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  • Blog Post: Going Dark

    There are so many things to blog about, but I’m off on holidays to Coffs Harbour and Wiseman’s Ferry for two weeks. So check out Coatsy’s , Parso’s, Dave’s , and Catherine’s blogs. Watch out for news about PDC , and definitely DevSta . (which by the way has a mobile category now) For personal holiday...
  • Blog Post: Embedded Development

    At Imagine Cup in Paris, for the first time, I had my eyes opened to the power of Embedded Development. Essentially, this is developing a software solution for a prescribed hardware function. Computers running particular functions without the traditional IO peripherals you would expect. Think ATM, or...
  • Blog Post: Popfly Game Creator - This is awesome

    I've seen sites where you can create your own games. Of course there's also the XNA Game Studio where you can create games for both the XBox and the PC. But with the Popfly Game Creator, people of all ages will be able to create their very own webgames, with just a touch of imagination, and not a line...
  • Blog Post: The Value of Things

    As a long time consultant and architect, I've often been in discussion which went along the line of: "Let's give the scoping (read: envisioning, designing, planning & I know these are all different artefacts) to our prospective client for free." My usual response is that giving away something...
  • Blog Post: We didn't get it....

    Many of you will have heard of the Imagine Cup . The prestigious design and development competition for University Students. This is a massive competition, endorsed by UNESCO , with over 10 categories and teams from some 53 countries entering. Each country hosts their own National Finals, then the winners...
  • Blog Post: Heroes Happen Launch - Take Two

    So I'm here at Melbourne with the second iteration of the Heroes Happens Launch, and if anything, I'm enjoying it more than Sydney. Last week I spent much of my time chatting to our MVP's, Usergroup Leaders and customers. And although I've been meeting heaps of people here too, I've taken the time out...
  • Blog Post: Training on the New Launch Products

    Just heard about some of the training our partners are offering for the new Heroes Launch Products. So if you're going to sign up for our Demo Competition (more details on that coming soon), this would be a great start to get involved with the technology Courses include: Note: The above is an image,...
  • Blog Post: MSR Grants Research Grant to team at RMIT

    Microsoft Research announced that a team at RMIT is one of 20 of 100 applicants whom won a research grant for work in Online Search. The RMIT team which includes: Mingfang Wu, Andrew Turpin, Simon Puglisi, Falk Scholer, James Thom, is researching to find a solution providing more contextual results to...
  • Blog Post: What are Usergroups and where can you find one

    Most of you reading my blog will be familiar with the concept of a usergroup. Perhaps you are a member, a leader, or perhaps you don't feel there's any particular value for you.... Simply put, a usergroup is a collection of people whom have a similar interest (in this case) in a technology. These people...
  • Blog Post: Play Nicely Now

    I Love our generation. I Love the technology we work with, and I especially Love the Internet. One of the things I love is enabling people, connecting people. The implications of that over my career, has been to work with a heap of technologies: JCL, COBOL, Novell, WordPerfect, Windows for Workgroups...
  • Blog Post: Gb

    Or rather F#. Sorry, poor musician's joke, which doesn't translate, but Lucy my wife will get it. (she's a muso, not a geek) In my new role I've been starting to look around at dev technologies I can start playing around with again to bring me into dev conversations. There's not to many people I get...
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