presentations from past RefreshCache conferences

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The 2011 Presentations

Sunday, October 9

1pm - 5pm   Arena Dev 101 Workshop @ Gangplank
We're going to have 4+ hours of dedicated time to getting all the new developers up to speed writing Arena Modules.  In addition to that Daniel and our advanced crew will cover other tools like Redmine, the ,  and the Sandbox.
 - Community Keys - 2011 Redux
 - Open Source: 7 Important Things - 2011 Redux
7pm - 8pm   bvCMS: an Open Source ChMS
David Carroll is going tto give us a quick run down of some of the most important parts of bvCMS.

Monday, October 10

9:00- 9:30   Keynote: Collaboration - (ppt)- Derek Neighbors
Derek Neighbors will open RefreshCache 2011 and will inspire us with a bit of his story.
9:30 - 09:50   JavaScript Tricks - Nick Airdo
Nick will show you a few things you may not have realized you could (and perhaps, should) do.
09:50 - 10:15    API integration - Chris Funk
Chris from Southeast Christian will show us a little of what you can do wtih some Arena API integration.
10:25 - 10:55   JavaScript Boot Camp - Jason Offutt
Learn the basics of JavaScript in this 101-level talk to get you ramped up to do awesome stuff on the client.
11:00 - 11:30   Visual Studio Tips & Tricks - Scott Cate
Improve your productivity with these tips and tricks every developer should know.
1pm - 1:30   What's Cooking at Voracity - David Turner
See what David and Jon have been cooking up in their spare time.
1:30 - 2:00   Going to the Next Level - (video | ppt) - Jon Edmiston
Jon will explain a little about the hows and the whys on their recent ministry endeavors.
2:30 - 3:00   User Portals w/Easier Page Structures - Trey Hendon
Representing two churches over the past year, Trey will show us how to achieve user potrals in Arena.
3:00 - 3:30  

Arena-Wordpress Integration - (ppt) - Russell Todd
Learn how to let Wordpress manage your content and Arena manage your church as Russell shows us how to write a Wordpress plugin for Arena.

3:30 - 4:00   bvCMS Primer - Jeremy Simmons & David Carroll
A quick glance at bvCMS.  An evening session will include a full, in-depth look at bvCMS.
Using LINQ to Query Data - David Carroll ((video))
A demo by David where he queries bvCMS data using LINQPad.
4:00 - 4:15  
Demo - Jim Garvey
Jim Garvey will give a quick demo of River Valley's custom Event Calendar Module and possibly their upcoming Missions module.
7:00 - 8:00   bvCMS Full Monte - David Carroll
Take a closer, detailed look under the covers of bvCMS from a developer's perspective.  This is your chance to really ask David all your detailed developer questions.

Tuesday, October 11

9:00- 9:20   Data Mining - Brian Slezak & Anthony James
Brian and Anthony give us some insightful statistics from 10+ years of church attendance data.
9:20 - 9:50   Database Perf Tuning - Tom Powers
Don't just stare at that loading bar, do something about it.  Tom from Southeast Christian will show you how.
9:50 - 10:20   Redmine in Review - Daniel Hazelbaker
Learn how to coordinate your code development with other distributed developers.
10:30 - 11:00   JavaScript Deep Dive  - Jason Offutt
Go deep and get ready to catch the this JS mind-bomb.
11:00 - 11:15   Plotting the Spread of the Gospel: Silverlight Maps - Michael Speers
Use the power of Silverlight's rich UI functionality to create a map of your data.
11:15 - 11:30   Balsamiq - Jeremy Hoff
Create quick mockups for your "customers" and then Get It Done™.
1pm - 1:30   NuGet - Nick Airdo
Not only is it an amazing productivity tool, I think NuGet could be the solution to a problem.
1:30 - 2:00   Developer Update - Jeff Maddox
Jeff will give the Arena community developers a variety of important news about custom module development.
2:00 - 2:15   Vineyard Columbus, Kiosk HUB, Check-in and jQuery UI - William Wood
Bill will tell us about what's been done at Vineyard Columbus and various check-in related modules and reports.
2:30 - 3:00   System Here, System There, a Little Data Everywhere - (ppt) - Wayne Helsby
Wayne is going to show us how you can effectively manage too many systems.
3:00 - 3:10   State of the Union - Nick Airdo
Nick will briefly talk about the state of our union and share some thoughts on the future of RC and Church Management Systems.
3:30 - 5:00   Open Floor: Community Demos (Eric Byrd, Maxim Strelsov, Bill Wood)
Quick PCI Presentation - (ppt) - Joel Lingenfelter
Show us what you've built lately and then the defense will wrap up with closing arguments.
7:00 - ???   Hacknight #3
Arena Database Maintenance #1 & System Maintenance #2 - Tom Powers


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