dotNetDave Rocks SQL Saturday #289 (Orange County)

The dotNetDave Rocks The Nation Tour will stop in southern California at the SQL Saturday on April 26th. Lets Rock the OC! If you live in the area you need to attend the following session:

Rock Your Technical Interview™

Have you ever not gotten a job because you weren’t prepared for the interview? Would you like a big raise? Do you need motivation to rock your career? I’ve interviewed 100′s of software developers and will share my knowledge on how to survive, what we look for and even divulge some of the secrets we use during the process. This session (62.5% new material for 2014) will include crazy and strange interview stories from engineers just like you! This session includes tips to get you started, working with recruiters, getting prepared, the technical interview and more. You will also learn what is the #1 question you need to ask during an interview, it’s a game changer! Sit close and you just might catch a custom dotNetDave guitar pick or Rock The Nation postcard. Some of some of them will win you free software!

Here’s What People Are Saying About This Session

  • Chris S. – I wanted to thank you for your DVD on Technical Interviews. I attended your presentation at Desert Code Camp in 2012 and purchased the DVD. Your guidance on how to handle technical and even non-technical questions gave me great support and confidence going into a round of interviews I had. That confidence translated into performance, as I was able to receive attractive offers from multiple companies, and I was able to make an important move that has been a life-altering, exciting change for me.
  • Bill W. – Good information! I had forgotten to study the technical questions, did that this morning and I felt I aced my technical interview just now =) Thanks Dave!
    • GO now!!! Dave is why I have the best job I have ever had!!!
  • Daniel I. – Great presentation because you made me realize that I’m not doing enough to better my career! You struck a chord when you said we should keep our resume up-to-date and on-hand at all times. Thanks for helping me realize something I should have been doing a long time ago. Your DVD is very helpful. The fact that you have hiring managers and recruiters giving interviewing tips is great. I’m glad I bought it!
  • Ken – Thanks for the great presentations – really enjoyed all your presentations at the code camp, learned a lot about interviewing and gained a lot of insight into how recruiting process works.

You can purchase the DVD for these sessions (AbleForce) for only $15 or purchase online by clicking here.

Shop the "Rock The Nation Tour" store by clicking here. Anyone seen 
wearing a t-shirt from the store will win some geeky swag!

More Info

All slides and videos can be found here: http://www.slideshare.net/dotNetDave and on YouTube.

Wear your favorite concert t-shirt to my sessions and be in the running to win free software!

Real World API Design Using Entity Framework Services

In this session I will show you how I used the Entity Framework Services to design and create an API servicing layer to expose back-end data to partners. We will dive into using the Entity Framework (data layer), WCF Data Services (service layer), T4 templates (business entities), WCF Message Inspectors (security) and more.

Coding Standards in the Real World Webinar

Tuesday, March 25 at 10:00 AM PDT

Join David McCarter and Serge Baranovsky as they discuss a tried and tested successful approach that will enable your team to implement and use an agreed coding standard with the least amount of conflict. In this webcast they will discuss:

  • Benefits of coding standards
  • Examples of good and bad coding practices
  • Challenges of implementing coding standards and why so many teams fail
  • Seven step approach for successful implementation
  • Your coding standards checklist
  • How CodeIt.Right helps

 

If this time isn’t convenient for you, register and we will send you the recording afterwards.

Click here to register (FREE)

dotNetDave Rocks Desert Code Camp

The dotNetDave Rocks The Nation Tour will stop in Phoenix, AZ at the Desert Code Camp on April 5th. Lets Rock Phoenix! If you live in the area you need to attend the following sessions:

Rock Your .NET Coding Standards™

With lots of new material for 2014 (126.190%), this session will guide any level of programmer to greater productivity by providing the information needed to write consistent, maintainable code. Learn about common coding mistakes, defensive programming, writing better types and much, much more. Code tips are included to help you write better, error free applications. You will also find out what ‘Progniant’ is. This session is based on my latest book, David McCarter’s .NET Coding Standards. Sit close and you just might catch a custom dotNetDave guitar pick or Rock The Nation postcard. Some of some of them will win you free software!

We will be playing a game during the session where you can win fabulous prizes!

Please take the Coding Standards survey before attending these sessions (you could win a free copy of my Rock Your Code DVD).

Rock Your Code With Visual Studio Add-ins™

This session will focus on my must have Visual Studio add-ins and other tools that makes programming faster and easier (and makes you look like a rock star programmer). All the tools that are either free or very affordable. Tool categories include add-ins for debugging and profiling and more. These tools are designed to impress your boss and get you home at a reasonable time. This session is packed full of demonstrations! Sit close and you just might catch a custom dotNetDave guitar pick or Rock The Nation postcard. Some of some of them will win you free software!

A few of the demos from this session are already online: – https://google.com/+SubMainSoftware

Rock Your Code Using Code Contracts™

This session will introduce developers to the new powerful new feature that is part of the .NET 4.5 framework called Code Contracts. Code Contracts brings the advantages of design-by-contract programming to .NET programming. Contracts are used to improve testing via run-time checking, enable static contract verification, and documentation generation. Sit close and you just might catch a custom dotNetDave guitar pick. Sit close and you just might catch a custom dotNetDave guitar pick or Rock The Nation postcard. Some of some of them will win you free software!

You can purchase a DVD for this session (sponsored by ComponentOne) for only $15 (credit cards accepted) or purchase online by clicking here.

You can purchase at any session DVDs for these sessions (sponsored by ComponentOne & AbleForce) for only $15 or both for $25 (credit cards accepted) or purchase online by clicking here.

Shop the "Rock The Nation Tour" store by clicking here. Anyone seen 
wearing a t-shirt from the store will win some geeky swag!

More Info

All slides and videos can be found here: http://www.slideshare.net/dotNetDave and on YouTube.

Wear your favorite concert t-shirt to my sessions and be in the running to win free software!

dotNetDave Rocks the Nebraska Code Camp

For the first time, the dotNetDave Rocks The Nation Tour will stop in Nebraska at the Code Camp on March 28th – 29th. Lets Rock Lincoln! If you live in the area you need to attend the following sessions:

Rock Your Technical Interview Workshop™

  • During this four-hour session we will be doing mock interviews and more!
  • Please bring your current resume to this workshop and dress (and bring anything else) for your dream job interview.
  • Please take the How Do You Find A Job survey before the workshop (you could win a free copy of my Rock Your Interview DVD).

Have you ever not gotten a job because you weren’t prepared for the interview? Would you like a big raise? Do you need motivation to rock your career? I’ve interviewed 100′s of software developers and will share my knowledge on how to survive, what we look for and even divulge some of the secrets we use during the process. This session (62.5% new material for 2014) will include crazy and strange interview stories from engineers just like you! This session includes tips to get you started, working with recruiters, getting prepared, the technical interview and more. You will also learn what is the #1 question you need to ask during an interview, it’s a game changer! Sit close and you just might catch a custom dotNetDave guitar pick or Rock The Nation postcard. Some of some of them will win you free software!

Here’s What People Are Saying About This Session

  • Chris S. – I wanted to thank you for your DVD on Technical Interviews. I attended your presentation at Desert Code Camp in 2012 and purchased the DVD. Your guidance on how to handle technical and even non-technical questions gave me great support and confidence going into a round of interviews I had. That confidence translated into performance, as I was able to receive attractive offers from multiple companies, and I was able to make an important move that has been a life-altering, exciting change for me.
  • Bill W. – Good information! I had forgotten to study the technical questions, did that this morning and I felt I aced my technical interview just now =) Thanks Dave!
    • GO now!!! Dave is why I have the best job I have ever had!!!
  • Daniel I. – Great presentation because you made me realize that I’m not doing enough to better my career! You struck a chord when you said we should keep our resume up-to-date and on-hand at all times. Thanks for helping me realize something I should have been doing a long time ago. Your DVD is very helpful. The fact that you have hiring managers and recruiters giving interviewing tips is great. I’m glad I bought it!
  • Ken – Thanks for the great presentations – really enjoyed all your presentations at the code camp, learned a lot about interviewing and gained a lot of insight into how recruiting process works.

Rock Your .NET Coding Standards™

With lots of new material for 2014 (126.190%), this session will guide any level of programmer to greater productivity by providing the information needed to write consistent, maintainable code. Learn about common coding mistakes, defensive programming, writing better types and much, much more. Code tips are included to help you write better, error free applications. You will also find out what ‘Progniant’ is. This session is based on my latest book, David McCarter’s .NET Coding Standards. Sit close and you just might catch a custom dotNetDave guitar pick or Rock The Nation postcard. Some of some of them will win you free software!

We will be playing a game during the session where you can win fabulous prizes!

Please take the Coding Standards survey before attending these sessions (you could win a free copy of my Rock Your Code DVD).

Rock Your Code With Visual Studio Add-ins™

This session will focus on my must have Visual Studio add-ins and other tools that makes programming faster and easier (and makes you look like a rock star programmer). All the tools that are either free or very affordable. Tool categories include add-ins for debugging and profiling and more. These tools are designed to impress your boss and get you home at a reasonable time. This session is packed full of demonstrations! Sit close and you just might catch a custom dotNetDave guitar pick or Rock The Nation postcard. Some of some of them will win you free software!

A few of the demos from this session are already online: – https://google.com/+SubMainSoftware

You can purchase a DVD for this session (sponsored by ComponentOne) for only $15 (credit cards accepted) or purchase online by clicking here.

You can purchase at any session DVDs for these sessions (sponsored by ComponentOne & AbleForce) for only $15 or both for $25 (credit cards accepted) or purchase online by clicking here.

Shop the "Rock The Nation Tour" store by clicking here. Anyone seen 
wearing a t-shirt from the store will win some geeky swag!

More Info

All slides and videos can be found here: http://www.slideshare.net/dotNetDave and on YouTube.

My speaker spotlight.

Wear your favorite concert t-shirt to my sessions and be in the running to win free software!