Jason N. Gaylord
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I live with my family in the rolling hills of Northeastern Pennsylvania. I'm a web developer by trade, but have broad experience in various business areas. Want to know more about me?

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25th Annual International WebAward Competition Call for Entry is Open

The 25th annual International WebAward Competition Call for Entry is open. The deadline for submissions is May 28th, 2021. This year, 97 industries will have a winner selected. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a judge for the WebAwards. I enjoy judging the contest each year to see which categories have made the most advances in technology. I’d highly recommend checking it out. You can find past winners by industry by visiting jasong.us/3eBmjbB.

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.NET Core Developers Wanted

I’m hiring several .NET developers, ideally .NET Core developers with Angular experience, for our growing team and ideally. These positions are with biBERK, a direct insurance company.

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Sponsor Prospectus Available for TechBash 2021

The sponsor prospectus is now available for TechBash 2021. You can get the details of the prospectus on the TechBash website at techbash.com/#Sponsors.

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Coding the Coal Region

“Coding the Coal Region” is a project sponsored by the Greater Wyoming Valley Chamber of Commerce, W/B Connect, codelicious, The Institute, and PennState Wilkes-Barre. The project’s purpose is to increase the computer programming skills in Northeast PA by providing students with access to curriculum, training, and certification modules to meet the immediate workforce needs of the computer programming industry. The group offers FREE online, instructor-lead courses to students in grades 6-12 that attend schools in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

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Google I/O to Take Place Virtually Next Month

Google I/O is back for 2021 and will take place virtually from May 18-20. The I/O conference is free for everyone to attend. Connect with developers from around the world at this year’s virtual Google I/O for thoughtful discussions, hands-on learning with Google experts, and a first look at Google’s latest developer products.

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TechBash 2021 Call for Speakers Now Open!

The TechBash 2021 Call for Speakers (CFP) is now open. Talk submissions can be submitted for standard sessions or full-day workshops through June 4th, 2021.

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Power Automate Error "The response is not in a JSON format" with Slack Connector

I have a Power Automate flow (old Microsoft Flow) that uses the Slack connector to take the contents of an email that meets certain criteria and post the contents to a Slack channel. It was working most of the time. However, on occasion, some runs would fail.

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Tip: How to set the default connected database and color in SSMS

This is one of those tips that many developers forget about. If you use Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio, you can set the default database that is selected on login. You can also set the color of the tabs in SSMS for that connection. Any changes you make will be saved for future connections to the server. To do this, choose the Options >> button on the login screen:

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Microsoft Ignite Schedule Builder Now Available

Microsoft has announced that the full session and speaker lineup is live for their 2nd virtual Microsoft Ignite conference. Hear from Satya Nadella, Alex Kipman, Mitra Azizirad, Scott Guthrie, Erin Chapple, Scott Hanselman and so many more. Personalize your schedule today by visiting myignite.microsoft.com/home. Not registered yet? You can register at register.ignite.microsoft.com.

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Add a Pipeline Expression Value to an Azure DevOps Variable

Last week I talked about updating a website to .NET 5. In that same application, I had a need to use a value generated at build time in the release so that my appsettings.json file would be updated appropriately. An example of why you may need this is to set the last modified meta tag based on the build:

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