The Cloud Hack: Microsoft Azure Hack Day, London, Saturday 11 June 2011.

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I’m presenting at this year’s Microsoft Hack Day. This year’s theme is Microsoft Azure and using cool APIs to write innovative applications for the cloud.

Hooking Stuff Together

The Cloud Hack event is a celebration of all that is good about Web 2.0 development on the Microsoft stack. To paraphrase great all-round architecture dude and high priest of SOA, Microsoft’s Pat Helland, it’s really all about Hooking Stuff Together.

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Software Development – Pragmatic Agility

I’ve been thinking about what makes JFDI Phoenix different from other Microsoft Custom Software Development houses. We tend to be a bunch of guys who have been around the block a few times, seen some front-line action, so to speak. Between us we must have in depth experience of all of the mainstream, and some of the not-so-mainstream software development methodologies.

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Microsoft Architect Insight Conference 2008 – Slides and Videos now up!

It’s been a couple of weeks since the event finished at the end of April, but I’ve finally got the video all edited and chopped into 10-minute segments for YouTube.

The slides for all the sessions for the conference are available here. Or you can go straight to my slide deck from my SkyDrive page here:

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I’m a Random Walk

I’m sitting in the coffee lounge at the Microsoft Architect Insight Conference in Old Windsor. I just have to share this with you.

Last night at the conference dinner, there was a good evening’s entertainment, complete with a “pub quiz” style game. The dinning hall had about 250 people seated around 20-or-so tables. Between two of the rounds of the quiz, the MC announced new game: a roomful of heads-or-tails.

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