RSVP for the Geek Train to .NET Fringe

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The .NET Fringe Conference guests coming from northern Cascadia (north of Portland) will have the excellent benefit of taking the Geek Train to the conference. It’s also only $10 friggin’ bucks!

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We’ll depart Saturday, April 11th at 2pm, with an ETA into Portland at 5:50pm.


  • 1:40pm Arrive at train station in Seattle to join group for boarding. **
  • 2:00pm Departing Seattle King Street Station (i.e. you better be on the train)
  • 2:10pm We’ll be seated and get setup for…
  • 2:15pm We’ll break into teams of ~4 or so people (or however many of us there are we’ll break out to a reasonable size groups).
  • 2:17pm I’ll announce hacking goals and ideas for the teams and we’ll launch into coding. More information will be announced soon, but suffice it to say we’ll be planning a hack around geo and logistics based solutions! The solutions hacking begins!
  • – – – much hacking and enjoying of the trip occurs here! 🙂 – – –
  • 5:00pm We announce who’s completed what and we’ll demo and discuss the app awesomeness of what we’ve managed to come up with.
  • 5:50pm or before we arrive in Portland and the fringe fun shall begin.

I’ll have more information posted here along with some other ideas about what the hackfest will include, so stay tuned and also be sure to follow @dotnetfringe, and check out all the speakers to start figuring out your plans!

Thugerdashery, Hacking, Designing, Thrashing, Hats, Hoodies, Beanies & Gats Yo!

I’m was hacking this Sunday after wrapping up a ton of work putting together the upcoming Docker screencast for Pluralsight, which I’m super stoked on it going live in the coming days. If you don’t have a subscription there you should go get one ASAP. However tonight, having wrapped that up I decided I’d work on some code for an upcoming project but then…

SQUIRREL! (Click for that scene)

…and then I got an idea to do a full stack implementation from Donnie…

…so then I made it happen, enjoy.

I did all of this instead, then wrote it down, made a video, threw together some stock images, edited the logo, some design, a theme, and some other elements all in about 35 minutes. Well, the site took 35 minutes, blogging it took way longer than that. But I needed a break from what I was doing, something to get myself out of the important code that I was working on so I could tackle it fresh again tomorrow. So with that I present to you, the Thugerdashery, the hat shop o’ thug life and a distraction of squirrely proportions. Enjoy…