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  • Blog Post: Building Windows Phone 7 Apps? Head to Irish Open Spaces Coding Day!

    Related to my previous post, I wanted to mention that if you’re building Windows Phone 7 apps, there will be phones available to use and deploy on at Irish Open Spaces Coding Day on September 11th at the Enterprise Ireland offices in Dublin.  You’ll need to bring your own laptop and your app ready...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 Developer Event

    Last night ALT.NET and Dublin MTUG held a joint event in the Radisson Blu hotel in Dublin city centre to show off Windows Phone 7 and talk about building applications and games. Despite being serenaded by an ice cream truck, deafened by alarm sirens and evacuated from the building due to the faulty alarm...
  • Blog Post: BizSparkCamp Dublin – March 8th

    Everything is locked and loaded for BizSparkCamp Dublin on March 8th at the Radisson Hotel on Golden Lane. As part of the local BizSpark programme, Microsoft Ireland , Enterprise Ireland and TechLudd are delighted to announce BizSparkCamp 2010 featuring Innovate! PitchSlam – an event designed to help...
  • Blog Post: National Library – More Kudos from Komplett and Others

    The “ Discover Your National Library ” exhibit I blogged about here has now been on display for over a month, and it’s getting some serious attention from people all over. A couple of weeks ago, I noticed it hit the Silverlight.net front page (!) which is the first Irish application to do so.  Additionally...
  • Blog Post: Visiting Dublin – Josh Holmes!

    About a year and a half ago, Josh Holmes visited Dublin from the US on a whirlwind tour of Europe to talk with developers about rich, interactive applications. Josh spoke with developers from all over Ireland and from all different backgrounds. He’s a great speaker and a fun, down-to-earth guy who really...
  • Blog Post: Discover Your National Library – Launched at the National Library and Online

      On Wednesday January 20th, the National Library launched a brand new exhibition on Kildare Street called “Discover Your National Library.”   It’s a fantastic exhibit, not just because of the wealth of the collection of rare books, manuscripts, photographs, prints and drawings, but also because...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Superstar Tim Heuer Visits Dublin!

    I am thrilled that Tim Heuer is coming to visit Dublin to kick off the Dublin Microsoft Technology User Group’s first meeting of 2010! As a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft for the Silverlight Team, Tim joins us for a talk about What’s New in Silverlight 4 and Using Silverlight for building Line-of...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint 2010 – Ignite Training, Developer Track

    This is a bit last-minute, as I only recently found out about it but I wanted to add it for anyone who is doing SharePoint work.  There is a training event this week from January 11th – January 15th at BT Training Solutions. The five day training is targeted towards experienced SharePoint 2007 developers...
  • Blog Post: WebsiteSpark Launch & Relaunch of TechLudd

    It’s been far too long since the last TechLudd, so we were thrilled to help relaunch TechLudd and at the same time celebrate the arrival of WebsiteSpark in Ireland. There is a lot more information on WebsiteSpark in my previous blog post, but the short version is that it’s a program to help give software...
  • Blog Post: Can’t Get Enough Scott: “Gu And A” Scheduled for Sunday September 27th

    The Scott Guthrie event on Monday, September 28th filled up in three days.  We have a waitlist for the event at the moment. So for those of you who would still like to see Scott, he has graciously agreed to host a second event on Sunday evening.  We’ll be at the Radisson Blu Royal hotel (formerly...
  • Blog Post: The. Red. Polo.

    I just realized that a red polo means something different in Ireland than it does in the US, doesn’t it?  We may have to temporarily rename Scott Guthrie’s red polo while he’s here in Dublin in two weeks. I loved this video that Scott created of his talk preparations for MIX 09 this year. ...
  • Blog Post: Guathon

    I couldn’t help but laugh at the Manchester GUATHON event registration page for Scott Guthrie .  Scott is dropping by Manchester after his visit to Dublin, and they did a great job compiling a list of “things you might not know about Scott Guthrie” which includes such gems as: When Scott Guthrie...
  • Blog Post: SCOTT GUTHRIE COMES TO DUBLIN!

    This is HUGE news  – Scott Guthrie is coming to Dublin to do an afternoon with .NET developers in Dublin city centre!  I couldn’t be more excited! You can register here: http://short.ie/scottgu Who: THE GU! What: A full afternoon workshop covering ASP.NET MVC, .NET 4, Visual Studio 2010, Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: Reminder: Silverlight 3, SketchFlow & SuperPreview Talk at MTUG Dublin

    Just as a reminder and for those of you who are not MTUG members, Microsoft Technology User Group Dublin is running a free event tomorrow evening with me in the Morrison Hotel from 7:30pm.   Here’s a summary of the talk I’m giving: SketchFlow: Building Web and Desktop Applications from Concept to...
  • Blog Post: Learn about Defensive Programming with Niall Merrigan

    ASP.NET expert and Microsoft certifications guru Niall Merrigan is visiting Ireland this week from Norway and is dropping by the Microsoft Technology Users Group this week in Dublin.  He’ll be covering Defensive Programming , which is a great topic for developers no matter what platforms you’re...
  • Blog Post: SQL Academy Returns with Bob Duffy on June 26th

    SQL Academy is returning this week, bringing you a SQL Server Analysis Services session by Bob Duffy on June 26th.  SSAS 101 – Training Overview This Session in an Introduction to Data Modelling and Analysis Services 2008 with a focus on people who are experienced with the SLQ Server database engine...
  • Blog Post: Updates for MIX Essentials!

    I am thrilled to confirm a couple of additional talks for MIX Essentials next week on June 24th in the Dublin Hilton Hotel.  If you haven’t yet registered for MIX Essentials, you can do so here: http://www.microsoft.com/ireland/mix09 . Daniel Mellgaard Frost is joining us from Denmark and share...
  • Blog Post: MIX Essentials – Your Next Web. Now.

    As designers and developers know, it’s so critical to stay up to date on the latest technology, newest tools and ideas to keep yourself, your ideas and your applications fresh. MIX Essentials , happening in Dublin on Wednesday June 24th is all about that. We’ve got a two-track day , full of amazing and...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup 2009: Innovative Students Take Science Gallery by Storm

    April 30th was a very competitive day in Dublin.  Students from around Ireland competed in Microsoft’s annual Imagine Cup competition at the Science Gallery in Trinity College. The Imagine Cup is a contest open to students all around the world.  Winners from each country go on to the finals...
  • Blog Post: Coming Soon – Best of MIX09 Event

    I’m still trying to get through a few more videos from MIX09 (videos are posted here: http://videos.visitmix.com/ ).  But while I work through those to find the best nuggets and most useful information for you, I was wondering if you could help me out with something.  We’re putting together...
  • Blog Post: BizSpark Innovation Accelerator Coming Your Way

    On Tuesday, February 24th, Microsoft Ireland together with the Digital Media Forum is bringing a day-long event designed to help accelerate the startup community in Ireland & Northern Ireland. The Innovation Accelerator is free and is taking place in the Radisson SAS Royal Hotel in Dublin city centre...
  • Blog Post: Recap: User Experience Day

    Thanks to everyone who attended our User Experience day here in Sandyford last week.  Guest speaker from Microsoft Austria Max Knor, Ronan and I all had a great time.  I have several resources, slides and links listed below for the attendees and anyone else who might be interested.  If...
  • Blog Post: Embedded Development Tour Coming to Dublin

    Pssst. Are you a student or academic?  Like robots?  Interested in learning how to build the embedded systems and robots of the future? Then why not attend the Microsoft Windows Embedded European Tour which is coming to Ireland on Friday, November 28th at the Dublin Institute of Technology...
  • Blog Post: Josh Holmes: Architecture of RIA

    I am finishing putting together the video from Josh Holmes’ recent visit to Dublin.  If you’re looking for his slides, you can find them here . In the meantime, I wanted to post a link to a couple of posts Josh has.  First of all, here’s a link to “Architecture of RIA from JAOO”: Architecture...
  • Blog Post: Josh Holmes Coming to Dublin: October 9th

    I received excellent news late Friday of last week.  Josh Holmes , RIA (Rich Internet/Interactive Application) Architect Extraordinaire, is coming to visit us in Dublin in early October.  He will be speaking on the topic of “Developing RIAs with Silverlight 2.” This is an excellent opportunity...
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