Over the last three weeks, I ran a pilot program with nine Dublin developers and designers called Silverlight Jumpstart. This free training program was designed to give developers and designers intensive training in developing rich, interactive applications using Silverlight. It focuses on understanding the programming model, the feature set, and two separate tools: Expression Studio and Visual Studio.
The program runs for three weeks and is very time-consuming. Participants spend two 1/2 days each week in sessions and have a substantial amount of exercises to complete at home as well. The topics covered include how XAML works, creating Silverlight prototypes, building user interfaces, incorporating data, building controls, styling applications, using media, incorporating DeepZoom and more. Throughout the course, participants use and become more familiar with both Visual Studio and Expression Studio to build these applications.
I am opening this program to a larger group for the second session, which runs from November 3rd – November 20th. I have listed the programs benefits and requirements below, and if this sounds like something you would be interested in, please let me know by e-mailing me at martharo [at] microsoft.com.
If the timing doesn’t work for you at the moment but you’d still be interested, please e-mail me and let me know. I tentatively have another session scheduled to start in late January, and will do more as long as there is interest.
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: Participants in the Silverlight Jumpstart program are required to:
PROGRAM BENEFITS: Participants in the Silverlight Jumpstart program who complete the program requirements will receive:
This program is only for developers and designers currently in Ireland or Northern Ireland. If you’re not in Ireland or Northern Ireland, feel free to leave a comment and I’ll get you the content after the second session. Thanks for your interest.
Would be great is people could "Lurk" on live meeting. I understand you can't answer questions because it would over run the in person class. Still it would be nice to listen in :)
Sound like a great initiative, I'd be interested in the material once you're done.
You can contact me via gmail.com on the name ola.e.karlsson or through my blog.
Do you plan to expand this event to other contries?