The guys at Readify are trying to judge the interest in rolling out a Silverlight course locally.  If you are not familiar with Silverlight:

Microsoft® Silverlight™ is a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering the next generation of .NET based media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web. Silverlight offers a flexible programming model that supports AJAX, VB, C#, Python, and Ruby, and integrates with existing Web applications. Silverlight supports fast, cost-effective delivery of high-quality video to all major browsers running on the Mac OS or Windows.

Readify’s Silverlight Workshop is a comprehensive three day course that will guide you through all aspects of creating a Silverlight solution. Just take a look at the following outline to see how we can help you get up to speed with this fantastic new technology.

Day 1: Designing with Silverlight

Introducing Silverlight

• Why Silverlight

• Designing Your First Silverlight App

• The Silverlight Architecture

Silverlight XAML

• Drawing with XAML

• Animating with XAML

• Using Media with XAML

Designing for XAML

• The Toolset Explained

• Using Expression Design

• Using Visual Studio

Day 2: Developing with Silverlight

The Silverlight Development Model

• Hosting Silverlight

• Event Model

• Understanding Bubbling, Tunneling

and Direct Events

• Debugging Silverlight

The Silverlight Object Model

• The Hosting Plug-in

XAML Objects

• Understanding Properties

• Managing Events

XAML Hierarchy

• Navigating Collections

• Managing Collection Elements

Dynamic XAML

• Creating XAML Fragments

• Reordering XAML

Advanced Silverlight Functionality

• Silverlight and Managed Code

• An Overview of the Framework

• Mixing XAML and HTML

• Using the Silverlight Downloader

• Streaming Media with Silverlight

Day 3: Using Silverlight on the Server

Using Silverlight with ASP.NET

• ASP.NET Futures Controls

• Creating Dynamic XAML with ASP.NET

• Deploying Silverlight Assets

Using Silverlight with ASP.NET AJAX

• Using an Update Panel

• Using the ScriptManager

Using Silverlight with Other Web

Technologies

• Silverlight and PHP

• Silverlight and Python

• Silverlight and JSP

So to get on top of Silverlight, head over to

www.readify.net/training

to find out when we’ll be in your area!