Awarded as a 2014 Microsoft MVP

For the 5th year in a row, I've been awarded the Microsoft MVP award in ASP.NET! It has been a pleasure for me all these past years to help educate the developer community. Every engagement is more of a learning opportunity for me than those that I'm there to…

30 Days Facebook Ad Challenge Results

Back on February 19th, I kicked off a 30 Day Facebook Ad Challenge. The goal being what would happen if I spent $1 per day on Facebook ads to direct traffic where I wanted it to go. Thirty days have come and gone, so I think it's worth discussing the…

Speaking at Richmond .NET Users Group on THURSDAY

I've been horrible about blogging about when I'm going to be speaking next! Apologies! I'm going to be speaking at the next Richmond .NET Users Group meeting this coming Thursday (March 6th 2014). Register NOW I'm trying something new this time around, and presenting a topic I call "SignalR Level…

30 Day Facebook Ad Experiment - Week 1 Recap

It's been one week, almost to the minute since I launched my 30 Day Facebook Ads experiment. Instead of beating around the bush, here's a picture: YUP! One like! Woo hoo! Let's examine the numbers a little more closely. PCA (Potential Campaign Audience):520,000 people Campaign Reach (Actual):808…

Review: Brackets by Adobe

If you asked me two years ago what my primary dev environment was, I'd safely say Visual Studio. Even still, I consider it a Cadillac of development environments. As my needs shifted, I soon found myself in the ranks of a Sublime Text user. It's everything you want in a…

Running a Conference Like A Startup?

I've worked with a lot of different events. User groups, code camps, MADExpo (I'd link to it, but sadly the site went away a couple months ago), and others. They are always the same. If you build it, they will come. I really don't want that to sound negative, because…