I Finally Joined Twitter

After spending time listening to the Virtual ALT.NET Meeting last night, I decided that I needed to go ahead and join Twitter because I was clearly missing out on some interesting community discussion.

James Avery had already told me that he found it a great resource, but sometimes I guess I need to hear it from more than one place.

The tipping point for me was the discussion around the VB.NET development community and open source.  There was a great discussion of issues at the VAN and it was kicked off because of the lively discussion that had occurred on Twitter a few hours earlier.

I wished I could have participated a little in the discussion but I’ve had a major cold over the last few days and I was a little drugged up on cold medication.  I ended up leaving the meeting after an hour so I could retire for the night so I missed the last part.  Some of the great discussion:

  • VB.NET community involvement in open source
  • Difficulties encountered when introducing new concepts like IoC and ORM to .NET developers that have not been exposed before.
  • Mass Transit
  • migratordotnet and the newer Fluent Migrator that is being worked on

I’ll definitely be attending the future VAN meetings and hope to participate.

You can find me on Twitter – darrenstokes.

Comments

3 Responses to “I Finally Joined Twitter”

  1. Eric Geiger on January 8th, 2009 5:12 pm

    Welcome to the Twitterverse, and I’d say it’s about time, too. 🙂

    – Eric

  2. get us all sick on January 9th, 2009 5:24 am

    Nice. You’re the same guy that goes to work sick as crap and gets everyone else sick.

    Dont you know you’re suppossed to stay HOME when you’re sick?

  3. Darren Stokes on January 9th, 2009 5:35 am

    Uhhh. The meeting was VIRTUAL so I was at home.