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Busy week in the DotNetNuke World, Day of DNN Is Almost Here!

So I meant to get this post put together earlier in the week, but was totally busy getting a number of other things done, so here it goes for today!

Day of DNN

So this weekend (Saturday 6/13/2009) is the big event for DNN so far this year, the first Day of DNN ( in Tampa Florida. What is the Day of DNN? A free day long event being held at the Microsoft offices in Tampa. There are 30 different sessions going on throughout the day, you can check out the agenda here. If you are in Florida and haven’t signed up, you should! Go to for more info, it’s free and there are a number of prizes to give away, so why not sign up? There are people coming from all over the United States, North America, and even other continents!

I will be presenting three sessions, “Handing off a DotNetNuke Site, Training Your Customers”, “Extending Your Web Applications Utilizing the MetaWeblog API”, and “Extending the DotNetNuke Installation Process Using Templates and New Installation Packages”.

Day of DNN Pre/Post Workshops

Even though the Day of DNN is on Saturday, Cuong Dang, Dang for short, and I are heading to Tampa on Thursday morning to get ready for our DotNetNuke Workshops. Through a partnership with the Day of DNN, Engage is providing pre and post Day Of DNN training classes. On Friday I’ll be teaching our DotNetNuke Essentials class, and on Sunday Dang and I will share in the duties of teaching our DotNetNuke Best Practices class. There’s still time to get signed up for the workshop sessions, they are $399 each, which is well discounted from our normal training class rate of $595.

We’ll have some Engage “hunter orange” t-shirts to give away, and maybe even a copy of our DotNetNuke Training DVD that I recorded with Carl Franklin to showcase.

DotNetNuke Voice Podcast

Last night Tom Kraak and I recorded and releases Show #8 of the DNNVoice. You can get the RSS feed into your Zune software by visiting and clicking on the link on the right side of that page. Give it a listen and let me know what you think, Tom and I really enjoy putting the podcast together.

I’ll be taking some of my recording equipment for DNNVoice and hopefully get a few, if not a whole lot, of interviews at Day of DNN. So if you’re going to be in Tampa, watch out I might hunt you down and ask you some questions for a future show.

DotNetNuke a User’s Guide (My First Book!)

Another special event this week, at least for me, is that I’ll be getting a few copies of the book that Patrick Renner and I wrote for Wrox. The book is a guide into how to get started with using DotNetNuke, from the first installation, to configuration of your first website. We talk about how to create a few basic types of websites, from a personal website, all the way through an enterprise level system.

The book is just about ready to ship (I think next week) to the major suppliers, and Wrox, our publisher, was kind enough to get me a few copies to take to Day of DNN this weekend. I’m anxious to see how it turned out, I believe that our book might be the first of the “new covers” that Wrox is going to be using.

Here’s the original cover design that was going to be used

Product Details

and the new cover

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Hopefully the book design will update on Amazon soon! I still have to figure out how to decide who gets a copy of the book! I feel like I need to keep two of the first three distributed copies, one for myself and one for Pat, my co-author. But I think we’ll get copies later on from Wrox, so I might just give all three away.

See you in Tampa!


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