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Leaving Microsoft

This will be last blog post to this blog, as I am leaving Microsoft effective Monday, October...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 10/12/2011

New blog location for SoCalDevGal

Check out my new blog (‘Toward Data Craftsmanship) at Also note my twitter...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 10/05/2011

SQL Azure Developer Tools

Deck for my presentation this Saturday at SQL Saturday #95 in San Diego – it has been updated and...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 09/14/2011

SQL Server and SQL Azure for Developers

Here are the decks from my presentations for TechEd Australia this week.  The sessions will be...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 08/29/2011

SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 for Developers

Here’s my deck for my presentation for TechEd / New Zealand (to be delivered live and recorded next...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 08/20/2011

A Technical Conference Filled with Women

Ok now that I have your attention (!), I am going to write a bit about my first experience at the...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 08/17/2011

Teaching Kids Programming with Agile Practices

Here’s our deck from the international Agile2011 conference, where we are presenting tomorrow. ...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 08/10/2011

SQL Server Developer Tools (Juneau)–first look

I have been preparing a talk (for an internal Microsoft product training) on the new SQL Server...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 07/25/2011

SoCalDevGal on TWIC9

I co-hosted the MSDN show ‘This Week in Channel 9’ with Brian Keller – enjoy!

Author: lynnlangit Date: 07/22/2011

Teaching 10 year olds to code using the MVC pattern

Teaching ADLIBS TKP Tips: Teaching the SmallBasic ADLIBS recipe The parts of the ADLIBS recipe are...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 07/04/2011

Teaching Kids Programming using the Intentional Method

Here’s the presentation deck for our talk at the national Computer Science teacher’s conference in...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 07/01/2011

Approval Tests–A Library for All Developers

Here’s the deck from my talk at SoCalCodeCamp in San Diego on the free, open source, ApprovalTests...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 06/23/2011–Great for Technical Speakers

While at fooCamp this weekend in Sebastopol, among many interesting people, I met the founders of a...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 06/14/2011

TKP Tips: Teaching the SmallBasic HOUSES recipe

This is generally the second recipe the kids work with (the first one is SQUARE – and there are lots...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 06/07/2011

TKP Tips: Making a SmallBasic runnable flash drive

We discovered a shortcut that makes teaching #TKP courseware with SmallBasic even easier.  You...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 06/07/2011

Getting Started With SQL Azure Development

**this is an update to the article published late last year in MSDN Magazine – it includes...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 05/29/2011

FREE Developer Azure Training in SoCal

Register as below: Los Angeles – June 2nd - Irvine – June 6th -...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 05/19/2011

SharePoint 2010–keynote deck from Connections San Diego–May 2011

Here’s the deck from my talk today – enjoy! SharePoint 2010 Connections View more presentations from...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 05/03/2011

Teaching Kids Programming–Jan-April 2011 UPDATE

What have we been up to this year?  Take a look at the slide deck below. This also includes...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 04/29/2011

Why We Must Teach Girls to Program–A Women Developer Speaks

I got this story on my blog in response to a presentation I did (on .NET Rocks) about TKP and...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 04/27/2011

New Series–Developer Tools for Azure

Screencast series – Part One – Web Portal for Windows Azure Enjoy!

Author: lynnlangit Date: 04/26/2011

Migration to SQL Azure–Screencast

Here are the slides and the webcast (broken into 15 minute chunks) – enjoy! This presentation...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 04/20/2011

The Women in Tech Lunch at Mix11 generates action

The first-ever LEGO Serious Play event at the WiT Mix11 luncheon hosted around 100 attendees, both...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 04/19/2011

Cloud Opportunities near you–Growth of Cloud Computing

If you live in the west coast in April you must note these cities MSDN Presents… Rob Bagby and Bruno...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 03/31/2011

Dave Nielson (CloudCamp) and SoCalDevGal on ‘Big Data’

I recently talked with Dave Nielson from CloudCamp on the topic of ‘Big Data’ on the Windows Azure...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 03/30/2011

A Teacher talks about Teaching Kids Programming

Enjoy this short video of Orange County, CA teacher Lisa Martin talking about her class of high...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 03/20/2011

Teaching Kids Programming–Video Training for Teachers

We’ve been making short videos on how to teach the parts of each recipe.  Not all recipes are...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 03/16/2011

Twitter Data on SQL Azure

Here’s the deck from my presentation at ‘24 Hours of SQL Pass’. 24 Hours of SQL Pass - SQL Azure...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 03/16/2011

Windows Azure and SQL Azure Developer Tools

Here’s my deck from today’s presentation at the Cloud Intelligence Conference in Anaheim, CA –...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 03/15/2011

Is YouTube this Generation’s Teacher?

Llewellyn and I are quite interested in best practices around education in general (as we continue...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 03/11/2011

Code to Learn the Reactive Extensions (Rx) via Koans

Llewellyn and Bart got together to write the first pass at koans for Rx last night. We published the...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 03/01/2011

Update on Teaching Kids Programming

We are frequently asked, ‘Just what are you guys doing now?’ about our work Teaching Kids...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 02/24/2011

Twitter Data on SQL Azure Reporting–deck for 24Hours of SQLPass

Presentation scheduled for March 16 at 11pm PST.  The complete virtual conference session list...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 02/23/2011

SharePoint 2010 Business Connectivity Services for Developers

Here’s my deck for SharePoint Saturday San Diego.  I’ll be speaking on SPS BCS there this...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 02/23/2011

Teaching Kids Programming with SmallBasic video

We taught the first of our new, weekly events at the Microsoft office in Irvine, CA today.  The...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 02/04/2011

Try out Windows Azure or SQL Azure FREE

No credit card, no hassle, 30 days – use this code DPWE01 Here’s the link – Enjoy!

Author: lynnlangit Date: 02/01/2011

SQL Azure for Developer–SoCalCodeCamp Presentation

Here’s the deck – enjoy! SQL Azure for SoCalCodCamp View more presentations from Lynn Langit.

Author: lynnlangit Date: 01/28/2011

Developers and Educators–Working together to teach kids programming

I uploaded a deck (with recordings) on ways to engage the developer community to work with local...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 01/28/2011

CodeRetreat - Programmers Honing Their Craft Together

I participated in my first CodeRetreat in PHX recently. I had way more fun than I expected to and it...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 01/23/2011

A MacBook Air–for a Microsoft Evangelist

I bought a new laptop with my own money last week – the first time I’d purchased a laptop since I...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 01/17/2011

Trip Report: CloudCampLA

Last night I attended and spoke at the second (annual?) CloudCampLA unConference in Manhattan Beach,...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 01/12/2011

Read SoCalDevGal’s Newspaper–‘The Woman Who Tech Daily’

  Finally, a neat way to use Twitter Lists!  I created a ‘newspaper’ from my...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 01/07/2011

Teaching Teen-Aged Girls T-SQL

Yes, you read that right.  Here’s what we use (and it works!) – “Query to find ‘hot’...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 01/06/2011

Microsoft Developer Tools–for Kids and Adults

Here’s the deck for my talk at University of California, Irvine next week – enjoy! Microsoft...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 12/29/2010

Holiday Makeover–Teaching Kids Programming

We are working on our website for TKP (Teaching Kids Programming) and YOU can help!  How? ...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 12/21/2010

Teach a Kid to Code a Holiday Card

Happy holidays from my little volunteer group at  To celebrate...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 12/12/2010

SQL Azure deck from ‘Day of Azure’

Here’s the deck Ike Ellis and I will be presenting on Dec 4 in San Diego for the community ‘Day of...

Author: lynnlangit Date: 12/03/2010

Here’s the video – enjoy! Watch live video from Tech Trends To Watch In 2011 on

Author: lynnlangit Date: 11/17/2010