Two exciting announcements (Baby, and INETA)

1.  I am now a father.  That’s right, Gwyneth Rose Palermo was born on August 28th, 2007.  The name came from the family:  Grandmother: Rose, Mother: Rosemary, Mother-in-law, Gwendolyn.

She was born 7lbs, and is now over 7lbs, 6oz.  Growing well.  Born with a full head of hair and eyes wide open.  I’m very proud.  I have plenty of pictures published on



2.  I’m now on the INETA Speakers’ Bureau. Most of the .Net user groups in Texas have heard me speak, but now any INETA group can request a presentation.   Because of my recent baby, I’ll begin accepting speaking requests starting in December, so if you have a meeting in December you’d like filled with an INETA speaker, you can request me by name when you submit the request on  My favorite topics are Agile engineering practices like TDD, CI, DDD.  I also love to talk about O/R mapping with NHibernate and Software Configuration Management (SCM).