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

October 2014 Entries

Demystifying the Cloud Presentation Posted

I had the opportunity to talk about “Demystifying the Cloud” last week at the SDEC conference here in Winnipeg. I recorded the presentation last night with audio commentary for those who missed it at the conference or for those that would be interested to see it. In the 20 min video I cover at a high level cloud concepts – how do we define what cloud computing is, what are the models of cloud and cloud offerings, and considerations like geolocation, tech stack, and security. Enjoy ......

Check Out the Prairie Dev Con Podcast

Back in June I started recording a podcast under my conference’s banner (Prairie Dev Con). So far there’s 5 episodes covering topics like ASP.NET, cloud, security, agile, and the recent Xamarin conference.

You can get all the info on the podcast here:



Report Card is Out, Time to Do Homework Manitoba!

News outlets are having a field day trumpeting that “Manitoba Gr 8 Students Rank Dead Last in Canada” thanks to a recently released report called the PCAP 2013 – Report on the Pan-Canadian Assessment of Science, Reading, and Mathematics. You can read the full report here. The Minister for education is already making the rounds on radio and will be announcing something at 10AM. The opposition will lambaste them on why our students are doing so poorly and how this is a blight for Manitoba against the ......