Monthly Archives: April 2011

April 27, 2011 – Special Lecture “The ASP.NET MVC Whiplash Show”

Please join us at the MICROSOFT OFFICE in Franklin Wednesday (April 27) at 6 PM for a NashDotNet bonus meeting.

Topic: “The ASP.NET MVC Whiplash Show”
The Whiplash Show is a tag team survey of the coolest new goodies for .NET web developers (HTML5 for web development, package management with NuGet, the MVC 3 Tools Refresh).

Presenters: Brandon Satrom and Clark Sell

Brandon Satrom is a Developer Evangelist for Microsoft, based in Austin, TX. He has eleven years of industry experience, splitting his time evenly between consulting/service organizations and internal IT shops before joining Microsoft in June of 2010. A Software and Enterprise Architect, Brandon has worked on projects of all shapes for companies large and small, most recently using technologies such as WCF, WF and ASP.NET MVC with a healthy dose of OSS. Brandon loves writing and speaking, and has written articles for The Architecture Journal and MSDN Magazine. He lives in Austin with his wife and two sons, blogs about software architecture and development at and can be reached on Twitter at @BrandonSatrom.

Clark Sell. Name a role in the software industry, and Clark has probably played it. He started as a Y2K tester and has since worked as a developer, lead, “build monkey,” solutions architect and product manager. His professional sweet spot however, lies in designing and building software solutions that make life easier – there’s no chance for boredom and constant opportunities for growth. Clark is MCSD certified and received top Microsoft honors with the Circle of Excellence Award. He’s a graduate of Western Illinois University and before joining Microsoft in 2005, he served as a solutions architect at Allstate Insurance Company. As a senior developer evangelist and Visual Studio team system ranger, Clark brings a good dose of humor and a zest for life to the podium. You can hear Clark’s technical musings on “The Smackdown” at and The Thirsty Developer Podcast – or find him getting grease under his nails in the garage. Clark’s a muscle car fanatic who’s currently finishing a body-off restoration of his 1970 Chevrolet Camaro while driving his 1968 Camaro SS.

April 14, 2011 – Brian Prince “Deep into the backend of Microsoft’s Cloud Operating System”

Topic: “Deep into the backend of Microsoft’s Cloud Operating System”
“Microsoft has purchased one out of every three servers on the planet, and spent $2.5 billion dollars building their cloud datacenters. Brian will walk you through the deep innards of Windows Azure and how Microsoft’s cloud platform is built, and operated. We will look at the underlying operating systems, the hardware, and how the Windows Azure storage system can scale to 100TB of data in a single table.”

Speaker: Brian H. Prince
“Expect Brian to get (in his own words) “super excited” whenever he talks about technology, especially cloud computing, patterns, and practices. That’s a good thing, given that his job is to help customers strategically leverage Microsoft technologies and take their architecture to new heights. Before joining Microsoft in March 2008, Brian was senior director of technology strategy for a major Midwest partner and has over 13 years of expertise in information technology management. His consulting experience includes e-commerce, extranets and business technology for numerous industries, including real estate, financial services, health care, retail, and state government institutions. Brian also has exceptional proficiency in the Microsoft .NET framework, Service Oriented Architecture, building ESBs, and both smart client and web based applications. Brian’s the co-founder of the non-profit organization CodeMash (, runs the global Windows Azure Boot Camp program, and speaks at various regional and international technology events. Armed with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science and Physics from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, Brian is a zealous gamer with a special weakness for Fallout 3. Brian is the co-author of “Azure in Action”, published by Manning Press.”