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DevTeach just announced a Boot Camp on Windows Phone 7 in 4 cities.

by Jean-Rene Roy 22. June 2010 23:00

This is a very good opportunity for .Net developers to get ahead of this wave,  and trust me, it will be a BIG wave. Just think of all the IPhone apps you can recreate for this new platform in a fraction of time it takes on the IPhone platform. Here is the Windows Phone 7 rebate code: WP7BOOTCAM - good for $100 off the 2-day boot camp. This rebate code has no time limit.

Colin Melia from DreamDigial is creating and presenting the material. When you leave this boot camp, you will have the knowledge and sample to build a Windows Phone 7 application. BTW, DevTeach is the first organization to provide a boot camp on Windows Phone 7 in Canada. Do not miss this chance.

 

The next gold rush for Developers will be the Windows Phone 7 Platform

by Jean-Rene Roy 4. June 2010 05:18

.Net developpers that know Silverlight can now take advantage of the next gold rush wave with the Windows Phone 7 series.  And trust me; it will be a BIG wave. Just think of all the iPhone apps you can recreate for this new platform in a fraction of time it takes on the iPhone platform.  Now if you are not convinced take a look at the video below. I am an iPhone user for the past 2 years and after seeing that video, I was ready to tease my iPhone for the Windows Phone 7.

Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Screenshots and Live Demo Video Walkthrough Preview

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XML in SQL Server, Why bother? The OttawaSQL.Net Talk

by Jean-Rene Roy 20. May 2010 22:50

Last week I was giving sessions about XML. I did it before at the Ottawa IT Day and the Toronto Code Camp. But this time I enhance it with some code simple that output XML that I was using back in year 2000. This example was interesting because 2000 was when this buzz work hit all developer like a brick. Now, to know what this is all about you need to be there. The good news is that all the code from this demo fest can be downloaded right here.  If you have questions call or email me     

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Biggest Code Camp in Canada!

by Jean-Rene Roy 5. May 2010 02:27

Christ Dufour and is volunteers team (Over 30 volunteers) did a fantastic job at the www.TorontoCodeCamp.Net. Over 600 attendees, 39 sessions presented in a single day.  According to Chris all sessions have been well received. I was doing 2 sessions “What is MS Sync Framework?” and “XML in SQL Server, Why bother?”.   My sessions offend have a “?” in the tile because it’s questions that I use to have.  The presentation normally brings the DBA or Developer to a general knowledge of the subject.  Was doing the “XML in SQL Server” talk for the second time and I field it is getting just right.  I am doing this session next week at the OttawaSQL.net. I suggest you come to know all you need to know about XML and SQL Server.  Here a picture of me at the Toronto Code Camp.

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Next week I am speaking at Toronto Code Camp.

by Jean-Rene Roy 27. April 2010 10:15

Next week I am presenting 2 sessions. I will do my MS Sync. Framework and I will present this new session that I call XML in SQL Server! Why bother? This new session is the session I wish I had 2 year ago.  It a session that will show all you need to know about XLS and SQL Server.  It’s also a demo fest with more than 7 demos of XML Schema Collection, For XML, XQuery and Sparse Column.  Plus I adjust this presentation to cover what the developer and the DBA need to know. It will be a must see.

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Ottawa IT Day! What a fantastic event.

by Jean-Rene Roy 19. April 2010 09:48

If you miss this event, you really miss something. 20 speakers,   20 sessions. The quality of speakers this year is definitively going up in Ottawa. That is not surprising because the local community here is growing. We now have three UG here and the number of volunteer is growing. When I count all leaders in our community that participate in speaking, organizing, recruiting local talent, we are more than 12 here. Check our the picture: http://www.ottawacodecamp.ca  

 

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The Ottawa IT Day / Code Camp is back on April 17th

by Jean-Rene Roy 1. April 2010 00:49

Colin Melia, Peter Henry and I just completed the lineup for the Ottawa IT Day / Code Camp. This will be the best and the biggest SurprisedCode Camp of Ottawa. We have included a new track for the IT Pro and we changed the name of the event to the Ottawa IT Day / Code Camp. This initiative from the Ottawa community is bigger this year with 20 sessions divided in 4 tracks. We have a brand new IT Pro track including the best speakers of Ottawa, a SQL Server track, a .Net track and a Fantastic Silverlight application track.  We invite you all to come and join us at this free event for a free full day of training.

 

Check out the agenda at this link: http://www.ottawacodecamp.ca/Pages2010/Agenda.aspx

Register at this link: http://www.ottawacodecamp.ca/Pages2010/Registration.aspx

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One more talk on the Sync. Framework...

by Jean-Rene Roy 25. March 2010 00:56

Yesterday I did again my talk about the MS Sync. Framework. This time it was the ODNC for the lunch presentation.  Attendees had very good questions and it shows the interest on this tools.  In fact I am using in production the Sync. Framework with the File Provider and it really fast.  Coding something like that will take me a long time before I get it right. If you do not know what is the MS Sync. Framework. Check it out at this link: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/sync/default.aspx

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DevTeach Free Community Event: SharePoint 2010 tour in 6 cities

by Jean-Rene Roy 19. March 2010 00:04

Do you use SharePoint in your enterprise? If so, you will be interested by this free 2 hours free training. SharePoint 2010 is about to come out and it’s loaded with goodies. These 2 hours will focus on the developing aspect of the SharePoint 2010. This SharePoint 2010 tour is running in 6 cities. Register early, Space is limited.

 

The morning and evening events will feature the same content so register now for the most convenient session in a city near you.

Breakfast Event Sessions

Speakers

Date

City

Jason Kaczor Consulting

Monday April 19th

Calgary

Black Ninja Software

Wednesday April 21st

Vancouver

Jason Kaczor Consulting

Wednesday April 21st

Edmonton

Like 10 Inc.

Thursday April 22nd

Ottawa

Like 10 Inc.

Thursday April 29th

Montreal

ObjectSharp

Monday May 3th

Toronto

 

User Group Evening Sessions

Speakers

Date

City

ObjectSharp

Monday April 19th

Toronto

Black Ninja Software

Monday April 21st

Vancouver

Jason Kaczor Consulting

Thursday April 22nd

Calgary

 

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Lunch and Learn at DevTeach…

by Jean-Rene Roy 12. March 2010 03:30

All week at DevTeach we had fun and saw many very good sessions but at lunch time we had nowhere to go.  So I’ve been asking for volunteers to show demos at lunch.  Beth Massi volunteered to present Open XML SDK on Wednesday and I presented my Sync. Framework  onThursday.  This is a good thing for the attendees because you do learn during lunch time. Something else we did during lunch time, is running http://www.dnrtv.com/ shows. These are fantastic free training videos you can play in your office at lunch time. Check it out.

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Jean-Rene Roy Bio

Jean-René Roy has been developing IT systems for large and small enterprises since 1987. In 1991 he founded the consulting firm Technologies SoftDesign Inc.

Since that time he has worked on projects for Bell Canada, CGI, ArchiDATA, Keops, House of Communes, Kraft, Innovapost and many other clients assuming the responsibility of Software Developers, Analyst, Team leader, Software architect and mentor. He has been and 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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