Sara Ford Presenting in Birmingham on 8/25

11. August 2008 22:04

There will be a special presentation by Sara Ford on Monday, August 25th about Visual Studio IDE Tips and Tricks.  For those of you that don’t know, Sara Ford maintains the popular blog Visual Studio Tip of the Day and works on the CodePlex team.  She will be passing through the Birmingham, AL area after the DevLink event and has graciously agreed to drop by and give a talk to the area.  It will be held at the Southern Living Auditorium on the Southern Progress Campus located at 2100 Lakeshore Drive.  Here is a link to the event registration with complete details:

Those of you that know me are already aware how I am a big advocate of time savers in the IDE.  This will be a great opportunity to learn a few things to add to your bag of tricks for getting things done in Visual Studio.  I hope to see you there!

Here is the abstract for the presentation:

Performance improvements begin by speeding up the simple task you do every minute of every hour of every day you use Visual Studio.  Just like a coin jar where you place your spare change,  you’ll see the time you save add up into the days, weeks, and into the months.  This talk provides the best of the best, 21 tips that can be used in any language, which stretched across your 3 primary activities in the IDE: coding, customizing, and debugging.

Sara Ford is the program manager for CodePlex, Microsoft’s open source project hosting site. Prior to CodePlex, she worked on the Visual Studio team for six years, where she continues to run the Visual Studio Tip of the Day on her blog. Her life-long goal is to become a 97 year old weightlifter, so she can be featured on the local news.

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