It’s fast approaching the time for another meeting of the Silverlight UK User Group. The third session planned for  Wednesday, 1st October 2008! The event starts at 18:30 and will be hosted by Conchango at  Notcutt House (nr Southwark Bridge).

Full Address: Conchango, Notcutt House, 36 Southwark Bridge Road, London, SE1 9EU.

The event might be a bit shorter than usual, probably testament to the fact that the Microsoft team are incredibly busy finishing off the Silverlight build as well as those waiting/upgrading in anticipation to get our hands on it!


Welcome/Kick off

Silverlight, XNA and Gaming (part I)
Richard Costall and Pete McGann
Matthew Smith did it in 6 weeks in the early 80’s, now over 20 years later Pete McGann and Richard Costall have built Manic Miner in .NET, with an engine which works for Silverlight and also XNA. In this session Pete and Rich, talk about the .NET engine, implementations and issues on the two platforms – before Pete steps up to take the ultimate gaming challenge…

Pizza and beer.. a chance to recharge and discuss in the interlude.

Silverlight, XNA and Gaming (part II)
Conclude the presentation and questions.

Showcase (TBD) or Open discussion to finish.

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) will 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 workflow perspective or showcase demo. If you think that you have a topic/presentation that ought to be shared with the community then please contact me (here) and I’ll see if I can get you scheduled in!

Hope to see you there!


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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