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An entrepreneur’s journey into grid computing and partnering with Microsoft, by John Powers

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Entries from April 2007

Microsoft Financial Developers Conference wrapup

April 30th, 2007 · No Comments

I just returned from New York where Dan and I worked the 5th Annual Microsoft Financial Developers Conference at the Grand Hyatt hotel. Dan and I did a tag-team presentation entitled “Scaling SOA with Grid Computing for .NET,” which was well received. Frankly, I felt like I stumbled through the first part, but eventually warmed […]

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Tags: Entrepreneurship · Events · Grid applications · Partnering with Microsoft · Usability

First few weeks with my new phone — HTC TyTN

April 24th, 2007 · 2 Comments

OK, it’s hard to admit, but I am nowhere near the gadget guy that many of my friends are.  Don’t get me wrong — I love new toys, and I consume my fair share of clever devices.  But I am much more likely to see what Rob or Nathan thinks of a new device before […]

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Digipede to sponsor Microsoft Financial Developers Conference in NYC 4/25-26

April 18th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Yes, I’m going back to New York again next week.  Digipede Director of Products Dan Ciruli and I will give a presentation and demonstration entitled “Scaling SOA with Grid Computing for .NET.”  SOA here is Service Oriented Architecture, an area of increased activity for us.  Here’s the abstract we wrote for our session: Presenters:  John […]

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Tags: Compute Cluster Server · Events · Grid applications · Partnering with Microsoft · Presentations

Interviews and Demo on the Scoble Show

April 10th, 2007 · No Comments

Robert Anderson, Dan Ciruli and I were invited to spend a morning at Podtech’s headquarters in Palo Alto last month. Robert Scoble interviewed Robert and me about Digipede, then shot a video of Dan doing a demo of our software. Most of it turned out well; trying to show code by aiming a video camera […]

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Tags: Entrepreneurship · Events · Presentations · Press coverage

Postcard from Hawaii

April 5th, 2007 · No Comments

This blog has been quiet lately because I’m on vacation with my family on the Big Island of Hawaii.  Our condo has good internet connectivity, and I’ve used it a few times to keep up with email late at night, but mostly this has been a pretty relaxing week. The least relaxing thing we’ve done […]

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