School holidays are nearly over, summer is probably trying to go for one last sun burst this August Bank Holiday and I’m making a dash out of office for 3 weeks. Therefore (rather hurriedly) the agenda for the next Silverlight UK User Group is as follows!

So, the details are:

Date: Tuesday 29th September 2009
Time: Registration @ 18:00, Kick off @18:30 – please don’t be late!
Till about 21:30

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 with final details by Thursday 24th September.



Registration @18:00

Welcome/Kick off @ 18:30

with Ian Blackburn from bbits was created in an evening to reflect the Silverlight announcements coming out of Mix09 and to keep track of the tweets that were flowing about Silverlight  Since then Silverlight 3 has been given a public release date of July 10 and silverlightpulse is being updated to take advantage over the numerous new v3 features and to truly realise the potential of twitter analysis.  Come and see how Silverlight 3 has made this interesting application easy to produce, and powerful to use.

Ian Blackburn is founder and director of bbits who offer specialized .net training, development and consultancy in the UK.  Ian has worked with a wide variety of clients ranging from small start-up companies, to blue-chip companies, and prestigious institutions such as the House of Lords.  Ian has authored numerous articles and books and is available for technical consultancies and presentations worldwide; he maintains a trio of blogs:, and

Breakout for refreshments

An introduction to PRISM and what it means to Silverlight
with Ian Smith from irascian

Ian is normally hidden behind the camera at Silverlight UK User Group evenings and he’s been coaxed out again to present his thoughts on PRISM and how it enables building composite applications in WPF and Silverlight. PRISM is more than just an evolution of the Practices&Patterns CAB and lends itself into the web space by enabling MVVM and MEF patterns in Silverlight. Its a broad topic, but Ian will be able to give a clear insight as to what PRISM is trying to achieve, what it can do to help your development, and how to get started.
Ian blogs frequently at


Please register 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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