Cells on Camp 08: Mendoza

Like I mentioned before, I participated on another Microsoft Universidades event here in Argentina. This time I visited the City of Mendoza, at the Universidad Tecnologica Nacional. The event was mainly organized by an old Student Partner collegue Fernando Hualpa together with Ángel Arcoraci and Marcelo Quevedo. On the Microsoft side, I made the trip with Pablo Listingart and the one and only Alejandro Ponicke. Some of the topics on this one day event were: XNA: Little story about gaming and with a short example about XNA. Expression Blend: Using Expression suite of Visual Studio. Hyper-V: Using Hyper-V together with Physical to Virtual migrations. Windows 2008 + IIS 7: Linux interoperability. Ponicke’s machine with 192 cores and 200gb of memory Even though  I didn’t have much time to walk around Mendoza, it is a lovely city that I recommend to visit. I really hope I get the chance soon enough to spend some time there. Cheers!

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Code Camp 08: Now back to Buenos Aires

Another Microsoft’s Academic event and this time the UAI (Universidad Abierta Interamericana) received the Code Camp. Hundreds of students and professionals attended to this event organized by Microsoft Universidades that introduced over 40 conferences along the day, on which I had the pleasure to present a renewed version of Windows 2008 + II7. On this occasion, besides working IIS with PHP, I showed a simple way using a working Linux + Apache server, making this an iSCSI server that can provide storage to remote machines, that they see this remote storage as local attached hard drives. And of course, all the benefits of serving this sites on IIS7 with Failed Request Tracing, Reporting, etc. NAS solution using iSCSI (graphic from http://www.wikipedia.org/) Taking a side all the geeky stuff, it was really fun working on this event with Southworks and other friends that also participated as speakers or organizers. The other southies that presented here: Alberto Ortega, Matias Woloski, Johnny Halife, Pablo “Lito” Damiani, Ezequiel Jadib, Martin Salias, Angel “Java” Lopez, Paulo Arancibia, Federico Boerr and, now a former southie, Miguel Saez; also good and old tech partners like Alejandro Ponicke and his crew participated. And talking about my home town, GENTI and .NetSgo (academic cells also) came all the way from Santiago del Estero to participate. Some of the southworks crew at the event stand Introducing the company to a few people also SDE’s cells With Miguel Saez And continuing […]

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Cells On Camp: Presenting at my home town

Recently, on August 25 and 26, I attended as a speaker on a Cells on Camp event (a preview of another Microsoft event, Code Camp) given in Santiago del Estero (Argentina), my home town. I presented about IIS7: Interoperability with PHP. Presenting at cells on camp Playing around with applicationhost.config It is always special to participate on any event, but I have to say that visiting back my home town (I don’t do it all that often) and my University it has another type of feeling. My professional life began with those events and activities: I belong (now as a remote member) to a study group called GENTI (Information Technologies Study Group); we started it at October/November of 2005 with a group of students and professors of the University, together with Alejandro Ponicke (Microsoft’s South Cone IT Evangelist) as a mentor. We began learning everything from scratch, we didn’t have much experience or knowledge but we sure knew what we wanted and we went after it. GENTI crew back in 2006 On our first public event (May 2006) everything went perfect; the auditorium was too small for all the people that attended (~ 350 on the first conference and with 300 seats available). Alejandro Ponicke supported us with a few conferences; I also participated as a speaker. And I met a great friend of mine: Johnny Halife. Code Camp 2007: Memories with Johnny Halife So, whenever these types of academic […]

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