JR's Blog | February 2011

My trip to Vancouver and Seattle

by Jean-Rene Roy 26. February 2011 23:02

It’s networking time! Because that what this trip is all about. My first stop is Vancouver on Saturday February 26 for the first SQL Saturday #65.  I am very impress by the lineup of sessions at this event. I am looking forward to see some of the sessions.  On Sunday I will take the train with many MVP’s heading to Seattle or more precisely Bellevue, WA. That night we have a Canadian MVP Dinner and that I am looking forward to.   On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday I will try to learn as much as possible on Microsoft Campus in Redmond. Wednesday Morning I will take the bus back to Vancouver and at 5pm I will present my cool session “XML in SQL Server! Why bother?” at the Vancouver PASS chapter.   

Has you can see this will be networking trip but what I am most exciting is my diner with my cousins Greg and Sylvain.  We will meet on Saturday night. So you can see what the excitement is all about for me. Can’t way!



The ALM TFS 2010 Video series bridging the gap is online….

by Jean-Rene Roy 16. February 2011 04:41

TFS 2010 is the version that bridge the gap between the Testers and the Developers. The reason is simple; it’s Microsoft Test Manager (MTM) that helps doing this without increasing the work effort from the tester.  If you are not sure, check out DevTeach Video Series ALM TFS 2010 Bridging the gap. I was very impress by Etienne Tremblay and Vincent Grondin performance in this technical play. Over all you will find 13 videos of 25 min. 

Check it out: http://www.devteach.com/ALM-TFS2010-Bridgingthegap.aspx



Ottawa Code Camp / IT Day call for speaker…

by Jean-Rene Roy 10. February 2011 03:28

Again this year, the gang in Ottawa is planning a Code Camp / IT Day and I am leading again the tech chair for this event. All previous event events have been a big success.  I suspect this event will be has successful or more.  The event is held at the Algonquin College on April 16th.  If you are interested to present at the event you have up to March 28th to submit your proposal, send me your sessions with the template below. 

Ottawa IT Camp 2011 call for speaker

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La formation continue pour un architecte de logiciel...

by Jean-Rene Roy 4. February 2011 10:06

This blog is in French for my friends in Montreal.

Il est difficile pour un architecte de logiciel de trouver une formation qui lui donneras une bonne formation sur les nouvelles technologie et technique dans notre domaine.  Par compte www.DevTeach.Com (Developers Teaching) offre un grande gamme de formation qui s’adresse au architecte.  Voici quelque exemple.


Voici les liste des Tracks de cette formation :

En Pre-Conférence on retrouve aussi un formation d’une journée pour les Architectes.

Connecting requirements and architecture using agile specifications

This workshop has been conceived to give you a head start in architecting with agile specifications. Software architecture is about creating abstractions to tackle complexity and to achieve simplicity. An effective practice to achieve simplicity is to divide complexity into layers and to hide each layer behind a visible interface. Hiding complexity using an interface is not widely known like layering but if you combine both practices you get an effective approach to reduce technical risks. This is the rationale for specifying an agile architecture. During this workshop you will learn to design abstractions like interfaces, examples, tests and models to make possible the creation of a new semantic level and to be more specific about the responsibilities of a layer. In this regard, the examples effectively communicate architecture specification and also adequately verify implementation accuracy. Since examples are executable, correctness with regard to architecture can be confirmed at any time. At the end of this workshop you will acquire fundamental knowledge not only about layered architecture but also about how to connect requirements and architecture using agile specifications.

Plus de détail ici: www.DevTeach.com




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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