TechDays gives Back–Halifax is Feed Nova Scotia

As you know, the team is rolling along across Canada – hitting the Eastern destinations now with Halifax taking place on the 2nd and 3rd of November. Something that we’ve been trying to organize prior to departure, but only came to fruition now – has been an opportunity for TechDays Attendees to Give Back to…


Random Hacks of Kindness: December 4–5 at University of Toronto

What is Random Hacks of Kindness? Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) is a community of developers, geeks and tech-savvy do-gooders around the world, working to develop software solutions that respond to the challenges facing humanity today. RHoK is all about using technology to make the world a better place by building a community of innovation….

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TechDays Halifax: November 2 – 3

TechDays, Microsoft Canada’s cross-country technical conference for developers and IT pros, heads to Halifax next week! So far, we’ve been to Vancouver, Edmonton and Toronto, and now it’s time to head out east. TechDays Halifax will take place on Tuesday, November 2 and Wednesday, November 3 at the World Trade Centre (1800 Argyle Street). As…

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If It’s Tuesday, It Must Be AndroidTO (and TechDays Eve and CloudCamp too)

AndroidTO Today is the day of Toronto’s conference for Android developers, AndroidTO. I’ll be in attendance, learning about Android development, seeing what Android developers are into and manning Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 booth. That’s right, there’s going to be a Windows Phone 7 booth at an Android conference. Why? Because we’re gold sponsors. I have…

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Windows Phone App Challenge #2: Area Gas Prices

Last night, while picking up a Windows Phone that I’d loaned to a developer for the weekend so he could give his app a proper test on a real device instead of the emulator, I decided to fill up the gas tank on the Deathmobile, named after the car in the movie that inspired my…

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.NET MEAP Books at Half Price!

Perhaps you missed the sale earlier this month, but Manning’s holding one again! Today (Monday, October 25th), Manning Publications is holding a half-off sale on their MEAP — “Manning Early Access Program” – books. MEAP is their way for you to get an advance look at their in-progress books, and yes, once the book is…

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What I’m Up To This Week

It’s going to be a busy week for Yours Truly… Monday: Windows Phone Deployment Clinic On Monday, I’ll be helping out at the Windows Phone Deployment Clinic at Microsoft Canada HQ in Mississauga (1950 Meadowvale Boulevard, off Mississauga Road, north of Highway 401), where you can book some time to test your apps on a…

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CloudCamp Toronto is This Tuesday!

It’s not too late to register for CloudCamp Toronto, the latest in a series of free cross-Canada unconferences for early adopters of cloud computing. It doesn’t matter whether your preferred cloud computing system is Microsoft’s, Amazon’s, Rackspace’s or anyone else’s – this gathering for anyone with an interest in the cloud, regardless of technology stack…

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CloudCamp Toronto Next Week!

Creative Commons photo by Abeeeer On Tuesday, October 26th, CloudCamp will be visiting the fine city of Toronto! You can register NOW and I would strongly encourage you to do so: Location Metro Toronto Convention Centre North Building 255 Front Street West Toronto, Ontario M5V 2W6 Schedule 5:30pm Registration & Refreshments 6:00pm Welcome 6:15pm Lightning…


Some Technical Presentation Tips and Tricks

Ah, technical presentations. For some, an opportunity to share. For others, nature’s cruelest mistake.1 And much like a total eclipse, technical presentations that are both well-prepared and well-executed are, sadly, a rare sight to behold. But, fear not! For those finding yourself in the latter camp, it doesn’t have to be this way. By applying…