JR's Blog | September 2011

Ottawa IT Community speakers Idol Nov. 2nd at DevTeach Ottawa

by Jean-Rene Roy 29. September 2011 01:05

Do you like to share your IT knowledge with others?  Do you know a tip, trick or a feature that can save time for others and you would like to share it?

Well, Ottawa Speaker Idol is your solution and there is still time to submit your session proposal. The dead line is Wednesday Oct. 26th.

The Ottawa IT Community is organizing a contest where you can win a free registration to DevTeach  Nov. 3-4 (value of $649). On November 2nd, at the venue for DevTeach Ottawa (Ottawa Conference Center), you will be invited to present your tip, trick or a feature for 10 minutes. After all presentations have completed, the attendees will vote for the winners. Prizes will be distributed to the best presenters. This is a free event and everyone is welcome to attend. 

Date: Wednesday November 2nd , at 18:30

Location:  Ottawa Conference Center (room 103)

55 Colonel By Drive

 Ottawa , ON, K1N 9J2 Canada



-You must not be a regular speaker in the IT Community. This contest is to encourage new speakers. 
-It must be the first time you participate to the Ottawa IT Speaker Idol 
-No need to be register to DevTeach to participate in the contest. 
-You must submit the description of your presentation (no more than 200 words) by October 26th to jrroy(at)DevTeach.com  
-We will accept 10 presenters 
-If more than 10 submissions, a committee will select 10 presentations 
-The list of presentations will be announced on October 31st  
-A laptop will be available for your presentation or you can use your own laptop
-You will need to bring your PowerPoint and code on a USB key.
-All presentations will be posted on our web site after the contest.
 Attending and vote for the winners can register with this link: http://www.devteach.com/wconnect/wc.dll?FournierTransformation~1,26,1,29

Winners Prizes:

First place:      Registration to the main conference DevTeach Nov. 3-4  (value of $649) from DevTeach Inc.

Second place:    Win 7 Phone  (Value of $549) from LIKE 10 Inc. 


Did you know! DevTeach is TechDays Ottawa this year.

by Jean-Rene Roy 22. September 2011 11:00

This fall, TechDays Canada will be in 3 cities (Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal). If you think there are no TechDays in Ottawa this year, well you are wrong because TechDays Canada is the Platinum sponsor of DevTeach Ottawa. Most of the TeachDays content will be presented at DevTeach Ottawa, including new sessions on Windows 8 directly from the Build Windows Conference.  

That content mix with the special content of DevTeach promises to be a very good conference. Plus TechDays is a 2 days conference DevTeach Ottawa is 2 Days conference and one day of Pre-Conference. Unlike TechDays, DevTeach is limited to 300 attendees so register early.


.NET | Event | SQL | SSIS

Come and see my sessions at SQLSaturday#93 in Toronto

by Jean-Rene Roy 13. September 2011 00:55

I am getting ready for two presentations I will be doing in Toronto this Saturday. Amount the very good line-up of speakers, there is 2 speakers that are my favorite. Christian Coté and Edwin Sarmiento. Too bad I am presenting at the same time. I will miss very good sessions.   Take a look at the fantastic schedule for this event. It will be a fun time to be with the experts.

 ·         The event web site link.

 ·         The schedule link.

BTW, This is links to my presentations:

 ·         What is MS Sync. Framework

 ·         XML in SQL Server.  Why bother?




One more time! 24 hours of SQL

by Jean-Rene Roy 9. September 2011 09:26

On September 7th and 8th PASS is having again a 24 hours on SQL Server. This online event brings 24 hours of sessions to your screen.  I have again the honor of been a moderator for one of the speaker. If you miss it, that not so bad because all sessions are recorded and you can view it online. Jute uses this link.


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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