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AltNetHouston: FubuMVC session

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At the AltNetHouston Open Spaces conference last weekend, I convened a session on FubuMVC.  Selfishly, I wanted to get Chad Myers and Jeremy Miller to talk more about their alternative MVC stack.

FubuMVC is an MVC framework built on .NET.  It is often looked at as an alternative to Microsoft’s ASP.NET MVC. framework that shipped last month.  FubuMVC is a framework that grew organically out of work that Jeremy and Chad were doing at Dovetail Software.  The Fubu in FubuMVC is short for For Us By Us.

At Kaizenconf, they gave a workshop called Using and Abusing ASPNET MVC for Fun and Profit.  Based on the interest from that workshop, Chad looked to recreate the framework that they were using at Dovetail as an open-source project.  Over the Christmas break, he coded the core of framework (available on Google Code here).

Unfortunately, my laptop died during the AltNetHouston conference and I was unable to keep my MinoHD camera charged.  So, I was only able to record the first half hour of the hour and ten minute session.  There was another video recording.  I will try and track that down and post a link here if and when it is available.

In the meantime, here is the first half hour:

AltNetHouston: FubuMVC from Weston M. Binford III on Vimeo.

Also, here are the Session Notes.


AltNetHouston: Opening Circle Video

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Last weekend, I attended the AltNetHouston Open Spaces conference.  Thanks to Ben Scheirman, Claudio Lassala, and J Sawyer for organizing the event and to Steven “Doc” List for facilitating.  I especially enjoyed the sessions on FubuMVC and Why Blog and Open Source.

As with previous conferences, there were a number of people videoing the proceedings.  I had my MinoHD camera, but had battery charging issues after my laptop died.  I did record the Opening Circle Friday night and part of the FubuMVC session on Saturday.

If you are not familiar with Open Spaces conferences, the participants get together at the beginning of the conference and create the agenda as a group.  Doc is an excellent facilitator.  Ben opened the conference and then turned it over to Doc to explain how Open Spaces work.  Finally, the attendants proposed sessions for the weekend.

Here is the Opening Circle video:

AltNetHouston: Opening Circle from Weston M. Binford III on Vimeo.

You can see other videos and session notes for most of the sessions on the HoustonAltNet wiki.