During my trip to Barcelona, last week, I met Atif Aziz, President and Program Director, and Roman Mathis, Vice President and Membership Director, of the .NET Managed User Group of Switzerland. We had several interesting discussions and I finally decided to join them in there user group as I am working in Zürich, Switzerland and there are located in the same city.

The 3 upcomings Events organized by the user group are:

Implementing MVC with ASP.NET
02.11.2004 at 19:00, 1020 Renens     
Presented by Sébastien Bouchet
Most of the development time in a project is dedicated to the user interface, making the presentation layer architecture the backbone of any ambitious development project. An appropriate architecture should enforce maintainability, versatility and reusability. This requires fine isolation of layers with different business lifecycles, such as the look & feel, navigation and business logic. Beyond the physical code-behind model, ASP.NET does not mandate any architectural paradigm for the presentation layer so nearly every project is required to create one from scratch. The Model-View-Controller (MVC) approach is a de facto industry standard and available in most development frameworks, but what about in .NET? This sample code-driven session will discuss application of MVC in .NET, available frameworks, and in particular the Microsoft User Interface Process (UIP) Application Block.

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Today I am flying to Barcelona - Spain and leaving the horrible weather here in Zürich - Switzerland (same at home in Mulhouse - France). I am attending Microsoft Connect Event, and really hope to see a bit of blue sky there because it has been to much time without sun here.

1. Zürich, horrible weather, 8 degrees, raining, but a Ferrari
2. Nice flight, at least here the sky is blue
3. WHOAUH !! Waking up in such conditions is a pleasure
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On the 29 of September I was invited by Microsoft France in Strasbourg - France to be a speaker at there conference ‘Rencontres ASP.NET’ to talk about ASP.NET and the Starter Kits.
It was such an interesting experience to face around 80 peoples and to talk about ASP.NET. It started with 3-4 minutes of stress then the rest of the presentation went ok.
I hope to do again such experience.

1. Last Reading of the slides, stress starts

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I decided to stop to blog on that event as I can’t really tell what we see here. But I will stil continue to post about some cool private events, and in that matter i would like to take some words from Rédo: “.Net c’est que du bonheur !!!”. Thats a private joke and the concerned guys will understand it for sure ;-)

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It starts good with a presentation of Scott Guthrie about the new stuff in ASP.NET 2.0. Nothing really new for me because I am testing the product since some times now. But interesting new details. Then I followed with soemthing that I have not that deep knowhow: Winforms, a presentation from Joe Stegman. Really, really impresive. The next one was about ADO.NET and guess what that also have made some great development in that field. I can’t tell you more cause I am under NDA, but stay tuned they are doing a great job.

Then we made some shopping, a visit to the Microsoft museum and went back to the presentation of Don Box.

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MVP Summit 2004

I will attend the MVP Summit 2004 with my brother Mathieu this year. He has also been awarded by Microsoft :-). I hope we will see exciting thinks like I saw last year. Departure is on Sunday morning from Mulhouse Airport to Paris then to Copenhaguen then Seattle. What a long trip..
By the way who is attending also?

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DevDays 2004

We arrived at the DevDays 2004 in Strasbourg with Jérôme and met mathieu and all his coworkers . We will publish an article on Tech Head Brothers about the event. Pascal is in very good condition as always and as always I missed the OM picture. Pascal send it to me please :-)

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Tomorrow a big part of the Tech Head Brothers (Mathieu, Jérôme and I) will be at the Developer Days 2004 in Strasbourg - France. If you planned to be there please feel free to come to us to have nice discussions. Kader (also from the team) will be at the one in Paris on the 31 of March. Don’t forget to have a Kiwi or two, because you will need lots of energy ;-)

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Laurent Kempé

I am an experienced Team Leader & Distinguished Solution Architect with a passion for shipping high-quality products by empowering development team and culture toward an agile mindset. I bring technical vision and strategy, leading engineering teams to move product, processes and architecture forward.

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