It’s MIX time again, and MIX09 kicks off in a couple days time (18th-20th March) in Las Vegas. I know a number of people who have been busying up their presentations and packing bags to rush on the last flights out to the US – sadly, I’m not one of them. We’re expecting some big announcements this year, with a four-strong squad of Bill Buxton, Scott Guthrie, Dean Hachamovitch and Deborah Adler delivering the keynotes.

This has sparked off a thought…

Since the Silverlight UK User Group meetings generate a good conversation throughout the evening, we’ll be hosting a GROK TALK format – giving anyone the opportunity to take the centre stage for ~15 mins and discuss their Silverlight experiences/issues/demo/news.

It’s not expected that you need to put much preparation into your slot, but it should drive free conversation amongst the group to share ideas or find a answer to a Silverlight issue you’ve been facing. Thus if anyone is fortunate enough to go to MIX09 please step forward since I would be very keen for them to give the group a debrief on the news, session and general mood of MIX09 for instance.

It would be appreciated, that when you register for the this meeting, that you could let me know if you want a slot and what you want to GROK about and if there are any additional services that you require… eg: wireless connectivity, whiteboard, projectors etc. It will also help me see if there is a natural order to the subjects offered for discussion.

So, details are:

Unfortunately this event has been cancelled, mainly because of the fact that in my eagerness to the rooms prepared, I managed to sprain two foot ligaments by misplacing my footsteps on the stairs! After I hobbled to the local hospital MIU they told me to rest it up. Being a different format to the “normal” style of meeting, nobody felt confident hosting, so next time, I’ll take the lift!
Date: Thursday 26th March 2009
Time: Registration @ 18:00, Kick off @18:30 – don’t be late! Till 9pm

EMC Consulting, (formerly Conchango),
Notcutt House, 36 Southwark Bridge Road, London, SE1 9EU.

You can register here or via Michelle.
Registered attendees will be notified on Tuesday 24th March.


By the way, Michelle and I have created a group on Facebook for the Silverlight UK User Group so that we can all keep in touch with other, and she also created an event the next meeting too.

So what are you waiting for!  Please register now and I hope to see you there!



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 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!

In addition to emailing us directly there is also a Facebook group for the "Silverlight UK User Group" that we set up. Check for updates there too!


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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