I’m leaving Microsoft, looking for a new opportunity


For two years, and a half, I was a proud member of the Developer Platform Evangelist group (DPE) as a Technical Evangelist. During all that time, I shared with you the Open side of Microsoft. From the beginning till the end, I helped developers being successful on the Microsoft stack, changed their perception of the... Read more

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Social Media roundtable at the McGill Writing Centre

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You know me, I like to share with others. I also like social media, and I’m a big believer in the strength of those online tools. It’s why I accepted the offer of Nancy A. Locke when she asked me if I wanted to be part of a roundtable discussion at the McGill Writing Centre around Social... Read more

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HTML5 Challenge #1 – The result

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Two weeks One month (I decided to give one month as requested by many people) have passed since I put the first challenge online, so it’s now the time to show you my solution. On one side, for my own pleasure, I wanted to give a more than complete solution with many options, or different... Read more

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FounderFuel et l’entrepreneuriat à Montréal


Depuis quelques semaines, nous avons (Microsoft) une salle nommée le BizSpark lounge (en anglais) à la maison Notman. Un minimum d’une fois par semaine, je me rends sur place pour rencontrer des entrepreneurs, discuter technologies et tout simplement être présent pour connecter avec les gens du milieu du Web à Montréal. Malgré le fait que j’ai toujours gardé un... Read more

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Tips and tricks for people #34_

If you are showing or doing code examples in your presentation, change the font to a really big one or zoom on important parts of the code so your audience in the back will be able to follow-up with what you are doing on stage. Read more

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Designing a Windows Store app

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Part of the first event we did a couple of weeks ago in Toronto with our friends of DevTO, HTML5 Toronto, and JavaScript Toronto, I also did a presentation on how to design a Windows Store application. It was a mix of good practices for the UI, the UX, and the integration you should do... Read more

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Tips and tricks for people #33_

If you are not a nutritionist, a trainer, a kinesiologist or someone who had to lose weight, please keep your fabulous tips for yourself, it’s insulting. Read more

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Building Windows Store Apps, More Exciting Than A Unicorn in Wonderland

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You are so passionate! It’s Saturday morning, a bit of drool near your mouth, your pillow printed on your face, and you are still sleeping? Never mind, Fred will start the day by giving you the same effect as if you were dancing with leprechaun in a pool filled with coffee! HTML5? CSS3? JavaScript? All... Read more

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Fred’s tees #13 – Funkalicious


There are tees that everybody asks me where I bought them (it’s why I started this series), and there are others like this one, that get no attention, but that I like as much (hey, I’m buying these t-shirts because I like them, not for others). I told you, I like music, so when I saw... Read more

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So you want to work at home?

A 2010 picture of me on a Friday when I was a freelancer. Thanks Mathieu Chartier.

I don’t know why, but I have something with blog post series. I have tips and tricks for people, show me your book, Fred’s tees, HTML5 challenges, and now, so you want to series… This one is all about giving some food for thought on some of the questions or comments I usually have. I started this... Read more

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How to Be a Rock Star Developer: a book on Personal BrandingLearn more