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  • Blog Post: What’s Up: Developer–November Edition

    Here’s the news as seen on this month’s episode of D³: LIVE & INTERACTiVE : Links Technology Post Roundup - 5th Edition Canadian Developer Events - One stop to get all of the developer events happening nationwide. Canadian Developer Connection Windows Store app - NOW available in the Windows Store...
  • Blog Post: Get your Windows 8 Metro-style app reviewed by a Microsoft Field Engineer for Free

    As an modern developer, you are constantly learning new technologies and techniques. With learning something new there is always that question in the back of your head. Am I doing this right? We imagine that many of you who are developing and/or designing Windows 8 Metro-style apps are asking yourself...
  • Blog Post: Many Geeks, Many Experts, and a Gu

    Where will you not only see many geeks come together to watch experts talk about the latest and greatest technologies, but also experience that which is “the Gu”? Vancouver TechFest 2012 ! Join me, Jonathan Rozenblit , Thomas Lewis , Paul Laberge , and 18 other Canadian experts for a day full of awesome...
  • Blog Post: A Vision Needs a Roadmap

    You know the projects you’re currently working on and the technologies you use to get them done. But what about future projects? What would they be using? The people that can answer that are the developers and architects that not only keep themselves up to date with technologies of today, but that also...
  • Blog Post: New HTML5 user group in Montreal

    Do you know HTML5? We heard about this everywhere, and I have to admit that I am a fan. I know that in Montreal, I’m not the only one. After we saw a real enthusiast from people in our hometown, and from places like Toronto and Vancouver , where there is also HTML5 user group, Benoît Piette...
  • Blog Post: What’s Next in Software Delivery?

    Come and find out! Sam Guckenheimer, ALM expert, product planner for Visual Studio, and author of “Agile Software Engineering with Visual Studio: From Concept to Continuous Feedback” is coming to Toronto to talk about exactly that: “What’s Next in Software Delivery”, If...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • 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: Code Your Art Out Finale – The Apps and the Winner

    On June 10, we announced the finalists of Code Your Art Out , a “wicked” coding competition, as described on the competition’s home page . Last night, the Code Your Art Out Finale was held at the BizMedia Rooftop in downtown Toronto and was packed with developers, designers, people who are passionate...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the Code Your Art Out Finalists!

    Back in March, Frédéric ( @fharper ) introduced Code Your Art Out , a “wicked” coding competition, as described on the competition’s home page . Between March 1st and June 1st, any kind of web app could be submitted. Over the last week, the apps were judged on their interoperability with different technologies...
  • Blog Post: HTML5 Summer DevFest in Vancouver on June 21st!

    Registration is now open! http://html5summerdevfest.eventbrite.com/ (Tickets are limited) Come celebrate the Summer Solstice by joining us for a little something we like to call HTML5 Summer DevFest , a one-day event on Tuesday, June 21st, 2011, at The Waldorf Hotel . This event is designed to showcase...
  • Blog Post: JUST CONFIRMED - AzureFest Kitchener

    It’s been in the making for some time now, but it’s finally confirmed! With the help of our friends at Canada’s Technology Triangle .NET User Group , AzureFest is coming to Kitchener on Tuesday, May 31. Register today as space is limited! Remember, Azure Fest is a hands-on event...
  • Blog Post: 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 it, TechEd is already...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 Hackfest in Ajax This Saturday!

    Guest post by Atley Hunter ( @atleyhunter ) Hackfest? If you’re in the Toronto area and you’ve been meaning to write apps for Windows Phone 7, there’s a Hackfest near you this coming Saturday, May 14th!  · If you have an idea for an app but don’t know how to build apps for Windows Phone, this event...
  • Blog Post: Developer Lunch and Learn Webinar: Windows Azure

    I’ve been talking a lot about AzureFest recently as we’re travelling around the country introducing developers to the concepts of Cloud computing, and more specifically, what’s possible with Windows Azure . Many of you have told me that taking the time out of your day to come out to an in-person training...
  • Blog Post: MIX11: Bringing the Developer Awesomeness

    Spring is here and what a better way to kick off this season of renewal by getting up-to-speed on some of the latest tools and technologies! Last month in Las Vegas, we hosted the MIX11 conference; a 72-hour conversation, featuring developers, designers, UX experts and business professionals creating...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Developer Deep Dive

    Are you currently evaluating Windows Azure as a means of deploying your solutions at scale? Perhaps your organization has already committed to the Cloud model and now you, the developer and/or architect, need to get up to speed on how to architect and develop solutions for the Cloud. Better yet, are...
  • Blog Post: AzureFest Makes A Surprise Visit to Calgary This Weekend

    AzureFest is making a surprise visit to Calgary this weekend ! If you haven’t yet heard of AzureFest, check out this post where AzureFest is described in full. Remember, Azure Fest is a hands-on event . This means that you’ll be following along on your own laptop and actually deploying your solution...
  • Blog Post: AzureFest Meets the East Coast

    East Coast, after many hours of logistics discussions and preparations, AzureFest is coming your way! If you haven’t yet heard of AzureFest, check out this post where AzureFest is described in full. Remember, Azure Fest is a hands-on event . This means that you’ll be following along on your own laptop...
  • Blog Post: Azure at the Movies: Get In the Cloud

    When was the last time you had a chance to go to the movie theatre during the day? More importantly, when was the last time you learned something new at the movie theatre? Well Azure at the Movies will not only get you out to the ScotiaBank Theatre on May 5, 2011 from 9 AM to noon, but it will also guarantee...
  • Blog Post: More on AzureFest

    Continuing the theme of AzureFest announcements (I just posted information on AzureFest Ottawa ), Cory Fowler, the visionary behind AzureFest, has an exciting update of his own. Here it is, from his keyboard to your screen: Guest Post by Cory Fowler Undoubtedly by now you have heard of AzureFest, with...
  • Blog Post: AzureFest Madness Continues

    I just came back from Vancouver where I had the pleasure of doing an AzureFest for members of the .netBC, VanTUG, and VanSLUG user groups. We had a great turn out, with 86 people showing up to learn about Windows Azure! Thank you to all of you who came. When I originally posted that AzureFest is back...
  • Blog Post: AzureFest is Back!

    On Saturday, December 11, 2010, Canadian MVPs Cory Fowler ( @SyntaxC4 ) and Barry Gervin ( @bgervin ) met with developers in Mississauga and showed them how developing and deploying applications to Windows Azure is fast and easy. You can read about it on Joey’s post from that Saturday. Now, AzureFest...
  • Blog Post: Albert Shum in Calgary on December 7th!

    If you’re in Calgary then you’re in luck! Next week, Albert Shum (Director of Mobile Experience Design at Microsoft) will be in town to deliver a presentation entitled, “Modern Mobile Design Language: From Transportation to Pixels - Metro for Windows Phone 7”. Modern Mobile Design Language: From Transportation...
  • Blog Post: TechDays Experience–what’s the scoop?

    This post has been long overdue. Seriously – after finishing off Vancouver TechDays a couple of MONTHS ago, Edmonton is in the rear view mirror – heck even OTTAWA is over with now. I think it’s about time to talk a bit about Experience in general. I’ll be updating this post with even more up to date...
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