If you're in Montreal Monday, June 20th, make sure to attend the Montreal Visual Studio Uuser Group Special DevTeach Meeting. We have a very special software architecture meeting. For more info, check our Website: www.guvsm.net
Lundi 20 juin 2005, 17h30
Les assemblées sont gratuites pour les membres. Un frais de 5$ est exigé pour les non-membres. L'adhésion est de 25$ par année et vous donne droit à assister aux assemblées mensuelles sans frais. Pas besoin de réserver ou de confirmer votre présence. Vous n'avez qu'à vous présenter le soir de l'assemblée. Des bénévoles seront à la réception pour vous donner tous les renseignements et vous pourrez devenir membre sur place.
Groupe d'intérêt d'architecture
Meeting spécial dans le cadre de la conférence DevTeach
Heure: 17h30 à 21h30
Endroit: Centre Sheraton, 1201 Boul. René-Lévesque Ouest
Conférencier: Joel Semeniuk, Microsoft Regional Director, Winnipeg
Sujet: Software architecture from the trenches
|Heure ||Evénement |
|17h30 - 18h00 ||Inscription et visite des kiosques des exposants |
|18h00 - 18h15 ||Présentation du projet gagnant du concours de programmation de MSDN Canada.|
|18h15 - 19h15 ||Joel Semeniuk |
|19h15 - 19h30 ||Pause |
|19h30 - 21h30 ||Panel|
Note: cette présentation sera en anglais
Architecture is the soul of our software. Software Architecture truly helps to define our success since if our architecture fails us, our software fails us. However, what makes a good architecture? What truly drives architectural decisions? Is one architecture better than another? In this session we will explore and discuss some of these questions while taking a close look at a few real-world examples. In each real-world scenario we will explore the resulting architecture and review the constraints the project faced both during design and during production and maintenance phases. We will also look retrospectively at each architecture presented and discuss ways that it could be improved upon with Microsoft .NET 2.0.
Joel Semeniuk is a founder and VP of Software Development at ImagiNET Resources Corp, a Manitoba based Microsoft Gold Partner in Ecommerce and Enterprise Systems. Joel is also the Microsoft Regional Director for Winnipeg, Manitoba. With a degree in Computer Science from the University of Manitoba, Joel has spent the last twelve years providing educational, development and infrastructure consulting services to clients throughout North America. Joel is the author of "Exchange and Outlook: Constructing Collaborative Solutions", from New Riders Publishing and contributing author of "Microsoft Visual Basic.NET 2003 KickStart" from SAMS. Joel has also acted as a technical reviewer on many other books and regularly writes articles for .NET Magazine and Exchange and Outlook Magazine on a variety of infrastructure and development related topics. Reach Joel by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Suivi d'un panel de spécialistes en architecture logicielle animé par Nickolas Landry (MVP .NET Compact Framework) composé de:
Beth Massi, Software Architecture MVP
Joel Semeniuk, Software Architecture MVP, Microsoft Regional Director Winnipeg
Barry Gervin, Software Architecture MVP, Microsoft Regional Director Toronto
Mario Cardinal, Software Architecture MVP
Carol Roy, spécialiste en architecture .NET pour le secteur public chez Microsoft Canada
Venez entendre ces experts parler d'architecture logicielle. Vous aurez aussi la chance de leur poser des questions.
1-Une copie de UI Studio for .NET de Xceed. Une valeur* de $349.95 US.
1-Une copie de Data Manipulation Suite de Xceed. Une valeur* de $299.95 US.
1-Une copie de Ultimate Suite de Xceed. Une valeur* de $569.95 US.
*Gracieuseté de Xceed. Sans aucun engagement du GUSVM.
Yesterday was the the last stop on the MSDN Fast Track Canadian tour. Adam Gallant and Derek Hatchard spoke about Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005 and Team System. More than 400 people showed up and the comments I gathered after the session were very good. People are very impressed by the new stuff.
After the event, I had dinner with Derek (Adam was already in a plane). Derek is the Regional Director for Atlantic Canada and a very good guy.
Give a little to charity, and help your career or project too. 23 of the top Tech*Ed speakers, including Microsoft employees (don’t worry we cleared it with Legal <g>), will together to help raise money for an organization that is doing amazing and heroic disaster relief and recovery in Aceh Province, Sumatra, the hardest hit area of the Dec 26th Tsunamis.
Although news of the tsunami has largely disappeared from the international press, five months later, the situation on the ground in Aceh remains acute. Many isolated communities have not yet been helped. Aceh Recovery at IDEP is continuing their efforts to get assistance to the people that are most in need through a dynamic network of local NGOs and partners on the ground in Aceh.
Buyers will bid to win one hour of consulting time from one of these 23 speakers. Starting bid is $10 with no reserve. There will be 23 winners. Winners can pick the brain of a .NET Expert for an hour. Highest bidders will be first in the “draft” for the consultant assigned to them. Winners can call, email or IM the consultant and use the hour to answer that nagging question, do a code review, or just get some general advice. The winners and consultant are free to make other arrangements if they like.
There will be 23 winning bids. eBay rules require that all 23 winners pay the lowest bid price. Though you are only required to pay the lowest bid amount, remember the cause -- we hope that you will donate to Aceh Aid at IDEP the amount of your winning bid.
Payments are made directly to the Aceh Aid at IDEP PayPal account held by Tides Foundation which is a U.S. based non-profit. (Do not pay Stephen Forte!) Once the auction is closed, you will be contacted and asked to make this donation via PayPal to AcehAid@tides.org. This can be done from the PayPal site or even directly from the Aceh Aid at IDEP website. When they have received the payments, the consultants will be assigned to the winners in order of the size of the donations (which we hope will be equal to your winning bid). You will receive an invoice from us, the sellers. All selling fees will be paid by the sellers as a contribution to making this charity event a success.
Here is the current list of speakers donating their time:
Don Box (USA) Microsoft, Inc.
Jesper Johansson (USA) Microsoct, Inc.
Richard Campbell (Canada) Campbell and Associates.
Scott Hanselman (USA) Corillian, Inc.
Kimberly Tripp (USA) SQLSkills.com
Michele Leroux Bustamante (USA/Canada) iDesign, LLC
Kate Gregory (Canada) Gregory Consulting
Juval Lowy (USA) iDesign, LLC
Stephen Forte (USA) Corzen, Inc
Clemens Vasters (Germany) Newtelligence AG
Andrew Brust (USA) Citigate-Hudson, Inc.
Carl Franklin (USA) Franklins.net
Ingo Rammer (Austria) Thinktecture
Christian Weyer (Germany) Thinktecture
Joel Semeniuk (Canada) Imaginets
Rockford Lhotka (USA) Magenic Technologies
Patrick Hynds (USA) Critical Sites
Tim Landgrave (USA) Crowe, Inc.
Tim Huckaby (USA) Interknowlogy, Inc.
Jackie Goldstein (Israel) Renaissance
John Goodyear (USA) Aspsoft
Richard Hundhausen (USA) Accentient, Inc
Paul Sheriff (USA) PDSA, Inc
WHAT IS IDEP?
IDEP is a small, Indonesian NGO, based in Ubud, Bali. Completed projects over the years have included community based development, sustainable living initiatives, permaculture training, waste management, organic gardens, recycling, etc. The focus is on helping people to help themselves. IDEP's founding director, Petra Schneider is a US-born, Indonesian citizen. The demonstrated and reproducible success of IDEP's small projects in local communities has earned the team an excellent reputation.
IDEP AND DISASTER RESPONSE/RELIEF/RECOVERY
At the time of the Bali bomb, about two years ago, IDEP was an important element of the network of local NGOs and other supporters that quickly responded to the tragedy, in various ways, not only immediately after the bomb, but during the recovery process for the various communities involved. Following shortly thereafter, IDEP received funding from USAid to create a comprehensive set of disaster management materials for Indonesian communities, aimed at children, families, and local leaders (official and unofficial). The materials are in the Indonesian language and suitable for use in rural and urban settings. These materials, including a booklet for children about Tsunami preparedness, were finished just weeks ago, but had not yet been disseminated to communities. Then the tsunami struck.
WHAT IS ACEH RECOVERY AT IDEP
Only hours after the news of the tsunami reached Bali, the same network of NGOs and individuals in Bali who had been involved in the relief efforts for the Bali bomb, reanimated and went into action. We started something called the "Aceh Aid Bucket Brigade" (see website), creating and deploying one-family-one-bucket multi-material aid packages from the hands of donors in Bali to the field in Sumatra. We began sending highly skilled volunteers, well-matched to the task within two days of the tsunami (Sam Schultz, Lee Downey, Oded Carmi and others). Our relief, and later, recovery programs in response to the Tsunami are now focused on two fronts. One is direct aid from Medan by road to areas around Banda Aceh. The other is this remarkable joint effort (nothing short of heroic), to the islands off the west coast of Sumatra, which as of yet, have not been receiving aid from any other channels that we know of. Read more at www.acehaid.org.
I will give three sessions in the French track at DevTeach this year, all about SQL Server 2005.
SQL177 - Intégration .NET et SQL Server
Tuesday, June 21, 2005
08h00 - 09h15
In the first of three presentations on .NET and SQL Server 2005, you’ll see how it is possible to combine .NET programming with SQL Server using Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005. You’ll see how SQL Server is hosting the .NET CLR and how to code a user defined function in a .NET language like C# or VB.NET.
SQL225 - Accès aux données en .NET depuis SQL Server
Tuesday, June 21, 2005
09h30 - 10h45
If you’re developing .NET client applications using ADO.NET, you are familiar with the SQLClient classes. In this second presentation on .NET and SQL Server integration, you’ll learn how to SQLClient in code running on SQL Server like stores procedures.
SQL226 - Nouveau type XML de SQL Server 2005
Tuesday, June 21, 2005
11h00 - 12h15
A brand new XML type is now available in SQL Server. See how it’s possible to directly store XML data right into an XML column. You’ll also see how to combine XQuery right into your T-SQL queries.
See you there!
I'm back from TechEd in Inbox hell. This year content was a little lighter then usual and not much was announced, however, good stuff cam out of the conference.
Here's my best of TechEd 2005:
People and networking
Scott Hanselman recording a series of 10 minutes presentations named Groktalks by Regional Directors
VSTO 2005: can create Outlook Add-ins in managed code.
Packaging Design and Architecture Guidance for Visual Studio
GAT = Guidance Automation Toolkit
GAX = Guidance Automation eXtensions
A lightweight Visual Studio extensibility mechanism
Objects can be transactional (way cool)
I did a presentation on Monday at the Montreal Visual Studio User Group about TechEd along with Mario Cardinal, Éric Côté and Étienne Tremblay. We had a blast. We also handed out swag that we collected in Orlando. What's fun is that we had the same number of items then people attending thatevening so everyone went home with a little something from TechEd.
TechEd Secret #3
How to go to all those parties
A TechEd alumni know that each evening, there are numerous parties. Well, don't get too excited, after all, these are geek parties organized by the product teams or the exibitors. So it's a bunch of developers or sys admin getting together enjoying free food and free beer. But like Homer says so well: free beer, hummmmmmm. Beside of free beer, they usually hand out free T-Shirts with something like this printed out in the back: I was at the <INSERT NAME HERE> party. So you walk around the convention center and each day, you see people wearing these T-Shirts and each day, you see new T-Shirts like that poping out. For you, these T-Shirts are only a statement on how many parties you missed and how low in the food chain you are if you're never invited to them. People wearing the T-Shirts know that and they enjoy torturing you.
So how do you get invited? Check the agenda, the exibitors' booths, check the TechEd information desk and so on. You will surely find a couple of invite only parties and you'll be able to nag the other attendees with your exclusive party T-Shirts.