November Technical Calendar

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday   1 2012 Innovation Summit New Haven CT 2 Startup Weekend New York City 3 Startup Weekend New York City 4 Startup Weekend New York City 5 6 7 8 Web Unleashed Waltham MA Hack/Reduce Launch Party Cambridge MA 9 Startup Weekends Binghamton NY Boston MA New Haven…

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Key Windows 8 Developer Tenets and Skills

Did you spend the weekend getting to know your Surface – like many of those who lined up at Microsoft Stores across the country? And now you’re considering getting your own application into the Windows Store, but not sure where to begin? Well, we all started somewhere, and although I’m far from laying claim to…

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MongoDB Boston Resources

Thanks to all that came out to my “MongoDB and Windows Azure” presentation at MongoDB Boston. It was great to be invited back to present on two of my passions – Cloud and NoSQL. It’s also been fun watching the evolution of the Microsoft and 10gen partnership over the past year as the technical implementation…

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“New Era of Work” Event Series Begins October 30th

Update 10/28/2012 9:45 a.m.: Due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Sandy and the declaration of a State of Emergency for Massachusetts, the New Era of Work event in Waltham on October, 30th HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Those of you that registered for the event will be receiving an e-mail alerting you to the cancellation (check…

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Windows 8: Opportunity Knocks – Oct 22nd

With just over a week to go before the general availability of Windows 8, it’s one of your last chances to ‘get in the know’ prior to fielding those questions from <insert technologically-challenged relative here>! I’ll be the guest of the Tech-in-Motion Boston Meetup this coming Monday, October 22nd, at the Microsoft New England Research…

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Code Camp AND SQL Saturday–Oct 20th

It’s a busy Saturday in the Greater Boston area, as two significant (and free!) geek gatherings occur about 40 miles from each other. SQL Saturday Nashua is being held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Rivier University – Education Center Building in Nashua, New Hampshire.   The event comprises a full docket of 24 sessions…

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Syme Times Two: Father of F# at NERD

Don Syme, Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research Cambridge (the one across the pond), will be at NERD this week for two separate public engagements. Many of you know Don’s name as the originator of F# and author of Expert F# as well as the creator of generics in the .NET CLR. On Wednesday, Oct. 17th,…

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Windows 8 Notifications: Push Notifications

Previous Notification Posts Overview Programmatic Concepts Image Handling Leveraging Azure Storage Local Notifications Scheduled Notifications Periodic Notifications Using Azure for Periodic Notifications It’s been a while since my last post on the topic of notifications in Windows 8, so I’m going to pick things back up and cover the two remaining notification options: push notifications…

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Who’s on 8? Cups

Cups is a recent addition to the Windows Store, the efforts of Julio Colon of ALOMSoftware. I asked Julio to give me a few words I could sprinkle into a blog post about his experiences in building the game, and he provided such a great write-up that I’m including it here in its entirety. It’s…

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Boston Code Camp–October 20th

I am a firm believe that community events like Code Camps are one of the best investments you as a technologist can make in your own career.  Where else can you learn about a myriad of topics – from beginner to advanced – and network with fellow developers, designers, architects, and IT professionals – FREE?…

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