Backstage @ Robotics

Just some interesting stuff from my tour in Microsoft.

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  • Blog Post: PDC website is LIVE!

    The website for what is considered, the "Mecca for Developers" is open. Register now! you know you want to!! let me know if you do, I'll organize a party!
  • Blog Post: Mobility Metro Training done in Xiamen, China

    Got this email update from our colleagues in China. They're doing an amazing job at providing indepth mobile development training that no other platform can provide, not the iPhone, not Nokia and definitely not RIM. If you're an enterprise and serious about Mobility, this is the way to go. 21 people...
  • Blog Post: Windows Mobile Fire Starter Event

    Got this email today: Did you know that 5 of the 10 top selling ‘Smart Phones’ run on Windows Mobile? and, If you always wondered who wrote ‘Bubble breaker’ on the Windows Mobile phone and wanted to write similar applications that get used by Millions of people around the world then this Mobility Fire...
  • Blog Post: Mobility Metro Houston Sign-up now!

    Mobility Metro- Developing on Windows Mobile Houston, May 20 th – 22 nd Mobility Metro is a 3 day hands-on lab that covers the detailed points about building applications on the Windows Mobile platform. It covers tools such as Visual Studio 2008, the .NET Compact Framework, SQL Server Compact Edition...
  • Blog Post: Windows Mobile 6 Development and Deployment Best Practices

    Got this email from the Fierce Developer newsletter that AT&T's DevCentral program is organizing a webcast to be presented by Maarten Struys. Those of you who knows Maarten, he is a expert on all things mobile and embedded and his webcasts are very popular. Join devCentral for this free Webcast on...
  • Blog Post: Special Discount for Mobile Connections, Fall 2007, Las Vegas

    We got this special discount code for an additional USD100 off the entrance price for the DevConnections series of events when you sign up for Mobile Connections. Attendees this year will be able to attend an exclusive invite-only feedback session where they can sit down together with members of the...
  • Blog Post: KL TechNite + MIND: Developers Rock Event

    Here are some pics of the MIND (Malaysian Independent Developer community) event held the day before TechEd SEA: Figure 1: The welcoming address slide with the sponsors’ logo. Wen Ching and Mike were the speakers the MCs. Figure 2: We filled up the whole venue in Starbucks, Bangsar Village 2. Figure...
  • Blog Post: My first WiMo

    I'll be leaving for Kuala Lumpur on the 7th for TechEd SEA and have 2 sessions to present there. While I'm there, they've asked me to present to the academia on Windows Mobile and Robotics. So I went out and got a Lego Mindstorm NXT set and went to the Brian Cross's WiMoBot site for the assembly instructions...
  • Blog Post: Are you going? to Mobile Connections

    Mobile Connections is GTG again this November 5-8, 2007 at the Mandalay Bay Resort,Las Vegas, NV. Are you going? Here's the official marketecture for this event: Enterprise mobility is the wave of the future and this future is now! Connections brings you all the latest in mobility development technologies...
  • Blog Post: Windows Mobile "How Do I" videos published

    Jim has been busy at producing a ton of How-To videos on Windows Mobile development. These are quick and easy videos that shows you visually how each feature is used. He covers topics such as : How Do I: Enable and Use the Device Emulator How Do I: Get an Application to Automatically Start...
  • Blog Post: "How do I?" Videos now available

    The "How Do I" videos are 10 to 20 minute demonstrations of how to perform a particular task for writing applications for Windows Mobile. Topics include: Configuring the Device Emulator to use the Cellular Emulator Automatically start an app when the device wakes up Create an application CAB file that...
  • Blog Post: Bizarre policy coming into Mumbai

    Just landed in Mumbai, India late last night for the TechMela event (June 14-16) and got stopped at customs. Was shuttled to a interrogation area and told, "I'm sorry sir, we have a one laptop per person policy. You can only carry one laptop". I went.. "WTF?" Literarily! I said "What? when did they implement...
  • Blog Post: Mobility Touchdown begins in Bogota, Colombia

    Ronald Armas and Leandro kicks off another round of the Mobility Touchdown training in Colombia. Wish I could attend though, Leandro promised that he'll floor me with South American food. He's trying to take revenge for me forcing him to have Durians in Singapore :)
  • Blog Post: Mobility Touchdown begins in Peru

    Ronald Armas , Leandro and Jose from Q4Tech began their Mobility Touchdown workshop today in Lima, Peru as part of their three country Mobility Touchdown Tour in Latin America (LATAM). Next stop, Bogota, Colombia.
  • Blog Post: In Singapore again for Mobility Touchdown II

    This week we're running another 3 day workshop for those customers and partners that we couldn't reach the last time round. Andre Ngo will be the trainer and the workshop will be in the Microsoft Singapore's Innovation Center. Just got into Singapore before heading over to Taiwan next week and I'm staying...
  • Blog Post: Mobility Touchdown in Australia

    We're in Day 2 of the Mobility Touchdown workshop in Sydney Australia. It's a very beautiful day today as you can see from the scene outside the window. Maybe one day we should have a workshop el fresco. James McCutcheon is our trainer this time round.
  • Blog Post: Three more Mobility Touchdown events

    We have 3 more Mobility Touchdown workshops that we've been doing the past few months and they're in: Date / Time City / State May 30 - June 1, 2007 9:00am - 6:00pm Washington DC, D.C. May 31 - June 1, 2007 9:00am - 6:00pm Irving, Texas June 18 - 20, 2007 9:00am - 6:00pm Manhattan, New York Go over to...
  • Blog Post: Bootleg MEDC Session Videos online!

    Paul Mooney carried a laptop and video camera and recorded as many sessions as he could at MEDC Las Vegas last week. I applaud his tenacity and passion for doing this and we are very thankful to him. Checkout his videos on his blog : http://dotnetjunkies.com/WebLog/paul/ I'm very proud of the session...
  • Blog Post: Mobility Touchdown Argentina kicks off today!

    Q4Tech and Ronald Armas (Architect Evangelist) in Latin America kicked off the first in the series of 3 mobility touchdown workshops to be held in Argentina, Peru and Colombia. Head on over to the Mobility Touchdown blog for questions and answers and updates.
  • Blog Post: Download the Mobility Touchdown Content

    Head over to the Mobility Touchdown blog if you want to download the 3-day hands-on workshop (from an FTP site) that we've been delivering around the world. The workshop covers these topics: Mobile Development Tools (Visual Studio, SDKs, Yes WM6 SDK included) Mobile Data Strategies Patterns...
  • Blog Post: Mel on Channel9 again!

    Rory Blyth released another video of Mel Sampat demonstrating the cool features of Windows Mobile 6. Click the picture below to view the Channel9 video: If you want a closer look at the features especially for business, checkout the YouTube video we made a while ago.
  • Blog Post: Mobility Touchdown Dates for Latin America Confirmed

    Ronald Armas who's our evangelist in the Latin America region (LATAM) has just confirmed the 3 locations and dates for the Mobility Touchdown workshop. Buenos Aires Argentina 8,9,10 May 2007 Central Tech Labs Lima Peru 22,23,24 May 2007 MCPLS Cibertec Bogota Colombia 12,13,14 June 2007 APTECH Labs We...
  • Blog Post: How not to present at MEDC

    James, Derek, Mike, Rob and I recorded some of the most frequently seen "don't-dos" when speaking at any, and in this case technical, conference. How many of you have seen these before? Hope you had as much fun watching as we had recording it. Technorati tags: medc , presentations , presenting , bad...
  • Blog Post: Memphis Mobility Touchdown Workshop - Complete

    Got the opportunity to take a class picture of all the attendees and instructors for the Mobility Touchdown class yesterday because one of our instructors, Jennifer has to leave in the evening. We took this picture as proof to her boss that she was actually here and doing work as intended :) Thanks to...
  • Blog Post: Mobility Touchdown near Graceland

    I'm at Memphis, Tennessee this week to assist Jon Box and Jennifer Marsman to deliver the 3day Mobility Touchdown workshop at New Horizons. Arrived last night and the first thing I did after dumping my bags at the hotel, is to drive out for some BBQ !! The folks in this area are VERY proud of their BBQ...
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