Calvin Wong

The software development madness known as Code PaLOUsa happens next week, April 25th-27th, in Louisville, KY! We are proud to be an esteemed sponsor for the event again this year.

This year’s event is headlined by Richard Campbell and Carl Franklin from .NET Rocks!, and backed by 83 sessions. Topics range from in-depth explorations of Microsoft, Java, Ruby, and other platforms, to high-altitude development sessions, to role-specific sessions for analysts, testers, managers, and more.

If you still haven’t gotten your ticket, we have one left to give away here! Get in free, save the $250 for the ponies!

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Calvin WongDiscountASP.NET is proudly sponsoring the Kansas City Developer Conference (KCDC 2013)! The event will be held this year at the Kansas City Convention Center on May 3rd and 4th, with a pre-compiler on the 2nd.

Topics will cover…pretty much everything about software development. And it’s being held just steps away from the Power & Light District.

Breakfast and lunch will be served each day, and you’ll get free parking. Unfortunately, renting the KC Convention Center doesn’t come cheap, so admission is $100 this year. But you don’t have to worry about that… Well, at least two of you don’t, because we’re giving away two free tickets! Check out this Google+ post to get your free ticket.

(Hurry. We only have two. Go to that link now. If you read up to here, you’re probably already too late.)

OK, if you missed the giveaway, but are still planning to attend, here’s a promotional code for DiscountASP.NET customers to get 10% off their registration: DISCASP10

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This weekend, June 25-June 26, there are three great developer events being held and DiscountASP.NET will be on site at one of them.

The First developer event is the annual two day SoCal Code Camp extravaganza – San Diego edition.  The San Diego SoCal Code Camp will be held on Saturday (6/25) and Sunday (6/26) on the campus of UC San Diego.  The San Diego SoCal Code Camp is a free and is already packed with tons of sessions.  As always, the traditional Geek Dinner will also be held for the first 150 attendees at Cozymel’s.  Registration of the Geek Dinner will be done at the Code Camp.

Some of the DiscountASP.NET team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about our hosting services, give away some swag, and even provide special discounts!  This will be our first time attending the San Diego edition of the SoCal Code Camp and we are looking forward to it.

The San Diego SoCal Code Camp is free to attend but you must register at

If you happen to be in the Altanta, Georgia area, this Saturday is the 2011 Atlanta Code Camp, which will be held on the campus of Southern Polytechnic State University.  There are over 400 developers registered and over 50 sessions scheduled.  Sessions at the Atlanta Code Camp start at 9:30 and commence at 5pm.  After all the geek talk, you can then make your way to the after party at Dave & Busters.  There is no cost to attend the Atlanta Code Camp but registration is a must.

You can register at: 

If that still isn’t enough, the Lansing Day of .NET (LDODON) will be held this Saturday, June 25 at the Okemos MI office of TechSmith Corporation.  The last LDODON was held two years ago so the return is long overdue.  The LDODON is another free event and you will be provided with lunch, beverages, snacks, free swag and a BBQ cookout after all the sessions have completed.  Speaking of sessions, they will cover such topics as ASP.NET MVC, moving from Winforms to WPF, Windows 7 development, jQuery and more.  Registration for this even has unfortunately closed, however, developers are still invited to show up and attend the sessions, but lunch will not be guaranteed.

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Portland Code Camp Banner

ASP.NET Developers Between Sessions

For me, one of the better parts of working at DiscountASP.NET, outside of the cookies in the break room and the Alien Beef Jerky, is getting a chance to meet everyone at the conferences and Code Camps. Hearing everyone’s stories and answering questions about our services is always fun for me and of course the code camps are full of great information too. So you could guess how high I jumped (ok, I don’t really jump that much anymore, but I think you get the point) when the bosses asked me if I wanted to go to the Portland Code Camp this year.

I have to hand it to the organizers as the Portland Code Camp was a great experience. From the sessions to the Keynote by Scott Hanselman – it was loads of fun and great information. But it was everyone who came by our table that really made the event  great. We had people from every level of experience come by, newbies and students, old school developers who have hosted with DiscountASP.NET for years, and application developers who are excited to try our Team Foundation Server Hosting platform.

Scott Hanselman Speaking To ASP.NET Developers

Scott Hanselman Giving His Keynote

I hope everyone who attended the Portland Code Camp enjoyed it as much as I know we did. Like I mentioned before, these events are awesome to us, because getting to meet and chat with developers  is great. So if you happen to see us at any conference or code camp, please come by and say ‘Hi’.

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This Saturday, the yearly Portland Code Camp will be held at the Eliot Center in downtown Portland from 8am to 10pm PST and DiscountASP.NET will be on site with free swag giveaways and to answer any questions you may have about our shared .NET hosting services and about our new hosted Team Foundation Server solution.

As one of the highlights of the day long Portland Code Camp, Scott Hanselman will be giving the lunchtime keynote.  Scott will be discussing various technologies of the Microsoft Web Stack including ASP.NET MVC 3, MVC Scaffolding, Entity Framework, SQL CE 4, to name a few.  In addition to Scott’s lunchtime keynote, there are currently over 40 sessions scheduled for Saturday.

All registered attendees are also invited to attend the Saturday evening reception for great food and great brew courtesy of Widmer Brewery.  There will also be drawings for several prizes provided by the Portland Code Camp sponsors.

Admission to the Portland Code Camp is FREE, but seating is limited so if you plan on attending, you better register now if you haven’t already.   To register for the Portland Code Camp, please visit:

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The weekend is fast approaching and this weekend there are TWO, not one, but TWO fantastic code camps scheduled.

For those on east cost, specifically Florida, the Capital City .NET User Group of Florida is pleased to present the 6th Tallahassee Code Camp, this Saturday, October 23, 2010, from 8am to 5pm, at the Shores Building on the campus of Florida State University.   The Tallahassee Code Camp is a FREE one day event for developers to learn and network.

Currently there are over 200 registered attendees and over 40 seminars scheduled.  These seminars are for developers of all skill levels.  There will be seminars targeting those developers who are just “getting started” in development and there will be seminars for those seasoned veterans to discuss advanced programming techniques and architecture.

Don’t think that the Tallahassee Code Camp is only about seminars.  Free breakfast and Free lunch will be provided so there will be plenty of opportunities to network with other .NET developers.   There will also be a book swap so you are encouraged to bring your old tech books to swap out at the code camp.

For more information and to register for the Tallahassee Code Camp, please visit:

Secondly, for those on west coast, specifically the Southern California area, the two day Los Angeles Code Camp will be held this weekend, October 23 and 24, 2010, on the campus of the University of Southern California (Fight On Trojans!) and DiscountASP.NET will be in attendance.

The Los Angeles Code Camp is a rather large code camp as currently there are over 100 sessions scheduled.  You are encouraged to get there early (around 7:45am on Saturday), as the first 150 who check in will gain admittance to the Saturday Geek Dinner at Casey’s Bar & Grill in Downtown L.A.  In addition, there will be a huge raffle this year with over $270K of prizes and giveaways.  Because this year’s raffle is so large, there will be two raffle drawings instead of one.

As mentioned, DiscountASP.NET will be at the Code Camp, both days, live and in person.  We are there to support our local .NET community and answer any questions people have regarding our ASP.NET hosting services and our newest hosting product – Team Foundation Server 2010 Hosting

We encourage all .NET developers in the Southern California area to come out to the Los Angeles Code Camp and learn new skills, network with other .NET developers and meet DiscountASP.NET.  For more information and to register, please visit:

Mark Medina

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Tomorrow, the Pittsburgh .NET Users Group will be holding the Pittsburgh Code Camp at the University of Pittsburgh.  This one day FREE event helps promote software development throughout the Pittsburgh community and is a great learning experience for developers of all levels.

Currently, there are over 30 sessions scheduled that will cover a wide array of topics such as Silverlight/WPF, ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET, Windows 7 and more.   Like all code camps, there will be raffle giveaways and at the end of the Pittsburgh Code Camp, there is a happy hour so attendees will have a chance to network.

We here at DiscountASP.NET encourage all developers to support their local .NET User Groups and Code Camps.  If you live in the Pittsburgh area, then we recommend you stop by and check out the Pittsburgh Code Camp as it is FREE to attend but you do have to register.  For registration info please visit:

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The 6TH annual Jacksonville .NET Code Camp will be held this Saturday, August 28, 2010, at the University of North Florida.  If you are a frequent reader of our blog, then you will know that we have made a stronger effort to promote various code camps across the nation.   We are huge supporters of code camps because they allow .NET developers from different communities to network and most importantly learn about .NET development.  Another fantastic thing about code camps, THEY ARE FREE!

The Jacksonville .NET Code Camp is currently scheduled for over 35 sessions for .NET developers of all levels.  The sessions will range from informal “chalk talks”, hands on labs, to full featured presentations by Microsoft MVPs, Regional Directors and Authors.   The sessions are divided into the following 7 tracks: Application Server & Integration, Applications, Business Intelligence, Developer Tools, Languages & Frameworks, Development Practices, Web Platform, and Windows Phone 7.

In addition breakfast, snacks and lunch will be made available to all registered attendees and like all code camps, there will be tons of SWAG.  Last but not least, there will be an after-party at the Sneakers Sports Grille for all attendees.

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