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…


Its all about being Open!

  Why Open? One of the coolest things to happen at Microsoft is embracing and supporting Openness. This is about how we, as a company, collaborate with others in the  industry and how we listen to our customers. Its about the choice that we give to our customers and developers. Right from supporting Linux, Drupal,…

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Geek out at DevTeach Vancouver!

Monday May 28th to June 1st DevTeach comes to Vancouver with sessions on everything from Agile, to web, to SQL, to the cloud! DevTeach visits Vancouver every other year. The event is designed for developers and features lots of familiar names and great speakers! There is nothing quite like a conference by developers for developers!…

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What’s going on across Canada? Lots! Check it out!

There are so many great events coming up in Canada, I wanted to list some of them here, so you don’t miss out! TechDays isn’t your only opportunity to get out and learn about the latest technologies from experts. We hold a number of smaller events throughout the year, and we also sponsor and present…

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Conference or Course? Where Should I Spend my Training Budget?

I started work in the era of Stephen Covey and the ‘7 Habits of Highly Effective People’ craze. Heck I was even sent on a 7 Habits course and given a 7 habits daytimer! One of the 7 habits was to ‘Sharpen the Saw’ which amounts to the importance of spending time improving yourself and…

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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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One More Reason to Attend TechDays – The Developer Practices and Architecture Track

We’ve revealed the keynotes, the Windows Client and Phone Track, the Developer Tools, Languages and Framework track, and the Cloud Computing and Online Services track, now I’d like to introduce you to a track that applies to cloud, windows, mobile, and web developers, C#, and VB programmers alike! Sometimes as developers we need to take…

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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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Woo Hoo! Off To TechEd: Summer Camp For Geeks!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, I’m not dancing down the aisles, but I do have to stop myself from bouncing up and down in my seat, which would probably really irritate the guy sitting next to me on the plane. Tomorrow is the first day of TechEd. Now that I think about…

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TechDays Halifax: November 2nd and 3rd

We’re in Halifax this week for TechDays! Here’s what we’re up to this week: Tuesday, November 2nd, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.: TechDays, Day 1 Tuesday, November 2nd, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.: Go DevMental Wednesday, November 3rd, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.: TechDays, Day 2 Thursday, November 4th, morning: Presentation at Nova Scotia Community…

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