Friday, October 5, 2012

PITDC–Session Resources

Hi folks! This is the place to find links to session resources from Prairie IT Pro & Dev Con 2012!

We’ll update this post with new links as we get them from the speakers. If there’s session content you’d like that isn’t listed, let me know and I can request it directly from the speaker.

(Almost) 8 Web Services in 75 Minutes (Chad McCallum and James Chambers)
(slides/code links are at the end of the blog post)

Open Data – A Paradigm Shift

Sencha Touch Dojo

Managing Virtual Machines with PowerShell

The Dark Side of Code Metrics

Advanced Patterns and Anti-Patterns

Beautiful Javascript with Coffeescript


Continuous Integration Evolved

Do This; No Do That – Building the Bridge Between Creative and Code

Multitaskers Anonymous

Using Live Graphs and Logs in your Production Environment

HTML5 The Parts You Care About

The Silence of Agile

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Attendee Survey Now Available!

Prairie Dev Con is built around the concept of a four-legged stool, with each leg representing attendees, speakers, sponsors, and organizers. It’s important to get feedback from all four to ensure that we’re continually improving the event and making it better every year!

We’ve posted a survey for attendees to provide feedback to us about the overall conference. If you attended the conference, please take some time to fill it out (its short, only a few questions).

If you have nice things to say about the conference, fantastic! We like to know what worked well so we keep doing them. If you have negative feedback, we welcome that too. The one ask is that if you do identify an aspect of the conference as less than satisfactory, please put comments in detailing what specifically it was.

You can access the survey by clicking here:

Thanks again to all the attendees for coming out to the conference. Without you, there would be no Prairie Dev Con!



Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Prairie IT Pro Day–Attendee Update!

For those attending the Prairie IT Pro Day tomorrow, I wanted to touch base on a few things.


Registration opens at 7 AM on Wednesday. We're located on the 2nd floor of the Delta Regina - enter through the main doors and take the escalators to the 2nd floor. Registration is outside the Umbria room. Here's a link to a map:


Breakfast will be served from 7AM - 8AM in the Umbria room.


The Delta Regina does offer free wi-fi internet.


There's one small change to the schedule: Brad Bird's "Modernizing the DataCenter talk will be moved to the 2:30 timeslot, and "How to Make Microsoft System Center 2012 Operations Manager Work for You" will move to the 9:45 timeslot. Also sessions listed in the Campania room will now be held in the Umbria room.
We'll have paper copies of the schedule available with all the updates.

I'm looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow, and as always please let me know if you have any other questions!



Donald Belcham Workshop Info

If you’re registered to attend the Donald Belcham post-con workshop, here’s the details for you!

The workshop will start at 8:00 AM and go until 5:00 PM. Feel free to bring your laptops if you'd like, but they aren't required (this is a lecture-based workshop).

The workshop will be in the Campania A room.

Also, I'm happy to announce that breakfast and lunch will be provided! Breakfast will be from 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM in the Umbria room on the 2nd floor of the Delta. Lunch will be from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM in the same room.

If you have any questions please let me or Donald know (he's cc'd on this email).

Thanks, see you tomorrow!