Lance Larsen - .NET Architect Madison Wisconsin

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What an amazing year at That Conference…  Was very excited to talk to everyone about all the new Mixed Reality emerging technology! 

Always a highlight of my family’s year as well – with both my daughter and Wife presenting as well, both on Robotics and 3D Printing.   Super amazing. 

See everyone next year in 2018 on August 6th to 8th!   We’ll see what new Mixed Reality devices and technology have been released!

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All currently are open for “Call for Speakers” so get your submissions in now!  Looking forward to seeing everyone at each!




Chicago Code Camp

April 26

Grayslake, IL

Kalamazoo X

April 26

Kalamazoo, MI

Azure Developer Camp

April 30

Chicago, IL

ALM Chicago

May 1

Chicago, IL

Virtual Hackathon

May 1- June 5    

Chicago and online


May 5-8

Chicago, IL

Code For Rockford Brigade Kickoff

May 10

Rockford, IL

//PUBLISH Hackathon

May 16-17

Chicago, IL

//PUBLISH Hackathon – Milwaukee     

May 16

Milwaukee, WI

SharePoint Saturday

May 17

Addison, IL

GoTo Conference – Chicago

May 20-23

Chicago, IL


July 11-12

Knoxville, TN

Iowa Code Camp

July 19

Des Moines, IA

That Conference

August 11-13

Wisconsin Dells, WI

Madison Ruby

August 21

Madison, Wi


August 27-29

Chattanooga, TN

Chippewa Valley Code Camp


Thanks to David Giard {} for compiling these!

45544_mod_gyroboy_01_LeftAre you are new to robotics? Or do you go to bed dreaming of counting cybernetic-sheep? In either case, Lego Mindstorms EV3 has just released an awesome next generation robot kit that’s made for everyone! EV3 adds never before seen functionality in a format accessible to all current and future programmers. Learn how to start teaching and showing others how to use the Lego programming tools! And just have fun with Robots! :)

PowerPoint presentation from ThatConference 2013 (Big 109MB!)

Check out the EV3 Core Set on Lego Education US!

Some very difficult choices in choosing from so many awesome talks at That Conference – but can’t wait – and wanted to share…

For those speakers and talks that I’m not able to get to – love to have you out to MADdotNET to give your presentations!

Encourage everyone to share their schedule!




8:30 AM

Denise Jacobs Denise Jacobs Keynote

10:30 AM

Chris May Developing applications for Google Glass

1:00 PM

  THAT Wildlife

2:30 PM

Chris Gardner Biometrics: Using You Body for Fun and Profit

4:00 PM

Mike Rohde Sketchnoting Workshop

8:00 PM

  Game Night


8:30 AM

Dave Thomas Dave Thomas Keynote

10:30 AM

Leon Gersing Keep Software Weird

1:00 PM

Lance Larsen Sewing for Geeks — IL Weaving with AOP

2:30 PM

Brian Kalbfleisch We Can with WeDO. Using LEGO to Teach Little Campers Programming.

4:00 PM

Lance Larsen Robots Robots Robots!  Lego Mindstorm EV3

5:30 PM

  That Pig Roast

10:30 PM

  Waterpark Party


8:30 AM

Doc Norton Michael “Doc” Norton Keynote

10:30 AM

Sharon Cichelli Hello, Arduino: Write code that interacts with the real world

1:00 PM

Keith Burnell Teaching the Junior Campers to Program with the Grown Up Tools

2:30 PM

John Hauck Kidz That Code

Created the following Xbox’ish Achievements and wanted to share with everyone for That Conference

Updated my Counselor image on my That Conference Profile page as follows.


Download them all here!  With a PaintShop Pro master image file for all the layer’y goodness.

Thanks Clark adding to the ideas!

Tickets for #thatConference – the premier Mid-West ( and beyond ) developer conference go on sale at 8:12 am tomorrow morning!

Get over to Eventbrite early @

After all the success last year and 750+ very happy attendees – be warned that they could sell quickly, so get your tickets as soon as possible – don’t be left out of the waterpark… errr… developer conference…!

  • 125+ talks — in fact, just finished arranging the schedule of talks ( top secret – hush hush ) – and there are so many great ones that I don’t know which ones to choose myself!
  • All technology stacks – and spectacular lineup of speakers.  Check out the sessions!  Check out the speakers!  After that, easy decision…
  • New this year!  A whole room and set of talks specifically for kids and family geek events — including many about teaching programming to kids.  I’ll be doing “Robots Robots Robots! Lego Mindstorm EV3” about the not even released yet new LEGO robotics Mindstorm EV3 set – that comes out just a little more than a week prior to the event.  Look at these links for new EV3 awesomeness – &
  • Waterpark – Waterpark – Waterpark!  Did I mention I’m bringing my family to a developer conference?  How many conferences can you say that about and NOT be filing for a divorce afterwards…? :)
  • Lastly, don’t forget to signup for the thatConference Newsletter – middle of page off of thatConference site.

Again – get on early – get your tickets and then you don’t have to worry about missing out.

See you at 8:12 am @