A month ago we started accepting applications from non-profits that would like our help at the 2nd annual SoMDGC and I am pleased to report that we currently have 5 applications. This is about where we were last year so I am not stress to much about it. The really exciting part is that we have 10 (not including the planning committee) volunteers that have signed up and I have not even, formally, announced that we are looking for volunteers. I'll have to send an email blast to everyone that participated last year that we are formally looking. I have been get some great input from last years volunteers and even been given contact information for sponsorships. This information is going to make this years event, bigger and better then last years. I know that we are 6 months away from this event, but now is the time to start thinking about it. If you would like to donate your time for worthy causes try and find a givecamp in your local community. I know that Microsoft is working w
A few months ago I was part of a Twitter debate over certifications (ie: Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS), Microsoft Certified IT Professional MCITP), or Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)) I argued that these Certifications were extremely valuable to an individual starting out or right out of college, but someone with 10 plus years should not have to get the cert. I am not going to retracted that statement, but I am going to start studying for my Certification. I broke down and purchased the MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-536): Microsoft® .NET Framework Application Development Foundation, Second edition . Many of the items are refreshers and they should be. By the end of this year I’ll have purchased the second book and hopefully have past my first test – I don’t do well on tests, never have. So why the change in heart. As I stated earlier, I don’t believe that you need that certification if you have 10 plus years in development – when it come to the work envi
So today all I needed to do was 45 second plank. I did it and my shoulder still hurts. I think tomorrow is going to be a little more difficult, we move up to 1 minute plank and 7 push-ups. Just remember, you have to start somewhere…and this is my start.