March, 2008

Blog - About

About Kathy Kam

Kathy is a Senior Program Manager on the Windows Developer Ecosystem team responsible for developer outreach. She has extensive experience with designing and implementing UI Platforms and has a huge passion for connecting with the developer community.

She has been with Microsoft since 2001. She began her career in Microsoft as a UI developer for Microsoft Office Outlook, and shipped Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2007. She joined the .NET Framework team in October 2005, and worked on the Base Class Library team shipping .Net Frameworks 3.5. She moved on to joined the Silverlight team and was the PM Lead responsible for Silverlight controls. She shipped the control set for Silverlight 2 and Silverlight 3. In Windows 8, she joined the Windows HTML platform team to work on HTML/CSS layout and styling technologies and contributed to the W3C spec for CSS Grid Layout.

She went to high school in Sydney, Australia and graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, with a Bachelor of Science in Enginneering (Computer Engineering) and Bacheor of Science (Mathematics) in 2001. She is also a member of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society - HKN.

In her free time, she enjoys writing apps, watching SciFi and spending time with her family.

  • Kathy Kam

    Silverlight 2 Beta 1 Control Samples

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    My sample and its source is now live on http://silverlight.net ! It show case a variety of controls we have built for the Silverlight 2 Beta 1. We have quite an good set of controls. It shouldn't surprise my readers to know that we have a DatePicker and...
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    More to Silverlight 2 Beta 1 Controls than *just* controls!

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    Silverlight Controls Unit Test Source Code Expression Blend Cider ToolBox Button RadioButton CheckBox DataGrid Calendar DatePicker ToolTip ListBox...
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    Mix '08 - Venetian, Las Vegas!

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    After moths of hardwork, I am sitting here at MIX '08. I've been here a day and I'm absolutely loving the experience. I love the fact that we are not just presenting an array of technology. We are presenting an experience. The "Web" experience. Every...
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    CurrentCulture, CurrentUICulture and DateTime strings

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    There are a lot of blogs out that that tries to explain which is what, and why it is the way it is. To those of you who just want to know what the results are. I wrote a quick little app to show what happens. As you can see, DateTime.ToString() formatting...
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