dotNetDave Rocks the San Diego .NET User Group

I will be speaking at the San Diego .NET User Group on Tuesday January 5th, 2015. Below is the session I will be presenting:

Röck Yoür Cöde 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 Code Shark™ programmer). All the tools that are either free or very affordable. Tool categories include Writing Better Code (easier, faster and correct the first time!), Code Helpers, Documentation (helper and creation), General Utilities and more. These tools are designed to impress your boss and get you home at a reasonable time. Packed full of demonstrations!

Please take my Coding Standards Survey before attending this session (you could win a free copy of my Rock Your Code DVD).

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

Check out the Coding Standards For The Real World webcast I did for SubMain.com.

 

Rock Your Code and Applications with dotNetDave @ St. Louis Days of .NET

Improving Code Quality… One Developer At A Time!

On November 12th, I will be doing my full-day workshop titled Rock Your Code and Applications with dotNetDave (click on this link to register) at the St. Louis Days of .NET.

This workshop will guide any level of programmer to greater productivity by providing the information needed to write consistent, maintainable, rock solid code.

Workshop Sections

  • This first section will start off by teaching common .NET coding standards (including a section to see how much that audience knows on the subject).
  • The second section will teach defensive programming so that you will greatly decrease the number of support tickets you receive from QA.
  • The third section will continue with defensive programming by introducing code contracts that will make it much easier to practice solid encapsulation techniques.
  • The final section will go over 10+ issues that I see all the time with modern applications.

Along the way of this workshop we will be reviewing code submitted by attendees to go over the good and possible issues. By the end of this workshop you will be on your way to writing rock solid code that will impress your boss and users.

Workshop Attendees Instructions

Thanks for signing up to attend the “Rock Your Code & Apps With dotNetDave” workshop! We are going to fix up and analyze your code. So bring your laptop with Visual Studio 2015 installed along with code you have written at home or from work (make sure you get permission). Preferably the code that really needs help!

Also, download and install the following before the workshop:

Copy the following to a text file, you will need it for one of the workshop lessons.

<system.diagnostics>

<sources>

<source name=”DefaultSource” switchName=”DefaultSwitch”>

<listeners>

<add name=”XmlWriter”/>

</listeners>

</source>

</sources>

<switches>

<add name=”DefaultSwitch” value=”Information”/>

</switches>

<sharedListeners>

<add name=”XmlWriter” type=”dotNetTips.Utility.Logging.XmlTraceListener, dotNetTips.Utility” initializeData=”c:\temp\sampleLogFile.xml” BackupFiles=”True” DaysToKeepFiles=”2″/>

</sharedListeners>

</system.diagnostics>

Much of this workshop is based on one of David’s latest books, David McCarter’s .NET Coding Standards that can be pre-purchased by go here: David McCarter’s .NET Coding Standards.

Please take my Coding Standards Survey before attending this session (you could win a free copy of my Rock Your Code DVD).

Check out the Coding Standards For The Real World webcast I did for SubMain.com.

Anyone seen with any item from my Code Camp store, will win some cool swag!

dotNetDave Rocks Silicon Valley Code Camp (2015)

I hope you will join me for Silicon Valley Code Camp in San Jose on October 3rd & 4th. Its the best and largest Code Camp in the world! Below is the session I will be giving.

Röck Yoür Technical Interview ™

Sunday at 1:15pm

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. Whether you are looking for a new position within your company or at a new company. This session 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!

New: Rocking Your Technical Interview with David McCarter interview on dotNetRocks!

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.
  • Stacy P. – An invaluable presentation for less experienced developers and a great review for senior developers that should know better.
  • Dennis M. – Great presentation, kept me awake and aware, things we often forget and ignore about preparations, you definitely covered that.

Please take the How Do You Find A Job survey before attending this session (you could win a free copy of my Rock Your Technical Interview DVD).

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

More Info

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

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

dotNetDave Rocks New York City Code Camp

For the first time, the dotNetDave Rock The Nation Tour hits New York City Code Camp on October 10th. If you are in the area, I hope to see you there. Here are the sessions I will be doing:

Röck Yoür Cöde With Defensive Programming

This is a companion session to the “Rock Your .NET Coding Standards” that takes writing better code to the next level. Do you enjoy receiving bug tickets from QA? Didn’t think you would, so this session will provide solid practices that I have been using for most of my programming career to check-in to source only rock solid code. You will learn my #1 mantra, along with 13 rules, that I use while writing code that allows me to write new code (features) and stay out of maintenance mode hell.

Please take my Coding Standards Survey before attending this session (you could win a free copy of my Rock Your Code DVD).

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

Check out the Coding Standards For The Real World webcast I did for SubMain.com.

Röck Yoür Apps With >= 10 Things You Probably Aren’t Doing

This session will go over 10+ things that I see developers not doing in their applications to make them robust, easily changed (feature, feature, future) and free from errors. What are they? Well you will need to attend this session to find out. You are guaranteed to learn a lot in this session!

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

More Info

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

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

dotNetDave Rocks Dog Food Con 2015

For the first time I will speaking at Dog Food Con on October 7th & 8th in Columbus, Ohio. If you are in the area, I hope to see you there. Here are the sessions I will be doing:

Röck Yoür .NET Coding Standards

The Code Isn't RightWith lots of new material for 2015, 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, code style, defensive programming and much, much more. Code tips are included to help you write better, error free applications. Lots of code examples in C# and VB.NET. This session is based off my latest book, David McCarter’s .NET Coding Standards.

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

Please take my Coding Standards Survey before attending this session (you could win a free copy of my Rock Your Code DVD).

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

Check out the Coding Standards For The Real World webcast I did for SubMain.com.

Röck Yoür Cöde 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 runtime checking, enable static contract verification, and documentation generation. We will also explore the new Smart Unit Tests in Visual Studio 2015 that works best with Code Contracts.

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

More Info

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

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