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.NET Rocks Panel Live from Sofia!

Url: http://www.dotnetrocks.com/default.aspx?showNum...

.NET Rocks

While at DevReach, Carl and Richard convened another panel to discuss data access, Silverlight v. JQuery and other topics. Christian Weyer and Hadi Hariri join the fun. If you're as in love with the sound of my voice as I am, this is a must listen to ;)

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First Week of European Conference Tour

Sofia

One week into my European Conference tour and I thought it was time to send you lot a update. My first stop was Sofia, Bulgaria to join the great folks at DevReach. I got in a couple of days early so I could relax and get my time change down.

The first day I arrived I did the worst thing you can do when you are going to be away for five weeks: I broke my laptop screen. Yeah, I know.  Here's a pic of it (click for bigger version):

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I am on .NET Rocks Talking about Declarative UI's

Url: http://www.dotnetrocks.com/default.aspx?ShowNum...

.NET Rocks

Before I left for Europe, I had a chance to sit down with Richard and Carl and espouse my views on views. Specifically we discussed how the separation of UIs (in declarative UI's like XAML and JavaScript templating) may help developers know specifically when they are in or out of the user interface part of their project. Hopefully this will make it easier to keep our code from getting tangled.  Watch out for the bad pizza/spagetti code reference...

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Speaking at TechEd Europe!

Url: http://www.microsoft.com/europe/teched/

TechEd Europe 2009

I am excited to be asked to speak in Berlin this November at TechEd Europe 2009. This event is happening November 9-13th in Berlin, Germany. If you have a chance, it'll be a great time to see and be seen. There are a lot of great speakers that are all a must-see (humbling a bit).

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What I Am Up To...

Shawn Wildermuth

For my loyal readers of this blog, you've probably noticed the blog has had a lot of announcements lately and not a lot of content. That's on purpose.  With the release of Silverlight 3 being scheduled for this Friday, I've been holding back on my Silverlight content until that happens.  So check back this weekend for some, hopefully, interesting discussions!

Also, as the fall slowly approaches I am getting my conference schedule ready and its busy, busy, busy.  Here are my upcoming conference appearances:

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Sample Code from GGMUG Talk

Url: http://wildermuth.com/talks#Speaking_at_Gwinnet...

Silverlight Logo

Last night I attended and spoke to the GGMUG (Gwinett Georgia Microsoft User Group) meeting to talk about everything new Silverlight 3. It was a good event and the people were great. There were good questions and the facility is great. If you attended the event, thanks for coming!  You had some great questions. 

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DevTeach is Around the Corner

Url: http://www.devteach.com/

DevTeach

In early June, I'll be making my first trip to Vancouver Canada. This trip will be so I can speak at DevTeach this year. DevTeach is a 3-day conference with an impressive lineup of speakers including Ted Neward, Julie Lerman, David Larribee, Tim Huckaby, Miguel Castro, Kathleen Dollard, Oren Eini and Richard Campbell!

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Speaking at SharePoint Saturday Atlanta

Url: http://www.sharepointsaturday.org/atlanta/defau...

SharePoint Saturday Atlanta

I will be talking about SharePoint and Silverlight Integration at Atlanta's upcoming SharePoint Saturday. If you are in Atlanta and want to hear about some of the ways you can use Silverlight in your SharePoint sites, drop by for a listen!

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My Appearances in the 2nd Quarter

Url: http://wildermuth.com/talks

Teaching

As usual I have a full schedule of appearances coming up. After my long trip to the west coast, most of my appearances coming up are more on the right-coast.  If you're in any of these cities, come by and hear me discuss your favorite topics:

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I Might Be Speaking at CodeStock

Url: http://codestock.org/Default.aspx

Silverlight Logo

My sessions are in the running for CodeStock in Knoxville, TN.  You can help pick which sessions are going to be given (including mine) at this year's CodeStock. How does it work?

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Speaking at DevLink

Url: http://www.devlink.net/Speakers/ShawnWildermuth...

DevLink

I will be in Nashville, TN in August 13 - 15, 2009 to speak at the DevLink conference. DevLink is a great deal at $75 for three days of technical content. I will be doing sessions on:

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Silverlight Data at Atlanta Code Camp

Url: http://wilderminds.blob.core.windows.net/downloads/AtlCodeCamp2009...

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I originally had cancelled my talks at the Atlanta Code Camp because I was going to be in San Francisco and didn't think I could fly in the same day and give my talks. At the last minute I asked the code camp guys if they had room for an ad-hoc session and they had a cancellation so it worked out.

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Speaking at DevTeach in June

Url: http://www.devteach.com/

DevTeach

I just got the word that I am speaking at DevTeach in Vancouver, BC this June. Its a great conference with lots of your favorite speakers including Tim Huckabee, Ted Neward, Julie Lerman, Miguel Castro, Rod Paddock, Kathleen Dollard, Orin Eini and Beth Massi.

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Reminder: Introducing Silverilght in the Twin Cities

Url: http://www.twincitiesdevelopersguild.com/

Silverlight Logo

I will be in Minneapolis' Twin Cities Developers Guild tomorrow night to give my "Introducing Silverlight". If you're in town and just want to heckle or get started with Silverlight, drop by!

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Come See Me in the Twin Cities

Url: http://www.twincitiesdevelopersguild.com/

I will be coming to the Twin Cities Developers Guild to talk about everything Silverlight on February 10th, 2009. If you're in town and come by and watch me build a Silverlight application from scratch in 75 minutes. I will be showing off Blend and Visual Studio's mad XAML skills as well as how to retrieve data from the server. Its a fun talk!

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Another DevReach Video is Available - Silverlight Control Customization

Url: http://www.silverlightshow.net/shows/Control-Cu...

The DevReach videos are sneaking out one at a time. DevReach is a conference held in Bulgaria every year and this last October I had the opportunity to be at this great event. This new video shows me talking about the breadth of Control Customization. The description of the talk from the DevReach conference site:

Silverlight 2 provides a rich set of options for customizing your controls. Unlike other technologies, creating user and custom controls is not necessary to get the customized control you want. In this talk I will cover Compositing, Styling, Templating and Custom Controls to help attendees understand when and how to customize their controls.

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Don't Forget the MSDN Developers Conference in Atlanta

Url: http://www.msdndevcon.com/Pages/Atlanta.aspx

Coming December 16, 2008, i'll be at the Atlanta stop of the MSDN Developer Conference to see the PDC content. These events will give you an opportunity to see the Azure platform, Windows 7, Silverlight, F# and even Oslo

I will be presenting the "Lap Around Oslo" with David Struggs.  If you want to learn about the newest stuff coming out of Redmond or just want to show up and argue with me about Domain Specific Languages, show up at the event.

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Speaking in West Palm Beach, Florida on Tuesday

Url: http://www.fladotnet.com/Reg.aspx?EventID=334

If you are in Florida this week and want to get a peek at Silverlight 2, don't forget to join me at the Florida.NET's West Palm Beach meeting. The User Group is going to be held on November 25, 2008 at 6:30pm:

Beanstalk Networks
314 Clematis Street, Suite 200, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
(561) 804-4560
http://www.openclose.com

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Coming to Florida!

Url: http://www.fladotnet.com/Reg.aspx?EventID=334

I am coming to West Palm Beach, FL on November 25th, 2008 to do my Introducing Silverlight 2. If you are in the area, don't forget to stop by to ask me about anything Silverlight (or anything else for that matter).

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DevReach Example Code

Url: http://www.devreach.com

I am finally on my way home from Europe and had a great time speaking at both SDC and DevReach. The people in Bulgaria really treated me well. If you were at any of my talks, please see the following code downloads for the demo code:

I hope to see everyone in Sofia again next year!

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SDN Conference - Demo Code

Url: http://sdn.nl

I just finished up with my four talks at the SDN Conference outside of Amsterdam and I had a great time. For anyone who missed it, you missed a great time. Amsterdam 026

I had four sessions ranging from cloud computing to Silverlight 2. For the attendees I wanted to give you a chance to download the demo source code I wrote for the sessions.  You can find it here:

If you have any questions, drop me a line.

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Just Back From the Silverlight 2 Firestarter in NYC

Url: http://blogs.msdn.com/peterlau/archive/2008/08/...

I just got back from the Silverlight 2 Firestarter in New York City. I had a great time. We have a good turn-out and great discussions about the technology. The Microsoft guys that set this up were just great, especially Peter Laudati who organized the whole thing and made my short trip up there really simple and fun.

For the attendees of the talks, here's a link to the example project I built for you:

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Speaking at the Atlanta .NET Users Group

Url: http://www.atlantadotnet.org

Next Monday night (July 28th, 2008), i'll be giving the short Q&A session at the Atlanta .NET Users Group.  The topic?  NHibernate's LINQ and ADO.NET Data Services support.  If you're interested in using NHibernate but don't want to give up your LINQ skills, stop by for a listen!

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Silverlight and Line of Business Applications

Url: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/mseventsbmo/view...

In case you didn't catch it, I participated in a webcast called geekSpeak.  This webcast was hosted by Glen Gordon and Chad Brooks. The topic today was "Silverlight and Line of Business Applications". While geekSpeak's usually focus on hands-on examples of creating code, we took a different tact today and discussed the larger topic of where Silverlight fits in the development ecosystem (at least Microsoft's ecosystem).

For my money, the real benefit in Silverlight is for applications that cross the firewall. This means Line of Business applicaitons are really for B2B and B2C solutions. Unfortunately, what I hear from the community is that people see Silverlight as a solution for porting their desktop and traditional 3-tier applications to the web. Is this a good idea? I don't think so. The problem is that desktop development usually involves business objects that tend to have a direct connection to the database. Moving these sorts of applicaitons to the web means that you need to create an extra layer of communications and serialization. There is a cost both in development and performance for these extra layers.

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Join me on GeekSpeak on June 25th, 2008

Url: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.a...

This week, I will be joining Glen Gordon and Chad Brooks for a GeekSpeak webcast. The Webcast starts at 3pm EST (or noon PST) on Wednesday, June 25th, 2008. We will be discussing Silverlight 2 and its use in so called "Line of Business" applications. Please join us and bring your questions.

If you don't know what a GeekSpeak event is, here is a description straight from Microsoft's website:

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