Upcoming Speaking Engagements

I'm giving a number of upcoming public presentations.  If any of the below topics interest you, feel free to attend.    micwic


Michigan Celebration of Women in Computing (MICWIC) - 4/3/2009-4/4/2009 


I will be speaking on an Industry Careers panel and giving lightning talks on some cool research from Microsoft (AutoCollage and PhotoSynth).  


Ann Arbor Cloud Camp - 4/9/2009


I will be speaking on "Developing your first Windows Azure cloud service".  In this session we take a tour of the capabilities of the Microsoft cloud platform by building and running a simple service using the platform SDK.  The sample service highlights some of the features of the platform including service management, storage, and an integrated developer experience.  This is a demo-heavy session.


Great Lakes Area .NET User Group (GANG) - 4/15/2009


I and Joe Engalan will be speaking on "Developing for the Microsoft Surface".  Learn how to write code for the Surface!  This session introduces the (not publically available) Surface SDK that forms the basis of the Windows 7 multi-touch programming model. In addition, learn about the unique attributes of Surface computing, dive into the core controls like ScatterView and vision-system tagging, and leverage your existing investments in Windows Presentation Foundation and Microsoft Visual Studio.


Central Ohio Day of .NET - 4/18/2009 CentralOhioDoDNLogo_small


I will be delivering an "Introduction to the Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO)".  VSTO is a .NET Smart Client technology that allows you to build managed code applications with .NET languages like VB.NET and C#, and have the functionality of those applications manifest in the rich user interfaces of Microsoft Office Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Outlook, and others from the Office stack.  We will walk through multiple demos to show just how easy it is to build powerful VSTO applications, demonstrating adding controls into Excel, adding functionality to the Office 2007 Ribbon UI, and adding custom task panes.


DevLink - 8/13/2009-8/15/2009 devlinkLogo


I'm presenting 3 talks, on VSTO, WPF, and Azure.  See the complete session list at http://www.devlink.net/Sessions/tabid/124/Default.aspx.