EnergizeIT 2007

One of the biggest community events hosted by Microsoft Canada is EnergizeIT. It's a day dedicated to IT communities. Whether you are an IT professional, developer, designer, student or simply a geek at heart, you'll find something interesting.

I'm especially excited about this year's event because we'll have a designer's track in the afternoon. Both Paul and I will be presenting. We'll repeat each design session once to provide more flexibility for attendees.

Designer Track Session Abstracts:

Session #1: Thoughts from a designer within – introducing Microsoft-based UX platform and Expression Studio
This presentation will provide a perspective Microsoft-based UX platform from a designer’s point of view.  We will show how the platform enhances user experience in Office, Windows Vista, Silverlight, and ASP. NET AJAX.  In this digital age where technologies are constantly changing, what new opportunities will open up for designers to create simple, elegant, and engaging UX? How can we create designs more efficiently and better work with developers?

Session #2: Bringing Designers and Developers Together to Build Rich Interactive Applications
This session will expand on the concept of workflow between Designers and Developers and will show some of the new technologies that Microsoft has released helps this workflow.  Also discussed is how you can leverage new technologies such as Silverlight, Expression Studio and Visual Studio to create compelling, richly interactive user experiences, regardless of the platform you are targeting.

Event Details:

Date: Saturday June 16, 2007
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Center - Toronto, Ontario MAP IT
Time: 9:30 am – 4:30pm. Registration opens at 9:00am
Cost: Free of charge. Come and enjoy the day! Register Now.

We hope to see you there!