I am very excited that Joe Stagner and I will be heading to South Africa the week of June 23rd.   While banner_120x90 we are there, we will have a chance to interact with the very passionate .NET community in both Johannesburg and Cape Town. 

The South Africa Mix Essentials is an excellent chance to have a conversation about the next generation of web and designer technologies.   I hope you can make it!

Same great content, two venues: 


I'll be giving some very cool web technology talks while I am there including:

- Silverlight 2 (beta2!) Developer overview where I will talk about our generalal goals for Silverlight in the RIA space and walk through how to build a Silverlight application end-to-end. 

- Building Great Web Applications with ASP.NET AJAX where I will talk about some of the new AJAX\JavaScript advances in VS2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1.  This will be an all-demo-no-slides sort of talk, so it will be a ton of fun!

- ASP.NET Futures including ASP.NET Dynamic Data and ASP.NET MVC

While I am there, I will also do a couple of user group events.. here is what we have locked so far:

On June 23rd, I will be talk to a local .NET users group in Johannesburg about Silverlight 2!  Thanks to Craig Nicholson for getting this setup

On June 25th, I will be talking to a local .NET Users group in Cape Town about ASP.NET MVC.  Thanks to Hilton Giesenow for getting it setup


I have never been to South Africa before, so any thoughts on what would be good to see while I am there?  See you there!


update: added the Johannesburg event, thanks Craig!