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I just received an email that there are 72 sessions for this code camp and registrations should break 700. Several years ago, I spoke at this code camp in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and the numbers were very impressive.

I remember code camps being small and very intimate but the need for knowledge is there and many people come out for them in recent years.

I look forward to seeing the co-authors for the new DotNetNuke version 5 book. Darrell Hardy, Ryan Morgan, and Stan Schultes will be presenting at the code camp as well. Stan is a veteran speaker and travels a great deal across Florida and other states as well. I was grateful that he agreed to co-author the book even though I needed to twist his arm a little to get involved. Ryan is an ACE at skinning and modular development. He knows how to tear apart code, analyze it, modify it and speak and write about it so everyone understands. Darrell knows security issues and architecture and was helpful to me when I was writing my chapters for the book. Co-author and DNN Guru, Shaun Walker gave an Introduction to DotNetNuke in the book and talked about the direction of the company in the book.  Will Strohl. President of the Orlando DotNetNuke User Group will talk about widgets. Will was a tech editor for the book and gives a great presentation.

The book was a tough one to write because we were all writing about the pre-release version of DotNetNuke 5 and there were changes along the way with the software and consequently we needed to do some re-writing of our chapters as the software came closer to a final release. We had deadlines set forth by the Editor for Wrox but they worked with us if we had delays along the way.

I remember when the final product came out the day before Christmas and I was freaking out because of what I saw in the final release and what I needed to add to my chapters. Needless to say, we were stressed out along the way.

In any event, the book is at the printer and waiting for distribution to the masses. Wrox did a great job editing the chapters and we were grateful to the editors for making changes that would make the book better.

I look forward to my session on Saturday and hooking up with other DotNetNukers.

ps Wrox is discounting the book 40% if you attend the code camp. Not a bad deal!

Posted on Wednesday, February 4, 2009 7:36 AM DotNetNuke | Back to top

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