Will "the Mighty" Strohl

Upcoming Speaking Engagements Sept-Nov 2010

DotNetNuke Connections 2010: Will Strohl

I feel a bit overwhelmed right now.  I haven’t presented at any community events in at least a couple of months, and I have somehow found myself committed to 7 different public presentations at 4 different events in 4 different cities over the next 2 months – and that’s not including 2 huge presentations that are not public.

I am not complaining though.  I wouldn’t agree to any of them if I didn’t enjoy it.  I just didn’t realize how quickly they all sprung up on me!  :)

Bay Area DotNetNuke User Group

Date: Sept. 16th
Location:  DotNetNuke Corporation Corporate Office, San Mateo, CA
Cost:  FREE
Registration:  http://baydug.org/

Page One: All of the SEO Hooks in DotNetNuke that YOU Need to Know
It's one thing to be an "SEO expert" and it's another thing to know how to implement the varying search engine optimization techniques.  Many CMS solutions claim to be SEO-friendly, or "the best at SEO," but this session will show how DotNetNuke has the most built-in SEO hooks out of any CMS platform available today.  You don't need to be a programmer or a skinner to benefit from this session - but you do need to be ready to be inspired to increase your search engine results page ranking at the end of this session!

Day of DotNetNuke Chicago

I will be presenting 2 different sessions at the first annual Day of DotNetNuke Chicago.

Date:  Oct. 02
Location:  Northern Illinois University, Chicago, IL
Cost:  FREE
Registration:  http://chicago.dayofdotnetnuke.com/

Programming Your Way into Your Designers Hearts
All to often, we as programmers, paint our designers into corners. Unfortunately, our designers may also be our customers. This session is meant to teach you how to develop your DotNetNuke modules using basic methods and standards to enable your designers instead of making them angry. Using what you learn here, your designers and customers will be able to change your modules to fit their designs with the greatest of ease. Before you know it, if you follow my advice, Fridays will be "buy your programmer a beer" day at the office! (One can dream, right?)

Installation and Upgrading of DotNetNuke and DNN Modules
There are quite a few misconceptions out there about the level of difficulty when installing and upgrading DotNetNuke. This session is intended to walk you through the entire installation and upgrade process, outlining some of the common problems and solutions. As an add-on, we will also go through installing modules on DotNetNuke. At the end of this session, you will walk out being inspired to install DotNetNuke right away, and install all of your favorite modules. After we're done, you too will think it's easy!

Silicon Valley Code Camp

To be honest, this code camp format really confuses me.  I have 3 sessions submitted.  I have no idea if I will be presenting one or all of them.  I will be ready though.

Date:  Oct. 09-10
Location:  Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, CA
Cost:  FREE
Registration:  http://www.siliconvalley-codecamp.com/Register.aspx

Introduction to DotNetNuke 5
Have you heard of DotNetNuke (DNN) and don't know what it is? Have you used it, but just don't know where to start with it? This session is designed to show you how to get started with DotNetNuke, and give you the tools and information to leap forward to be able to use it for your websites and company. First, we will show you how to install it, and then give an overview of the features that the newest version of DNN has. Finally, we will give you guidance on how to move forward with DNN in your company, consultancy, or personal endeavors.

DotNetNuke 5 Administration: Tips & Tricks
It is one thing to install DotNetNuke, but it is an entirely different thing to manage it. Oftentimes, the person who manages a DotNetNuke website is not the person who installed it, and may not have the skill set to know how to manage their DotNetNuke website effectively. In this session, we will walk through some of the more common DotNetNuke management and administration scenarios, showing you how to be a POWER Administrator and overcome administrative challenges.

Using Advanced jQuery Techniques to Enhance Your DotNetNuke Modules
You may know how to build a DotNetNuke module. You may know jQuery pretty well. But do you know how to use jQuery to really punch up your UI to wow your clients and website visitors? Do you know how to leverage jQuery UI to make your module UI more flexible? This session aims to get you in the right direction by providing you the techniques and tools to answer those questions. The next module you build will have that extra something that you never knew was missing!

DotNetNuke Connections

I am more excited about this speaking event then nearly any other speaking event I’ve been lucky enough to present at!  This is also my first time going, so I really hope to see every single one of you there!  :)

Date:  Nov. 1-4
Location:  Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV
Cost:  $1,595.00 (discount available for user groups)
Registration:  [link to site]

DotNetNuke 5 Administration: Tips & Tricks
It is one thing to install DotNetNuke, but it is an entirely different thing to manage it. Oftentimes, the person who manages a DotNetNuke website is not the person who installed it, and may not have the skill set to know how to manage their DotNetNuke website effectively. In this session, we will walk through some of the more common DotNetNuke management and administration scenarios, showing you how to be a POWER Administrator and overcome administrative challenges.

** PLEASE NOTE: This session will be updated specifically for this event.

I hope to see you at one of my upcoming presentations.  Please make it a point to tell me hi, and tell me how much you hate my blog!  :)



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