December Silverlight User Group Meeting


This is the last Silverlight user group meeting of the year. Hope to see you all there!

Time: 6:30PM, Tuesday December 2nd, 2008.

Location: MSN Office Downtown Toronto, 222 Bay St. Toronto, ON


6:30 – 7:30: Animations and Databinding in Blend - by Dan Borkowski & David Stubbs

  • Creating dependency properties in code to databind
  • Visual databinding in Blend
  • Animations in Blend

7:30 – 7:45: Break
7:45 – 8:45: Silverlight within SharePoint - by Sean Hopen

  • Overview of developing web parts for use in SharePoint - Benefits of using Silverlight in a SharePoint implementation

8:45 - 9:30: Q&A

Prizes: Silverlight 2 books, Expression Studio 2, and Visual Studio 2008 copies.

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Speakers Bio

Dan Borkowski (Infusion) Dan is a software consultant at Infusion Development. He has worked on enterprise desktop and web applications as well as POCs and demos using the latest and greatest Microsoft Technologies - .NET 3.5, WPF, Silverlight, SQL server. Dan has been working with Blend and Silverlight for about a year, since the early days of 2.0 beta1 and expanded his knowledge by working with WPF. In his latest projects, he has been heavily utilizing Blend to take care of animations using triggers and the VSM as well as exploring the 3D aspect of controls and animations while working with Microsoft Surface.

David Stubbs (Infusion) David is an User Experience Designer at Infusion Development. He has worked on WPF, Surface, and Silverlight projects. His area of concentration is Design, however he has also been venturing into the world of code more and more, and as such has come to understand a lot of the underpinnings of XAML and C#. David has been working with Blend/WPF for 4 months and has been doing everything from full 3d, to interactive Silverlight demos. He has had a chance to touch on many things such as the VSM, Animation, Layout, and general Blend/Silverlight nuances.

Sean Hopen (New Toronto Group) Sean has been developing software for the last 25 years. And is now a Senior Consultant for the New Toronto Group. He has lead development teams working on desktop, client server, and multi-tier internet applications for Health, Financial and Education sectors. SharePoint development with a Silverlight focus is his current area of concentration.

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