Tag | Local Events Posts

2011 started with a bang and ended with a boom for me. Anyway that’s not what I want to talk about in this blog post. I am not looking back I am walking forward. I was reckless with my life for several years and thought it was the best idea to act in a certain manner. I was reckless because I was neglectful of my happiness. I am changing that in 2012. I am instituting a travel policy where I will be traveling only once a month for an event or user group and no more than once a month. That means I ...
It has been several months since I originally got my Omnia 7 phone. You can read about my first impressions of the phone – after actually using the device for a few months I have begun to enjoy it, but a few times I felt that I was missing out on something. My biggest gripe on why I felt the device would not gain traction in the South African market was mainly due to market place problems (being South Africa we could not buy apps). The Upgrade Experience Two days ago when a message on my phone popped ...
Recently I read a post by someone who felt the Microsoft MVP program had failed. My local experience with the MVP program would tend for me to disagree. On Saturday I attended a free Windows Phone 7 event organized by Robert MacLean and Rudi Grobler both of whom are local MVP’s. First of all, kudos to them for organizing the event which included a free lunch and flash stick and had some great content for a free event. Secondly, this is not the first time that either of these two MVP’s have organized ...
At Google, we like to reflect the ever-changing world of our users through the logo designs on our homepage. These ‘doodles’ celebrate scientists, artists, local events or special dates and are designed by our original doodler, 31-year-old, Dennis Hwang. We’re now giving you a chance to design a doodle for us, through our doodle competition, Doodle 4 Google. If you are currently a student in any school in India (between the 1st and 10th standards), then this is your chance to have your doodle be ...
This week I will be speaking on Windows Mobile Development at: Tuesday July 21st Lakeland.NET in Speaker Idol Do you have the chops to compete head to head against other speakers on topics relating to .NET? Now is your chance to prove it! All welcome! Wednesday July 22nd Tampa.NET at live taping of "It's All About the Tools" TV Show. Its all about the Tools - Expression 3, Windows Live Writer, Mobility and more - Russ Fustino, Bill Reiss, Nikita Polyakov and Stan Shultes Be part of the TV Live studio ...
IMPORTANT UPDATE There was a sudden last-minutes issue with the transportation / flights configuration that prevented me from making it to Cairo. I’ll be unfortunately missing out this event. M. Smay my friend will be a great backup with all the additional details he has to provide about his session content as well as an open session for the convenience of all of you. Sorry for missing out. I had to. I’m working with dotNETwork to re-organize my session as part of June 2009 gathering, but this is ...
If you’ve been to a community event anywhere in the right 50% of the continent (and possibly a few on the left) there’s a better than even chance you’ve shared some air with Steve Andrews at some point. This guy really gets around, and he’s a man on a mission. I’ll let him tell you more about that in these NINE Questions: 1. Where are you from? I was born at a very young age to my parents in West Chester, Pennsylvania, where I currently reside. Between then and now I have lived in upstate New York ...
First off, thank you all so much who have attended the very special gathering of dotNETwork user group, Code Camp ‘09, that took place in the British University in Cairo (BUE) during last Thursday and Friday. This has been one of the biggest events I have been talking in, and that was a great honor. Must Say: SORRY! This post was supposed to be published Saturday or Sunday max. I have been busy making a critical decision and was not sure whether to announce it in this post or not. You can find the ...
Thank you all for attending my “Applying Domain Driven Design on Asp.net MVC” session. It’s interesting how things went that we got a bit deep into the ASP.NET MVC framework and have achieved the geeky talk goal via covering the other aspects of ASP.NET. Even that this took the entire session, it is nice that it could benefit the attendance. I am not sure whether we can arrange another session for Domain Driven Design fundamentals and combining that in the same project while using the MVC pattern ...
Update Presentation slides and sample are now available. Please click here to find them! Yeah, somehow dotNETwork decided to allow me to show all my psychopath about design and implementation in a session with a very weird long title, “Applying Domain Driven Design on ASP.NET MVC”. Yeah, two unrelated topics. In 2 hours frame, I should be introducing day to day development styles from a different perspective. I had a small talk about the process side of the world. This time we move towards the other ...
The Useless Introduction You Used To :) This post has taken so long to be started in writing. I’ve been busy with many events in my life lately. Suffering from frequent limited internet access lately, and, all this moving between companies thing has been eating me. And yes, I admit, I' have been as tired and more honestly lazy as you expected me to be! Hey, there’s a little warning. This post is not exactly for my usual audience. I’m sorry, but introducing Domain Driven Design is not one of the goals ...
Slideshare is quickly becoming the defacto standard for sharing presentation slides, just as YouTube for videos, and Flickr for images. I recently got into the habit to share my presentations there and use the embed feature to include it in my weblog, and this was the same for the "Design Patterns Via C# 3.0" session. This morning I got this email from SlideShare Hey Mohamed_Meligy! Your slideshow Design Patterns Via C# 3.0 has been featured on the SlideShare homepage by our editorial team. Cheers, ...
dotNETwork, the most active offline user group in Egypt is having its 7th gathering next Saturday, August 30, which will have two parallel tracks for the first time in the group gathering. BizTalk Introduction, and C# 3.0 Design Patterns, which I will be delivering! If I were you to attend the event, it would have been a hard choice too (unless you go simply for BizTalk) ! BizTalk beginner introduction as a topic was not delivered in public sessions before. The only BiTalk sessions I know of were ...
Mostafa Murad, a great UI designer whom I've worked with in two companies, was having a BIG dish party yesterday. Maybe in the occasion of himself recently becoming a team leader in ITWorx or just out of hospitality. He put few simple rules (I'm quoting him here): It is not solely barbecue anymore, you are free to bring whatever food you like. You are free to invite your friends or family members. Many people will bring their spouses and children. There is a big clean garden which is very suitable ...
This Sunday, I went to dotNETwork 5th gathering to see how interesting it would be to have some Silverlight fun followed by SOA and Patterns and Anti-Patterns goodness. It was a really fun day, and here comes its writing as I saw it. Starting Out (No tech – you can skip) The day started by meeting Mohamed Samy (the SOA guy, and my friend!) at 10 AM, getting some sandwiches (and coffee for me as I didn’t have sleep the night before), then, going to the buses place in El-Sekka club (as neither of us ...
Emad Lotfy, a software engineer in test and fellow developer in my company, discovered yesterday that the EDC 2008 videos are now available on the EDC 2008 official website. See the videos NOW. Recommendations If I happen to choose only one session of those I attended then it’ll be Andrew Pardoe’s CoreCLR session (part 1 end of this file, and part 2 beginning of this file). Other than that,, there’s Also Ahmed Bahaa’s VSTS 2008 and beyond session (this file), Ahmed Farrag’s SAAS session (this file). ...
The 5th dotNETwork gathering will be: Saturday, June 28, 2008. The agenda is as follows: 12:00 AM - 01:30: Delivering Rich User Experience Applications using Silverlight 2 by Yasser Makram 01:30 PM – 2:00 PM: Coffee Break 02:00 PM – 3:30 PM: Patterns and antipatterns of SOA by Mohamed Samy 03:30 PM – 4:00 PM: Lunch It’ll be in: Canadian International College - Busses will be available at: Nady El-Sekka (11:00 AM - 11:30 AM). The gathering being on Sunday not Saturday as usual makes it harder to attend ...
dotNETwork 4th gathering will be Saturday May 31st. Agenda: 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM SharePoint Development Marwan will give us an overview about SharePoint development. This session will be first session of a SharePoint sessions series. Marwan Tarek MOSS MVP - Team leader ITWorx 01:30 PM – 02:00 PM Coffee Break 02:00 PM – 03:30 PM Introduction to Silverlight Hussien will talk about Silverlight. Silverlight™ is the Microsoft® cross-browser, cross-platform, and cross-device plug-in for delivering the next ...
Joe Healy from Microsoft saw an opportunity to have a local event in Orlando, FL during the weekend of Tech Ed. This event is going to be big! It's being held at the Orlando Convention Center near the airport and all the local attractions. It's jam packed with technology events in just 2 days and best of all it's FREE. Joe asked me to head up the DotNetNuke track for Sunday, June 8th and I was able to get some great local speakers for the event. Mike Webb from DNNSPIRED.com volunteered to host the ...
Day 1: Session 1 [Arch. Track]: Introduction to Agile Software Development (By: Ahmed Sidky) Ahmed introduced himself as one that has a master about CMMI and 1st of those to get PhD in software related stuff i Egypt. He spoke in Agile Egypt event before and works in coaching teams implementing Agile. He's someone who knows what he's talking about. "Agile" means flexibility. "What would you do if the customer came to you saying he can only afford a single day of work ? Hint, based on what you provide, ...
A Promise The day before Microsoft EDC 2008 (Egyptian Developer Conference), I promised to blog about the conference minutes as I see them through my eyes, as I used to do with the MDC (Middleeast Developers Conference, I was the first blogger to write about its minutes and main reference, although I started writing the 3rd year!!!) and any conference I get into as an attendee not a speaker. Usually, I blog about the conference day at the night of the same day. Once it took me a day after the conference ...
Microsoft EDC 2008 Website is UP. You Can Click Here To Register. EDC will be April 13 and April 14 - In Cairo International Conference Center (Agenda) But Watch out. The Attendance Fee is 100 EGP. There're Invitations Available. An Invitation Code is required to register, and you get that by calling the guy mentioned in the right top part of the registration page, and you can call his mobile phone only on Egypt working hours. I've written about Microsoft EDC 2008 (Egypt Developers Conference 2008) ...
Let me give a very big thank you to all of you who have come to dotNETwork 3rd gathering yesterday. To those who don't know what I'm talking about, read here :). I've enjoyed with you all Mohamed Hossam's great session on Windows Workflow, and enjoyed you, the great attendees during my Scrum session. his came clear in many areas. The fun sole that you all had was great, the input and interactivity from the most was very inspiring, and the way how our talk moved from applying Scrum in the real world ...
dotNETwork third gathering has been announced. It's Saturday of the 3rd week of the month as planned since the 2nd gathering. If you are unfamiliar with dotNETwork as a whole, that's simply (as I mentioned before here & here) the first big offline .NET usergroup in Egypt. So far the main activity of the group though is to provide FREE monthly events ton .NET related topics, focusing on the latest topics that matter for the average .NET developers. Windows WorkFlow Foundation, AKA, Mohammed Hossam ...
It's very nice to know that the launch event is not merged with EDC 2008, but comes before it. The 2008 launch event covers VS 2008, Win 2008 and SQL 2008. It'll be held March 24th @ Intercontinental City Stars Hotel (Register Now) The agenda: Time General Sessions 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM Registration / Coffee 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM Keynote Speech 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM Break Infrastructure Track Database & Development Track 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM Windows Server 2008 Overview Breakthrough software development ...
From MDC to EDC In 2003, Microsoft Egypt started a public technical event called Middleeast Developers Conference (MDC). MDC was an annual event usually held by the end of January or beginning of February, lasting for 4 full days, day zero with local speakers talking about most recent Microsoft technologies, and day 1 to 3 with international speakers showing the latest previews of pre-release Microsoft technologies and development related products. It was honored by the presence of Bill Gates for ...
Today was .NETwork usergroup second gathering. The usergroup is the first and only large/effective "offline" usergroup in Egypt (although there're many others in INETA). They had a great success in their first gathering when they brought Steven Forte to talk about SQL Server 2008 new features for developers and ASP.NET MVC design pattern. I had a detailed post about it in my GWB blog at that time. Check it out for details. Background: First To Second Gathering (Warning: Boring Part!!) The .NETwork ...
Last Tuesday night witnessed a relatively new kind event held in Microsoft Egypt building @ smart village. It was said to be "announcing dotNETwork user group" which I thought was some Microsoft Egypt initiative for a new offline user group model of developer community. I was so excited about so, and it was even better! The Idea The dotNETwork group is just am offline user group that's done right. It just happened to have Microsoft Egypt host the group gathering, as this is the hardest issue to maintain. ...
Jeff, John, Joseph, and Tim are going to South Carolina Code Camp 2.0. No word on whether Waldo is going or not. These guys want to do something nerdy along the way. Great idea, and I'm always up for nerdy games. :) We can easily create one RSS feed that shows their real-time location (using Where's Tim), the weather they are experiencing (yahoo weather), local events happening in the area that day (upcoming.org), and area restaurants in case they are hungry (yahooLocal). I don't know anything about ...