Will "the Mighty" Strohl

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My name is Will Strohl. I'm a former employee of DNN Corp., a leader, personal branding expert, technologist, gamer, and more...


First CMS User Group Meeting in London

London DotNetNuke User Group

It may surprise you to hear that in such a populated region such as London to hear that there has never been a DotNetNuke user group there.  That’s right!  There isn’t an area in the United Kingdom that is considered to be more metropolitan.  It’s also considered to be a leading global city in numerous areas such as arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, research and development, and more.  Yet DNN hasn’t reached their techie scene.  That’s changing!  The very first user group meeting that focuses on DNN will be held there in just a couple of short weeks.


Catch a DotNetNuke User Group Meeting in New York

DotNetNuke User Group Presentation in New York

This blog post isn’t about another one of my presentations.  Actually, I just wanted to let you know about a .Net user group that is having a DotNetNuke presentation given in the New York area on October 4, 2012.  DNN is rampant across the east coast of the US, but it’s not often I hear about a DNN presentation in the New York area.


Session Resources from Tampa, West Palm Beach, and Southwest Florida Code Camp 2012

Will Strohl presenting at FLA.Net West Palm Beach User Group

If you weren’t aware, I just visited a few events in Florida to spread the word about DotNetNuke and DNN World 2012.  The events included Tampa#, FLA.Net West Palm Beach .Net, and the Southwest Florida Code Camp.  These events were all very cool.  The organizers did an outstanding job amidst a pending tropical storm and a hurricane, illness, and the always challenging logistics of a code camp.  There were 5 sessions in all, and in each of them, I promised resources from the session.  The wait is over…  Here are the resources from the sessions.


Speaking at Southwest Florida Code Camp 2012

Southwest Florida Code Camp 2012

I’ve been to and spoken at every code camp in the state of Florida.  Each one has it’s own unique touch.  Some are known for their sheer size, others for their night time events, and more.  They are all really incredible.  We have some great leaders in the Florida .Net community.  However, only one code camp in the state has John Dunagan leading the charge.  No disrespect to anyone else, but John really is a community machine! 


Visiting the Tampa C# User Group this Month

Tampa# User Group Meeting feature DotNetNuke

If you’ve never been there, you should know that Tampa Bay is an incredible city.  It may not look large depending on where you’re from, but it’s home to Busch Gardens, New York Yankees spring training, former Super Bowl Champion Buccaneers, NHL champion Lightning, the Rays, and it’s also where the best Punisher movie was filmed (in my opinion).  This city was also home to the first ever Day of DotNetNuke in 2009, which has since spread to Orlando, France, Canada, Chicago, and Charlotte.  I am very happy to be able to say that I am once again bringing DotNetNuke back to this great city in a meeting on August 23, 2012.


DotNetNuke Social Presentation in West Palm Beach

FLA.Net West Palm Beach User Group

I have to be honest…  I lived in Florida most of my life.  With one exception, the only times I’ve been to South Florida were to speak at code camps, or for wrestling tournaments.  (I was a pretty good wrestler when I was in high school.)  I am continuing the trend on August 28, 2012 when I come to the FLA.Net West Palm Beach .Net User Group to talk about DotNetNuke.  It’s very exciting for me to return to Florida in such a beautiful area, and I appreciate this user group welcoming me.


Day of DotNetNuke Charlotte 2012 Recap

Day of DotNetNuke Charlotte 2012

Unless you’ve literally been disconnected from the internet for the past 2 months, the Day of DotNetNuke Charlotte was held this past weekend.  After having the event in many notable places like Orlando, Tampa, Chicago, Paris, and Nova Scotia, Charlotte had its turn.  Not to be outdone, the sons and daughters of Charlotte did not disappoint.  If you missed it this year, you REALLY missed it…


Plan Now for Day of DotNetNuke Charlotte 2012

Day of DotNetNuke Charlotte 2012

Man… What a year.  Really.  A lot of things have happened, and it’s already 1/4 of the way over.  The best part is that we have a brand spanking new release of DotNetNuke that features social features for all editions of DNN in the 6.2 release.  That release is right around the corner, and DNN Corp folks have been busy blogging about 6.2 features quite regularly.  But wait, there’s more!  That’s right… This is my elevator pitch, or boardwalk pitch.  You choose.  Just don’t call me Billy Mays or Vince Shlomi.  Go ahead, look them up.  One was great but passed away, and the other.  Well, let’s just not go there.


Two Mobile-Centric DotNetNuke Sessions Coming to BayDUG

Website on a Tablet

We just had the first Bay Area DotNetNuke User Group (BayDUG) meeting after having a break for over a year now.  It was a great presentation.  Chris Hammond did an overview of the features that DotNetNuke now offers to people that enable them to being rolling out their mobile-friendly websites.  As great as the overview was, it was missing something…  Why would you use one feature over another?  What should I think about before deciding the “best way” for my website when building my mobile-friendly site?


DotNetNuke World 2011: My Presentation

Will Strohl speaking at DotNetNuke World 2011

I look forward to many things at DotNetNuke World – the networking, the events, the people, and more.  But one of the things I enjoy immensely is preparing a presentation for people.  This year, my presentation for DNN World was DotNetNuke Widgets, from A to Z.  Widgets (a.k.a., skin widgets) in DNN are largely misunderstood and seldom used.