January 2011 Entries
Dallas GiveCamp Jan 14th-16th 2011

A big Thank You to everyone who showed up for and sponsored Dallas GiveCamp 2011.  As did many others, I had a great time and made some lasting new relationships as well as bonded with old friends.  I owe a special thanks to Shawn Weisfeld and Chris Koenig for asking me to help with this project. 

It was a great weekend of hard work and community.  Attendees over came some kinks and issues to produce some great work for Charity.  I have gotten a lot of fantastic feedback from both developers and charities.

Here are some of the fun facts shared in the closing remarks --

    • 1000+ drinks drunk
    • 500 slices of pizza eaten
    • 13 charities helped
    • 120 volunteers
    • 2,000 hours donated to charity

If you attended Dallas GiveCamp and have any ideas of how we can make GiveCamp better next year or just want to reconnect with attendees, please join us for the Post Mortem on January 26th at Microsoft from 6-8.  2011 was GREAT, let’s make 2012 even better.  I have some ideas to share, come share yours!

List of Sponsors:  Paladin (www.paladin-inc.com),  BearCom (www.bearcom.com), DevExpress (www.devexpress.com), Telerik (www.telerik.com), Pepsico (www.pepsico.com), Domino’s Pizza (www.dominos.com), Verio (www.verio.com), Project Consults (www.projectconsults.com), Component One (www.componentone.com), Syncfusion (www.syncfusion.com), Slalom Consulting (www.slalom.com), TechSmith (www.techsmith.com), BravoTech (www.bravotech.com) , Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) , Sitefinity (www.sitefinity.com), Kentico (www.kentico.com)

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Happy New Year!! Microsoft MVP Award

I received this letter  from Microsoft this morning


Dear Teresa Burger,
Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2011 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others. We appreciate your outstanding contributions in Expression Blend technical communities during the past year.


There has been some work involved but over all, 2010 has been a blast!!  I am very honored to have received this award and look forward to a lot more community involvement, learning, exploring and sharing in the years to come.  You all rock!!

Thank you!!!