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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 Coffee and Code at Just Us! Café, Halifax

    We’re holding a Windows Phone 7 Coffee and Code in Halifax on Thursday, November 4th at Just Us! Café ( 1678 Barrington Street ) from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.. Come join us and learn about Windows Phone 7, see a Windows Phone and even try deploying apps to it! This article also appears in Global Nerdy...
  • Blog Post: TechDays Halifax: November 2 - 3

    TechDays , Microsoft Canada’s cross-country technical conference for developers and IT pros, heads to Halifax next week! So far, we’ve been to Vancouver, Edmonton and Toronto, and now it’s time to head out east. TechDays Halifax will take place on Tuesday, November 2 and Wednesday, November 3 at the...
  • Blog Post: Ottawa and Toronto Coffee and Codes on Thursday October 14

    Just a reminder: there are a couple of Coffee and Codes this week… Ottawa: Join developer/trainer Colin Melia and IT Pro Evangelist/destroyer-of-technology Rick Claus as they set up office on Thursday, October 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Bridgehead Coffee House at 109 Bank Street (at Albert...
  • Blog Post: Try Out Your Apps on a Real Windows Phone at Coffee and Codes and Deployment Clinics

    You’re building apps for Windows Phone 7. You’ve tested them as much as you can on the emulator. You now need to test them on a real device. We can help! Getting your hands on a Windows Phone is a very hard thing to do. Even those of us who work inside the company are having trouble getting our hands...
  • Blog Post: I Probably Owe You an Email…

    …or a phone call, or visit or something along those lines. The past couple of days have kept me quite busy helping run TechDays Edmonton , but that ended yesterday, and I’m spending today helping run Windows Phone 7 Coffee and Code Edmonton (it’s at the Second Cup at 102 and Jasper ) and getting caught...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 Coffee and Code Edmonton Tomorrow

    Edmonton developers! We’ll be at Second Cup (10209 Jasper Ave NW) at 11 AM for Windows Phone 7 Coffee and Code ! Come join us to chat about Windows Phone 7, our tools, and the overall experience from a developer’s experience. If you have an app that you’d like to test out on a real device, this is a...
  • Blog Post: A Scene from Today’s Windows Phone 7 Coffee and Code

    A test version of Smiles running on my WP7 device. In between chatting with developers who dropped by today’s Coffee and Code in downtown Toronto and getting some work done, I’ve been playing Smiles (pictured above), an incredibly cute and incredibly addictive puzzle game by London, ON-based development...
  • Blog Post: Montreal/Toronto/Edmonton Event Reminders

    Deployment Clinic Today in Montreal Deployment clinics are a little more formal than Coffee and Codes. You can book an exclusive timeslot to deploy and test apps to a Windows Phone 7 device, and there’s one taking place all day at Microsoft’s Montreal office ( 2000 Avenue McGill College , 4th floor)...
  • Blog Post: Montreal Coffee and Code Today!

    Today, Wednesday, September 29th, join “les bons gars”, Developer Advisor Christian Beauclair and Regional Director Guy Barrette , who’ll be holding a Coffee and Code at Le Café de la Cité on 75 Queen . They put on a professional appearance, but we all know qu’ils vont ecrire des «fart apps»! They’ll...
  • Blog Post: This Week’s Coffee and Codes / Deployment Clinics

    Creative Commons photo by “Demion”. Join us as we make ourselves available to you so you can try out a real live Windows Phone 7 device and see how your apps work on the real thing. We’ve got a couple of Coffee and Codes and one deployment clinic this week: Wednesday, September 29 in Montreal (Coffee...
  • Blog Post: This Week’s Coffee and Codes

    This week, we’re having Coffee and Codes in Ottawa and Toronto! Coffee and Code is where we work out of a cafe so that we’re easy to find. Come and talk to us, ask us questions about Microsoft tools and technologies, the industry, career, whatever! We’re also here to help you deploy apps to Windows Phone...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Windows Phone 7 Coffee and Codes / Deployment Clinics [Updated]

    Update (Sept. 21 @ 6:15 p.m. EDT): Made some corrections to the schedule. We’re out there, and we want to help you with your Windows Phone 7 development by giving you a chance to deploy your apps to an advance-release Windows Phone 7 device for testing! We’ll be in the following cities on the following...
  • Blog Post: Scenes from TechDays Vancouver, Part 5: Day 2 and Beyond

    Day 0 (The Day Before) TechDays typically happens on a Tuesday and a Wednesday; we usually arrive on the Sunday or Monday in order to prepare the venue, our speakers and our own presentations. The afternoon of Day 0 is usually spent setting up the computers in each of the track rooms and in the Collaboration...
  • Blog Post: Cross-Canada Windows Phone 7 “Coffee and Codes” Start Next Week!

    The idea behind Coffee and Code is simple: I, along with some of my fellow tech evangelists from Microsoft, take advantage of our status as mobile workers and choose a day to work at a cafe. We announce that we’re doing this and put out a general invitation to come join us – perhaps for a few minutes...
  • Blog Post: Test Your App on a Real Windows Phone in Toronto, Calgary and Montreal

    Pre-manufacturing Windows Phone 7 devices are incredibly hard to come by, but we’re working on ways for you to test your WP7 apps on the real thing. One way we’re doing this is by holding “Deployment Clinics” all over Canada. Today (Thursday, Sept 2): Toronto If you’re in downtown Toronto, I’ll be holding...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone Coffee and Code

    As I write this, my Toronto Windows Phone “Coffee and Code” event is drawing to a close. Held at the big communal table in the back corner of the Starbucks at Toronto’s busy Yonge/King intersection, I announced it a mere two days prior, first on Twitter, and then on the Canadian Developer Connection...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 Coffee and Code: Downtown Toronto, Thursday, August 12th

    Interested in finding out more about Windows Phone 7 development and the opportunities that come with it? Want to see both the Samsung and LG Windows Phone 7 prototypes up close and personal? Want to take a break and have coffee with us? I’m holding a Coffee and Code with mobile developer Mark Arteaga...
  • Blog Post: Halifax Coffee and Code This Afternoon – Just Us Cafe on Barrington

    This afternoon (Wednesday, November 4th) from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Atlantic time, I’ll be holding a Halifax edition of “Coffee and Code” at Just Us Cafe on Barrington ( 1678 Barrington ). My coworkers Damir Bersinic and Rodney Buike will be joining me. Come on down and chat with us about Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Coffee and Codes This Week: Guelph and Toronto

    One quick announcement: I’m going to be at a couple of Coffee and Code events this week: I’ll be at tomorrow’s (Tuesday, July 21st) Guelph Coffee and Code, which takes place at the Albion Hotel … and at the Toronto Coffee and Code on Friday, July 24th at the Dark Horse Cafe on Spadina . Be there!
  • Blog Post: Toronto Coffee and Code This Friday!

    The scene at the big communal table at the May 29th Coffee and Code. There’s a Toronto Coffee and Code this Friday! For details, see the Coffee and Code blog.
  • Blog Post: Guelph Coffee and Code: Tuesday, June 23rd

    If it’s Tuesday, it must be time for Guelph Coffee and Code! See the Coffee and Code blog for details.
  • Blog Post: Ottawa Coffee and Code at Bridgehead This Thursday!

    I'm going to be in Ottawa this week doing a presentation on web accessibility, so I'm taking advantage of my being there and declaring a Coffee and Code event for this Thursday, June 18th at the Bridgehead Cafe at 109 Bank Street (at the corner of Bank and Albert). It’ll run from 12:00 noon to 5 p.m...
  • Blog Post: Toronto Coffee and Code: Returning May 29th

    I’m a bit swamped with work and other things, so the Toronto Coffee and Code events are taking a hiatus for a couple of weeks. Worry not, it’s a temporary thing, and in a couple of Fridays – May 29th, to be precise, Coffee and Code will make a triumphant return, all phoenix-like, to the Dark Horse Cafe...
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