JR's Blog | October 2011

Annoncing the contestants in the Ottawa IT Speaker Idol (Nov. 2nd.)

by Jean-Rene Roy 30. October 2011 23:20

Here the list of contestant in the speaker Idol. It will be fun the see all the presentation on Nov. 2nd.

Date: Wednesday November 2nd , at 18:30
Location:  Ottawa Conference Center (room 105)
55 Colonel By Drive Ottawa , ON, K1N 9J2 Canada


#1:  WP7 Push Notification
By: Carmai Constant
Description: You’ve built the next WP7 social networking application, stock monitoring application or the next server monitoring application. You now want to notify your WP7 users of an important change or message. In 10 minutes, I will showcase how WP7 Push Notification can help you deliver those crucial updates to your attention deficient users and separate you from the competition.

#2: Extensions to the Enum class, custom Attribute and resource files
By: Sheir Rahman
Description: Basically you would have some enumeration defined and each enum member value would have a custom attribute attached that links it to a resource key in a resx file.
Using the Enum Extension, you can then get the resource string.

#3: Adding SMS and telephone capabilities to your .Net application using Twilio
By: James Hunter
Description: Twilio provides a cloud-based engine for adding SMS and telephone processing to any application. This quick talk will show how to add SMS capabilities so that when an error occurs on your web application, an SMS message is sent to your cellphone. Other uses shown will be how to retrieve information from a text message, do a database query and return an SMS message.
Twilio also provides an api for your application to receive and make phone calls.

#4: Add a SharePoint Document Library to Your .NET Application
By: John Calvert
Description: Need document management in your .NET application? Don't reinvent the wheel! Leverage free SharePoint Foundation to add this capability to your solution. Easy to use SharePoint APIs and oData services make this a breeze. Learn how in just a few minutes.

Attendees can Register at this link:


The Winners are:

1-  James Hunter
2-  John Calvert
3-  Carmai Constant


Cannot go the DevTeach? That ok, checks the free bonus sessions

by Jean-Rene Roy 28. October 2011 10:59

You like to go the DevTeach but your boss do not agree you? That ok, in collaboration with the local community, DevTeach is presenting 4 bonus sessions. On November 2nd, you can attend for free the Ottawa IT Community Speaker Idol. Come and see a friendly contest where local speakers have to do a 10 minutes presentation; the audiences will choose the winners.  On November 3rd, we’re having three user groups presentations at the same time. The OttawaSQL will be presenting a sessions by Paul Nielson, The ODNC user group will present an Agile Scrum and Kanban presentation by David Starr and the OWSUG is having a IT Camp. All bonus sessions are free for everyone. Get all the details at this link.



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A full day workshop at DevTeach with an expert for only $175

by Jean-Rene Roy 21. October 2011 05:25

DevTeach just announced a 2 For 1 Pre-Conference special. That a good deal because $349 / 2 = $174.50 for a full day of training with a recognized experts in the industry.  And at DevTeach, the Pre-Conference are not your ordinary trainers. You will get to best experts in the field.  You will find 4 Pre-Con presented on Nov. 2nd. 

Adopting Agile with Microsoft Tooling By Mario Cardinal

Extreme Database Designs and the Queries that loved them by Paul Nielsen

Building an end-to-end application with Silverlight by Laurent Duveau

SharePoint 2010 with Rob Windsor


So take advantage of this 2 for 1 deal and attend the workshop with a co-worker or friend. This is a good deal.


DevTeach Ottawa schedule is online

by Jean-Rene Roy 8. October 2011 03:05

Monday we received 15 new sessions from TechDays Canada.  This make a fantastic conference for the Developers, DBA’s and ITPro’s.  Today I just place online the 2 days (Nov. 3-4) main conference schedule.  Check it out. Let me know what you think J   


DevTeach, SQLTeach and ITProTeach will be an amazing conference

by Jean-Rene Roy 5. October 2011 01:29

Last night I added the sessions from Microsoft TechDays Canada in the list of sessions presented at DevTeach in Ottawa (Nov 3-4).  You can tell this conference will be Amazing.  We already had many good sessions for developer but now with this addition, we have a very good 2 days of conference for DBA and ITPro.  Take a look. The schedule for the conference will be posted this week.


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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