Thank you Montalban Rizal!

Me and Allan Magune ( MVP) did our road trip last October 8 in the mountains of Montalban Rizal.

The long (5 hour) drive was well worth it, so upon arriving, Allan immediately prepared and started his session on and what it is about being a developer on Microsoft Technologies.








Then after, Allan answered some questions and did a demo on SilverLight and developing on  the newest Windows Platform Preview! His demo has awed the students, specially bringing touch enabled devices and cool gadgets!



After that, it was my turn to talk to these folks about Server 101, what it is to be a Server Administrator and someone who manages Windows Infrastructure.


Sharing some notes from the field with these students gave them some insight on their future jobs. I was particularly intrigued on how they asked questions about the epic “Windows vs Open Source” thingys. However, they were shocked to know I was previously on the other technology before I focused my career on Microsoft technologies and our answers to their questions – No bashing included, just hard truth. It seemed that before us, there were previous people who did a seminar about days before us having Linux and Open Source as a topic. Still students, its always your choice and we hope we gave you all the info that you need to make a good choice of career :) 


Ending my session with now more questions, where to start to be a Windows Admin, what are certifications and how in the world can we be here in Montalban, drove all the way here but have our day job! haha 🙂


Going home, we took a different route, thanks to Allan’s CRV we are able to navigate this scene – clearly we are in the mountains!


No this is not our proof that we are lost.


Thank you Allan!



The rest of the photos are here, again thanks Montalban Rizal!


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John is currently creating digital assets that protects people and their future, a technical trainer and a full time geek specializing on development and deployment of innovations created with .NET framework on Windows platform as well as Windows infrastructure projects. He is the primary contact of the Philippine Windows Users Group, a contributor at the Microsoft Philippines Community forums and regularly conducts community sessions as well as other Microsoft technology events. John owns the Busy Saving The World Techblog.

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