Pssssst! Wanna leg up with your career?

No… I’m not the guy with the trench coat asking if you want to buy the letter C, but I do want to make sure you’re in the know.  Talking with head-hunters / recruiters / IT Managers out there and there’s one thing they’ve told me again and again. They look to hire professionals with…


MS Blogs – Career Development Products and Technologies

I was catching up on my RSS feeds while recovering from the first day of TechDays Calgary and came across this post on the MS Blogs blog.  MS Blogs is a blog that aggregates the product team blogs and is a nice one to add to your feeds to keep you up to date on…


Interesting thought of the day…

I was walking my 3 kids to school this morning – it was blowing snow and cold. Somehow the conversation turned to my work and I was explaining to them (6.75 son and twin 4.5 year olds) what it is that I do (connect with ICT Professionals, share stories of their success, help them develop…


An Evening with Vancouver Area "Bleeks" (blogging geeks)

Being the guy who told his team mates and manager that we had to get into blogging 4 years ago, I guess you can say that I am a "bleek". You can see my twitter links, facebook and LinkedIN information as well. I’m a big fan of social media in an online world – its…


Aspiring to be an Architect? This webcast series is for you!!

When you talk to many folks in the industry about the role of an architect in an organization, very often the conversation switches to a development focus.  Things like “architects are the folks that design the applications our developers write” or “architects ensure the developed applications meet company standards”, and so on.  The reality is…

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Toronto – ICT Skills Shortage and Declining Interest in ICT Careers

Main Discussion Points: Tech companies should help educational institutions keep current as many have hardware/software that is years old Students already outdated when they graduate since they are taught using outdated products Geek image needs to be changed and those in IT are not helping Mentoring programs for those in IT need to be expanded…

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Community Connection Resources

  As part of the Microsoft Windows Server 2008/ SQL Server 2008/Visual Studio 2008 Launch events, we are visiting 14 cities across Canada conducting workshops featuring “learning circles” on the following key industry relevant topics:   Impact of Virtualization on the IT Industry Application Lifecycle – Upgrade, Migrate, Rebuild, etc. Importance of Security – Data,…


Community Connection Events – diamond in the rough

We’ve been getting a number of inquiries as to “What the heck is this event?”, “Why should I bother going?” and “What’s in it for me?”.  I thought I’d spend a little time on this post to elaborate what’s going on and really help expose the diamond in the rough. I’m stoked about these events…