVC.net application.
Track
ASP.NET
Title
Securing ASP.NET MVC (Part 2)
Abstract
This is the second part of securing MVC.NET. The material is fairly lengthy, so in order to not rush through it I am splitting the session

Harold Wong

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Sessions

Track
Architecture
Title
Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V - Overview of Hyper-V and how to build a test / lab environment using Hyper-V
Abstract
Come get a quick overview of Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V. I will follow that up with key items that can help you build a test / lab environment for your development needs in an orderly and reusable fashion. I will share my "Best Practices" around images and how to manage them. If you bring an external USB hard drive, I will give you a VHD that contains a vanilla install of Windows Server 2008 R2 with the Hyper-V role enabled along with basic key services. You will need to activate the install using your key from MSDN.