Microsoft Developer Dinner for Partners: Hands-on Natural User Interfaces: Multi-touch development with Silverlight and WPF 4
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Event Date: February 24, 2010
Event Time: 18:00 – 20:00
12012 Sunset Hills Road
Reston, VA 20190
Speakers for tonight's presentation
Joshua Blake, Consultant, Information Strategies, Inc. (see biography below)
Marc Schweigert, Principal Developer Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation, US Public Sector Developer and Platform Evangelism Team
Joshua Blake is an integrator with extensive experience developing Natural User Interfaces for Microsoft Surface and Windows 7. He draws from his background developing 3-D graphics and non-traditional computer interfaces to bring a unique perspective to multi-touch development and design. He is deeply involved in the Microsoft Surface and NUI communities and is well known for creating and maintaining InfoStrat.VE, an open source Bing Maps 3D control for WPF and Microsoft Surface. Joshua maintains a blog "Deconstructing the NUI" at http://nui.joshland.org and is currently writing a Manning book, Multi-touch Development with Silverlight and WPF.
The Natural User Interface (NUI) is the next revolution of human-computer interaction. Microsoft Surface has shown the potential of multi-touch NUIs to uniquely engage users, and multi-touch tablets and displays are becoming more and more common. This talk is focused on how you can create multi-touch NUIs for these devices. You will learn the difference between manipulations and gestures, when to use each, and how to implement specific NUI design concepts with both Silverlight and the WPF 4 Touch API. The differences between the Silverlight and WPF 4 Touch APIs will be highlighted. You will hear about the roles of the Surface Toolkit for Windows Touch and the Microsoft Surface Manipulations and Inertia Sample for Silverlight and how you can use them to jump-start your applications. The open-source multi-touch Bing Maps 3-D WPF control, InfoStrat.VE, will also be demonstrated. If you are interested in rich, engaging multi-touch interfaces for the web or client, then you need to attend this talk!
What you will learn
Join Marc Schweigert and Josh Blake in this session over dinner for a comprehensive, developer focused overview of:
· How to create multi-touch NUIs for devices such as Microsoft Surface and multi-touch tablets and displays.
· The difference between manipulations and gestures, and when to use each.
· How to implement specific NUI design concepts with both Silverlight and the WPF 4 Touch API, and the differences between the two.
· The roles of the Surface Toolkit for Windows Touch and the Microsoft Surface Manipulations and Inertia Sample for Silverlight and how you can use them to jump-start your applications.
· Demonstrations of the open-source multi-touch Bing Maps 3-D WPF control, InfoStrat.VE.
Who Should Attend
Developers, Architects, Web Designers and technical managers who wish to get an early look at the next advancement in Software Development.
Attend this event for your chance to win an Xbox 360! Xbox 360 will be raffled at the conclusion of the dinner.
Notice to all Public Sector Employees: Due to government gift and ethics laws and Microsoft policy, government employees (including military and employees of public education institutions) are not eligible to participate in the raffle.