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My Sessions at NDC2011 and Upcoming Gigs at GOTO, SDC and LINDUG

It’s been a while since NDC2011 took place but I figured out I’ve never officially published the slides and videos from this incredible event. First and foremost, I’d like to thank Program Utvikling for having me as a speaker second year in a row – you guys ROCK! this year’s conference just strengthened my belief that NDC is the best .NET conference out there. So if you have one conference you wanna go to, this is, IMHO, your best pick.

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Anyway, I had two sessions this year – IronRuby FTW and Ruby on Rails vs. ASP.NET MVC:

IronRuby FTW!!!

Thanks for the attendees that chose my session over Scott Guthrie’s – very much appreciated! :)

Abstract:
Ruby has been a home for some great innovative frameworks like Ruby on Rails, Cucumber and Rake. In this session you will get familiar with the IronRuby language and its amazing ecosystem and you will learn to take advantage of it in everyday tasks like testing, building, enhancing current code and more. Come and see how IronRuby makes your development life better and happier!

Slides:

Videos: Dowload MP4

Ruby on Rails vs. ASP.NET MVC

I had lots of fun preparing for this session and doing it as well. Apart from my comparison, I ran a little scoreboard during the session and asked the audience a few times to vote for their favorite framework – ASP.NET MVC won by 1 vote! this is not a huge surprise – even though Ruby on Rails is still ahead in terms of community and external packages, the fundamentals of both frameworks are pretty solid at the moment and quite similar…

I did this session a year ago (with MVC 2.0) at Epicenter2010 and Ruby on Rails won 8 to 2… So this result is a very good sign that ASP.NET MVC is in the right direction – Good work Microsoft!

Abstract:
Last year was the year when two great web development frameworks arrive at the .NET world – ASP.NET MVC 3.0 and Ruby on Rails (via IronRuby). It is the time to get to know these frameworks and learn their advantages and disadvantages. In this session, Shay Friedman will walk you through the good, the bad and the ugly of both frameworks providing you points to consider when coming to choose one of them.

Slides:

Videos: Download MP4

Upcoming Gigs

In the next month I’m going to present four sessions in three different conferences and locations. If you’re around, come say hello.

GOTO Amsterdam – October 13-14 (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

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I’m going to run a single session – “ASP.NET MVC 3 Hidden Tips, Tricks and Hidden Gems”. You’ll also be able to find me on the conference party, the Meet the Speakers event and generally where they serve beer :)

Time and place: October 13th, 13:20-14:10, Foyer room.

Abstract:
The ASP.NET MVC framework has been around for more than two year now and has been constantly gaining popularity since then. However, despite that fact a lot of MVC developers are not aware of various hidden gems that can make their development experience much easier and nicer. In this session we will go through some of those which were added in the latest version – ASP.NET MVC 3.

ScanDev on Tour – October 18th (Stockholm, Sweden)

Very excited to come back to Sweden (too bad it’s not gonna be snowy, though :) ). On ScanDev on Tour I’m going to present two sessions – “ASP.NET MVC Hidden Tips, Tricks and Hidden Gems” and “Introduction to Ruby on Rails”:

Session: Introduction to Ruby on Rails
Time and place: 10:30 – 11:20, Web Room
Abstract:
The most famous Ruby–driven framework is, by far, Ruby on Rails. In the last few years this framework has been gaining popularity and now is a great time to get to know it. In this session, Shay Friedman will build an entire Web 2.0 site from scratch while using and explaining the key features of Ruby on Rails. Come and see what Ruby on Rails is all about and what's made it the success it is today.

Session: ASP.NET MVC Hidden Tips, Tricks and Hidden Gems
Time and place: 13:30 – 14:20, .NET Room
Abstract:
The ASP.NET MVC framework has been around for more than two year now and has been constantly gaining popularity ever since. However, despite that fact, a lot of MVC developers are not aware of various hidden gems that can make their development experience much easier and nicer. In this session we will go through some of those which were added in the latest version – ASP.NET MVC 3.

LINDUG – November 17th (Virtual)

LINDUG is the .NET group on LinkedIn. I’m going to run a LiveMeeting 90-minute session – “What?!? C# Could Do That?”.

Time and place: 12PM – 1:30PM (PT)
Abstract:
.NET 4 has brought us the DLR and C# 4 has brought us the dynamic keyword. With their powers combined, C# suddenly gets super powers!
In this session Shay Friedman will show you surprising and practical things you can do today with C#, the dynamic keyword and the DLR.
Registration (free): http://lidnug-shayfriedman.eventbrite.com/


All the best,
Shay.


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