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…


Windows 10 and the Windows Platform Developer

Last time around I talked about the advent of Windows 10 and what sorts of the things you should be looking for in your apps that will help you take advantage of this exciting new release coming from Microsoft.  Since then the Technical Preview program has introduced Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones and more…


What’s Up: Developer–November Edition

Here’s the news as seen on this month’s episode of D³: LIVE & INTERACTiVE: Links Technology Post Roundup – 5th Edition Canadian Developer Events – One stop to get all of the developer events happening nationwide. Canadian Developer Connection Windows Store app – NOW available in the Windows Store. Download now. Canadian Developer Connection Windows…


Get your Windows 8 Metro-style app reviewed by a Microsoft Field Engineer for Free

As an modern developer, you are constantly learning new technologies and techniques. With learning something new there is always that question in the back of your head. Am I doing this right? We imagine that many of you who are developing and/or designing Windows 8 Metro-style apps are asking yourself the same thing. Especially as…

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Many Geeks, Many Experts, and a Gu

Where will you not only see many geeks come together to watch experts talk about the latest and greatest technologies, but also experience that which is “the Gu”? Vancouver TechFest 2012! Join me, Jonathan Rozenblit, Thomas Lewis, Paul Laberge, and 18 other Canadian experts for a day full of awesome sessions on different technologies –…


A Vision Needs a Roadmap

You know the projects you’re currently working on and the technologies you use to get them done. But what about future projects? What would they be using? The people that can answer that are the developers and architects that not only keep themselves up to date with technologies of today, but that also know what’s…


New HTML5 user group in Montreal

Do you know HTML5? We heard about this everywhere, and I have to admit that I am a fan. I know that in Montreal, I’m not the only one. After we saw a real enthusiast from people in our hometown, and from places like Toronto and Vancouver, where there is also HTML5 user group, Benoît…


What’s Next in Software Delivery?

Come and find out! Sam Guckenheimer, ALM expert, product planner for Visual Studio, and author of “Agile Software Engineering with Visual Studio: From Concept to Continuous Feedback” is coming to Toronto to talk about exactly that: “What’s Next in Software Delivery”, If you are in the Toronto area you can come out for a unique…

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Great Content in the Nations Capital!

TechDays is going to rock Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. But we haven’t forgotten the rest of the country! TechDays is sponsoring a number of events across Canada so even if you can’t make it to TechDays this year, you don’t have to miss out! In Ottawa, Microsoft is a proud sponsor and is even providing…

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Coffee & Code Toronto

Remember the Coffee & Code Joey was doing in Toronto? It’s the perfect place to code on your project in a casual environment, grab a good coffee, talk about technology and meet others passionate like you. Put a X on your agenda as we will do one in Toronto the 29th of August at Starbucks…