Register for Microsoft Webcafe on February 17th in Gent

The second edition of Microsoft Webcafe is taking place at Combell in Gent. We are calling it the ‘Combell Café’ for the evening.
Register for free.


18h - 18.30h Welcome
18.30h - 19h Fun
19h-19.45h 10-minute sessions
19.45h - 20.15h Fun part 2
20.15h - 21h 10-minute sessions by partners and Microsoft
21h - 22.30h Drink & social

Confirmed speakers and sessions

Presentations during a Webcafe are short, informative slots of 10 minutes. We’re using a timer so when it runs out, the speaker runs out of time! We have a few confirmed speakers already:

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Scaling in the Cloud Thijs Feryn

Evangelist at Combell The Cloud is omnipresent and by now everyone knows what the Cloud is about. There are a lot of fancy implementations out there, but the practical use cases don’t get the attention they deserve. Scalability is one of these use cases. During my 10 minute talk I’ll illustrate how scalability is a crucial feature of Cloud hosting setups.
clip_image001 Tom Crombez, Microsoft Life as it is: ‘Discovering interesting people at Microsoft’

iRail Windows Phone 7 showcase

Cedric Vandewoude

iRail provides mobile public transportation information, through an API, a mobile website, and several native apps. We provide NMBS/SNCB information, but we are working on adding more companies in the near future!

mijnTVGids Appstrakt Appstrakt develops applications for mobile device, tablets, browsers and desktops. They will talk about their Windows Phone 7 app ‘mijnTV’ and how they tackled the project.
IMG_6850 10 minutes to discover Web Apps and Tools Katrien De Graeve, Developer Evangelist Microsoft Belux Let’s take top speed to see some great Web Applications in action, using the latest tools released in January.

Kinect and prizes

In between the breaks we’ll have a few Kinect contests with some cool prizes. You are the controller, and maybe now you are the winner?

What is Microsoft Webcafe?

Microsoft Webcafe is a new free informal get-together for web and user experience professionals after work hours. The goal is to present a mix of news around Microsoft web related topics and give the opportunity for participants to present a project themselves.
Check out the pictures of the first Webcafe on Facebook and join us!

Register for Microsoft Webcafe nr 2, and see you there.
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