Movin’ On

After almost 5 years, today was my last day with Premiere Global Services. I’ve been working there since 2005 when it was Netspoke, and during that time have had the privilege of working with some really great people. My experiences there have had a  huge impact on how I approach my work, and as a result have grown considerably as a software developer these past few years.

So what’s next?

Starting Monday I’ll be joining Matrix Solutions as a Senior Software Engineer. It’s a much smaller company, where I’ll have a better chance of making a difference. I’m also looking forward to being a part of a co-located team again after 4 years of working remotely.

Overall, I’m excited for the change.

Pittsburgh .Net User Group Meeting - Bringing ALT.NET to the Masses With ASP.NET MVC

I’m going to be co-presenting with Jeremy Jarrell and Craig Oaks on March 9 at the Pittsburgh .Net User Group on the ideas behind ALT.Net and how to apply them to day to day work.

Click here for more information:

Hope to see you there.

Pittsburgh ALT.NET - Oct. 20 - SOLID Principles

We’re returning from our meeting hiatus once again for a meeting to talk about SOLID.

SOLID Principles - What is SOLID, Single Responsibility Principle and the Open/Closed Principle?

Tuesday October 20, 2009
5:30 PM
7:30 PM


Pittsburgh Technology Council
2000 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA

Topic Abstract

This will be the first part of a two part discussion concerning the SOLID principles.   This first session will discuss the ideas behind SOLID, as well as the Single Responsibility Principle and the Open/Closed Principle.

ReSharper for Visual Studio 2010 Preview Now Available

JetBrains has a preview release of ReSharper for Visual Studio 2010 available now for download.

From the site:

"ReSharper for Visual Studio 2010 (preview) - is an early build for those who are trying out Visual Studio 2010 and cannot live without ReSharper. It is neither 4.5.1 for VS10, nor 5.0 for VS10. It is intermediate result of our attempts to integrate with Visual Studio 2010 extensibility model, plus preliminary state of some of ReSharper v5 features (you will find some of them enabled). Complete roadmap for ReSharper v5 will be published soon."

Hey - it might be a preview but it is better than nothing!

Pittsburgh ALT.NET - May 19 - Inversion of Control With Castle Windsor

Pittsburgh ALT.NET is back again with another meeting for June. This month Jeremy Jarrell will be talking about the hows and whys of Inversion of Control and implementing those concepts with Castle Windsor. After the presentation we will have our usual open discussion.

Inversion of Control with Castle Windsor

Presented by Jeremy Jarrell
Friday June 19, 2009
&emdash 2pm


Pittsburgh Technology Council
2000 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA

Topic Abstract:

Jeremy Jarrell will be discussing the hows and the whys of Inversion of Control. This talk will focus on the ideas behind Inversion of Control, how to implement it using Dependency Injection, as well as the benefits that it can bring to your codebase. Jeremy will also introduce Castle Windsor as an Inversion of Control framework.

Note that lunch will not be provided, but a small diner is on the premises or you’re invited to bring your own brown bag.