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2010 Schedule

Tracks/Sessions/Speakers

We like to make sure there is something for everyone. To help you understand the course of the day, here are how we defined the audience & which tracks you should belong to during the day:

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Tracks

Main Track - Learn about the new opportunities & business impact of interoperability on the web. Format: Short Presentation followed by roundtable discussion with panellists & Q/A

Developer Track - (Maximum 50 people at each session). Get hands on technical how-to’s on the latest interoperable application development trends. Format: Classroom style with presentation, demos and trainer.

CodeFest – Hosted by devLAB, PHPQuebec & Windows Azure – Get together with other coders to hack and drink coffee. The goal ? Prove to everyone that your favorite framework is the best. You think you can develop faster, quicker, better ? Well now is the time to shine. Build a small web application and show your skills, and deploy it to the Windows Azure Platform. Be it Zend, Kohana, Lithium, Symfony or any other. Maybe you are thinking Ruby or Java frameworks. Well it doesn’t matter you can bring it on, because this … is Web … Not War. Register here.

Lounge - Interact with others on the Twitter wall, meet sponsors, bring your app to showcase, talk to other web developers, play PC & Xbox games. Format: Open concept – no agenda. You won’t want to miss a thing!

Panel Technical Showcase Opportunities Ongoing Sessions

TIME

Main Track

Developer Track (max 50 people)

8:00 to 9:00 Registration
9:00 to 9:30 Introduction & Kick Off What is Make Web Not War
9:30 to 10:30 Keynote Joël Perras – Makers of the Web
10:00 to 5:00 CodeFest Hosted by devLAB, PHPQuebec & Windows Azure. Register for the Codefest here.
10:30 to 10:45 Break (15 mins)
10:45 to 11:30 Why Just One Isn’t Good Enough
Jeremy Wright, John Oxley, Guillaume Bouchard, Julian Egelstaff

You’re starting a new business, have an existing business or looking to grow – meet some of the local industry experts and successful agencies to find out how they are making it happen and why they all think ‘just one isn’t good enough.’

The Unholy Quatern (Building Killer WordPress sites)
Morten Rand-Hendrikson

Get a fast paced and informative look behind the curtain of Morten’s work process and learn how he combines Microsoft Expression Web, Live Mesh and the Microsoft Web Platform Installer to create a powerful WordPress development environment.

11:30 to 12:15 The Development Community, Your Problem Solving Secret Weapon
Lee Dale, Com Mira, Jeremy Wright, Joey DeVilla

Whether you’re a freelancer working from home or a small team working to solve problems together, development can often seem like an isolationist endeavour. But the ability to solve problems big or small increases with conversation and collaboration. Particiating in the development community gives you the opportunity to share problems and solutions, ultimately helping you solve problems faster an improve your code. During this panel we’ll talk about different opportunities for connecting with the development community and helping to build your own local community.

alt.os.microsoft.gui=false (How to manage a wintel infrastructure from a comfortable CLI)
Rick Claus

In this session you’ll see how to bring the power of automation to a Windows infrastructure to support web applications. We’ve come a long way since CMD.EXE and Services for Unix. This session will build out a web platform from scratch all without clicking a mouse by leveraging a comfortable but Powerful shell environment.

12:15 to 12:45 Web App Demos
6 Presentations, 5 Minutes each

1. TikiWiki
2. SafeKidZone
3. JSC
4. ImpressCMS
5. Flockoo
6. Formulize

The Other “Free” Relational Database
Christian Beauclair

Data is at the heart of every application. When building small or large web site, having a means to store data is critical. There are many free structured database engine available in the market but not a lot of people know of the existence of this one. Yes you can get Microsoft SQL Server Express for free. Come to this session to learn what you can do with SQL Server Express to power your open source applications.

12:45 to 1:30 Bingo Lunch Time & RockBand Showdown (45 mins)
1:30 to 2:15 The Big “O” (Open Data & The Social Web)
Garrett Serack, Christian Beauclair, Julia Stowell, Craig Kitterman

How can you not attend a presentation entitled “The Big O”?! Learn what it’s all about-like what exactly is Open Data? How is it being implemented? We’ll demo VanGuide and the application framework created and used to build it-Open Data Application Framework [ODAF]. ODAF was released on Codeplex as an open source project – to enable other cities in Canada and worldwide to leverage it.

Search Engine Optimization for Dynamic Websites
Guillaume Bouchard

There are a number of measures that web developers can take to boost the Search Engine Optimization (SEO) of their dynamic websites. In this session, Guillaume Bouchard will look at how developers can build sites that rank better in search engines. This will include using several popular modules and plugins for both Windows and Linux environments, as well as some on-page features that all dynamic pages should have.

2:15 to 3:00 Taking It To the Cloud
Joel Quimper, Evan Prodromou, Guy Barrette, Mark O’Sullivan

We talk more and more about cloud computing, but what exactly does it mean, especially for the traditional enterprise IT world? We are going to see more and more beyond the enterprise boundary and this opens tons of interoperability’s opportunities! This session is your chance to hear from different experts with a wide range of experiences with the cloud. It is also your chance to ask your questions and discuss with them.

It’s a WIN, WIN: ‘WordPress On Windows’
Brendan Sera-Shriar

For the seasoned or new to WordPress developer this session will discus the basics of setting up WordPress using WPI (Web Platform Installer). We will walk through the basic WPI setup, WordPress installation, Db configuration and general setup procedures on your localhost.

3:00 to 3:15 Break (15 mins)
3:15 to 4:00 Winning the Web with Mobile
Joey DeVilla, Paul Laberge

The new battle for the web is being fought on the mobile front. The advent of extremely rich-featured mobile devices has afforded developers and designers the ability to create truly ubiquitous, immersive experiences. We will discuss how Windows Phone 7, the newest mobile platform to the party can help you deliver those great mobile applications to your users while being profitable at the same time. In this session, you will be given an overview of the Windows Phone 7 platform, how you develop applications for it and how you can build a business around it.

Let’s Start to Work in HTML5
Benoit Piette

It’s been a while now that HTML5 has started to be hyped in technology news. Some say that HTML5 might mean the end of Flash, other say that it won’t change a lot. It is now time to look seriously at what HTML5 brings to the table. In this presentation, we are going to look at the new elements and functionality in HTML5 and where and when we should start using them in our work. Also, because it is always better to look at real code, even if we don’t have a lot of time, we are going to try to bring parts of a WordPress theme to HTML5.

4:00 to 4:45 CoApp: an Open Source Package Management System for Windows
Garrett Serack

The biggest challenge to using/building/maintaining many Open Source applications on Windows, is that Windows does things differently that Linux and Unix . Different filesystems, command lines, APIs, user experiences … pretty much everything. Regardless of personal opinions about it being the ‘right-way’ or ‘wrong-way’, it suffices to say that it is just simply different. The Common Opensource Application Publishing Platform project is designed to address these unique needs of Open Source developers by bringing an Open Source Package Management System to Windows, and bootstrapping the ecosystem with important Open Source Applications and Libraries.

Cascading” into CSS3: Exploring the features of CSS3 and the use of jQuery as a substitute
Nathaniel Bagnell

“Cascading” into CSS3 will highlight the exciting capabilities of the upcoming CSS specification, CSS3. We’ll get a quick introduction on CSS and an in-depth look at what CSS3 has to offer. After the ice-breaking, we’ll dive into some demos and examples of common tasks faced by web developers and see how CSS3 will help make these tasks easier. As well, for those who can’t wait for tomorrow’s technology, we’ll examine some jQuery workarounds to replicate some useful CSS3 functionality, today.

4:45 to 5:00 Break (15 mins)
5:00 to 5:45 FTW! Coding CompetitionJoey DeVilla & Stephan Champagne
5:45 to 6:00 Prize Draws & Closing
8:30 to 1:00 Truce After Party Find out how to score your spot in the exclusive after party for Make Web Not War at the event. After party at Jello Martini Lounge.

Horaire / Thèmes / Sessions

Voici à quoi vont ressembler ces deux jours pour les personnes concernées. L’événement se déroulera en trois parties : conférencier et panéliste en premier, les sessions pratiques et techniques en second et un salon lounge des technologies où vous pourrez rencontrer et échanger avec d’autres développeurs et vous renseigner sur nos commanditaires ou bien jouer sur PC ou sur Xbox. Si vous souhaitez participer, inscrivez-votre équipe de 3 ou 4 à notre concours “Application de 6 heures”, où vous devrez créer une application en seulement 6 heures à partir du moment où vous recevrez les instructions. À ne pas manquer, sous aucun prétexte! Veuillez noter que l’événement sera tenu principalement en anglais. Vous pourrez suivre l’événement en français sur des écouteurs.

Panel Technical Showcase Opportunities Ongoing Sessions

TIME

Main Track

Developer Track (max 50 people)

8:00 to 9:00 Registration
9:00 to 9:30 Introduction & Kick Off What is Make Web Not War
9:30 to 10:30 Keynote Joël Perras – Makers of the Web
10:00 to 5:00 CodeFest Hosted by devLAB, PHPQuebec & Windows Azure. Register for the Codefest here.
10:30 to 10:45 Break (15 mins)
10:45 to 11:30 Why Just One Isn’t Good Enough Jeremy Wright John Oxley Guillaume Bouchard Marc-André Lanciault You’re starting a new business, have an existing business or looking to grow – meet some of the local industry experts and successful agencies to find out how they are making it happen and why they all think ‘just one isn’t good enough.’ The Unholy Quatern (Building Killer WordPress sites) Morten Rand-Hendrikson Get a fast paced and informative look behind the curtain of Morten’s work process and learn how he combines Microsoft Expression Web, Live Mesh and the Microsoft Web Platform Installer to create a powerful WordPress development environment.
11:30 to 12:15 Cross Platformed Solutions for Social Media Erin Blaskie Social media is a business tool that we’re told we need to be using but what if you don’t have the time or the tools to really make it an effective part of your business? This session with Erin Blaskie will tell you exactly what you need to be using and doing in this space. alt.os.microsoft.gui=false (How to manage a wintel infrastructure from a comfortable CLI) Rick Claus In this session you’ll see how to bring the power of automation to a Windows infrastructure to support web applications. We’ve come a long way since CMD.EXE and Services for Unix. This session will build out a web platform from scratch all without clicking a mouse by leveraging a comfortable but Powerful shell environment.
12:15 to 12:45 Ignite Presentations – Web App Demos 6 Presentations – 5 Min Each 1. TikiWiki 2. ImpressCMS 3. tbd 4. tbd 5. tbd 6. tbd Attending & want to showcase your app? Contact us to submit a presentation! The Other “Free” Relational Database Christian Beauclair Data is at the heart of every application. When building small or large web site, having a means to store data is critical. There are many free structured database engine available in the market but not a lot of people know of the existence of this one. Yes you can get Microsoft SQL Server Express for free. Come to this session to learn what you can do with SQL Server Express to power your open source applications.
12:45 to 1:30 Bingo Lunch Time & RockBand Showdown (45 mins)
1:30 to 2:15 Winning the Web With Mobile Joey DaVilla Paul Laberge The new battle for the web is being fought on the mobile front. The advent of extremely rich-featured mobile devices has afforded developers and designers the ability to create truly ubiquitous, immersive experiences. We will discuss how Windows Phone 7, the newest mobile platform to the party can help you deliver those great mobile applications to your users while being profitable at the same time. In this session, you will be given an overview of the Windows Phone 7 platform, how you develop applications for it and how you can build a business around it. Search Engine Optimization for Dynamic Websites Guillaume Bouchard There are a number of measures that web developers can take to boost the Search Engine Optimization (SEO) of their dynamic websites. In this session, Guillaume Bouchard will look at how developers can build sites that rank better in search engines. This will include using several popular modules and plugins for both Windows and Linux environments, as well as some on-page features that all dynamic pages should have.
2:15 to 3:00 Cloudy with a Chance of Interoperability Joel Quimper Evan Prodromou Guy Barrette Mark O’Sullivan We talk more and more about cloud computing, but what exactly does it mean, especially for the traditional enterprise IT world? We are going to see more and more beyond the enterprise boundary and this opens tons of interoperability’s opportunities! This session is your chance to hear from different experts with a wide range of experiences with the cloud. It is also your chance to ask your questions and discuss with them. It’s a WIN, WIN: ‘WordPress On Windows’ Brendan Sera-Shriar For the seasoned or new to WordPress developer this session will discus the basics of setting up WordPress using WPI (Web Platform Installer). We will walk through the basic WPI setup, WordPress installation, Db configuration and general setup procedures on your localhost.
3:00 to 3:15 Break (15 mins)
3:15 to 4:00 The Big “O” (Open Data & The Social Web) Garrett Serack Christian Beauclair Julia Stowell Craig Kitterman How can you not attend a presentation entitled “The Big O”?! Learn what it’s all about-like what exactly is Open Data? How is it being implemented? We’ll demo VanGuide and the application framework created and used to build it-Open Data Application Framework [ODAF]. ODAF was released on Codeplex as an open source project – to enable other cities in Canada and worldwide to leverage it. Commençons à travailler en HTML5 dès maintenant! Benoit Piette Les discussions entourant la nouvelle version de HTML dans les milieux technologiques ont pris de l’ampleur depuis maintenant quelque temps. Certains disent que HTML5 veut dire la fin de Flash et de Silverlight, d’autres disent que rien ne va changer. Il est temps maintenant de vraiment regarder ce que HTML5 amène de nouveau pour nos développements d’applications. Lors de cette présentation, nous allons regarder les nouveaux éléments et fonctionnalités de HTML5 et si nous pouvons les utiliser dès maintenant dans notre travail. Puisque c’est toujours mieux de regarder du vrai code, nous allons suivre un exemple et modifier un thème WordPress pour le rendre compatible à HTML5.
4:00 to 4:45 CoApp: an Open Source Package Management System for Windows Garrett Serack The biggest challenge to using/building/maintaining many Open Source applications on Windows, is that Windows does things differently that Linux and Unix . Different filesystems, command lines, APIs, user experiences … pretty much everything. Regardless of personal opinions about it being the ‘right-way’ or ‘wrong-way’, it suffices to say that it is just simply different. The Common Opensource Application Publishing Platform project is designed to address these unique needs of Open Source developers by bringing an Open Source Package Management System to Windows, and bootstrapping the ecosystem with important Open Source Applications and Libraries. TBD
4:45 to 5:00 Break (15 mins)
5:00 to 5:45 FTW! Coding Competition
5:45 to 6:00 Prize Draws & Closing
6:00 to 1:00 Truce After Party Find out how to score your spot in the exclusive after party for Make Web Not War at the event. After party at Jello Martini Lounge.