Update...

XAMLFest for Salt Lake City has been moved to May 1.

Description

Are you excited about the WPF but concerned about the learning curve?  Have you seen Silverlight but don’t know where to get started?  Or are you curious about how tools like Visual Studio and Expression Blend help designers and developers work together to deliver great user experiences? If so, join us at this Mini-XamlFest!

 

Mini-XamlFest is a day-long interactive event where you’ll learn about the platforms the tools and processes used to deliver differentiated user experiences. It’s a chance for you to mingle with UX minded Microsoft folks.

 

The Mini-XamlFest day will start with interactive sessions by Microsoft followed by a free lunch and a chance to network, have some fun.  The afternoon will be geared toward assisted development with instructor-led walkthroughs.

 

Please note that each attendee will need a laptop to take part in the assisted development sessions.

 

Agenda

 

Date

Time

Topic

Friday, May 1st

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Introduction to WPF, Xaml, Expression Blend

 

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM

Break

 

10:45 AM – 12:00 PM

Introduction to Silverlight

 

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Lunch, Mingle, Prizes

 

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Instructor-led WPF  + SL walkthrough and assisted development

 

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Assisted development

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

Q. What if I don’t have a laptop?

A. You can still participate in the training in the mornings and lunch, but assisted development in the afternoon is a harder problem to solve. We have no problem with people pairing up, so you might want to check with friends or co-workers to see if they’re interested.

 

Q. Can I just come for the training and skip assisted development?

A. XamlFest is about empowering designers and developers to deliver great user experiences and we believe a key component is hands-on assisted development. If you are unable to participate in the afternoon sessions please wait until the day before the event to register. This will give others the opportunity to sign up first, and if there’s still space available you’re welcome to join us.

 

XamlFest -- Come as you are, leave Xamlized.

 

Dates

Friday, May 1

 

Attendees

We’re only allowing 20 attendees to this event. First come, first served.

 

Venue

Microsoft Southwest District: Salt Lake City, UT

123 Wright Brothers Dr., Suite 100
Salt Lake City, UT 84116

Phone: (801) 257-6400

 

Registration

We’re asking that each company send no more than 4 people to this event so that we accommodate as many as possible. We’re allowing only 20 attendees to ensure we deliver a good experience during the assisted development sessions.

 

To register, please send an e-mail with the names and e-mail addresses of your attendees to xamlfest-slc@live.com.