My Social Network Accounts
Please add me as a friend/contact if you want:
- http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=174727100 is my linked-in profile.
- https://www.facebook.com/charlesmarkcarroll – my main Facebook account for close friends or people that want to become close friends
- https://twitter.com/charlesmcarroll – my Twitter account
My Community Events
Generally held in Northern Virginia, USA one can meet me and other friends and peers there:
- User Group, Speeches, Mini-Classes – My User Group and new training company the successor to Carroll Software Training (CST).
- My Game Club meets slightly south of Baltimore, Maryland USA. We teach the games too. We play:
- Chess Variants
- Eurogames, Card Games, Tabletop games, family Games, Strategy Games, etc.
- Roleplaying Games including HeroQuest and Glorantha. Come play a great Fantasy Role Playing Game. We are teaching as you play, so even if you have never played before you can join us.
Another Lifetime Ago – ASP and ASP.net communities
Yeah, in another lifetime, I made this site http://www.learnasp.com which was devoted to teaching beginners Classic ASP and ASP.net. In the 90s and early 200 it made it to #1 worldwide for ASP and was 24,000 unique viewers daily and 160,000 page views daily. I gave up updating it in 2002 and parted ways with Microsoft for many reasons. Gates ran a great Microsoft. Ballmer ran a corrupt Microsoft into the ground (which gift-wrapped Apple, Amazon, Google and everyone else usher in the post-PC era) that mistreated all it’s community and commercial partners and punished all those who spoke out for better treatment.
- created AspAlliance.com in 1998 and gifted it to Steve Smith in late 90s.
- Created AspFriends.com (let domain expire and closed in 2002) which I took from zero messages to 19 million messages per month and tens of thousands of unique subscribers. Many aspects of the ASP.net Forums (i.e. names like [AspFreeForAll], a moderation tool they cloned and improved from one I invented for Lyris) are exact copies of AspFriends.
I code in ASP.net MVC and ASP.net professionally focusing on Cloud Applications, and am a Software Architect and am releasing some ASP.net Open Source libraries in 2015. I am however over time transitioning to programming iOS (iPad, iPhone) and Android apps.