Archive | Community RSS feed for this archive

Git to TFS Migration Experiment: Part 1

July 20, 2014

1 Comment

After doing a combo talk* with one of my earliest tech community heroes, Tim Rayburn, at the North Dallas .NET User Group a couple of weeks ago (what an honor =), I got an email from an attendee who had a business need to unify source control from various VCSs (like SCM) to TFS (yes, […]

Continue reading...

Improving myself: 21-week Check-in

August 25, 2013

5 Comments

I’ve been crazy-happy, and feel the urge to write about / reflect on some things that have happened, because I don’t want to forget this special time of growth & appreciation. I’m including a lot of pictures & links to make it seem(?) less verbose. April-July I’m grouping this four months together because that was […]

Continue reading...

WIT: My Opinion

July 27, 2013

4 Comments

This is a post I’ve started writing 7 different times. I’m not kidding. I have SEVEN different titles in my Live Writer drafts, ranging from “The Boy in the Ballet,” (which I started after attending my daughters’ dance recital, where I couldn’t stop staring in fascination at the 1 or 2 boys onstage amidst 15 […]

Continue reading...

That Conference: School Paper by My Daughter

June 10, 2013

1 Comment

My kids’ last day of school was Thursday. While going through the schoolwork they brought home, I came across this paper, written by my 4th grader at the beginning of the school year. It was so cute I had to share. If you want to see my version of ThatConference 2012, I blogged about it here. […]

Continue reading...

What’s Bothering Me About This Birthday

November 12, 2012

7 Comments

Skip to post-birthday update As the eve of this major birthday approaches, I’ve been doing a lot of soul-searching lately I’ve been having a hard time pinpointing what is bothering me so much about it. Yes, everyone knows how disturbing it is in our society for a woman to turn 40. Fortunately I was never […]

Continue reading...

ASP.NET Web API: Always Set Content-Type

September 5, 2012

4 Comments

I lost a few hours on my project one night last week because of this. Backstory I have been really enjoying my latest project using Asp.NET Web API & EF5. Although I’ve had a bit of a (mostly EF) learning curve, it’s gone swimmingly, and I’ve been blown away at the parsing magic performed by […]

Continue reading...

ThatConference 2012

August 17, 2012

7 Comments

Developer Parent As a working parent of two young children, it is not easy for me to attend conferences. Thankfully, I have an unbelievably supportive spouse, without which (as you know if you have kids & have voluntarily attended an OOT dev conf), the thought of attending a conference would not even be on the […]

Continue reading...

Programming & Barriers to Entry: More Thoughts

February 1, 2012

6 Comments

I’ve never seen a turnout at Dallas Hack Club like this past Tuesday night. What an awesome & diverse group of developers. Pairing languages included Ruby & C#, and even an F# & a (first time at Hack club) SmallTalk pairing. As fascinating as Hack Club Meetings always are, the different languages made the demos […]

Continue reading...

My Daughter’s First User Group Meeting

January 26, 2012

1 Comment

When I received this email yesterday from Todd Stone, who runs the Dallas .NET Micro User Group, I called my husband to ask for his support picking up our 5yo so I could take Katelyn, our 8yo, to this meeting: Agenda: Shawn Weisfeld will demo a robot he built with Robotics Studio and a Kinect […]

Continue reading...

My Week at //build/ Part 3

January 17, 2012

1 Comment

My apologies for this long-overdue wrap-up, but last quarter became really crazy. Not only did we move the family, but we got the very sad news that my father-in-law was in a fatal car accident & have been dealing with his affairs. Because a picture says a thousand words, I’ve posted my pictures from //build/ […]

Continue reading...