We recently hosted the second meeting of the Silverlight UK User Group at Conchango in London. It was a pretty packed agenda with two excellent presentations.

Mike Taulty‘s usually busy being a Microsoft Development Evangelist, presenting at various conferences or recording Silverlight demos on MSDN’s Channel9. He gave us a sneak preview of a presentation that he was preparing for ReMix08 about hooking up Silverlight applications to services and content beyond those that are embedded within the host application. The coding demos got deep, detailed and highlighted the many different options available of Silverlight’s ability to get connected.

Update: Michelle Flynn has posted up the video recording of this session here.

Update: I’ve embedded the session video below.

 

The second session got at lot of attention, especially from the developers in the audience who where in awe over "designer elements" of putting together a slickly styled Silverlight application. It was no wonder Tim Hustler and Simon Sturgess recently won a Microsoft competition (the Web Harmony ‘Be all you can be challenge’).

Update: Michelle Flynn has posted up the video recording of this session here.

Update: I’ve embedded the session video below.

 

The attendance at the meeting remained at a good ratio of developers and designers and the interaction throughout the evening was excellent – Feedback afterwards was good to hear that we are able to get good presentations and the discussion flowing at these meetings. If you have comments or suggestions then please let me and the team know by dropping us a message here.

Finally a grateful thanks to those that presented, those that attended and the team that works behind the scenes getting it all organised (Michelle Flynn, Richard Griffin, Jamie Thomson, Felix Corke). 


Want to join the discussion?
The event is geared to please/interest/inform both developers and designers alike, so if you are interested in coming along then please contact either myself or Michelle Flynn (here) and we’ll be glad to take your details.

Want to present or showcase?
We are always on the lookout for presenters for future sessions – whether it be a high or low level coding walk through, a designer’s perspective, working practices or showcase demo. If you think that you have a topic/presentation that ought to be shared with the community then please contact either me here and I’ll see if we can schedule you in!

This is a cross post from my EMC blog, mainly for backup duplicity and to aggregate some of my past postings. My EMC blog used to be under the Conchango brand but was acquired by EMC so I’ve also retrospectively refreshed some of the old links and maybe a tweak a bit of content too.
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