Rock Your Career: How 25 Years of Speaking Has Helped My Career w/ dotNetDave

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Rock Your Career: How 25 Years of Speaking Has Helped My Career and More! - With David McCarter (aka, dotNetDave)

July 2019 marks my 25th year of speaking at conferences, user groups, companies that also includes teaching at a university for almost 20 years. My motivation was to help others coming up in the software engineering world and now as I reflect back, I can see how much speaking and teaching has dramatically helped my career and personal life. Speaking has even lead to being recognized by the Microsoft MVP program as an expert in my field.

In this session, I will discuss how I got started, how it led to writing books and training videos and how it lead to speaking in multiple countries. Along the way, I will share stories and discuss how you can get started speaking or improve your speaking skills.

This special anniversary session will feature guest speakers. I will have lots of swag to giveaway including software!

Check out the podcast I did on this subject: Special Episode: How Speaking Can Help Your Career with David McCarter -


I will have copies of my new book Rock Your Code: Code & App Performance ( to sell at the meeting for $15. ALL profit from the book will be donated to the Voice of Slum ( in India to help kids get out of the slum. I’ll even throw in some special swag if you buy at the meeting including a dotNetDave custom guitar pick!

Check out my other conferences sessions by going here:

Please tweet your pics to #RockYourCode, I will include them in my video about my session.

6:00 PM - 6:25 PM - Pizza and Networking
6:25 PM - 6:40 PM - Opening Remarks
6:45 PM - 8:55 PM - Presentation & QA
8:55 PM - 9:00 PM - Raffles

Networking Game
Part of the goal of the User Group is to promote networking among the members. So I am challenging everyone to meet new people. When you get your pizza, I encourage you to stay in the building lobby and talk to at least two people you have never met before instead of going to sit down in the auditorium

About the Speaker
David McCarter is a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional), C# Corner MVP, solutions architect, speaker, consultant, professional code reviewer and interviewer in San Diego, California. He is the editor-in-chief of… a web site dedicated to helping software engineers in all aspects of programming since 1994. David has written for programming magazines and has published many books including “David McCarter’s .NET Coding Standards” available at: He is one of the founders and directors of the San Diego .NET Developers Group ( for 20 years. In 2008 David won the INETA Community Excellence Award for his involvement in the .NET community. Daivd is a featured writer and MVP on C# Corner. David is also an inventor of a software printing system that was approved by the US Patient Office in May 2008. His Microsoft MVP profile is located at:

David gives lectures on programming and technical interviewing at user groups, colleges, high schools, and conferences such as C# Corner Conference (India), Code Camp, SQL Saturday, DevConnections, VSLive and more. He has been teaching at the University of California San Diego for over 19 years. He also runs his own software/ consulting company called NicheWare. You can find upcoming events by going to: