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BarCampNola 9

This is short notice but this weekend is BarCampNola 9!

BarCampNola is New Orleans’ premier community driven, self organizing, free, tech conference.

For more information, please visit the following links:


SQL Saturday Baton Rouge 2015

SQL Saturday Baton Rouge 2015 has opened registration! Please visit the website and sign up if you’re interested.

If you’re interested in development at all this is a must attend event. The sessions span all areas of development. As the site says:

Folks with the following skillsets are drawn to SQL Saturday Baton Rouge because of the professional networking, free training, and giveaways:

SQL Server Administrators
Business Intelligence Developers
Data Analysts
ETL Developers
C#/VB.NET Developers
Mobile Developers
Windows Server Admins
SharePoint Architects
SharePoint Developers
Network Administrators
Quality Assurance Analysts
IT Managers
Project Managers

They also have a call for speakers going on and I’m still trying to decide if I’m going to submit a session.

2012 Baton Rouge SQL Saturday & Tech Day

The information for this year’s Baton Rouge SQL Saturday & Tech Day came online this past week. It’s scheduled for August 4, 2012.

Free SQL Server, SharePoint and .NET training!  Chance to win great prizes!  What more could an IT Professional ask for?  If this sounds good to you, then don’t miss your opportunity to attend SQL Saturday #150 and TECH Day, the largest FREE training event in Louisiana dedicated exclusively to SQL Server, .NET, Development, SharePoint and Business Intelligence.   This is a COMMUNITY driven event!

For more information visit the official website at:

Project Changes

If you’ve looked at my Projects page recently, you may have noticed that there were a few changes.


The bad news first. I have removed docXtract. I found that Sandcastle and it’s supporting tools (most notably Sandcastle Help File Builder) have grown to a point that there is no need for another product.

Visual Studio Code Snippets

Now the good news. I’ve been working on a Logitech G11 keyboard which has 18 macro keys. I’ve been assigning code snippet macros to the keys and it has been increasing my productivity tremendously. I’ve also started writing my own code snippets. This new project is an online home for those snippets.