Jesse Liberty's avatar It gives me great pleasure to announce that Jesse Liberty will be presenting at the next Silverlight UK User Group meeting on April 13th.

There, I said it… I can’t hide the excitement!

Michelle and I actually knew about this a while ago, hence Michelle already posted this event’s agenda while I was on paternity leave, but on my return we snuck in an extra event in March to relay the news and views of the recent MIX10 conference. So this agenda post puts me back in sync.

My first Jesse Liberty book Jesse Liberty has been in the computer software business for a long time. The first book I bought that was written by him was the popular “ANSI C++ in 21 Days” back in 1996! From C++ to C#, ASP.NET and AJAX, Jesse has now settled on Silverlight and established himself as one of the more authoritative figures on the subject – particularly with the Silverlight Hyper Video Platform. He’s doing a tour of the UK and Ireland presenting a number of community events so we grabbed the opportunity to team up with the London .Net User Group in hosting an evening that coincides with the Microsoft UK Tech Days week (more details of that event is right at the bottom of this post).

Meeting details are below:

Date: Tuesday 13th April 2010
Time: Registration @ 18:30, Kick off @19:00 Till about 9:30pm

Vue Cinema Shepherds Bush,
West 12 Shopping & Leisure Centre,
Shepherds Bush Green,
London, W12 8PP

Nearest Tube is Shepherds Bush (Central Line)

You can register
here or via
Michelle .

Registered attendees will be notified with any final details by Friday 9th April.



Registration @ 18:30

Welcome/Kick off @ 19:00

“Silverlight 4,  MVVM and TDD: A Brave New World”
with Jesse Liberty, Silverlight Geek, and Developer Community Program Manager for Microsoft
This will be a technical session (Level 300) on building applications focusing on the points below:

1. MVVM and Silverlight to build test-driven programs
2. Understanding Refactoring and Dependency Injection
3. A Walk through of a non-trivial application

Afterwards, Jesse would be delighted to have the opportunity to mingle and answer any questions you may have.


Most of our user group are Tweet’ers, so if there’s anything you want to share amongst the group, then check out our Twitter hashtag or user accounts:







Please register and I hope to see you there!


About Jesse Liberty

Jesse Liberty

Jesse Liberty, Silverlight Geek, is a Developer Community Program Manager for Microsoft (US). Lately he has been focused on Component-based, Test-Driven, Cross-platform line-of-business application development, and has led the development of the open source  Silverlight HyperVideo Platform
Jesse is the author of over two dozen books .NET and object-oriented programming including Programming C#, Learning ASP.NET with AJAX, Programming .NET 3.5 and forthcoming Programming Silverlight 4 and thus his blog is a required resource for Silverlight programmers. His twenty years of programming experience include stints as a Distinguished Software Engineer at AT&T; Vice President of Human-Computer Interaction at Citibank and Software Architect at PBS/Learning Link. |


Microsoft TechDays2010For more details of the Microsoft UK Tech Days week, visit their website now! There are various developer and ITPro tracks and a number of Fringe events too.

The subject matter is varied; from the launch of Visual Studio 2010, Essential MIX, Rich Client Technologies and Windows Phone 7, Virtualisation, Office 2010, Windows 7 Deployment and SQL Server 2008 R2.


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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