Review: CodeStock 2016

Year after year, CodeStock continues to expand, improve, and win a special place in my heart. As with any conference, the hallway conversations and opportunity to get to meet amazing people is every bit as valuable as the sessions. The road to CodeStock is paved with awesome One of the...

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Captivate Your Audience Using Simple Illustrations

I started speaking at tech conferences many years ago, and slowly improved with experience. However, I felt my audiences weren’t getting that much out of my talks. My fear was they were annoyed, bored, distracted, or apathetic to the information I was giving them. They seemed to think well...

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Ride with ReverentGeek, CodeStock 2016

Each year for the last several years, I have ridden my motorcycle to CodeStock in Knoxville, TN. Not very far from Knoxville is some of the most beautiful, scenic roads in the entire USA. My favorite is the Cherohala Skyway. The Cherohala Skyway reaches over 5,400 feet elevation with...

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State of the ReverentGeek, June 2016

I can't believe it's been a year since my last blog post! So much has happened. TL;DR: I am a very blessed man, and so grateful for the incredible opportunities I've had over the past year! Look, ma! I'm a innernashunul spaker! In addition to whole bunch of fantastic...

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SQL Server and Node.js Revisited

A little more than a year ago, I wrote about accessing SQL Server from Node.js using Edge.js. Technology can change a lot in a year, and I'm happy to report the Node.js modules for SQL Server have greatly improved. Not only that, but some of the brilliant...

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Node.js for .NET Developers on Channel 9

I recently had the honor of presenting my "Node.js for .NET Developers" talk for the the Microsoft MVP Virtual Conference. The recording of that talk is now available on Channel 9. I would appreciate your feedback!...

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