Microsoft Apple & Google on the same stage with Xamarin

Let’s get it started !

It took me a very long time to create a personal blog. I tried numerous times, setup several different services (Blogger, DotNetNuke, CommunityServer, BlogEngine, WordPress.com) but once I had to face the empty page, my good intention just disappeared. What should I say? Who will read it? Will I have time? What if I make mistakes?

Then, in 2007, Twitter came into my life. The empty page was still there but 140 caracters were less impressive. I embrassed Twitter. More than 6000 tweets later, I decided to fight against the level 2 final boss, the blog.

I wanted this very first post to be personal. I wanted to share something that I love. Numerous ideas came to my mind, from my personal computer history to the 5 things you didn’t know about me. I will treat some of those in the future but today, I will use a photo I made during the Build 2014 conference in San Francisco.

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Microsoft Build 2014: Microsoft Apple & Google on stage with Miguel de Icaza from Xamarin

During this session, Miguel De Icaza, the inspiring co-founder and CTO of Xamarin, presented a great session called “Go Mobile with C# and Xamarin“. During this talk, Miguel was standing behind a Microsoft deck to make its Visual Studio & Xamarin demos running inside a Windows virtual machine on a Mac OS X Apple MacBook wearing Google Glass. You have to watch the video at 47:00 the Google Glass part is hilarious.

I’m very proud to work for one of the only, if not the only, major company in the technical industry that is able to give visibility to what most people might consider as competitors but what I see as the today’s ecosystem.

That’s the Microsoft I love, right in its time, open to opportunities, proving its value.

Kudos Microsoft !