11. May 2009 22:45
James Kovacs and friends are running the Canadian versions of Alt.Net. When I met James at DevTeach Montreal back in December we agreed that it will help the attendees and the Lead for the Alt.Net if we have this event the next weekend after DevTeach. Most of the Lead for Alt.NET Canada are also speakers at DevTeach and there T&E is already paid for anyway. The same is true for attendees of DevTeach and since it’s over the weekend, attendees won’t miss any work. Alt.NET is a free event but you need to register. The registrations will open on May 20th. We’ve managed to secure, with a registration code, 50 seats for the DevTeach attendees. This code will be sent to the them. If you are into Agile Practices you do not what to miss this event. It happens only once a year.
7. May 2009 09:39
Last weekend I was presenting at the Ottawa Code Camp 2009. I organized it with many friends and we managed to pull this one off for the second time. There was 12 sessions and 130 attendees. We learned many things and we had fun at the same time. John Hansen was the official photographer of the event and he did a fantastic job. You have to check his pictures. If you’re looking for the source code of my presentation go to http://ottawacodecamp.codeplex.com/ You’ll find all the sessions code on CodePlex.
6. May 2009 20:38
Yesterday, I did my first Web Cast for Microsoft. I talked about the industry insights and trends for Architects (http://www.microsoft.com/canada/technet/iyc2009/ ) with Barry Garvin and Andy Nogueira. It was a lot of fun answering all the questions and giving my point of view on the subject. 130 attendees were online with us and that was very cool. Attendees can ask questions via a chat window but the only thing that was disappointing of this experiences was the fact that I couldn’t hear the attendees laugh at my jokes. Anyway, you can go back and listen to the recording at this link: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-ca/cc766596.aspx