Monday, August 3, 2009

MSDN Webcast: geekSpeak: Composite Application Development (Level 200)

Start Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2009 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Duration: 60 minutes
Audience: developer

In this geekSpeak, Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) David Kelley discusses composite application development in Microsoft Silverlight and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF). He covers the Silverlight Designer/Developer workflow, tooling, design patterns, anti-practices, and working with distributed teams. Your hosts for this geekSpeak are Glen Gordon and Mithun Dhar.

The geekSpeak webcast series brings you industry experts in a "talk-radio" format hosted by developer evangelists from Microsoft. These experts share their knowledge and experience about a particular developer technology and are ready to answer your questions in real time during the webcast. To ask a question in advance of the live webcast, or for post-show resources, be sure to visit the geekSpeak blog.

Guest Presenter: David Kelley, Senior Software Architect, IdentityMine

David Kelley is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Microsoft Silverlight, and he has been building Web-based, distributed applications for more than ten years. He is a Silverlight user experience architect at IdentityMine, and his passion is building user experiences that are elegant and easy to use. David's career highlights include a Silverlight demonstration with Bill Gates at TechEd 2008, and developing the "Entertainment Tonight" Web site for the Silverlight 1 launch and Emmy Awards. In his spare time, David is the executive officer of the Seattle Designer Developer Interaction Group.

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Saturday, August 1, 2009

Designer Developer Communication and Interaction

I'm working on a joint research project with Interact (Seattles Designer Developer Interaction Group) to better understand the dynamics of designer and developer communication and Interaction. We will publish the information for everyone free but for now we need to collect the information. if you get a chance to fill out the survey please help us know :) The survey is in 2 parts and ideally we need both filled out.

Designer Developer Communication Survey Part 1

Designer Developer Communication Survey Part 2

Silverlight Firestarter - Seattle Sept 17th

Silverlight Firestarter in Seattle will be Sept 17th, with folks like Scottgu, Tim Heuer, Adam Kinney, Justin Angle, Kathy Carper, Karl Shifflett and more. Learn about all things Expression and Silverlightish and stay for pizza and fun. MVP's on hand for live streaming and Q and A

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more to come shortly but stay tuned and keep your calenders clear.