Dev Idol: Cast your votes now!


DevIdol_thumb1The deadline for submitting presentations has passed and its time to vote for your favourite 6 presentations to battle it out for the title of Number 1 Dev Idol!

Up for grabs is the opportunity to present a breakout session at Tech·Ed 2011, an Xbox 360 as well as 2 runner-up prizes of free entry to Tech·Ed Africa 2011.

Have you got what it takes? Can you impress our panel of judges? Will you be our Dev Idol?





How To Vote

We have set up an online poll with the names of all the presentations and their presenters.

Go ahead and vote for your favourites! (Only one vote per person is allowed). Presenters: feel free to share this link with your colleagues, friends and anyone you happen to bribe to support you Smile


The Contenders

(listed in the order that their sessions were received)

Title Description Presenter

Win-Mote 7 - Turn your Windows Phone 7 into a Remote Control

See how to use a Windows Phone 7 and Silverlight as a remote control for all your DLNA or UPnP devices in your home. Select the media, the device and hit play!

William Brander

Best Practices in F# Tail End Recursion using Functional Magic. Mark Pearl
I.T From Fresh Eyes The ups and downs of a student wanting to advance the world technologically - a student studying I.T. in South Africa Monde Mbatha
jQuery Dialog - The Good, The Bad, The Ugly A jQuery UI Dialog - that posts back to a page, saving data to the session. Pros and Cons considered. Jason Mulryan
Introducing the WebMatrix Beta 2 to Beginners This is the real beginning for the Beginners. We cannot be beginners forever, at some point we need the right Tool to begin. Otsile Kole
The 10 Habits of World Class Pioneers of Technology Learn the 10 habits to apply when using cutting edge Microsoft technologies like SharePoint 2010 and Visual Studio 2010 to position yourself as a world-class pioneer of technology.

Johan Olivier

Generate & Secure those DeepZoom Images Take a journey into using DeepZoom in a Silverlight + ASP.NET project without precompiling in the DeepZoom Composer. Brendon Page
Making Outlook 2010 BCM Usable In the environment where business always demands more for less, we look at using Microsoft Outlook 2010 Business Contact Manager as a viable mashup of CRM, BI and collaboration tools.  We discuss populating BCM from existing accounting, HR and operational Management systems such as Pastel Accounting and Great Plains; and dive into the challenges of visualizing this treasure of data in a consolidated view on the web. Howard Diesel & Kevin McKelvin
Expression Blend Integration with Adobe Photoshop How to Import a Photoshop file into Expression Blend to easily create a visually rich UI. Jayd Page
Slow query? Become the Sherlock Homes of the SQL World by learning how to get to the root cause of those slow running SQL queries. Russell Brander


So, cast your vote for your favourite presentations, come along and watch Dev Idol at Tech·Ed Africa (18:30 – 20:30, 18 October 2010) and have a blast with us!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

- Dario

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