JR's Blog | November 2009

What is a DemoCamp?

by Jean-Rene Roy 23. November 2009 00:01

Did you know that www.TechDays.ca is doing a DemoCamp on the Wednesday night Dec. 9th? First do you what is a DemoCamp? Well I did not know what a Demo Camp is before I agree to present.  The concept is simple. You come up with a demo of a presentation and your present that Demo and show the code of it for 5 min. It just append that I have a very cool and simple demo in my Sync. Framework presentation will do the job. The demo is about the Sync. File Provider. This is something very useful so I will be demoing that for 5 min.


DevTeach is looking for speakers for its event in Toronto.

by Jean-Rene Roy 18. November 2009 10:09

Maryse and I are very happy to announce the dates (March 8-12, 2010) of our next event.  This DevTeach event will be a Special Edition and a Limited edition. Let me explain: It’s a special edition because we are doing it in the Microsoft Canada Headquarters conference center in Mississauga with special speakers and it’s a limited edition because we are limiting the registration to 240. But that’s not all. We are also reducing the price by $249 and we are keeping our early bird discount.  Combine this with the possibility to register to a pre-conference or a post-conference you really get the best training with the finest speakers for a really good price.


Right now we are looking for speakers and if you have been speaking, we encourage you to submit your sessions. The deadline to submit is December 4th. Check out the tech chair team and the track we are covering at this link.


Tags: , ,


A fantastic presentation from PASS 2009

by Jean-Rene Roy 4. November 2009 05:20

When you attend a conference you have the chance of seeing a dozen of sessions.  Some aren’t  exactly what you expected others are right on. And once in a while you are lucky to see a presentation that meets all of your expectations and more.   That happened to me on Tuesday when I attended  Jacob Sebastian’s session called ‘’ Create powerful XML Schema collections to validate your XML documents ‘’. Creating validation for XML is very confusing and complex. You can get intimated by this task very quickly. Jacob designed a 75 min. session that covers this complex subject in a very simple way.  That’s understandable because Jacob spend a year on writing a book about the subject. See this link for h is book.

On www.amazon.Com


Many developers need this skill  and I asked Jacob if I could use his material to teach this subject in my local User group. Jacob agreed so I will work on creating my own session on this subject. I hope I can show this to you soon. Below you can find a Picture of me and Jacob.    


Jacob Sebastian, Paul l.,Jean-Rene Roy

Check out Jacob Blog: http://beyondrelational.com/blogs/jacob/ 

Tags: , , ,


This week at PASS 2009

by Jean-Rene Roy 3. November 2009 05:00

I’ve been attending this conference since 2004 but it’s my first time there as a speaker. The event is a first class style conference and the attendance  here is 2 266. The session that I presented was ‘’What is MS Sync. Frame work’’.  What’s cool is that some of the guy’s of the developing team of the Sync. Framework  attended my session. For those that fallow the Sync. Framework 2.0, the CTP came out in October 2008 and the release version came out October 18th , 2009. When I prepared this session it was one year ago with the CTP. What the guys from MS pointed out is that MS released many new features since CTP including provider to sync with Oracle. Now if you want to know more about all the new cool features about the Sync. Framework take a look at the Home of Sync Framework link below.   





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.



Month List

Page List