Join us in the first Merge Porto meeting

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On May 5, the first Merge Porto meeting will be held bringing together developers, designers and everyone interested in modern ways of building awesome stuff for the web. Jose Antonio Silva was invited to participate in a panel on “Creating a great engineering culture”, alongside with Antonio Arrais de Castro (GlassesGroupGlobal), Mariana Salvaterra (Blip.pt) and Teresa Carreiro (Critical Manufacturing).

“What makes great teams? How much autonomy and transparency is right? Why would you join some teams and not others?” – This discussion will be moderated by Vânia Gonçalves (Research | R&D Coordinator @ NMusic/FEUP)

Join us between 6:30 PM and 9:30 PM at Rua Dom João IV 643, 4000-303 Porto (map). Find all details about this event here. Entrance is free and you are welcome to bring as many guests as you want.

SQLSaturday comes to Porto on Oct 18th

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SQLSaturday #341 Porto 2014 – Port-Wine Edition

SQLSaturday#341 Porto is almost here! On Oct 18th this event will be held at ISEP – Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto.  This is the fourth time that the conference takes place in Portugal, and a premiere in Porto.

PASS’s SQLSaturdays are community-driven events for database professionals that join together international speakers, providing a variety of high-quality technical sessions, and making it all happen through the efforts of volunteers and sponsors.

This year alignment brings many International speakers, including Scott Klein (keynote), Ruben Pertusa Lopez, Tillmann Eitelberg Oliver Engels, Denis Reznik, Fabiano Neves Amorim, Cathrine Wilhelmsen, Mark Broadbent, Enrique Catala, Regis Baccaro and many more, check the full agenda here.

Our team at DevScope is already involved in the event and we recommend you reserve your seat as soon as possible too. Some of our coleagues were invited to deliver sessions. Our contributions range from Cloud Services to Server Automation or Mobile Development. There are plenty of opportunities to meet us in our hometown:

  • 10:30 – Build mobile applications with Xamarin Forms by Rui Marinho [Xamarin]
    Xamarin.Forms is a cross platform library that allows you to build native user interfaces for Apple’s iOS, Google’s Android and Windows Phone with C# and XAML.
  • 12:00 – Introduction to Microsoft Azure BizTalk Services by Sandro Pereira [Microsoft Integration MVP]
    In this session we’ll look at the new integration services in the cloud. From EAI to EDI, using trading partner profiles, schemas, maps and flat-files. And we will discuss the challenges of upgrading/migrating BizTalk Server to the cloud.
  • 14:00 – 10 tips everyone should know about PowerShell (TBA) by José António Silva
  • 15:00 – We will also have a Devscope sponsored session to be lead by our BI team at Hospital S. João. Rui Quintino and his team will be sharing some of their tools and tips and offering some invitations for Azure Machine Learning training at DevScope. Stay tuned!

You can follow the schedule updates here and make sure you get your registration as soon as possible.

BizTalk Summit 2014 – London

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On March 3rd and 4th, BizTalk Summit event will be back to London even bigger and better! The stage will be shared by 12 Microsoft Integration MVP’s from 10 different countries (UK, USA, Canada, Sweden, Netherlands, Italy, Portugal, Belgium, Norway and India) and 4 Microsoft product group members as key speakers. There are 200 attendees expected from 19 countries and close to 100 companies represented at the event.

DevScope will be present with Sandro Pereira. This year Sandro is teaching BizTalk Mapping Patterns and also doing an introduction to the future cloud-based Windows Azure BizTalk Services Maps.

After many years of integration projects, we have found multiple ways to solve the same problems. Sandro prepared 14 different scenarios, each describing one set of problems (Pattern) and how to address these common message transformation challenges (Options, Implications and Best Practices).

– Which achieves the best performance? Is my message so big that I really need to worry about performance? Do I really need high performance?

– Can I easily maintain this map? It is easy to read and understand? What the estimated effort to change it, debug, finding and fixing problems?

– What are the expertise levels required to create and maintain this map approach? How long will it take to implement?

BizTalk Summit 2014 – London is an event organized by BizTalk360 (Kovai Limited) with co-operation from Microsoft Product Group, Microsoft UK and some Microsoft Integration MVP’s.

Join us here and follow the latest updates in our official facebook page.

TEDxOporto

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TEDxOporto está de volta a 8 de Marco. “À flor da pele” é o tema da 5ª edição que irá decorrer no Cinema Batalha.

O que te deixa com os nervos em franja? Algo superficial? Não, pelo contrário: algo profundo, que mexe contigo.
Sob o tema À Flor da Pele, esta edição será repleta de emoção, sentimento, visceralidade e profundidade.
Os temas das talks incluirão a economia e a sociedade, tecnologia, ambiente, sustentabilidade e empreendedorismo social. Não faltarão as situações extremas… situações que te deixarão a pensar “Eu ouvi bem?”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQELUk55BIU
A DevScope apoia pelo segundo ano a realização deste evento na cidade do Porto, e convida todos os clientes e parceiros, a participar num evento que promete por todos com as emoções à flor da pele.
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Mais informações no website.

3rd International Conference on Dynamics, Games Theory and Science

The conference will take place here in Oporto from 17 to 21 February 2014 and will meet researchers and practitioners in the areas of Dynamic Systems, Game Theory and its applications in fields such as Biology, Economics and Social Sciences. This event will provide an opportunity for MSc and PhD students to meet with experts in their fields of study and share their research work.

The 3rd International Conference on Dynamics, Games and Science will rely on approximately thirty keynote speakers from different countries. This conference is promoted by INESC TEC and has the support of the University of Porto, Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Centro Internacional de Matemática and DevScope.

We are proud to be supporting these fields of investigation in our region, and we look forward to meet with the community next week.

More information in the official event website and agenda.

5th European RE/MAX Convention in Vienna

DevScope attended the 5th European Convention of RE/MAX Europe. The event took place in Vienna, between the 18th and 20th of September 2013.

RE/MAX Europe provides regular events for networking with peers from all over the world. These include business meetings for regional staff, Brokers and Sales Associates, training events and Conventions. This ensures the kind of dynamic energy that is generated by joint success.

We had an excellent opportunity to get inspired with the sessions, networking with folks from all over the region, and of course, having fun too. We would like to thank the organizers for the hospitality and congratulate the team for this excellent organization.

Sandro Pereira on Stavanger (Norway)

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Sandro Pereira on Stavanger (Norway)

Last week, Sandro Pereira joined his fellow BizTalk MVPs for another successful Bouvet BizTalk Innovation Day 2013. The biggest BizTalk event organized in Scandinavia this year had approximately 70 attendees from Norway, Sweden, Italy, Check Republic and Portugal.

First day had presentations from six Microsoft Integration MVP’s (BizTalk), together with Paolo Salvatori (Principal Program Manager of Windows Azure Customer Advisory). Second day was dedicated to a more interactive hands-on labs, were each speaker had his own room and hourly time slots. Attendees could come in for a focused meeting, discussing their issues, asking questions or sharing their experience with the speakers/moderator.

This year Sandro is focusing on Best Practices and Patterns. After years of integration projects we find many ways to solve the same problems. Sandro prepared 14 different labs, each describing one set of problems (Pattern) and how to address these common message transformation challenges (Best Practice).

This was the sixth BizTalk Innovation Day event (the third this year), and we are proud to be part of one of the most important integration events series occurring in Europe. Interested in a future meeting? Please join us in the next event in Italy (October 16)!