Don’t let the headline freak you out. It’s not as bad as it sounds… We’ll start with some background, and then I’ll tell you the details.
Practice makes perfect, right? At least that’s what “they” say. In this case, we attempted to do a special edition DNN Hangout about DNN and GitHub. Unfortunately, the first time we did it, we only showed a single screen. So we did it again! In this hangout, we focus on the process and steps that are performed when you contribute to the DNN GitHub project. This will be helpful to not only understand the process, but also get some ideas for process in your own projects.
We’ve been doing the DNN Hangout for almost a year now. The primary focus for each hangout is to help the community know what’s going on in the community and the overall ecosystem. This hangout seems to have captured that focus far better than any prior. We invited the founding members of the DNN-Connect Association: Peter Donker, Philipp Becker, and Vicenç Masanas. In this hangout, we learn more about the founders, what DNN-Connect is, and about the very near DNN-Connect 2015 event.
With DNN 7.4 coming out on our scheduled broadcast of this month’s DNN Hangout, it only made sense for us to switch things around and talk about the release. There are several nuggets of goodness that the community will enjoy in 7.4. We spent this entire DNN Hangout talking about what went into the latest DNN release and what it means to you.
It’s been a LONG time since I began and last updated the “participate” blog series. A lot of things have changed since then. I am at a new company. Shaun Walker moved on too. Joe Brinkman is now leading community. Charles Nurse took over as the Chief Architect. The DNN core is now much more open for contributions, and so many more changes. Regardless to your personal opinions, there is a bright future for DNN. Part of this is the introduction of working groups, one of which is the Training working group that I am leading – and I need your help. Nay… The COMMUNITY needs your help!
Joe Brinkman and I have begun hosting a monthly show called DNNHangout. In each episode we will talk to you about recent DNN news, events, and anything else that might be useful to the DNN community. We also will be talking to and showcasing a speaker that will present an interesting topic that you can apply on your own DNN site.
The most common issues and questions that I come across on a daily basis are very often a result of not knowing the DNN Platform as well as it could be known. Like with any tool, the better you know it, how to manipulate it, the best techniques behind it, and so on… The better that you will be at using that tool. The faster you will be at accomplishing tasks with the right solution. Every solution is only as good as the people that run it. This is your opportunity to walk away with the critical knowledge that is foundational to you being the best DNN resource that you can be – and have a blast with others in the DNN community at the same time.
You should already be aware, but there is an incredibly active and vibrant user group in Charlotte, North Carolina called Queen City DotNetNuke User Group or QCDUG. These folks were also the masterminds behind the Day of DotNetNuke Charlotte last year. When they agreed to do another event this year, I couldn’t even tell you how excited I was because last year was so awesome! These gentlemen sure did not disappoint when they organized and held their second event, this time branded in a fun way as Southern Fried DNN! What a great way to participate in our community!
There’s really nothing bad I could possibly say about any code camp in Florida. Community leaders like Dave Noderer make such a thing impossible. They are so amazing in their ability to organize a fantastic event. South Florida Code Camp 2013 was just as amazing as this code camp always has been. This is about my 3rd or 4th time presenting here. It just gets better and better! This blog post is mostly about the resources for my sessions though.
It’s been a while since I’ve been to South Florida Code Camp (#sflcc). If you’re not aware, it is the largest code camp in the State of Florida. They regularly have at least 700 attendees. People come from all over the state to attend this code camp, and if you’re reading this blog, you should too. Code camps are a one-day event that allows you to learn about all kinds of useful information. In fact, Day of DotNetNuke was modeled after the code camp model. If you want to meet and learn from some of the most passionate people dealing with Microsoft technologies… Go to a code camp!