D'Arcy from Winnipeg
Solution Architecture, Business & Entrepreneurship, Microsoft, and Adoption

March 2013 Entries

Winnipeg Code Camp–Cancelled or Postponed, Your Call

Sadly, we’re going to have to cancel the Winnipeg Code Camp that was scheduled for late April. That doesn’t necessarily mean that we won’t have a code camp this year though – it’s really the community’s call. We’ve always had strong turnouts for the code camp, so attendance isn’t the issue here. I also lined up sponsors, so cost isn’t an issue either. No, the issue is SPEAKERS! I put out a call for speakers and only 2 people submitted sessions. And while I could have pushed to hunt down speakers, ......

Windows 8 Must Have Utilities–ModernMix and StartIsBack

I really like Windows 8, and while many have bemoaned it I enjoy working in it both at home on my Dell XPS 12 and at work on my non-touch laptop. But I will definitely count myself in the number that do miss the traditional Windows start menu. Also, as much as I love the idea of the Modern UI applications, I work 99.9% of the time in Desktop mode. For those that can relate to how I use Windows 8, I wanted to share two utilities that I’ve found that fill the gaps in how I want to use Windows 8. The ......

Two Free Microsoft Workshops Saturday May 4th!

(Note: Cross-posted from the Prairie Dev Con Blog - http://prairiedevcon.blogsp... Microsoft, our Platinum Sponsor, is providing two *free* workshops on the Saturday before Prairie Dev Con in Winnipeg! Windows 8 for Web Developers Workshop This one goes out to all the Web developers! In this workshop, you'll learn everything you need to know to build awesome Windows 8 apps using the HTML5 and JavaScript skills you’ve already got. You’ll learn ......

Winnipeg Code Camp Call For Speakers

The 6th annual Winnipeg Code Camp will once again return to Red River College’s downtown campus on Princess for 2013! Here’s the details: When: Saturday, April 27th 2013 Where: Red River College – Princess Street Campus How Much: FREE! Food: Of Course! What we don’t have yet are speakers and sessions! If you’re interested in speaking at the code camp, please submit a talk! We want the code camp to serve as an opportunity for new and inexperienced speakers to gain valuable presentation experience ......