With the summer months fast approaching, Magenic’s Software Superheroes continue to fly into action. This summer, they will be soaring to multiple events to provide the type of mentorship expected from a leader in the custom software community.
Rockford Lhotka: CSLA .NET Creator, CTO, Microsoft Regional Director & MVP
Rocky made a presentation at the Twin Cities Code Camp in April covering CSLA 4 version 4.5 to build Windows 8 Metro style applications. He gave a similar talk when he attended the Twin Cities Windows 8 user group, also in April. Recently, Rocky wrapped up a Code Mastery event in Boston and is already getting the ball rolling on Code Mastery in San Francisco in June. Additionally, he was on-hand in May to speak at Visual Studio Live! (VS Live!) in New York.
Rocky has been keeping up with his blog as well. Some of Rocky’s recent posts include Set rich text into RichTextBlock control, Using the MVVM pattern requires a framework, and Should I learn Silverlight? Objective C? HTML5?
With the release candidate of Windows 8 expected to arrive from Microsoft in early June, Rocky’s working hard to have a beta release of CSLA 4 version 4.5 ready to go at that time.
Ted Krueger: Senior Consultant, Microsoft MVP (SQL Server Stack)
After months of hard work, Ted has finally seen the release of Expert Performance Indexing for SQL Server 2012. Following that accomplishment, Ted helped organize and spoke at SQL Saturday in Chicago. Additionally, he served as host for a SQLFriends Lunch in the middle of May.
As usual, Ted has been putting a lot of time into his writing. He’s had two very popular pieces covering SQL Server 2012’s Columnstore Indexing feature. Columnstore Index – Index Statistics and Columnstore Index Basics have both been getting a lot of attention. Some other great posts include Mentoring – As I See It, Using EXECUTE AS OWNER, and Knowing SQL Server and where it lives – T-SQL Tuesday. To see all of Ted’s posts, check out his page on the technical community website, LessThanDot.
Upcoming, Ted plans on continuing his mentoring efforts, much like the SQLFriends event. He’s also already looking to start another book. And to no one’s surprise, it will be related to SQL Server.
Sergey Barskiy: Principal Consultant, Microsoft MVP (Data Platform)
Back in March, Sergey was one of the speakers at VS Live! in Las Vegas. In May, he was one of the key organizers of the Atlanta Code Camp, which he also spoke at. In June, Sergey is going to be sharing his expertise at CodeStock, and again at DevLink in August.
Sergey’s been doing a bit of writing himself, frequently updating his blog. Some of his key posts have been Dealing with Direct Object References in ASP MVC, Validating Dependent Fields in ASP.NET MVC, and Windows 8 Metro Applications and the Azure (follow-up here). To peruse all of Sergey’s posts, you can find them on his website.
Steve Hughes: Principal Architect (SQL Server Stack)
Steve was in attendance at Madison’s SQL Saturday in April, where he talked about SQL Server Analysis Services Performance Tuning and new window functions in SQL Server. He followed that up by speaking at Code Mastery in Boston covering the new tabular model in SSAS. Upcoming, Steve will be a part of a SQL Server/Oracle Virtual Chapter meeting. He will present on Window Functions in Oracle and SQL Server.
Steve has been doing a bit of writing of his own in recent times. In fact, he kicked off a new blog series on Oracle Tips for MSBI Devs. Additionally, he’s made some recent additions to his XMLA series as well.
Keep your eye on sky this summer and you may catch our Software Superheroes shooting into action. Whether it’s a speaking engagement or a blog post, these protectors of good technology will continue to spread their expertise wherever they’re needed.