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  • Blog Post: DevDays 2011 only 1 and half weeks Away

    Wow the time has flown past and honestly I have no idea where it has gone. We are flying towards DevDays at the speed of light and its going to be an awesome event. If you haven’t registered yet register now here . Here is what’s happening on the Day:   Cloud & ALM Next Generation All Things...
  • Blog Post: Cape Town Trip–Universities and Devs4Devs

    Dave and Nyaladzi recently took a trip down to Cape Town to visit universities and hold Devs4Devs in the mother city. The trips to the universities was aimed at sharing information around the Windows Phone 7 platform and development. At Stellenbosch we did a platform overview for the students and at...
  • Blog Post: Competitions Competitions and more Competitions

    Today we have launched a new competition: The Video Creation Competition. In order to win what you need to do is create a video which demonstrates Microsoft technologies or products. The video can be from 30 sec to 5 min in length, and you need to submit it online using an online video hosting site like...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 Competition coming soon!

    Hello everyone in the following weeks we will be launching a Windows Phone 7 competition. Developers will be able to show off their mobile development skills and stand a chance to win great prizes. The deadline for the applications will be the end of April so get cracking now. Brush up on your mobile...
  • Blog Post: Proposed Devdays Agenda

      The time is coming near for DevDays 2011 and here is the currently proposed agenda for DevDays. Silverlight 5: The Future An end to end experience of Windows Phone 7 development PT 1 An end to end experience of Windows Phone 7 development PT 2 A Lap around Internet Explorer 9 for Web Developers...
  • Blog Post: DevDays 2010 Lite – East London

    The East London developer community and Microsoft are teaming up to bring the best of our DevDays 2010 content to East London in July. The event will run over two nights and will feature content from DevDays presented by Microsoft and local community speakers. If you’re a developer in East London...
  • Blog Post: DevDays 2010 Guest Blog Post: Dario Mratovich

    Well, I’m not exactly a guest on this blog but I thought I’d conform to the other DevDays posts here :-) I thoroughly enjoyed my first DevDays events. It was a great feeling to be a part of the event and meet developers in different parts of our country. The force is certainly strong with South Africa...
  • Blog Post: DevDays 2010 Guest Blog Post: Dave Russell

    Dave was a presenter in our community slot at DevDays 2010 where members of the community had 20 minutes to deliver a session to the audience. This is what Dave had to say for himself: I am a senior systems analyst at Accenture Technology Solutions South Africa and I am currently working on a SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: DevDays 2010 Guest Blog Post: Daniel van Wyk

    Daniel is a software developer with 3fifteen based in Cape Town and was one of our presenters in the community timeslot at Cape Town. Apart from geeking out on all things development related and being an all-round nice guy Daniel is also a lead for the Cape Town branches of the SA Developer .NET and...
  • Blog Post: DevDays 2010 Guest Blog Post: Robert MacLean

    Besides being a Twitter fiend , Robert is a technology specialist with BB&D in their research and guidance team. He spends time playing with a variety of technologies and helping teams and customer deliver solutions. He is a Microsoft ALM Ranger and a Microsoft Team System MVP and blogs on many development...
  • Blog Post: DevDays 2010 Guest Blog Post: Brent Samodien

    Brent is a regular speaker at community and Microsoft events and always entertains with jokes and wise cracks. He works as the Product Manager for Software Development and Portals at Bytes People Solutions. He’s responsible for delivering solutions and teaching partners to do the same as a specialist...
  • Blog Post: DevDays 2010 Guest Blog Post: Nick Goossens

    Nick Goossens is a developer and architect at Open Box Software working primarily with web technologies in the Financial and Property sectors. He is also a regional lead for SA Developer in Cape Town, a regular speaker at community events and conferences and hiking and rock climbing enthusiast. In Nick...
  • Blog Post: DevDays 2010 Guest Blog Post: Tim Keller

    Tim (no, I’m not related to Brian) Keller hails from Cape Town and describes himself as “a developer, entrepreneur, speaker, and blogger”. He build applications using PHP and related web technologies and focuses on solutions in the education sector that enable learning, student management and staff development...
  • Blog Post: DevDays 2010 Guest Blog Post: Ahmed Salijee

    Ahmed is a stalwart at Microsoft South Africa and is pretty much a  part of the furniture. He’s a specialist in most things related to .NET and has a particular passion for mobile solutions. Ahmed was under a little pressure for his DevDays session this year: Windows Phone 7 was announced at the...
  • Blog Post: DevDays 2010 Guest Blog Post: Rudi Grobler

    We were very lucky to have Rudi presenting at DevDays this year. Rudi is a developer working for Barone, Budge & Dominick in their ATC research and guidance unit and is a prominent member of the local developer community. He is a Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) and a WPF Disciple with...
  • Blog Post: DevDays 2010 Guest Blog Post: Hilton Giesenow

    Hilton Giesenow is a familiar face (and voice) in the South African development community. Hilton is a C# MVP and host of the popular SharePoint podcast, The MOSS Show . You can find out more about Hilton on his blog . Hilton has been developing software since 1997 and lives and works in Cape Town. He...
  • Blog Post: DevDays 2010 Guest Blog Post: Brian Keller

    Brian was another one of our international guests taking on the long trip from Microsoft HQ in Redmond. Brian is an expert around ALM and a great presenter. Brian covered End-to-end ALM with Team Foundation Server 2010 and Visual Studio 2010 in a two-part session. In his words: Greetings South Africa...
  • Blog Post: DevDays 2010 Guest Blog Post: Bart De Smet

    It was great to have Bart over for DevDays this year all the way from Redmond. We all enjoyed his excellent presentations and quirky sense of humour. In his own words: Hi there, I’m Bart De Smet, working at Microsoft Corporation in Redmond, WA, USA in the SQL Cloud Data Programmability team, where I...
  • Blog Post: DevDays 2010 Slides, Demos and Videos

    Now that DevDays 2010 is over (we had another excellent event in Durban at the Sun Coast Casino) we’re putting together all the content and making it available to everyone. This year we recorded videos of some of our sessions and I’m working on making these available – expect updates soon. This is the...
  • Blog Post: Wrap up of DevDays Johannesburg and Cape Town

    DevDays in Johannesburg and Cape Town were an absolute blast last week! Now that I’ve recovered and caught up on all the sleep I missed in the build up I thought I’d post a follow up on how things went. Durban, you’re in for a big treat! Johannesburg I was really nervous before the start: it was my first...
  • Blog Post: DevDays 2010 is here!

    It’s coming! Our DevDays registration website is up and running! We’ve got some great sessions lined up for you and we’ve lined up some excellent presenters for this years event. For the first time, we’ve recruited international speakers who will be presenting at DevDays in Johannesburg and Cape Town...
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