How I became a Technical Evangelist

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I often get questions about how to become an Evangelist. I can’t give you a magic recipe, but I can tell you how I managed to land my dream job. Before I start, be sure to understand what the job is all about: it’s not just about doing conferences, and traveling. So, four years ago,... Read more

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How to be a good attendee

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There are numerous posts out there about being a good speaker, but what about being a good attendee? I’ve been, and spoke to enough conferences to see what annoy the person on the stage. Since the individual with the mic is giving his time, and his expertise to the attendees, I think it deserves some... Read more

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Cory Arcangel – Un art informatique aux accents pop

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Il y a quelques jours, la galerie DHC/ART m’a invité à venir visiter l’exposition Power Points de Cory Arcangel. N’étant pas un connaisseur du milieu des arts, mais sachant toutefois grandement appréciée cette forme d’expression, j’ai tout de suite accepté l’offre: j’essaie toujours de visiter un musée à chacune des villes où je voyage. L’exposition,... Read more

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Tips and tricks for people #48_

There is nothing more useful than generic error messages. Read more

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Fred’s tees #26 – French Canadian

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Since I’m now speaking outside of Canada, I wanted to find some t-shirt to represents who I am, and to show the rest of the world that I’m a proud French Canadian: I think this tee from BustedTees nailed it! Read more

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Help me move from physical disc to digital music

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For years, music is part of my life: music is my life! I told you before, no pirating for me, so I’m buying my music… on physical discs. We may have more than 700 albums, and as far as I like the artwork of those: I don’t use them. It’s been a while that I’m... Read more

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So you want to start blogging? If not, you should!

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There are many things I realized in my life, and I spread those ideas to as many people as I can! I want folk to think about their personal brand. I introduce people to the opportunities that come with public speaking! I’m also praising the benefits of starting a blog to whoever wants to hear... Read more

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Going to Budapest in Hungary, anything a tourist should do?

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I had an incredible time as a tourist in my last trips, and it’s because of you: people who live or traveled to the places I’ve been. You, that gave me amazing touristic places, great venues, astonishing restaurants… So you’ll be stuck with me for every new trip I’ll do as I think crowd sourcing... Read more

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Firefox OS au Visual Studio Talkshow

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Il y a quelques jours j’ai participé au Visual Studio Talk Show, un podcast en français sur l’architecture et le développement logiciel. Malgré le nom, cette émission mensuelle animée par les amis Mario Cardinal et Guy Barrette n’est pas axée que sur les technologies Microsoft: la preuve, c’est ma deuxième fois en tant qu’invité et... Read more

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Public speaking at Social Media Breakfast Montréal

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This morning, I had the pleasure to speak at Social Media Breakfast Montréal about… public speaking. I did a thirty minutes talk about my own story, why people should start to do public speaking, how they can start, and obviously, where they can do their first public appearance. As you can see in this short... Read more

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