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Friday, May 5, 2006 Comments

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I haven't blogged for awhile (missed a month! -- wow, where does the time go?). I have been working various short-term gigs for several months now, typically flying onsite to a few locations, as well as one-three week assignments. I also spent a couple of days teaching a VB 2005 class at a company. Those are great opportunities, but sometimes you need to settle down a little in order to get some steady income again. I started a full-time contract in Boston this past week plus I am working a few other small projects.

I will be spending a little more time on the road over the next two weeks speaking at conferences. Here is my schedule:
  • May 6-7 - Code Camp 5, Waltham, Massachusetts - I have four talks I am doing: "Threat Modeling for Web Applications", "Reliable Applications with System.Transactions", "Build Queuing Database Applications with Service Broker", "Secure Data Applications" (This last one is new talk for me with a code-intensive demonstration of secure techniques to secure most kinds of data applications)
  • May 9-11 - DevTeach, Montreal - "Reliable Applications with System.Transactions", "Build Queuing Database Applications with Service Broker", Part of the "SQL Server Round Table"
  • May 17 - VSLive!, Orlando - "Leveraging .NET 2.0 Security Features" (Black-Belt session)
Regarding the upcoming TechEd 2006 in Boston, I found out yesterday the BoF I submitted was not picked (thanks to all who voted, though). I have been seeing quite a bit of discussion about issues with developing as non-admin on Vista, so this would have been a very interesting discussion, but it may be too early for this. I also found recently I was picked to be an expert again in the Connected Systems group at TechEd. That should be fun.

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