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Gary Pronych 1 Part .NET Developer, 2 Parts Personal Developer; 100% Canadian April 2008 Entries
Regina, SK: Spring Seminar
CIPS Regina has done an incredible job setting up a 2 day seminar May 13 - 14th in Regina, SK. This seminar has Tech, Business and Student tracks on the first day; Tech and Business tracks on the second day. Dr. Venkat Subramaniam, is the feature presenter at this seminar. Dr. Venkat Subramaniam, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia. He has significant experience in architecture, design, and development of ......

Posted On Saturday, April 19, 2008 8:18 PM

Is Your Job Sexy?
This week I had a couple meetings with employers on the theme of recruitment. Personally, I am a fan of training and grooming rookies in a self proclaimed IT shortage as I spoke about in a previous post. For my client, hiring a rookie is not an option (in their opinion). They have had 1 open position for 1 year; now a 2nd position has opened. The first open position has been posted numerous times in the employers format with little success. When I look at job postings, I typically see this format ......

Posted On Saturday, April 19, 2008 5:25 AM

Community Launch Hits Regina, SK
WoW, it took a couple weeks to get everything in order; but we are excited to be hosting Heroes Happen {Regina} April 30th in Regina, Sask, Canada. I worked with the local IT Pro user group to create this night of community run technology sessions. What is interesting, is that we are holding 3 sessions concurrently, then we are running the same session again so attendees can participate in 2 of our 3 sessions. They layout will look like this Windows Server 2008; Room X SQL Server 2008; Room Y Visual ......

Posted On Thursday, April 17, 2008 10:37 PM

IT Employee Shortage or Not?
During my local Microsoft Community Connection event, one of the key topics was the IT labor shortage. Local IT PRO user group leader and MVP, Will Craddock recently described the IT shortage and added some perspective from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Clearly, there are more jobs available now then ever, but why are these jobs going unfilled? I am a .NET user group leader in my community; in my role, I have been exposed to some of the employee / employer challenges. In the past 1 year, I have had ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 8, 2008 8:15 PM

The Shortcomings of Windows 2008 Server Core
I spent a couple hours today installing Windows Server 2008 on my home server. I have to admit, this was the easiest and fastest Windows OS software install I *EVER* completed. My goal was to build a Windows 2008 Server as a VPC host using Hyper-V; I literally spent more time installing the Hyper-V Role than installing the Win2k8 OS (I suppose this is the benefit of Role based installations). Do yourself a favor and download this utility ( to verify your BIOS is configured ......

Posted On Saturday, April 5, 2008 12:46 PM

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