Speaking Engagements and Appearances

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Speaking Engagements and Appearances: I’m an INETA Speaker

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Thu May 15, 2014:   DC/MD/VA App/Game Developers
– Topic: Indie Game Development
– Location: Microsoft, 12012 Sunset Hills Rd #100, Reston, VA 20190
Mon May 19 – Tue May 20, 2014:   MoDev UX
– Topic: Mobile UX Design in the Real World
– Location: Hilton, 7920 Jones Branch Dr, McLean, VA 22102
Wed May 21, 2014:   ID@Chicago (attending only)
– Topic: N/A
– Location: W Chicago, Chicago IL
Wed Jun 11, 2014:  NoVA Mobile C# Devs
– Topic: Game Development with Unity and C#
– Location: Knowlogy, 1934 Old Gallows Road, 2nd Floor, Tyson’s Corner, VA
Sat Jun 21 – Sun Jun 22, 2014 (tentative)   Philly Code Camp
– Topic: Indie Game Development
– Location: Philadelphia PA
Thu September 4, 2014:   Roanoke Valley .NET User Group‏ (RVNUG)
– Topic: Entity Framework Code First Migrations
– Location: Meridium, 207 Bullitt Ave SE, Roanoke, VA 24013
NOTE: moved from April event.
TBD, 2014   Xbox One Game Dev Road Trip!
– Topic: Xbox One Indie Game Development
– Location: USA

 Past Events & Appearances

Sat Apr 20. 2013:   NoVA Code Camp
– Topic: Lean Enterprise Architecture (Data Layer segment)
– Location: Microsoft, 12012 Sunset Hills Rd #100, Reston, VA 20190
Thu Jul 11, 2013:   Frank’s World TV (Microsoft Technical Evangelist)
– Topic: Indie Games, Windows 8 and Ninja Cats!
– On YouTube: http://youtu.be/lRjrQPvVOpo
Tue Aug 27, 2013 @ 6:30pm   Capital Area .NET Users Group (CapArea)
– Topic: Entity Framework Code First Migrations
– Location: AT&T Building, 1900 Gallows Road, Vienna, VA 22182
Tue Sep 17, 2013 @ 6:30pm  Rappahannock Area Developers .NET Users Group (RADNUG)
– Topic: Entity Framework Code First Migrations
– Location: SimVentions, 11905 Bowman Drive, Suite 501, Fredericksburg, VA
Fri Sep 27, 2013 @ 6pm  Graduate Computing Club (GCC) @ GWU
– Topic: Intro to Entity Framework
– Location: George Washington University, Washington DC
Wed Oct 23, 2013 @ 6pm  Baltimore Area Microsoft Developer User Group (BaltoMSDN)
– Topic: Entity Framework Code First Migrations
– Location: DoublePositive, 1501 S. Clinton Street, Suite 1520, Baltimore, MD
Tue Jan 14, 2014 @ 6pm   Hampton Roads .NET Users Group (HRNUG)
– Topic: Entity Framework Code First Migrations
– Location: Infotec, 100 Constitution Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Thu Feb 6, 2014 @ 6pm   Richmond .NET Users Group (RDNUG)
– Topic: Entity Framework Code First Migrations
– Location: Markel Plaza, 4600 Cox Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060
Wed Feb 19, 2014 @ 5:30pm   Philly .NET Users Group
– Topic: Indie Game Development
– Location: Great Valley Corporate Center, 45 Liberty Blvd., Suite 210, Malvern, PA 19355
Sat Mar 22, 2014 8AM – 9:30PM  Microsoft @ Times Square
– Event: Nokia DVLUP Day @ New York
– Location: 11 Times Square, New York NY
Thu April 3, 2014:   Roanoke Valley .NET User Group‏ (RVNUG)
– Topic: Entity Framework Code First Migrations
– Location: Meridium, 207 Bullitt Ave SE, Roanoke, VA 24013
NOTE: postponed to Sep 4, 2014.
Thu April 10, 2014:   NRV .NET Users Group (Blacksburg)
– Topic: Indie Game Development
– Location: Excella Consulting, 2000 Kraft Dr, Blacksburg, VA 24060
Fri Apr 11 – Sun Apr 13, 2014  PAX East (attending only)
– Topic: N/A
– Location: Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 415 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210


From Caparea Meetuphttp://www.meetup.com/CapArea-Net/events/130625352/

  • “Great presentation!” ~Gautam
  • “Well planned presentation, learned a few good tricks.” ~Wing Kuang
  • “Solid presentation!” ~Roberto Hernandez

From RADNUG: http://radnug.org

  •  Feedback from Matt Cuba via INETA:
    Matt Cuba (RADNUG): Shahed did a GREAT job with his presentation! He is organized and engaging. His talk on EF Migrations was interesting and provided me personally with a lot of ideas for improvements to my own code base. The group responded well to his talk and I am glad he was able to come to speak at RADNUG. Thanks Shahed! I hope to have you back to speak again in the future! — Matt
  •  Feedback from Matt Cuba / RANDUG, via Twitter: RADNUG feedback via Twitter
    Matt Cuba (RADNUG): Had a great RADNUG meeting tonight. Thanks to @shahedC for speaking on EF Code-First Migrations. Interesting talk by a GIFTED speaker.
  •  Feedback from Hal Hayes, via Twitter:
    Hal Hayes' feedback via Twitter
    Hal Hayes: Great presentation at #radnug on EF Code First Migrations. Your talk was flawless and well delivered. 
  •  Feedback from Tony L, via Twitter:
    Tony L: “[EF] is a wonderful framework and most importantly, provided by Microsoft. Got to dig more about it. Thanks for sharing it with us!”
  •  Feedback from Sahil Talwar, via LinkedIn: 

Sahil Talwar
Sahil Talwar: “Shahed is a great public speaker who is quite knowledgeable about the subjects he speaks on, thanks to a wealth of knowledge gained working directly with bleeding edge technologies.”

  •  Feedback from David Balash, via LinkedIn: 

David Balash
David Balash: “The George Washington University Graduate Computing Club invited Shahed to speak at our September 27, 2013 meeting. Shahed’s presentation on Microsoft’s Entity Framework was expertly prepared and insightful. His presentation skills were spot on. He presented clear and concise slides, provided working code examples, and answered all of our questions. Shahed demonstrated an excellent combination of great public speaking skills and technical expertise. We look forward to inviting him back to speak again in the future.”

  •  Feedback from Doguhan Uluca via LinkedIn: 

Doguhan Uluca
Doguhan Uluca: “Don’t miss Shahed’s deep dive in to EF and Code-first migrations.”


  •  Feedback from Steve Hicks via LinkedIn:

Steve Hicks: “I had the pleasure of meeting Shahed at a recent BaltoMSDN Meetup, where he gave a presentation on Entity Framework Migrations. His content was organized and thorough, allowing him to fully cover the topic in the time available. He was well spoken and professional in appearance. His expertise in the subject matter was clear as he answered questions from the audience. Our respective companies have collaborated on a number of projects in the past, and I hope we will have the chance to work together in the future.” 

  •  Feedback from Ed Mullin via INETA:|
    “[Shahed] did an awesome job on his presentation to BaltoMSDN on EF Migrations on October 23rd. He was early, well prepared and had a mastery of his subject. He was able to take attendee questions and answer them with solid solutions. I’d highly recommend Shahed Chowdhuri to other User group organizers. He’s awesome.” 
  •  Feedback from Wahid Alimi via LinkedIn:
     Wahid Alimi: “I’ve attended Shahed’s presentation on Entity Framework migrations at the Capital Area .NET user community meeting. Shahed did a great job presenting the topic and responding to questions from the audience. He also showed some code samples which helped me solidify my understanding of the topic.”
  •  Feedback from Kevin Griffin (HRNUG) via INETA:
    “Shahed is welcomed back anytime!”
  •  Feedback from Eric Rohlfs, via Twitter:
    Eric Rohlfs: “great presentation last night at @hrnug I feel like a pro at entity migrations when I’ve never even done one!”
  •  Feedback from Julie Lerman, via Twitter:
    :) RT @shahedC: thnx again for yr @pluralsight video, I now have more speaking engagements on EF Migrations! See: http://juliel.me/16qNTQo
  •  Feedback from Bill Wolff (Philly.NET) via INETA:

    “good preparation and delivery, thanks for making the trip!”