Winners of the 2012 Imagine Cup UK Final are from the North East!

Yes that’s right, today when I was at Microsoft UK Headquarters attending a day full of content on Visual Studio 11 and Team Foundation Server 11, the results of the 2012 Imagine Cup UK Finals were announced!  I heard the results were being streamed live at 4pm so when the time cam I hooked up to the broadcast and watched with bated breath for the results.  I’m delighted that both of the finalists from the Imagine Cup North East finals finished in the top two places, a fantastic achievement in the first year that the North East Colleges and Universities … Continue reading Winners of the 2012 Imagine Cup UK Final are from the North East!

Three Great Events in The North East in April!!

As part of the Microsoft Tech Days UK 2010, a week of free events for Developers and IT Professionals, there are three great events of note running in the North East.  The Sharepoint User Group are hosting a great night at the Cinema in Stockton, and then NEBytes are pleased to welcome Jesse Liberty for a special evening of Silverlight in addition to the Monthly meeting covering Office 2010 and Preventing SQL Injection Attacks.  Best of all- all three events are FREE!!!! Monday 13th April 2010 – SUGUK – Sharepoint 2010 and Free Screening of Clash Of the Titans at … Continue reading Three Great Events in The North East in April!!

24 Hours of Firsts

The 24 hours I’m currently writing this post in are all about firsts. First I’ve just got back from my first ever live gig, and first ever experience of Metallica live! I’ve been to the Sheffield Arena for the latest leg of Metallica’s Death Magnetic tour, it was f***ing AWESOME!!!! Can’t wait to do it again! Note to self – why has it taken 28 years for this to happen???? WTF!! Secondly I’m currently sitting in the departure lounge at Newcastle Airport waiting for my flight to Amsterdam and then onto Seattle for my first MVP Summit! Looking forward to … Continue reading 24 Hours of Firsts

RemixUK – Ready Steady Speak Competition! – Win an XBOX 360!

Ready Steady Speak is back for the RemixUK Event in Brighton on Thursday 18th and Friday 19th of September 2008.  Are you a budding speaker? A Designer with a passion for what you do who would like to educate us Developers in how it’s done or some other aspect of design which we really don’t get?  Are you a Developer who wants to get his message across to designers about just how cool the latest features in Web Development Technologies are or do you just want to share your knowledge with your fellow designers and developers?  If so then Ready … Continue reading RemixUK – Ready Steady Speak Competition! – Win an XBOX 360!

MSDN and TechNet UK Events

Here are a list of forthcoming MSDN and TechNet events this autumn in the UK, unfortunately there aren’t any in the North East this time as yet. MSDN Events MSDN Event – Rich Internet Applications with Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 Location:  Reading Date: 2 September 2008 MSDN Event: Rich Internet Applications with Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1Location:  London Date: 4 September 2008 MSDN Event: What’s New in Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1? Location: Reading Date: 2 October 2008 MSDN: What’s New in Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1? Location: Manchester Date: 7 October 2008 MSDN: What’s … Continue reading MSDN and TechNet UK Events

MSDN Roadshow Newcastle – Review

On Friday 16th May 2008, Newcastle hosted the MSDN Roadshow event – www.msdnroadshow.co.uk.  This was the last Roadshow event of 2008 and if the other locations were anything as packed as the Newcastle one then I reckon they must have been great successes.  I was on hand as ever representing the UK Community showcasing VBUG, Developer Day events and the rest of the great work done by other user groups throughout the UK.  I got to speak to a lot of new faces and plenty of information was picked up from the UK Community Area where I was.  I hopefully … Continue reading MSDN Roadshow Newcastle – Review