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Jason Kaczor and Richard Reukema - Mango Community Tour (Windows Phone)

Please RSVP so we can get a head count for attendance and food accommodation. This event is at main NAIT campus in room X111. The room is in the X-wing shown near the bottom left of the map. Daily paid parking (Zone F) is available as shown on the map.

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09:00am-09:30am Registration - SWAGs limited

09:30am-10:45pm Session 1 - A Lap Around Mango: An overview session going through the high-level features for developers.

11:00am-12:15pm Session 2 - Marketplace: Strategies for building apps that are successful in popularity and/or financially.

12:15pm-01:15pm Lunch (food provided)

01:15pm-02:30pm Session 3 - Data: Making use of data in Mango apps, specifically around local database support using SQL CE.

02:45pm-04:00pm Session 4 - Multitasking Deep Dive: Focuses on adding multitasking capabilities.

Speaker 1:

Jason Kaczor is a SharePoint MVP and an independent consultant specializing in SharePoint and .NET technologies; architecture, design, governance, operations, training as well as custom solutions & applications. He has been providing technical solutions to business problems for 20 years; covering nearly all industry sectors.

Formerly a Premier Field Engineer/Rapid Response Engineer for Microsoft Canada, he provided SharePoint and .NET expertise worldwide. While at Microsoft he was involved in several unique initiatives, including; Bad Guy Patrol and the Child Exploitation Tracking System (CETS). He has always been involved in user group and community-based initiatives, most recently a co-founder of the Calgary SharePoint User Group (CalSPUG). Jason has been a featured speaker at Microsoft TechDays 2011 (Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal), 2010 (Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary) & 2009 (Calgary), Microsoft/DevTeach Improving Developer Productivity with SharePoint 2010 and Visual Studio 2010 (Calgary, Edmonton), SharePoint Summit 2010 (Montreal). Jason is available to speak to user groups across Canada; including Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax.

For fun he does the typical “old-school” geeky/nerdy activities and is trying to convince his kids that programming is “cool”.

We are looking for our next event's speaker. Please contact us if you have a topic of interest or would like to be a speaker.

Speaker 2:

Richard, since 1985, has been developing an expertise in the creation and/or use of application software that creates business value. He has performed in many roles such as: VP-Product Management, CIO, Application Architect, Project Manager, Technical Architect, System Analyst, Database Administrator, Data Analyst, Programmer, and Instructor.

Blending the characteristics of an entrepreneur, business analyst and a technical resource, Richard always begins his work by understanding business requirements, as well as the overall business environment. From this base of understanding, an analysis begins on how to best use/create/integrate technology into the business’s environment and works to resolve the nature of the business problem(s).

With his entrepreneurial nature, Richard comes with an extreme customer service attitude that always looks for common sense solutions that provides the business user with what they require, when they require it, within the appropriate security context.

Richard has provided his skills andr consulting services to large, medium and small business environments, always looking to streamline business process and gain efficiency.

His latest focus is on Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Cloud Computing (Azure), and the use of smartphones as an enabling device for Consumer empowerment.

We are looking for our next event's speaker. Please contact us if you have a topic of interest or would like to be a speaker.


Thank you Microsoft for bringing us this exciting event.

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  • Wei C.

    With the issues we ran into installing the phone sdk at the event, it would be much easier if there were Hyper-V or other format of Virtual Machine for us to get started right away.

    December 29, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very interesting and entertaining.

    December 12, 2011

  • Evan K.

    The session would have been better as a hand-on, "code camp" style session - actually cutting some code would have made a lot of the information hit home, and been a more productive use of the day. The presenters definitely knew their stuff, though, and the session provided a good overview of the WP7.5 capabilities and APIs. Some material repeated from other presentations (MIX'11, etc.) but a few new nuggets in there too.

    December 12, 2011

  • Michael C.

    Amazing speakers... They both provide deep insights of XAML and the phone capabilities.

    December 12, 2011

  • James T.


    December 11, 2011

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