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Archive for April 21st, 2009

Speaking @ Microsoft DevDays ’09, May 28-29, The Hague

Posted by jpluimers on 2009/04/21

DevDays '09 logo

I’ll be speaking during the Microsoft DevDays ‘09 that are held from May 28-29 (27 if you count the preconference) in The Hague (at the World Forum, previously known as Nederlands Congres Centrum).

My session is in the “Geek Night” track that is held on the evening of May 28.

It is gonna be a cool session, showing collaboration on many levels:

  • as in integration between .NET and hardware (WebCams and Servos through USB)
  • as cooperation between you and Open Source projects
  • as building your own shooter device from plexiglass and other easy to obtain hardware
  • as interaction between users and the automated shooter device

DevDays '09 logo Geek Night

The session works towards the creation of an automated shooter device.
It consists of a USB webcam of which you monitor the video stream, a USB Servo Controller that steers Servos and relais, and a laserpointer.
The laserpointer can track moving objects (like you, the audience!) as seen through the  webcam.

During the session you see the pro’s and con’s of using Open Source, what can go wrong when using multiple-web-cams, and much much more.

Prepare for a fun night!

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Speaking @ DelphiLive ’09, May 13-16, San Jose

Posted by jpluimers on 2009/04/21

I’ll be speaking during DelphiLive ’09 that is held from May 13-16 in San Jose (CA, USA, not any of the other San Jose cities).

This is going to be a top event with really knowledgeable Delphi speakers from all over the world.
Besides the 2 sessions that I’m doing, I’ll be hanging around as are the other speakers.

So feel free to approach us, and learn from the things we learned. Or teach us something new: all of us are eager to learn as well as teach!

The downloads are now available.

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Posted by jpluimers on 2009/04/21

… is my middle name, which originates from the Frisian word Wiard (according to this really old Dutch book describing names) which seems to mean “strong warrior” 

… sounds similar to weird, which fits quite well to tha extraordinary things I encounter in both my professional and personal life.

So here is the start of an irregular bunch of postings on subjects that I’m going to share on this blog.

Like most blogs, it  is to write down things that I stumble upon and somehow want to remember, or might be of interest to other people.

So: enjoy :-)


PS: For people that do not know me yet, please see my LinkedIn profile and some of my personal interests: Adest MusicaLa Perlina,  Flickr stream, DreamFoundation

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