Less than one month to go! As we approach TechDays 2012 be sure to secure your spot before we sell out! The full agenda is now available: we invite you to have a closer look and pick your favorite sessions. Note: keep in mind minor changes to the agenda are still possible. Make sure to check online for the latest version. As you can imagine, we’re very happy to announce that for our 10th anniversary edition we got a special gift ... Scott Guthrie (aka The Gu) will deliver the Opening Session for developers on February 14! That’s not all, you can enjoy two extra breakouts by Scott as well: a session on ASP.NET MVC 4 as well as “ScottGu Unplugged”. Come prepared with your questions!
Top Speakers Join a mix of international third-party and Microsoft speakers paired with some of our local heroes. Some names are:
TechDays Full Agenda Now Available This year promises to bring a lot of new content from Microsoft. Looking at the next versions of tooling, languages, OS and management you know this is not a standard TechDays event. Our content is split into current and upcoming technology. You can take advantage of filtering options on the website in order to build your custom agenda by adding sessions to your calendar through the export icon. By choosing a filter on the main themes you can have your Chinese sessions menu.
Deep Dives (February 16)
Peter Himschoot and Jurgen Postelmans (U2U) will be delivering a full day deep dive covering all the latest and greatest in .NET 4.5, focusing on Web Development with ASP.NET (both WebForms and MVC), HTML5 and WCF. Come spend a full day with us to dive into next-generation web development. Rhonda Layfield will be delivering a full day deep dive covering all the different tools and techniques to deploy Windows 7, she will also cover the upcoming Windows OS deployment tools. Mike Resseler & Tom Shinder will deliver a full day covering private cloud topics, including Management and Operations of your private cloud infrastructure. Please note that 1 day tickets for the Deep Dives Day are SOLD OUT. Other packages are still available: register here. Entrepreneur Track (February 15) New at TechDays 2012 is the Entrepreneur Track: a full day to learn from best practices in the industry, meet the owners of successful startups and learn from their experiences as an IT entrepreneur.
This track is organized in close collaboration with the Microsoft Innovation Centers – the MICs are supporting entrepreneurs and startups to boost their IT projects into a successful business enterprises.
It is possible to register separately for this track. MIC members should contact the MIC directly as there is an offering from the MIC.
Dynamics Sessions (February 14) In an effort to broaden the topics of the conference there will also be 3 sessions about Microsoft Dynamics on the TechDays agenda. All 3 of them are scheduled on February 14: 10:45 – 12:00 Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 – Better Together Wim Coorevits 13:00 – 14:15 Integrating on premise Line Of Business applications with CRM Online Sam Vanhoutte 14:30 – 15:45 Extending the reach of your Microsoft Dynamics AX Application with the next-gen tools Jeroen Doens
About TechDays 2012
Join our 10th anniversary edition in a new location (Kinepolis Imagibraine - Braine l'Alleud) and learn about:
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If you are a student or a teacher, this is something you should make sure to read. My colleague Lieve Goedhuys has the full post on the Academic Belux blog.
Leveraging the information below:
There are different categories, with focus on different technologies. You will certainly find the category that fits best your core skills/interest.
Have a look at the different categories, presented in a nutshell.
You can still register, but act now : select carefully your category and topic to work !
DEADLINE for registration and 1st round
In this ultimate category, participants will develop innovative, dynamic and powerful software applications. It is the ideal competition to demonstrate your ideas and technical ingenuity.
March 13, 2012
Windows Phone Challenge
Develop a Phone App (Imagine Cup theme). Ensure it is a practical application with a strong content and an appealing look and feel.
Use the Azure Cloud computing platform in an innovative way to develop a powerful web application that answers one of the challenges of the millennium targets.
Game design: Xbox/Windows
Create a “fun game” that illustrates the Imagine Cup themes. Above all, the game should be fun to play and illustrate how technology can impact positively the world in which we live.
February 14, 2012
Game design phone competition
Develop a creative and technically unique phone game in line with the Imagine Cup themes. Do not forget a high fun factor !
For all categories, except Software design, the will be a first and second round, managed completely by Microsoft Corp. Please read carefully through the info on each category to find out:
Good luck.. and hope to see you and your teammates in Sydney !
My colleague David blogged about support for Windows Phone 7 in PhoneGap released last month. Please find more information and resource below or head off to David’s blog.
Back in September, Microsoft joined Nitobi to announce a Beta of PhoneGap support for Windows Phone Mango, and at the same time committed to continue working with the PhoneGap Open Source project community to help bring full support.
This release includes many new features, and you can find more details here