Monthly Archives: October 2012

October 24 – .NET Rocks! Live Show

Carl Franklin and Richard Campbell are on the road, and stopping tomorrow night in Nashville to record a podcast with Visual Studio and C++ expert Kate Gregory! Come be part of the live audience, geek out with fellow geeks, and enjoy free food, and drinks. Please RSVP.

Carl and Richard will each do a presentation around building modern applications on the Windows platform. Carl leans toward development and client-side technology and Richard leans toward DevOps and server-side technology. Afterwards, we will adjourn to a local pub to continue the conversation.

October 18 – Tommy Norman – Coding Dojo

Join us Thursday, October 18, 2012 for a great night of hands-on geek fun and learning. Free food and socializing starts at 6:00 PM, and the lab begins at 6:30 PM. Our meetings are held at 11 Lea Avenue, Nashville, TN (directions).

Chance to win a $100 Best Buy gift card! Holland Square Group is sponsoring this lab, and will be giving away a $100 gift card to one lucky attendee!

LAB: Coding Dojo

Want to be a Black Belt in .NET? Then you need to come to our Coding Dojo. What’s a Coding Dojo you ask? That is where we break up into teams and write small simple practice apps to sharpen our skills. Then we’ll swap teams and do it again. Then the teams will discuss what they learned. It is a great way to practice with your peers and discover new ways and approaches.

Bring your laptop with Visual Studio 2010 or 2012, or pair with someone who does! Please use this link if you need to download the free version of Visual Studio 2012 Express.

About Tommy Norman

Tommy Norman is a Senior Consultant with Holland Square Group leading their Agile Solutions group. For 15 years he has been helping clients build solutions using both Agile and traditional approaches as a Certified Scrum Master / Practitioner as well as a Microsoft ALM MVP. Tommy is a coordinator for the Nashville Agile User Group, one of the original founders of the devLink Technical Conference, a past president and board member of the Nashville .NET User Group, and a frequent speaker at both local and national events. He blogs about Agile, TFS, and .NET at and rambles about most everything on Twitter as @tommynorman. When not working he enjoys being at home with his family of 5, playing guitar, and music.