Party with Palermo tonight: game plan (hashtag #pwp)

This post is for all those signed up to attend Party with Palermo tonight at the MVP Summit in Bellevue, WA.  If you haven’t already RSVP’d, you can do so on the website up until to arrive at the sign-in table.

Red Robin at Bellevue Square at 7PM

Because many of you have been to a Party with Palermo before, I wanted to give the rundown because this event is a bit different from previous ones.

  • Name badges are pre-printed.  Please find yours at the sign-in table.  Extra badges will be available if you are a walk-in.
  • All funds are going to the venue.
  • The bar tab will be under my name, “Jeffrey Palermo”.  When it runs out, it runs out.
  • When you are ready to order food, please select a table and pay individually – I don’t have enough funds for food. 
  • Please tip your server – it will make future events here smoother.
  • Red Robin normally closes at 10PM, but they will stay open a bit longer if you want to stay longer.

Finally, I would really like to thank my sponsors.  Without support with funding, Party with Palermo would be an unfunded meet-up without so much as a banner or a single free beer.

Corporate Sponsors:

Individual Sponsors:

Tim Rayburn, Sebastian Holst, Robin Shahan, Peter Kellner, Bonnie Berent, Jeffrey Hadfield, Deborah Kurata, Philip Japikse Bill Wolff, Rob Keiser, Brad Wilson, Andrew Nurse, James Bender,  Joe Healy, Glen Gordon, Kevin Wolf, Betsy Weber, Joacim Andersson, Jonathan Wanagel, Tobin Titus, Nikita Polyakov, Bradley Foley, Steve Andrews

Advanced .Net developer training at Headspring

Since 2008, Headspring has refined and expanded its technical training offerings.  In January of 2008, I sat down and racked my brain for how we could share the knowledge we had acquired building custom business software.  The Agile Boot Camp is what I came up with.  I designed and taught that course throughout that year. 

It continues to be an intense, developer-focused 3-day training course which immersed the developer into the Extreme Programming practices, patterns, architecture, and the Software Configuration Management that is essential on a high-performing agile team.  Leaving the fluffy process training to the Scrum folks, this course continues to immerse .Net developers into an environment where they can move quickly and deliver software fast!

In 2009, we expanded the offering with an ASP.NET MVC Boot Camp to provide a UI-focused developer course for web application developers.   With several ASP.NET MVC book authors on staff, we are able to provide in-depth guidance on how to use the new ASP.NET MVC framework, not just how the API’s function. 

With all of our training offerings, we apply our Headspring worldview, which is rooted in the 12 Agile principles and fine-tuned by the 15 Extreme Programming principles.  Automated developer testing is pervasive, and streamlined build & deployment automation make software changes easy.

Mostly recently, we have begun our Software Craftsman Series, which is aimed at those who have a hard time taking 3 days from the demands of day-to-day work.  At only 1.5 hours per week, we tackle essential topics to software development.  In our opinion, these topics should be mandatory for all .Net developers.  Though it is possible to learn some of this through books and personal research, we efficiently package it into 12 weeks of 1.5-hour sessions.  This gives you time to digest and apply each topic throughout the week until the next class.

We have future plans to offer courses for:

  • Software Architects
  • Software Executives/Managers

We love getting feedback about our training products.  We routinely ask current clients what they’d like to see next, and we would love to have your ideas about what would make these products attractive to _you_.

Take a look at all of our training offerings here:

As a side note, Headspring is not a training company.  We build custom business software for small & mid-sized companies.  We also teach our client’s software developers how to do it and do it well.  We have learned so much from the many projects we have completed, and training is a terrific outlet for sharing that knowledge.  We train in our spare time, so we don’t have courses every week.  Remember, we’re busy building software.

MvcConf MVC Q&A call for questions

At MvcConf this Tuesday (2/8/2011), I will be hosting a Q&A session where YOU drive the content.  This is a 100% virtual conference.

mvcConf Speaker Jeffrey Palermo
Jeffrey Palermo


Most conferences are full of presentations with a little bit of Q&A at the end. This session is 100% Q&A, and YOU drive the content. I’ll take a few questions people have posed through twitter and my blog, but during the session, I will answer questions as you submit them. My hope is to provide real-world contextual advice by accessing ASP.NET experience since 2002 and ASP.NET MVC experience since October, 2007 and my research in ASP.NET MVC in Action.

Please comment on this post to pose a question I can answer during this session.  I will also be taking questions via twitter.

Party with Palermo – MVP Summit 2011 edition registration begins!

RSVP now for Party with Palermo in Bellevue, WA.  Sign up via

Funds are more limited this year, so if you can help out with an individual sponsorship or rope your company into it, that would be great.  Just purchase a sponsor ticket.  We will stretch the funds to the limit at Red Robin and see how far they go!  Be sure to enter an email address you actually check when registering because I will send out updates at the date comes closer.

When: Sunday, February 27, 2011 from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM (PT)


Red Robin
408 Bellevue Way Northeast
Bellevue 98004-5002



  • Good food
  • Hang out with your friends
  • Awesome PwP blog badge, royalty free:

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    If you are interested in sponsoring the event, please contact us.