The upcoming release of Windows 8 (Win8) has the Microsoft world (and everyone in it) in a frenzy. While the Win8 news is exciting for Magenic’s thought leaders, being frenzied is hardly anything new. That’s because they always take it upon themselves to share their expertise with their peers in the technological world. With the depth of their experience, that’s no easy feat. Here’s a look at how they’ve been spending their summers and what they have on the docket coming up:
Rockford Lhotka CSLA .NET Creator, CTO, Microsoft Regional Director & MVP
As creator and all-around master of CSLA, a lot of Rocky’s time has been consumed by working on CSLA 4 version 4.5 in an effort to simultaneously release it with Win8’s rollout. At the start of August, Rocky spoke at Visual Studio Live! (VS Live) in Redmond, WA covering several topics including .NET 4.5, Win8 app development, and TFS 2012. You can also catch Rocky in an episode of Channel 9’s Visual Studio Toolbox where he further discusses CSLA and Win8.
In the near future, look for Rocky to appear in a .NET Rocks episode. In December, he is also set to appear at VS Live in Orlando – a larger “Live 360” event that includes SharePoint, SQL/BI, and Cloud. There are still early registration discounts, so don’t hesitate to sign up!
Jason Bock Principal Consultant, Microsoft MVP (C#)
Jason’s been a machine at making public appearances lately and is showing no signs of slowing down. A few weeks ago, Jason held two talks at thatConference. He also made it out to VS Live with Rocky at the start of August. At VS Live, Jason had one presentation on managing the .NET compiler, and another on what’s new in .NET 4.5.
Upcoming, Jason will be a part of Twin Cities Code Camp 13 on October 6-7. He is also working on finishing his book, Metaprogramming in .NET, which is expected to be in print by the end of the year.
Ted Krueger Senior Consultant, Microsoft MVP (SQL Server Stack)
The always active Ted Krueger certainly kept up his pace this summer. In July, he made a pair of presentations at SQL Saturday in Indianapolis; one on SSIS: DBA Multiplier and another on consulting. In August, Magenic hosted a “BI Summit” in Chicago, and Ted was one of the key contributors along with fellow Magenicons Steve Hughes and Aaron Lowe. The first-time event was a success and very well-received.
Ted’s also spent a lot of time writing. After having his book published in July, he continued by whipping out several blog posts on LessThanDot. Some of the more popular posts include Merge Replication Baseline Collector, Index Seek on LOB Columns, and Migrating Replication Subscribing Databases. To see all of Ted’s posts, check out his LessThanDot page. He also wrote an article for SQL Server Pro Magazine which should be released in the near future.
Upcoming, Ted will be presenting at Code Mastery in Chicago on September 12 before heading to SQL Saturday in Minneapolis on the 29th. At SQL Saturday, he’ll be giving an all-day pre-conference training session on query tuning for developers and DBAs, presenting on merge replication and providing a consulting session. A little further down the road in November, Ted will be a part of the PASS Summit as well.
Sergey Barskiy Principal Consultant, Microsoft MVP (Data Platform)
The hot Atlanta heat hasn’t slowed down Sergey this summer. In fact, he’s been beating the heat and sharing his knowledge all over the southeastern U.S. In June, he spoke on Entity Framework and Working with Data in Win8 apps at Code Stock in Tennessee. He continued the Win8 apps theme when he appeared at Atlanta .NET Users Group in July. In August, Sergey made his way to DevLink to make a presentation as well. Coming up in September, Sergey will be speaking at Integration Architects Users Group in Atlanta.
Much like his fellow thought leaders, Sergey’s been doing his fair share of writing lately. For a training company, he’s working on an Entity Framework online course that he expects to complete by the end of September. He’s also been very active in submitting to his own blog, DotNetSpeak. Some key posts include, “Working with GridView Control in WinRT App,” “Running Crystal Reports on Windows Azure,” and “Uploading Directory to Azure Blob Storage.”
Steve Hughes Principal Architect (SQL Server Stack)
It’s been a busy summer for Steve with a lot of writing and public appearances of his own. In July, Steve presented at the Minnesota SQL Server User Group covering OData. To read about Steve’s presentation, you can check out his blog post that recaps it. On top of that, Steve made his way to Chicago for the BI Summit. Much like the SQL Server User Group, Steve once again blogged about what transpired.
That wasn’t the only blogging Steve was doing either. In preparation of Excel 2013, Steve took the time to cover the impact it will have for BI users. He also completed some posts for his personal blog, Data on Wheels. Some of his newer posts include “Upcoming BI and Data Events with Magenic in Fall 2012” and “meme15: Why I Like My Job.”
Coming up, Steve will be appearing at Code Mastery in Chicago and Minneapolis (in September and October, respectively) as well as SQL Saturday in Minneapolis at the end of September.