Empowering Youth with Technology at YouthSpark Live Vancouver

It’s said that 50% of the job market requires basic technical proficiency, and that that number will increase to 77% in the next decade. With a shortage of qualified computer science graduates to fill these roles and the fact that computer science has not yet been recognized as a pillar of mainstream education, the income…


Great Apps Are Inspired by Pure Imagination

As developers, we tend to be creative people. We use our imagination to think up solutions to solve day to day business problems and then we build apps to bring those solutions to life. Set those business problems aside for a moment. Close your eyes. Tap into your imagination. Go deeper. Even deeper. Eventually you’ll…


<What’s Up: Developers> October Edition

Here’s the news seen on this month’s episode of D³: LIVE & INTERACTiVE: Links Technology Post Roundup – 4th Edition Windows 8 Windows Store Welcomes Canadian Developers – all Canadian developers now have access to the Windows Store. Visit the Windows Store Dashboard, sign up for your account, register your app names (so that no…


<What’s Up: Developers> September Edition

Here’s the news seen on this month’s episode of D³: LIVE & INTERACTiVE: Links Technology Post Roundup – 3rd Edition Windows Azure Virtual DevCamp / Virtual Workshops Virtual DevCamp On-Demand Virtual DevCamp – Windows Azure in a Nutshell – October 3 (Register today) Virtual Workshop: Cloud Variations – October 15 (Register today) Virtual Workshop: Building…


Prairie Dev Con Winnipeg Features TechDays Sessions

Looking for TechDays content before it gets to TechDays Online? Prairie Dev Con is a perfect place to get it! Join myself, Jonathan Rozenblit, fellow developer evangelist Thomas Lewis, and TechDays speakers Tyler Doerksen (@tyler_gd) and Miguel Carrasco (@miguelcarrasco) on November 21st and 22nd, 2011 in Winnipeg, MB for Prairie Dev Con Winnipeg. If you…


YOU could be an MCT sooner than you think!

About ten years ago, I was awarded my Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) certification, I can honestly say I have never looked back. I really love being an MCT and being part of the MCT community. MCTs are geeks with personality. If you are passionate technology and like sharing your knowledge, consider becoming an MCT! There…

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TechEd Keynote: Sneak Peek at Visual Studio vNext

Pick up my badge, grab a quick breakfast, now off to the keynote! Huh, apparently you should arrive more than 2 minutes before it starts if you want a seat, oh well, lesson learned. TechEd isn’t just for developers, so the first part of the keynote was interesting but as much as I understand the…

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Toronto Area SharePoint Saturday: Saturday November 13th at Microsoft Canada HQ

“Want a job? Learn SharePoint!” said the article in O’Reilly Radar last year. The U.S. and Canadian federal governments, banks, businesses and all manner of organizations with lots of people, projects and collaboration love SharePoint and are looking for developers. The natural follow-up to “Want a job? Learn SharePoint!” is Want to learn SharePoint? Come…

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This Saturday: SharePoint Saturday in Vancouver

Creative Commons photo by Jason V. Click the photo to see it on its original page. Don’t forget that this Saturday, September 25th, is the first SharePoint Saturday in Vancouver! It’s a FREE public event, and it’s a chance for people in the Vancouver area to dive into SharePoint. It promises to be an educational,…

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This Saturday: “Introduction to B.I.” in Montreal (Samedi .NET)

Don’t forget that a Samedi .NET event is taking place this Saturday, September 25th in Montreal: Introduction au B.I., or as they say en Anglais, Introduction to B.I.. As in Business Intelligence. For the full details, see my earlier blog entry and the event’s registration page. It won’t cost you much to attend; admission to…

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