I'm back blogging again after a very busy four months and a short vacation (in Switzerland & Italy) that was much needed. I spoke at the Pakistan Developers Conference as well as hosted two security events in Nigeria, Ghana and two DevDays events in Mauritius and Réunion Islands (French translated) with the help of my usual gang of speakers, Malek & Goksin as well as Gurkan Salk & Mr. Nasser Ghazi, Director of Evangelism, Middle East & Africa. That lead to the official launch of the Mauritius DotNET User Group recently that i had the priviledge of speaking at with the press and media certainly covering the event very well.

Recently we also got the first Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in West, East & Central Africa nominated, Mr. Francois Bonin, a rude bwoy from Ghana, specialising in Visual C#, a true champ & contributor to the youth in AfricaDotNet. More Fire!

Just three days ago October 5th 2004 in Nairobi, Kenya, we had a very succesfull event with Australian Regional Director, Adam Cogan speaking on the following topics:

  • 15 tips for Real World Windows Forms Applications
  • A big peek at ASP .NET 2.0 Whidbey Applications
  • Up and Running with Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services
  • Combining Exchange Data, SQL Data and SQL Reporting Services
  • eXtreme Programming for .NET Developers

Certainly a great event which went on till 8:30pm! Developers were very very happy indeed; i bet you didnt know Aussies dont drink Fosters beer but VB (Victoria Bitter) instead. Adam, Steve & Richard, you guys have fun climbing the highest mountain in Africa, Mt. Kilimanjaro!!!