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The “Ignite Your Career” Webcasts Start Tomorrow!

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What is Ignite Your Career?

Ignite Your Career is Microsoft Canada’s webcast series on making the most out of your high-tech career. Hosted by my co-worker Rick Claus (Senior IT Pro Advisor) and Shane Schick (Editor-in-Chief of IT World Canada), it’s a series who goal is to provide you with information to help you make the best decisions for your high-tech career and answers to your questions. For the next four Thursdays starting tomorrow, Rick and Shane will take to seasoned pros from the IT industry about various topics, ranging from where the industry seems to be heading to maintaining your skills portfolio to “marketing yourself” to becoming a better leader.  

You could call Ignite Your Career “platform-neutral”, as the topics covered apply to all developers and IT pros, whether or not they work with Microsoft tools and technologies. If you have a career as a developer or an IT pro, or a mix of the two, or if you manage developers and IT pros, this webcast is for you!

What’s the First Webcast About?

Tomorrow’s webcast, the first in the series, is titled Industry Insights and Trends. Here’s the abstract:

In this webcast, we are revisiting one of the most popular topics we’ve had on the ongoing Ignite Your Career webcast series to kick of this season. Industry Insights and Trends. The nature of Technology is one of continual change; a fact of life for professionals in the ICT Industry. As a result, you need to be on top of what is happening in the industry in order to position yourself and your organization to benefit from these trends. This panel discussion will arm you with the information you need from experts in the ICT industry in order to stay on top of your game.

The panel for this webcast will consist of Richard Campbell (host of .NET Rocks!), Jay Payette, Lorie Baddock and Lee Jacobs.

For this webcast, we’re offering a choice of time slots:

  • Session 1: Thursday, September 10, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern (9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Pacific) [register]
  • Session 2: Thursday, September 10, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern (12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Pacific) [register]

For more details or to register, see the Ignite Your Career site.

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