Get the latest content on Microsoft’s web technologies at MIX08

Next March, MIX08 is taking place in Las Vegas (March 5th to 7th 2008).

So, what is it?
MIX is THE conference to attend to learn about the new web and UX technologies by Microsoft.

Keynote speakers
Keynote speakers include Steve Ballmer, Guy Kawasaki and Scott Guthrie

Sessions, content and speakers
Take a look at the list of sessions on Silverlight 2.0, Expression tools, ASP.NET Extensions (ASP.NET MVC Framework, Dynamic Data Controls),  Windows Live, SharePoint and much more.

Other than the keynote speaker I noticed a few familiar names in the session list: Scott Hanselman, Angus Logan, Miguel de Icaza, Joe Stegman, …

Who should attend?
MIX is a conference geared towards business strategists, developers and designers.  There are enough sessions focused on each public. It’s also a great opportunity to network with your peers in the web industry.

Want to go but you’re short on cash (or can’t convince your boss)?

There are still a few ways to win your free entry to the conference and even a free stay at the Venetian.

  1. MIX ReStyle: if you are a CSS wiz this is for you. Participate by creating a new design for the MIX site using your own CSS and images. At the time of writing only one (1!) person submitted an entry. Take your chance!
  2. 1st European Silverlight contest: one a few days left to submit your entry. They are giving away a few tickets to MIX to the winners.

I must admit I’m very happy that I will be attending the conference myself. I’m looking forward to the great sessions that have been announced and the opportunity to meet with other Belgian folks that will be present.

If you book before the 31st of January 2008 you still get the special early bird price.

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