JR's Blog | May 2009

Why Alt.Net and DevTeach are Back to Back...

by Jean-Rene Roy 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.

Alt.Net: http://altnetconfcanada.com/home/index.castle 

DevTeach: http://DevTeach.com

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John Hansen did fantastic pictures at the Ottawa Code Camp.

by Jean-Rene Roy 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.

http://ottawacodecamp.ca/pages2009/AboutUs09.aspx

 

Click to see the pictures...

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My First Web Cast…

by Jean-Rene Roy 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

 

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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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