Last night we held the first ever MSDN Canada Inter User group competition. Five groups made it to the finals. The event itself was an uber geek event, with 5 groups in 4 cities jouning in to a giant Web Cast with some 200 people across Canada watching the show. All 5 groups had a party to celebrate the work they did over the past few months. Many of these guys put in hundreds of hours into their solutions. I wanted to congratulate them all on job VERY WELL done. “Unfortunately“, we had to pick a winner, but in my eyes, all of these groups are champions.
This year's finalists were:
Toronto VB User Group (TVBUG)
Metro Toronto User Group
Montreal .NET User Group
Ottawa .NET User Group
Montreal Architecture .NET User Group
After all groups presented, UG Leaders came online voted on everyone’s entry (except their own) giving points from 1-5 (5 for the best, etc.) After the votes have been added up, the TVBUG group from Toronto was proclaimed the champion of the first Canadaian Inter User Group competiton. The cheers we heard over the phone were deafening.
All team members of TVBUG won a Pocket PC + FM Transmitter/Spot Watch + BBQ for their whole group + one representative will go to DevTeach conference in June to present their solution to the Canadian Developer Community.
Once again, I wanted to congratulate all teams who participated in this years competition. I look forward to working with you again.
For those of you who are interested in watchng the presentations, here are the recordings. Feel free to vote here at my blog as well, I am very interested to see what do you think of these solutions. Each video is approximately 15 minutes long. (they take about 30 sec to load)
TVBUG – THE CHAMPIONS
MONTREAL .NET USER GROUP
OTTAWA .NET USER GROUP
MONTREAL .NET ARCHITECTURE USER GROUP