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...


DotNetNuke SUPER Fan Contest 2012 Announced

DotNetNuke SUPER Fan Contest 2011 Winners

It’s that time again! It’s that time when you show off your tattoos, websites, graffiti, rapping, and yes… Even your {Ahem!} baking skills…  It’s time for you to enter the DotNetNuke SUPER Fan Contest!  Last year we had 8 excellent entries.  Not bad for a first time contest that had almost no notice, huh?  The top 3 entries were awards some great prizes that included a DotNetNuke branded XBox 360 Kinect, Kindle, and an all expenses paid trip to the DNN Corp Headquarters.  This year, we’re upping the ante.  The only way to win though is to enter the contest!


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.


Disqus Module 2.0 for DotNetNuke Released

disqus-module-for-dotnetnuke

The Disqus Module for DotNetNuke was originally just something I thought would be fun to try.  It was a little side project to waste a little bit of time while taking a look at the benefits of the Disqus platform and service.  It’s an incredibly great discussion engine that can be used in a large number of ways.  This includes comments of course, but think about anything on a website that requires or can allow people to discuss your content.  The possibilities are exciting!  It’s been a while since this module has had a useful release of new features, so I am proud to say that you no longer have to wait!


DotNetNuke Super Fan 2012 Coming Up

Jonathan Sheely, DotNetNuke SUPER Fan 2011 Winner!

For those of you that might be new to the DotNetNuke community, we had the first ever DotNetNuke SUPER Fan contest last year.  This contest allowed people that consider themselves to be true fans of DNN to display it in some way, and the community voted on them all until a winner was found.  Last year, we announced the first official SUPER Fan at DNN World, and the same thing will happen this year.


Want to Work for DotNetNuke Corporation?

dnn-corp-office-sign

A while back, I announced that I was joining DNN Corp right here in my blog.  This was an exciting time, because not only was I about to work for the “mother ship,” but I was also filling the shoes of a friend and co-founder, Nik Kalyani.  Until very recently, this had remained my most visited blog article.  Not sure why.  This post is coming at a very appropriate time too, as I have been with DotNetNuke Corp for two years tomorrow.  In fact, two years ago today is when I first arrived in San Francisco before reporting for work.  And today, I get to announce that the very position I have been holding has another opening.


How a Bicycle Saved My Life

How a Bicycle Saved My Life

One of the things I do fairly well with my life is to separate personal from community (business).  Whether it’s on the social networks, my blogs, or at events, I don’t generally tell anyone about things that are happening in my personal life.  Let’s be honest, most of our personal lives are not that exciting to those that are not already part of your personal life.  Most humans suffer from the “what have you done for me lately” mentality.  Everyone is looking for something that means more to them.  Well, I decided at Day of DotNetNuke Charlotte to change that trend for a very special exception…


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…


Surprises for Day of DotNetNuke Charlotte 2012 That You Can’t Miss!

Navin Nagiah and Shaun Walker

If you haven’t learned yet, the Day of DotNetNuke always has surprises that are only available to people that actually go to the event.  It’s always been my style to save the best for last in terms of announcing those surprises.  Also in that bucket is that I want for those that physically attend DotNetNuke events get the very best in value when these plans are made.  If this hasn’t taught you anything, it should teach you this…  DO NOT miss the Day of DotNetNuke.  This year, the surprise is not just one, but TWO surprises.  These surprises have been kept so quiet that the local event organizers and even people at DotNetNuke Corporation didn’t know. 


WillStrohl.com Moves to Mandeeps Live Blog

Writing a Blog

Since WillStrohl.com has been up and running, its primary function or purpose has been to host my personal blog about many things, but mostly DotNetNuke.  During this time, it has always run on the “core” Blog Module.  Say what you want about the core blog module, but it has always been a very functional way to build and maintain a blog presence on DNN.  There has always been a way to accomplish anything you wanted using it, whether it was adding other modules to the page, adjusting the design, or simply recompiling the module with any adjustments I’ve needed.  I’ve traditionally had time to do this, all with the intention of helping to make the blog module a better module.  Though, I recently changed blog modules, and that’s what this article is about.


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.