OpenGuelph + OpenHalton: Open Data Hackathon

OpenGuelphOn December 4th [8:45-6:00pm], join @OpenGuelph and @OpenHalton at the Campus in Microsoft Mississauga 1950 Meadowvale Blvd. Mississauga, Ontario] for International Open Data Hackathon Day.

Register for the event soon, as our sponsors will be providing transportation to (and from) the Event if you live in Guelph.

For more information on the happenings at the OpenGuelph/OpenHalton Hackathon visit the wiki page.

Oh, I almost forgot to mention. To keep people motivated, fed and well exercised there will be a free pizza lunch as well as an Xbox360 with Kinect.

Windows Phone 7 Developer Briefings Tomorrow


Have you heard? Windows Phone 7 is growing rapidly in popularity. Now is the time to pull out that Idea book that has been collecting dust over the past few years. Come out to Windows Phone 7 Developer Briefings and learn to write some application for a Market Place that isn’t littered with Fart Apps and Make your mark on the Windows Phone Platform.

Sl_v_rgb_rMark Arteaga from RedBit Development will be showing off the Silverlight Development Environment on the Phone. You’ll get a great overview of how to interact with the features programmatically.

xnalogoI will be covering the XNA Framework Development Environment on the Phone. Walking you through how to use XNA, Leverage Phone Features in your Game, and cover off some optimization techniques for games programming.

For more information on the Developer Briefing head over to the Canadian Developer Connection Blog.

Microsoft + ObjectSharp = AzureFest

Windows Azure - We're All In

Microsoft is All in with the cloud, and with their Cloud offering and I am too.

Microsoft has been very aggressive building out their Cloud and it doesn’t look like it’s going to slow down anytime soon.

You may want to think about your future, what am I planning on working on over the next 3-5 Years of my Career. If you’ve thought of Start-ups, or Enterprise Solutions you might want to consider diving into the cloud RIGHT NOW.

ObjectSharp Presents AzureFest

Not to worry though, ObjectSharp has teamed up with Microsoft to deliver AzureFest, a *FREE* 3hr mosh-up [pun intended] of the Windows Azure Registration, Configuration and Development Process.

When is this Rocking Journey you ask?  December 11th, 2010 9am-12 & 1-4pm.

Yeah, that’s right, 2 sessions. We’re hardcore like that!