Edmonton Code Camp

Tomorrow, James Kovacs and I will be heading north up to EdmontonAlberta for theEdmonton Code Camp. This should be a lot of fun. The last time I was at a Code Camp was earlier this year in Calgary.

For the Edmonton Code Camp, I will be talking about gadgets for both Windows Live and the sidebar in Windows Vista. Both paradigms are different yet similar. While hosted in different environments, both use JavaScript and DHTML to build gadgets. My talk (tomorrow) will cover these differences and some of the things I've learned while building my own.

For the demos, I plan to showcase a couple of gadgets that I've been building. These gadgets perform the same task; they allow you to track MSDN and TechNet occurring inCanada. Here's a screenshot of the gadget in Windows Live:

Here's a screenshot of the gadget in the sidebar for Windows Vista:

Also, I plan on bringing my new Panasonic PV-GS300 digital camcorder and my M-Audio Microtrack 24/96 digital recorder. Both of these devices rock. My intention is to document the day and interview folks for the Developer Night in Canada (DNIC) podcast.

See you in Edmonton!