25. October 2006 23:46
I have received word from Doug Turnure that it has been decided to formally kick off .NET University at the Alabama Code Camp this weekend in Montgomery. .NET University is simply a community effort to provide a good technical overview of the upcoming .NET Framework 3.0 (formerly known as WinFX). It is completely free of charge.
Here is how it will work:
An introductory session will be presented for each pillar of technology within the .NET Framework 3.0. This includes Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), Windows Workflow (WF), and CardSpace. Everyone that registers for .NET University and attends each of the introductory sessions will receive a free t-shirt as well as a certificate of completion.
I will be presenting the session for the introduction to WCF.
If you aren't familiar with these technologies and want to get an idea of their potential, this will be an excellent opportunity to do so...especially since the release of .NET 3.0 is quickly approaching. And remember...it doesn't cost you a penny to attend!
All of those planning to attend Code Camp and want to participate in the .NET University program can register here. If you want to receive the t-shirt and certificate, you must register separately for .NET University (in addition to the Code Camp registration). I have been told that it will be possible to register at the same time you check-in for Code Camp. However, it would significantly expedite the process if you take a moment to register in advance. I am not sure whether a registration limit will be imposed, but it wouldn't surprise me due to restrictions on seating capactiy. To be on the safe side, register now if you definitely plan on attending.
Please note this is completely optional for Code Camp attendees. You are not required to participate in .NET University in order to attend the Code Camp. There will be numerous sessions running all day on a variety of topics. If you aren't interested in .NET 3.0, I am sure you will find something else to catch your attention.
See you at the camp!