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Back to the Student Technology Conference 2010 – second day – again I had a full schedule: attending web development session and after lunch the company startup coaching event. After a nice over-night sleep, I was full of energy to continue attending the presentations! You can read about the first day here.
First I went to the Axel Schulz’s presentation about Cloud computing, where he presented us the options that we have when using the Cloud system – Infrastructure as a Service (IAAS), Platform as a Service (PAAS) and Software as a Service (SAAS)
Microsoft Student Partners organized this weekend a very cool event, meant to make easier for the students to enroll to Imagine Cup 2011 and have also good results at it. The agenda was pretty condensed, having 3 tracks in 2 days. The tracks were wisely organized, allowing each one of us to focus on its own area of interest.
But don’t imagine that all was about technology. It really was more than this – we got coaching also for improving presentation skills and creating a business plan – Microsoft offers not only BizSpark project for startups, but also coaching so this startups would turn into a success!
So in a beautiful yet snowy winter morning me and two or my MSP colleagues left Bonn in Frankfurt direction. After two hours and some stops for unfreezing our car’s windshield (the owner forgot to put in some anti-freezing liquid such that the sprinklers didn’t work because of the frozen water along the tubes) we arrived in the beautiful Castle Hoechst.
There the organization of event was perfect: we were surrounded by breakfast. Coffee, tea, cakes, fruits – everything one needs to start a good day. (more…)
Yesterday I had the opportunity to be at this year Microsoft’s Summit held in Köln at Palladium Center.
As Microsoft Student Partner, I attended this event with another interest: helping my colleagues to stay in touch with the event through Social tools like Twitter or Facebook. Due to the limitations in WiFi connection, I wasn’t able to upload pictures at that time. But I was able to send tweets on #MS2010_Koln. You can view them on my twitter account or on the Student Partners’ Portal where I implemented a nice JQuery plugin to retrieve them.
The pictures can be seen here:
The event was very nice organized. When I arrived a nice breakfast helped me to regain power lost by traveling from Bonn and a coffee to make me sharp and fast in twittering. In the first session I wasn’t able to tweet too much because I used my old Symbian UIQ phone for which I didn't found a nice twittering application. But in the break I discovered that I can access Palladium’s wireless network and the fun began.
On 17th of September the Microsoft Student Partners Summit 2010 was held. We were invited by our Community colleagues to München. The joy started by being taken by a nice bus and head on to road and no one knew at that time were we are taken but the Community MSP. Everything was surrounded by mystery and the software theme was Windows Phone 7, Cloud and Internet Explorer 9.
So I left Bonn with my colleagues towards München in a beautiful morning, packed with 2 days supplies and my laptop. When I arrived in Microsoft HQ in München I shot this picture:
Today I had the pleasure to present the “RIA Business Applications“. This was a conference of Microsoft Student Partners, of which I am a proud member. My talk covered the Visual Studio 2010 RIA business template, Silverlight 4 in general, RIA WCF and more than this, the Business perspective on software development.
Silverlight, Entities and RIA WCF service combined brings in business world a new approach, outclassing previous implementations of processes by taking what is good in both worlds, of web and desktop applications. It combines the power of a client side application with the web availability, offering a quick way to improve the experience of the business users.
First, we had a quick walkthrough through different options that a user can have when building a Silverlight application, for business or not:
- the Silverlight template, who offers only the basics required to create a Silverlight application
- Navigation template, who adds navigation and deep linking in the picture
- Business template, who, besides navigation, inserts also a RIA WCF service into the solution and links it to the corresponding Silverlight project.
Then we jumped into the code, the rest of the presentation focusing on features required by professionals :
- different templates for editing and viewing,
- Domain Data Source who encapsulates and exposes strong types,
- the CollectionViewSource object and its use,
- Drag&Drop databinding, Charting,
- cross field validation including the new INotifyDataError,
- Camera usage in a real application,
- Printing features in Silverlight 4 with custom templates,
- Clipboard interaction – copy / paste into Excel,
- Theming of application – usage and switching,
- Contextual menus at right click and their scopes and availability,
- the new Commanding feature from Silverlight 4
I had a lot to present, jumping from code to PowerPoint presentation, in a very fast pace.