Mario Cardinal

Mario Cardinal at ConFoo

by Joey deVilla on March 11, 2010


I’m in Montreal at ConFoo, the “web techno conference” where both open source and Microsoft technologies are the topics. I did a presentation on ASP.NET MVC earlier this morning, and as I write this, I’m watching Mario Cardinal talk about REST. I’ve seen him do this presentation before, but I always enjoy watching his sessions; they feel more like techie conversations over coffee (or beer) than lectures.

You’re probably wondering what that pirate flag draped over the lectern is all about. I put that up there for my session to declare my allegiance. It’s a reference to the Pirate/Ninja personality spectrum, where:

  • Ninjas prefer to work quietly in the background, while
  • Pirates like to work flamboyantly, swashbuckling and yelling “Arrr!”

If you know me, you know where I fall on that spectrum.

(I also brought a goalie mask in case I needed to talk about JSON. Get it? Goalie mask? JSON?)

This article also appears in Canadian Developer Connection.