Presenter Mentor Kickoff…

October 10, 2008

finlogo1.jpgIf you’ve ever wondered if you could get into speaking at the local user groups but just haven’t been sure where to get started, then this is the group for you. Whether you need help with that bad case of stage fright or you’re just looking for help in getting that deck/code combo just right, we can help.

And you are??

This group is comprised of some really passionate folks with diverse experiences and styles in technical speaking. We hope to create a highly interactive and focused group that will help to grow and hone those skills that you need to be effective and interesting as a speaker. Come join us and see if we can help you find your voice – hey, we’ll even help you find a speaking spot once you’re ready.


We are happy to announce that we are finally ready to have our first meeting (or so we believe). Granted, this is as new to us as it is to anyone so I’m sure that it’s going to be a process but I’m really looking forward to see what comes of it and I know that we’re going to have a good time helping folks. If you’re interested, please go sign up on CodeZone so we can get you on the attendance list as well as letting you know about future events.

Hope to see you there.

David O’Hara is a Principal with Improving Enterprises in Dallas, Texas.



October 7, 2008

MVPLogo.gifHaving only thrown myself into the community relatively recently, I was honored (and a bit surprised) to have been given this award. I look forward to the opportunity to continue sharing the things that I’ve learned and spreading the motivation to become a better developer. I want to thank my family for putting up with my extracurricular activities and being supportive of me following my passions. Also, a thank you to Microsoft – I take back like 3 of those things I said about you last week.

Next on my list of awards to achieve, an honorable hair mention from Justice Gray