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by on Jul.07, 2010, under Storage

Silverlight UK User Group [July 2010] Agenda

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Some may lament England¡¦s exit from the World Cup 2010 Finals, but it means there¡¦s less distraction to trying all the latest technologies, open APIs and devices this summer¡K. namely Visual Studio 2010, Silverlight 4, Windows Phone 7, Bing (Maps too), Silverlight Pivot, IIS Express, Razor, WebMatrix¡K. oh and those other hyped up devices such as the iPad and iPhone4.

If you¡¦ve read my previous July Update, its¡¦ been a bit tough securing speakers throughout the World Cup 2010 Finals and summer holiday season, thus it¡¦s thanks to Ian Blackburn and Richard Griffin for providing some Windows Phone 7 subject matter.. and potentially showing off a couple of real devices. oooooh!

Meeting details are below:

Date: Wednesday 21st July 2010
Time: Registration @ 18:00, Kick off @18:30 ¡V please don’t be late! Till about 21:00
Where: EMC Consulting, (formerly Conchango), 
Notcutt House, 36 Southwark Bridge Road, London, SE1 9EU.

Registration is required, space will be limited, so please register by sending us an

Registered attendees will be notified with any final details by Monday 19th July.



Registration @18:00

Welcome/Kick off @ 18:30

¡§Windows Phone 7 is nearly here ¡V now what?¡¨
with Ian Blackburn from bbits and Richard Griffin, Expression Blend MVP (freelance)

WP7 is almost upon us, and, as we know, it uses Silverlight (and XNA) as it¡¦s platform.  That¡¦s pretty exciting on the surface but I am sure many of you will want to know what can it really do, what are the limitations and what are the opportunities?  Ian Blackburn, ably assisted by Rich Griffin, and (hopefully) a real WP7 device or two, will explore the developer and designer opportunities from both a commercial and a personal (i.e. App store) perspective. We will aim to give you a rounded and honest opinion of this exciting and growing area of our industry, and see how it stacks up against Android and iOS 4¡K


Most of our user group are Tweet¡¦ers, so if there¡¦s anything you want to share amongst the group, then check out our Twitter hashtag or user accounts:







Please register and I hope to see you there!


About Ian Blackburn


Ian Blackburn is founder and director of bbits who offer specialized .net training, development and consultancy in the UK.  Ian has worked with a wide variety of clients ranging from small start-up companies, to blue-chip companies, and prestigious institutions such as the House of Lords.  Ian has authored numerous articles and books and is available for technical consultancies and presentations worldwide. | | 


About Richard Griffin


Richard Griffin is an independent freelance consultant, specialising in XAML based technologies (Surface, WPF and Silverlight) to build innovative user experiences for the next generation of applications. He is a regular speaker at Mix, TechEd Europe where he continues his quest to educate Designers and Developers on how to work better together. You can find him hanging out on the Expression Blend forums or read one of his monthly articles published for the Expression Newsletter. Richard is an Expression Blend MVP, and has an interest in design and user experience but he also loves to crank out code and dig into design patterns. |



 Want to join the discussion?
The event is geared to please/interest/inform both developers and designers alike, so if you are interested in coming along then please contact either myself or Michelle Flynn (here) and we will be glad to add you to our events mailing list.

Want to present or showcase?
We are always on the lookout for presenters for future sessions – whether it be a high or low level coding walk through, a workflow perspective or showcase demo. If you think that you have a topic/presentation that ought to be shared with the community then please contact me (here) and I’ll see if I can get you scheduled in!

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