Brown Bag 2023 call for presenters

Todd Baremore

Fellow Baggers,

Now that Charles has arranged a beautiful venue and recruited MSE for day 1 sessions, it is my job to recruit speakers/presenters for days 2 and 3.   

The Day 2-3 content is determined by attendees who are willing to contribute their time and effort.  Because of this approach, we are not able to take requests for sessions.  We will have a problem solving session where attendees can present a problem to the group and get help from the collective brain trust.

Brown Bag has always been about us (the community) helping each other by sharing our wisdom and has been a success because of your contributions. 

Please contact me privately with ideas for a presentations.   Session times are free flowing, so don't worry about a minimum or maximum time for a session.   Sometimes Q&A can take an unexpected direction (always in a good way).  You will not be cut off because of a time limit.  Everyone has something to contribute.  This is an extremely friendly group, please don't be concerned with public speaking.

I'll kick off the session offerings with:

Todd - XPA 4.8 RIA Android offline interactive maps in a browser control that communicate with the Magic application on the tablet/phone.  This solution does not use the Google Maps API.  Even if you don't have a GIS requirement for your mobile app, this session may br  helpful in developing offline capabilities for your RIA Mobile application

I'll be maintaining the attendee and session list on a yet to be determined web site.  I'll send a link as soon as it is ready.

Wednesday night dinner at Desi Vega's Steakhouse has become a Brown Bag New Orleans tradition.  Please plan on it if you are not departing until Thursday.

If you are a first time visitor to New Orleans, the music and food are incredible, something for everyone.  If you have any interest in history, I encourage you to visit the National World War II museum.  It is within walking distance of the hotel.
On 9/16/2022 3:53 PM, Charles Coe via wrote:

Our recent survey indicated just over 50% of the responses chose New Orleans for the Conference over the two other cities offered.  Planning for Brown Bag New Orleans 2023 is now complete (and the call for speakers and content planning is in process).  We intend to make this a spectacular training event for Magicians who attend.  

Event and hotel registration links are here: MagicDeveloper.NET
We will also post news and updates on content on this same site as well as pictures of past events.  (

Todd insisted we keep costs low in the spirit of Brown Bag.  To attend the conference is $199.00 for 3 days of Magic training and content.  The really nice hotel we will be at is Harrah's New Orleans with rooms for $199.00/night not including resort fee or taxes (total should be approximately $249.00/night all in).  For those of you who attended Brown Bag New Orleans in the past, this is on the same downtown street as before, but much closer to the Mississippi River (2 blocks away).

We have been told by Magic Software that they will support the conference as in the past by providing Day 1 speakers.  A big thank you to Magic for their continued support of Brown Bag.

Day 2 and 3 will be attendee driven sessions also as in the past that have proven popular.

We do ask that if you are attending from out of town, that you stay at the conference hotel which again is Harrah's New Orleans and make your hotel reservations prior to 2/17/2023 (our room cut-off date), as we have a contractual room night financial commitment to meet (which is how we get the also nice meeting space).  There will be no steaming or on-line options (we're all volunteers who put this on).

We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans in March 2023.

Charles Coe and Todd Baremore

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Charles Coe, CPA, MCSE

New Orleans, Louisiana