Heroes happen {here} – Microsoft event in London

Last winter, I attended a Microsoft event called ‘Heroes happen {here}’ in London.  It was interesting and although they touched briefly on technology (Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008, and SQL Server 2008) a lot of the presentation touched on the skills required to be successful in IT and touched on career, personal growth, leadership, etc.  The interesting part of this event is that it broke out into 5 separate breakout discussion sessions of about an hour long each.  The event went on well over 3 hours.  This was a much different style of event then the typical Microsoft events and I’ll definitely want to attend a similar event in the future.  It was a great opportunity to network with other IT professionals in the London area. Among their typical handouts and evaluation software they also gave each attendee a 1 GB USB Key which included audio programs that are geared towards your IT career.

I had the opportunity to be the discussion leader for one of these break-out sessions, so I wanted to share some of the results of the discussion we had on “Application Lifecycle – Upgrade, Migrate, Rebuild… etc”.  There were about 100 people attending the event, and about 20 people in the IT field that were involved in this particular discussion. 

The summary notes of the breakout session discussion have been transcribed and are available here if anyone is interested: https://dandouglas.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/discussion-summary-of-heroes-happen-here.doc

It seems that many other companies run into the similar scenarios that we currently run into at organizations I’ve been affiliated with, but in other areas many have evolved past many of the issues many other companies are currently experiencing.


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Dan Douglas is based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and is a professional independent Software Consultant and an experienced and proven subject matter expert, decision maker, and leader in the area of Software Development and Architecture. His professional experience represents over 15 years of architecting and developing highly successful large scale solutions. Dan also believes that properly empowering teams with trust and responsibility yields the greatest results. | For inquiries about Dan's software consulting practice, please see the contact page.  Dan has also built up a network of highly successful and professional Software Developers and Architects who are highly respected and can be called upon and used in conjunction with his own consulting practice to handle the largest of consulting projects.

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