Many thanks to those that attended the evening and did not get distracted by the IE9 launch parties or the various football fixtures that inadvertently clashed with the event.

Guy Smith-Ferrier (who organises the .Net Developer Network) gave an enlightening session on Internationalizing Silverlight. I had particular fun with introducing Guy, and gave it a treatment of the usual localisation problems faced by developers looking to support multiple languages – you might see a hint of this in the slides below and the video! Prior to the evening, Guy was asking if there was anything topical/specific he should be looking to cover at the last minute, so knowing that different languages would feature heavily in this session I decided not to go with the usual French, Chinese or Arabic… but requested that there was some Welsh localisation – he did!

With thanks to Guy, those that attended gave excellent feedback; some remarking that they “now appreciate that localisation is not a question of fonts or spacing” or that they could “apply these techniques with renewed confidence”.

The slide decks and video from the evening can be found below. Reminder that Guy periodically updates much of his content and his website is worth a visit.

Slides: Silverlight UK User Group Introduction – by Mark Mann.

Install Microsoft Silverlight

Slides: How To Achieve World (Ready) Domination In Silverlight – by Guy Smith-Ferrier.

Install Microsoft Silverlight

Video Part 1:

Video Part 2:

Thanks to Ian Smith who recorded the session on behalf of the Silverlight UK User Group.

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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