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!
One of the things I do fairly well with my life is to separate personal from community (business). Whether it’s on the social networks, my blogs, or at events, I don’t generally tell anyone about things that are happening in my personal life. Let’s be honest, most of our personal lives are not that exciting to those that are not already part of your personal life. Most humans suffer from the “what have you done for me lately” mentality. Everyone is looking for something that means more to them. Well, I decided at Day of DotNetNuke Charlotte to change that trend for a very special exception…
Unless you’ve literally been disconnected from the internet for the past 2 months, the Day of DotNetNuke Charlotte was held this past weekend. After having the event in many notable places like Orlando, Tampa, Chicago, Paris, and Nova Scotia, Charlotte had its turn. Not to be outdone, the sons and daughters of Charlotte did not disappoint. If you missed it this year, you REALLY missed it…
If you haven’t learned yet, the Day of DotNetNuke always has surprises that are only available to people that actually go to the event. It’s always been my style to save the best for last in terms of announcing those surprises. Also in that bucket is that I want for those that physically attend DotNetNuke events get the very best in value when these plans are made. If this hasn’t taught you anything, it should teach you this… DO NOT miss the Day of DotNetNuke. This year, the surprise is not just one, but TWO surprises. These surprises have been kept so quiet that the local event organizers and even people at DotNetNuke Corporation didn’t know.
Man… What a year. Really. A lot of things have happened, and it’s already 1/4 of the way over. The best part is that we have a brand spanking new release of DotNetNuke that features social features for all editions of DNN in the 6.2 release. That release is right around the corner, and DNN Corp folks have been busy blogging about 6.2 features quite regularly. But wait, there’s more! That’s right… This is my elevator pitch, or boardwalk pitch. You choose. Just don’t call me Billy Mays or Vince Shlomi. Go ahead, look them up. One was great but passed away, and the other. Well, let’s just not go there.
There was a twitter contest this morning to see if anyone could accurately guess who the keynote speaker would be at this years Day of DotNetNuke Orlando event. Originally, a DotNetNuke shirt was offered as a prize for the right guess. There were plenty of guesses, but no one hit the target. Next, the deal was sweetened with a DNN boomerang. Still, no one guessed the right person – but there certainly were plenty of entertaining guesses! Finally, the stakes were raised to include not just a DNN t-shirt and boomerang, but also a frisbee. At the time of this writing, the keynote speaker was not guessed, so no one gets the swag. That shouldn’t prevent you from knowing who the speaker is though!