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Annoncing the contestants in the Ottawa IT Speaker Idol (Nov. 2nd.)

by Jean-Rene Roy 30. October 2011 23:20

Here the list of contestant in the speaker Idol. It will be fun the see all the presentation on Nov. 2nd.

Date: Wednesday November 2nd , at 18:30
Location:  Ottawa Conference Center (room 105)
55 Colonel By Drive Ottawa , ON, K1N 9J2 Canada


#1:  WP7 Push Notification
By: Carmai Constant
Description: You’ve built the next WP7 social networking application, stock monitoring application or the next server monitoring application. You now want to notify your WP7 users of an important change or message. In 10 minutes, I will showcase how WP7 Push Notification can help you deliver those crucial updates to your attention deficient users and separate you from the competition.

#2: Extensions to the Enum class, custom Attribute and resource files
By: Sheir Rahman
Description: Basically you would have some enumeration defined and each enum member value would have a custom attribute attached that links it to a resource key in a resx file.
Using the Enum Extension, you can then get the resource string.

#3: Adding SMS and telephone capabilities to your .Net application using Twilio
By: James Hunter
Description: Twilio provides a cloud-based engine for adding SMS and telephone processing to any application. This quick talk will show how to add SMS capabilities so that when an error occurs on your web application, an SMS message is sent to your cellphone. Other uses shown will be how to retrieve information from a text message, do a database query and return an SMS message.
Twilio also provides an api for your application to receive and make phone calls.

#4: Add a SharePoint Document Library to Your .NET Application
By: John Calvert
Description: Need document management in your .NET application? Don't reinvent the wheel! Leverage free SharePoint Foundation to add this capability to your solution. Easy to use SharePoint APIs and oData services make this a breeze. Learn how in just a few minutes.

Attendees can Register at this link:


The Winners are:

1-  James Hunter
2-  John Calvert
3-  Carmai Constant


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Jean-Rene Roy Bio

Jean-René Roy; architecting IT solution for large and small enterprises since 1987. In 1991 he founded the consulting firm Technologies SoftDesign Inc.

He has worked on projects for the Canada Council of the Arts, Treasury Board of Canada, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, House of Commons, Innovapost, Bell Canada, CGI and many other corporations assuming the responsibility of IT Manager, Technical Advisor, System Analyst, Business Analyst, Senior Software Architect, Senior Software Developers, Team leader, Project management and mentor. He is still very active in the developers’ community by acting as a user group leader for more than ten years with the Montreal .NET community and the Ottawa .NET community.

He is also the co-founder of an international developer’s conference www.DevTeach.com which is now directed by a member of his team. Jean-René Roy is a SQL Server Microsoft MVP.



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