# Monday, January 14, 2008

DevCamps are un-conference events that are starting to pop up in the developer community that provide a casual environment and a lot of energy for like-minded developers to come together and learn from one another about a particular technology area. In this episode of The Thirsty Developer, we sit down with George Durzi and Kevin Marshall, from Clarity Consulting, who recently hosted a DevCamp around SharePoint and affectionately termed it MOSSCamp.

Also, in this episode, we announce the winner of our first listener contest. Thomas Emge correctly answered the question of "When and Where is the kick off launch event for Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008", and that of course is in Los Angeles, CA on February 27th, 2008. Microsoft is hosting numerous launch events across the world. To find one if your area, head on over to http://heroeshappenhere.com.

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Show Links

ArcReady - http://www.arcready.com

DevCares - http://www.devcares.com

Sleepless in Chicago is coming to Chicago the weekend of February 1st and to various cities throughout the country.

MIX'08, Las Vegas, NV, March 5 - 7, 2008

MIX University

Silverlight 1.0 Fire Starter

Blogs you should know

MOSSCamp - http://mosscamp.net


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# Monday, January 7, 2008

A few weeks ago we met up with Ryan Powers, Jonathan Schuster and Kevin Marshall from Clarity Consulting to talk about a project they've been working on called Facebook Developer Toolkit. The initial project was a collaboration with the Microsoft Visual Studio Express team in Redmond and is now an open source project hosted on CodePlex. If you're a .NET developer and want to start building applications for the Facebook platform, you definitely need to check out the Facebook Developer Toolkit. If you'd like to contribute to the project, head on over to the Facebook Developer Toolkit Project Page.

Also, be sure to listen to the show for a chance to win a custom 80GB Zune from Zune Originals.

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Show Links

Larry is speaking at the Indianapolis .NET Developers Association on January 10th.

Sleepless in Chicago is coming the weekend of February 1st.

Larry will be attending MIX'08 in Vegas.

Dave will be attending South by Southwest.

Facebook Developer Toolkit Project Page

Ryan's article on Silverlight 1.1 on Facebook Canvas Page using ASP.NET and Facebook Developer Toolkit.

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# Sunday, December 23, 2007

For this episode, we sat down with Gerry Heidenreich and Damon Payne in Milwaukee, WI to discuss Project Euler.  Project Euler is named after Leonhard Euler, who was a mathematician in the 1700's.  Gerry and Damon spend some of their free time solving mathematical problems on the Project Euler site.  You can read Gerry's blog at http://edsid.com/blog/ and Damon's Blog at http://damonpayne.com.

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Show Links

Project Euler - http://projecteuler.net

Damon's "Multithreading large workloads" post - http://www.damonpayne.com/PermaLink,guid,fdb0de99-446c-428b-ba98-14ef8c5dfaf0.aspx

Way Back Machine on ProjectEuler.net - http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://projecteuler.net/

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