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DotNetNuke Corporation Co-Founder, Joe Brinkman, Visits Orlando Again

Joe Brinkman first came to Orlando on DotNetNuke® business a few years ago.  We had a local DNN vendor who sponsored bringing him down to be a speaker at the annual Orlando Code Camp.  Then, he came along with the other DNN Corporation founders to host the OpenForce Connect: Orlando event in 2008.  The last time that we’ve seen Joe visit Florida on DNN business was in June of 2009 for the first annual Day of DotNetNuke® in Tampa.  Well, he’s back!

INETA Sponsored Event Next Tuesday, the Orlando DotNetNuke® Users Group is hosting a meeting with Joe as our featured guest speaker.  How are we pulling this off this time?  Luckily, the ODUG is affiliated with INETA, so we were able to get INETA to foot the bill on this meeting.  Sweet!  We did this once before so far, bringing in DNN Core Team Member, Chris Hammond.  It was fantastic!

So, what is Joe going to talk about?  We all know that is a master (not Jack) of all trades, so you could easily guess pretty much anything.  (Which explains his current title of Technical Fellow at DNN Corp.)  He’s been known to recently talk about jQuery a lot, as well as Action Script in the past.  This time though, we’re in for something different. 

This time around, Joe is breaking XSLT out from his technology toolbox.  Here is the session abstract:

XSLT is a very powerful language for transforming XML and is extremely useful in web applications for generating HTML. Because of the power and flexibility provided by XSLT, it is used by several core and third party modules as a templating language. In this session, we'll look at how you can take advantage of XSLT for your DotNetNuke websites. We'll also show you some "tricks" for further extending XSLT and really turbo-charging your modules.

Whoa!  I don’t know about you, but this excites me!  People do not use XSLT as much as they could, and many people just haven’t tried using it.  This is a great time to come to the ODUG meeting and see what you’re missing.  You’d be surprised at how much you can leverage XSLT in DNN.

Register for the ODUG Meeting on 1/12/2010 @ 7:00 PM

Tampa to Follow

Tampa DotNetNuke User Group The very next night, Joe is scheduled to speak at the newly formed Tampa DotNetNuke®User Group.  There, he will be speaking about the widget framework in DotNetNuke®.  I love what the DNN framework provides to skinners and developers.  He is going to give an overview of them, why they are useful, and how to make your own.  I speak about this myself, so I am doubly-excited about his session.  Yes.  I am going to both meetings.  :)  You should too.  How could you miss so much FREE DNN-goodness?!

Register for the Tampa DNN Meeting on 1/13/2010 @ 7:00 PM

No matter which meeting you attend, lets hope that we don’t see this Joe show up.  :D  Hehehe…

Joe Brinkman at the Day of DotNetNuke® 2009

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