The MIX Conference – billed by Microsoft as its web conference (and now with phone!) and me as “Microsoft’s most right-brained major conference” – takes place in Las Vegas next week! It’s the conference where developers, designers, UX/UI pros and businesspeople get together to talk about “consumer”-focused applications and sites for the web and phone.
A little aside: I put “consumer” in quotes because I hate the term but don’t have a reasonable substitute for it. My problem with the term “consumer” is the same one that Jerry Michalski has: it makes us sound like “living gullets whose only purpose is to gulp down products and crap out cash.“ If you can think of a better word for “consumer”, please share it with me!
There will be a fair number of announcements made at MIX, so we’re doing a couple of things to make sure you get the news as soon as possible:
You can view the MIX11 schedule to see what’s going on during the conference, or you can check out the pared-down schedule I’ve posted below, featuring those sessions that focus on the web and the phone. You might notice that a lot of the scheduled phone sessions have no name and (TBA) beside them: I leave it to your imagination and deductive powers to figure out what they might be about!
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Hot from the Labs: HTML5 WebSockets
HTML5 for Silverlight Developers
Application Design for Windows Phone
Flickr API: Tap Into Billions of Photos for Windows Phone 7
XNA Game Studio for Fun, Profit, Danger, Excitement and Windows Phone 7 Games
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
50 Performance Tricks to Make Your HTML5 Web Sites Faster
Microformats and Semantic Markup
Node.js, Ruby, and Python in Windows Azure: A Look at What’s Possible
Deep Dive MVVM
Expert Lessons: Top Tips for Building a Successful Windows Phone Application
Who Would Pay For That Feature? Adding Analytics to Your Windows Phone 7 Applications
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Building Adaptive HTML5 Applications
Making Better Web Apps For Today's Browsers
Rx: A Library for Managing Asynchronous Data and Events in your Windows Phone 7 Application
Deep Dive Into HTML5 <canvas>
ECMAScript 5: The New Parts
Going Mobile with Your Site on Internet Explorer 9 and Windows Phone 7
Building Windows Phone 7 Applications with the Windows Azure Platform
Windows Phone Session (TBA)
2:00 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.
Hacking with the F12 Developer Tools
The View of the World Depends on the Glasses I Wear
2:35 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Building Data-centric N-tier Applications with jQuery
2:35 p.m. – 3:35 p.m.
5 Things You Need To Know To Start Using <video> and <audio> Today
Adding the Awesomesauce Flavor with Internet Explorer 9 Pinned Sites
The Devil Went Down to HTTP: Debugging with Fiddler
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Is that a Sherpa on Your Shoulder?
Designer and Developer: A Case for the Hybrid
The Future of HTML5
MMP Player Framework: Past, Present, Future
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Filling the HTML5 Gaps with Polyfills and Shims
Analyzing and Improving Windows Phone Application Performance
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
HTML5 for Skeptics
Modernizing Your Website: SVG Meets HTML5
Making Money with your Application on Windows Phone
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
CSS3 Takes on the World
Data in an HTML5 World
Creating Windows Phone Applications Using Expression Blend
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Designing Great Experiences for SharePoint 2010
All Thumbs: Redesigning an Existing UI to Suit Windows Phone 7
Get Real! Sketch, Prototype, and Capture Great Ideas with Expression Blend and SketchFlow
New Technologies for Immersive Content Creation
The Tale of Two Apps: Making a Splash in the Windows Phone Marketplace
This article also appears in Global Nerdy.
You just saved me an hour of time Joey, thanks :).
Possible hint to others on the TBA - check out who is presenting those sessions :).
I'll be blogging at colinizer.com.
It's all going to be awesome! OK, that's as much 'americanization' I can muster as a Brit in Canada today :)