Get ready for Silverlight and the Next Web

There are going to be several great opportunities to get a look at the latest in web technologies over the next couple of months.

Web414 Meeting with Silverlight and more

I am going to give a short overview of Silverlight at the next Web414 meeting in Milwaukee, WI.  Because Web414 is a group that includes designers, developers and general enthusiasts this will be different than any of the Silverlight demos I have given in the past.  For instance, I don’t think I am going to show any code (or Visual Studio).  The group will also have a discussion around some upcoming events like a second Barcamp Milwaukee.


When: Tuesday July 17th at 7:00 PM
Where: MSOE Brady Conference Room
More Information: http://www.web414.com

RIA Showcase at the Stateline Adobe Users Group

Zach Stepek of Crave Media and the Stateline Adobe User Group in Rockford, IL and I are putting together a presentation that will give an overview of the technologies to build Rich Internet Applications available from Microsoft and Adobe.  So we will be talking about Silverlight and Flash/Flex/Air.  Dave Bost is going to co-present Silverlight with me.  It promises to be a fun and interesting evening.  We might be doing a short Pub Club afterwards, so please join us!


When: August 9th at 6:30 PM
Where: Crave Media in Rockford, IL
More Information: http://statelinemmug.com/

Centare Lunch and Learn on Visual Studio 2008

The Centare Group sponsors a quarterly lunch and learn series at the Friday’s at Miller Park.  This quarter they have asked me to co-present with them on what’s new with Visual Studio 2008.  We will spend a lot of time talking about the many enhancements for web development in the next version.


When: August 22nd at noon
Where: TGI Friday’s at Miller Park
More Information: http://www.centare.com

Devcares on Silverlight

The August Devcares event will focus on 3 important aspects of Silverlight:  The programming model, the interaction with ASP.NET and AJAX and the media enhancements.


When: Various dates
Where: Various cities
More Information: http://www.devcares.com


Note: Wisconsin dates are not listed on the web site (Illinois and Indiana are), they will be added shortly.  Check back!

ArcReady on Web 2.0 and beyond

Jon Rauschenberger, the CTO for Clarity Consulting, will be joining myself and the some of the other Microsoft architects in our ArcReady program in August and September.  Jon will be discussing how to properly architect Web 2.0 applications for the Internet and the Enterprise environments.  He will then be demonstrating how to to apply these architectural concepts using tools like AJAX and Silverlight.


When and Where:
September 12th in Chicago (downtown)
September 13th in Milwaukee
September 18th in Indianapolis
More Information and additional cities: http://www.arcready.com

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