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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:
Participants are encouraged to “vote with their feet” which means that some topics in some cities may not be covered if there is little or no interest in that particular topic. Although we provide discussion starter questions, we encourage participants to go where the discussion takes them. The end goal is to gather information on the things that people are passionate about.
Below is the collection of thoughts from IT professionals and software developers who participated in these workshops.
Toronto (February 26, 2008; 300 participants)
Impact of Virtualization on the IT Industry
Application Lifecycle – Upgrade, Migrate, Rebuild, etc.
Importance of Security – Data, Management, Privacy
Software Plus Services and the Impact on the Industry
ICT Skills Shortage and Declining Interest in ICT Careers
Vancouver (March 3, 2008; 215 participants)
Victoria (March 5, 2008; 95 participants)
Calgary (March 10, 2008)
Edmonton (March 12, 2008)
Regina (March 18, 2008)
Winnipeg (March 25, 2008)
Kitchener (April 2, 2008)
London (April 3, 2008)
Montreal (April 7, 2008)
Ottawa (April 9, 2008)
Halifax (April 15, 2008)
Quebec City (April 16, 2008)
As part of the launch events for Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008, there are
A while ago Rick posted an entry about the Community Connection events being held during the Heroes Happen
The Saskatoon event didn't even get mentioned :(
When will the rest of the notes be up?