Microsoft DevDays 2009 – South Africa


Are you aware of DevDays 2009 in South-Africa?

There is little time left for registration and to be part of an exceptional panel of speakers, including two Microsoft Most Valued Professionals (MVPs) and Willie, the infamous community lead speaker. With ingredients such as PHP, XNA, WCF and SQL 2008 you would miss a great opportunity to collaborate with passionate and exceptionally knowledgeable South-African speakers such as:

Hilton Giesenow
Hilton Giesenow has been developing software professionally since 1997. Focussed primarily on Microsoft tools and technologies, he works for 3fifteen ( as a regional development manager, software architect and development lead on enterprise projects.
Hilton is a Microsoft MVP, a regional lead for S.A. Architect and S.A., the national INETA representative, and a regular author and speaker at Microsoft, community and academic events. His recent work includes producing video content for the Microsoft MSDN and Tech Net sites. His random ramblings can be found at
Peter Willmot
Peter Willmot started in the industry as a systems-level developer (C on Unix) in the mid-1980s and worked in various large-scale data and transaction processing intensive projects. Peter's blend of developer and infrastructure knowledge eventually led to his current focus of solution architecture for large enterprise customers; he is a founding partner in XpertEase, a specialist enterprise solution consulting firm.
Peter is a past MSDN Regional Director for South Africa and is currently a Microsoft MVP for SQL Server. He currently lives in Cape Town, South Africa and is a regular speaker at industry events, including Microsoft's Southern African TechEd and Developer Days.
Willie Robert

Community Lead

Willie Roberts has been actively involved in the IT Industry for the last 14 years. He has extensive experience in various industries and has been driving the KZN community for the last 3 years. Willie is MCTS, MCPD and MCT certified and is currently working for the Mr. Price Group as a Senior Software Developer.
    … and many more! See for details.

SA_Flag I am really excited to see that the MVPs and Community leads are hosting so many sessions, including:

  • Gaming with Microsoft XNA Game Studio (L)
  • Developing Solutions With SharePoint
  • What's new in ASP.Net Service Pack 1
  • Building Applications with SQL Server 2008
  • Ten ways your applications will be more secure on Vista
  • Blasting off with PHP and IIS
  • Into Orbit with PHP, Silverlight and SQL Server
  • WCF REST: Getting Started

Register now at and reserve your place in what promises to be an exciting event under the sunny South-African sun q;-)

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