Monday, June 20, 2016

Announcing The Deliver Conference - Exploring Better Ways to Deliver Software!

I'm excited to announce a new conference event here in Winnipeg, Manitoba this Fall!

What is Deliver?

Deliver is a conference that brings people together to uncover better ways to deliver software and provide value within your organization and for your customers.

Deliver is a conference for designers, testers, architects, project managers, developers, business analysts, product managers, infrastructure professionals, and others.

Deliver will be happening October 12 – 13 2016 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. This two-day multi-track conference will feature sessions with a wide range of topics spanning development, management, culture, business analysis, design, quality, agile, lean, release management, and more!

This sounds like SDEC...?

Recently I learned that SDEC (Software Development and Evolution Conference) wouldn't be occurring in 2016. As a former organizer and speaker of SDEC, I know how important this event was to furthering discussions around how we create software and deliver value in our organizations.

I talked with Ryan Caligiuri and Steve Rogalsky, both of whom helped organize past SDEC events, about putting on a new event to fill the gap of SDEC this year. And so, here we are - Deliver!

Call for Speakers is Open!

We currently have our call for speakers open and are accepting submissions until July 1st 2016! Please visit our website for all the information for what's covered for speakers (spoiler: all T&E for North American speakers) and how to submit your sessions!

Interested in Sponsoring?

We offer sponsorship packages for organizations that include free passes, booth space, a vendor session at the conference, and more. Please visit the sponsor section of our website for all the information including a copy of our sponsor package!

Get On Our Mailing List!

Want to be kept up to date on all the news and info about Deliver? Join our mailing list! You can access our form to sign up by clicking here!

Follow Us on Twitter!

You can follow us on Twitter and keep watching for other social media sites to be added in the near future!

Steve, Ryan, and myself are looking forward to seeing you this Fall at Deliver!



Friday, April 8, 2016

PrDC 2016 Mobile App is Ready!

Our mobile application is now ready for the 2016 Prairie Dev Con! Here's how to get it.

1. Get Guidebook From the Google or iOS App Stores 

We use a tool called Guidebook for our mobile application. Guidebook is like an app that hosts event apps. We used it for last year's event and it worked really well. The application is free and doesn't require an account.

You can get it from the Apple app store by clicking here.

You can get it from the Google Play store by clicking here.

You can also see the web version of our Guidebook by clicking here.


2. Search for 'Prairie Dev Con 2016' in Guidebook

In Guidebook you can search for a specific event's guide. Enter 'Prairie Dev Con 2016' to find ours!

3. Start using our Guidebook!

Our Guidebook comes with the following features:
  • Schedule: You can view the sessions, their timeslots, and the rooms they'll be in.
  • My Schedule: You can also add sessions you're interested in to your own personalized schedule
  • Map: This is a map of the conference venue, showing where the session rooms are
  • Twitter: See tweets with our event hashtag #PrDC16 or our Twitter handle @PrairieDevCon
  • Session Feedback: Here is the link to submit your session feedback, powered by SurveyMonkey

There's also a To-Do list if you want to make notes, and an Inbox where conference updates and announcements will be pushed to during the conference.

Let us know what you think of our Guidebook, and we'll see you at the conference!


Watch the Monsters on Channel 9, Meet Them at the Conference, and Win Some Gift Cards!

PrDC speakers James Chambers, Simon Timms, and David Paquette have started recording videos around the new ASP.NET Core upcoming release and they've been made available on Microsoft's Channel 9 site! We're running a contest to celebrate, and you can win by getting some awesome info on ASP.NET Core and possibly winning a $50 Best Buy gift card!

Here's how it works:

Easiest contest ever! Also check out the other ASP.NET Monster videos in the series to get ready for ASP.NET Core!

Not coming to Prairie Dev Con?

No problem, we’re going to do one draw for a $50 Amazon Gift Card for those that aren’t in attendance! We think the Monster’s content is THAT GOOD that we want everyone to be encouraged to check them out! So get watching and submit your quiz entries today!