The following text was originall written by Rachel Appel, Developer Evangelist for the NY region:
On July 7th, 2010 at 7pm in Manhattan the NYC area developer community will be holding an event to benefit NYC-area .NET software developer Wendy Friedlander.Wendy is a 30 year old software agilista from Long Island. She's a strong WPF developer and a firm believer in the agile method of development including pair programming and TDD. Wendy is wife and mother of a beautiful girl named Kaylee who will be 2 in August of this year. In August of 2009 Wendy learned that she had a rare and aggressive pediatric cancer called aveolar rhabdomyosarcoma. Her treatment consists of high dose chemotherapy and radiation. She has had to leave her job, and her husband has been forced into part time work in order to care for their daughter.Come and be part of something special!We are very pleased to be able to announce that the evening will include a unique presentation by noted .NET luminary and author Charles Petzold on an obscure (but interesting) chapter in the history of computing with appearances (in chronological order) by Cicero, Galileo, Kepler, Newton, Fourier, Charles Darwin, Lord Kelvin, Madame Curie, and Albert Einstein.In addition, Miguel Castro has volunteered to provide a very special talk for the attendees where he promises to demonstrate some of his own pet software development projects for us!In addition to the opportunity to see these unique talks, every attendee will be given a free unlimited 30-day subscription to TekPub (http://www.tekpub.com), the video screencasting site with hours and hours of screencasts on topics including Silverlight, Entity Framework, NHibernate, JQuery, Ruby-on-Rails, developing for the iPhone, and developing for Android. Everyone who attends the event is guaranteed this free subscription just for their cost of attending.Other SWAG that will be raffled off to attendees includes multiple software licenses for the following products:* JetBrains Resharper, DotTrace, and DotCover!* Developer Express CodeRush, Refactor! Pro, and DXperience Suite (every control they make!)* Telerik RAD Controls!* TypeMock Isolator!* Visual Studio MSDN Ultimate i-year Subscriptions!* ...and more!Specific details for this event including location, RSVP links, and more can be found at the site:http://www.DevsForWendy.comFor more details about the event, please see this comprehensive blog post by Steve Bohlen:http://unhandled-exceptions.com/blog/index.php/2010/06/30/devsforwendy/Attendance is $75 per person with all proceeds going to Wendy and her family. Since dinner will consist of pizza and soda, you can be assured that more than $65 of that attendance fee will go to benefit the Friedlanders directly!Even if you cannot attend the benefit event itself, please consider using the [Donate] link on the site (http://devsforwendy.com/donate.html) to make a contribution directly to Wendy and her family. Any amount you may be able to spare would be very much appreciated -- whether $1, $5, $10, $50, or more it all adds up and it all goes to a great cause!If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to email either Sara Chipps (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Steve Bohlen (email@example.com) directly.Otherwise, please consider either attending the event, making a direct donation, or both!
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