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Atlanta Code Camp 2016 - Where are the Women in Technology?

In the spirit of a Scrum Retrospective, I wanted to reflect on the completion of a recent community event in which I am involved. The 11th Annual Atlanta Code Camp was held recently (Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016) at Kennesaw State University. This is my fourth year of being involved with this event and it seems to get better every year. What Went Well By most accounts the weekend was a big success. We had more than 400 registrants, more than 350 attendees, and 45 sessions by 34 speakers. The session content ranged from cloud to mobile, spanned technology stacks, and even addressed career development topics. We had speakers from neighboring states, different regions of the United States, and speakers who...


Thoughts From Microsoft Ignite 2016

Thoughts After Microsoft Ignite 2016 Last week I attended Microsoft Ignite in Atlanta (Sept. 26-30, 2016). Aside from making my normal commute even worse (I am from Atlanta), this conference was incredible. It's been a while since I attended a Microsoft conference and I forgot just how much there is to absorb and attend at a conference this size. Since the conference covers more than just development topics (taking the place of TechEd, the SharePoint conference and others, this conference packed more than 138 pages of keynotes, sessions and breakouts. It was impossible to attend them all and try to network, but I wanted to capture some of my thoughts about the conference in general. SharePoint is Back! SharePoint is...