Imagine Cup 2015

The Microsoft Image Cup 2015 will take place in Seattle USA, in late July (more information here). This student’s competition has added interesting challenges over the years. One of my favorite ones is the “World Citizenship” challenge and the “Project Blueprint Challenge” which I had the honor to server as a Judge, so I had a first hand view of 11 projects. This competition is about pitching an idea before getting the hands dirty in coding.

I really enjoy this initiative because I was a participant when I was in college and then I became a mentor during the early years of my career. Have a look at the web site and spread the word.

Cheers,

Javier Andrés Cáceres Alvis

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional – MVP

Intel Black Belt Software Developer

My presentation at the Microsoft TUG Dublin on Jan 28

Hello dear readers,

Last Wednesday I presented the MVC deep dive session at the Microsoft Technology User Group in Dublin (remember?). I have some friends that could not make it so I decided to publish the following pictures to share the atmosphere we had in there:

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I also decided to record and make available my presentation in the following video:


The slides that I used are available here.

Cheers,

Javier Andrés Cáceres Alvis

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional – MVP

Intel Black Belt Software Developer

Next .Net event in Dublin – brought to you by Microsoft TUG

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The Microsoft Technology User Group MTUG in Ireland has put together a great session titled “Find out what’s happening with Project K and Deep Dive MVC” for next Wednesday, January 28, 2015 7:00 PM at Microsoft Building 3 in Carmanhall Road, Sandyford Industrial Estate, Dublin.

The session is all about ASP.Next vNext and related topics including:

1) Project k and .Net core.
2) Quick look into commanding MVC.
3) MVC deep dive.

Join and RSVP here: http://www.meetup.com/MTUGD-IE/events/219475033/

The talks will be delivered by Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals Hrvoje Hudo, Philip Bourke and myself so I hope to see you there!

Javier Andrés Cáceres Alvis

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional – MVP

Intel Black Belt Software Developer

 

One of the best events of 2014 – Intel IDF 2014 in San Francisco

It’s the time of the year when you look back and think about the best experiences of 2014. After thinking for a while I came to the conclusion that the Intel IDF 2014 in San Francisco was one of the best events this year.

The reason why I think like that is because IDF 2014 had a strong focus on IoT and I could experience one of the hobbies of my childhood: play with electronics. I could *build* an alien detector thanks to the Intel Black Belt Developer Program and the Intel Ultimate Maker Space (more info here and here) – check a few pics of my Galileo board in the following gallery:

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I’ll explain in another post how I built the detector using the Galileo board, the Arduino IDE and some sensors. I hope also to write some posts about coding in C++ and booting it using Windows on devices (which is compatible with Galileo Gen 2 by the way, more info here).

Please note that Intel are running IoT roadshows happening around the globe. I’d really enjoy seeing more of these IoT events happening in Dublin and Bogota.

Cheers and happy new year!

Javier Andrés Cáceres Alvis

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional – MVP

Intel Black Belt Software Developer

My presentation about ASP.NET vNext at the Official MTUGD

Hello dear readers,

The official Microsoft Technology User Group in Dublin organized an event for presenting the Microsoft’s open source efforts and to recap and update on the past Connect() event.

The event took place in the Science Gallery in the Trinity College Dublin and around 80 people (out of 140 confirmations) showed up, which is a really good number.

The evening started with an introduction by Niall Moran @niallermoran from Microsoft, then  Andrea Magnorsky @silverspoon presented F# and the different community efforts to make it better. I closed the event talking about ASP.NET vNext.

Finally we had a Q&A slot and we went to O’Neills  in a pure *irish* tradition. There are some pictures of the evening below:

The presentation that I put together for the event is below:

Thanks to the assistants, to the fellow speakers and to Michael Meagher @mmeagher11 and everyone who made this possible.

Cheers,

 

Javier Andrés Cáceres Alvis

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional – MVP

Intel Black Belt Software Developer

 

Aprendiendo C# – Video (3)

Hola estimados lectores del blog,

Hoy he publicado la tercera entrega de esta serie, la cual está compuesta de 3 cortos videos que cubren los siguientes temas: firmas de métodos (parámetros por referencia y keyword static), manejo de excepciones (try/catch/finally y excepciones específicas) y estructuras de datos (arreglos, listas, diccionarios y hash).
He creado en YouTube un watch list con los 3 videos y sus sub partes para que los puedan verlos fácilmente:

El código resultante del ejemplo del cajero automático (usando listas y basado en un archivo) y la diapositiva utilizada/slides están en my onedrive:

Slides y codigo de ejemplo

Espero que sea de su agrado. No olviden dejar aquí sus comentarios/preguntas.

Saludos,

Javier

Aprendiendo C# – Video (2)

Hola a todos,

En este segundo video vamos a revisar conceptos importantes del .NET Framework y vamos a empezar a trabajar en aplicaciones WinForms. Debido a la limitación en tamaño en YouTube debí dividir el video en 3 partes descritas a continuación.

Parte 1: Conceptos Fundamentales del .NET Framework:

Parte 2: Introducción a aplicaciones WinForms:

Parte 3: Como pasar datos entre ventanas y configurar propiedades de las mismas.

 

Los slides y el código utilizado se encuentran aqui (en onedrive).

Saludos,

Javier Andrés Cáceres Alvis

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional – MVP

Intel Black Belt Software Developer

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