On May 29th, the first YazGelistir Summit will take place in the Microsoft Istanbul office. The sessions announced for the Summit range from New Features of Visual Studio 2010 to ASP.NET MVC 2.0, from Silverlight RIA user statistics to WCF RIA Services and much more. The presenters are Microsoft Regional Directors, Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVP) from Turkey and Yazgelistir editors.
Yazgelistir is an online platform for Turkish speaking developers using Microsoft technologies. Their keyword is “sharing”; sharing information through articles, events, reader contribution, forums etc. At the Yazgelistir Summit, I hope to get a chance to get together with developers from the Silverlight community in Istanbul. I am also planning an interview with Daron Yondem, who is a Microsoft Regional Director, a Silverlight MVP and INETA Turkey Lead.
I will be at the event as a SilverlightShow and CompletIT representative. As a reminder, during MIX10 I contributed to SilverlightShow content with live reports from sessions/keynotes/social events and interviews. So we decided to take this fun collaboration a step further! CompletIT is a Silverlight focused web consulting, development and training company in Bulgaria and maintains the SilverlightShow portal, which supports Silverlight events, contests and knowledge sharing. They have recently relaunched its website completely implemented in Silverlight, you can read about the challenges of rebuilding the website or check out a Channel 9 video by Pete Brown, as Emil Stoychev, founder of SilverlightShow, showcases the new website. At the moment, SilverlightShow is planning to introduce changes to its content organization, section layout etc; so feel free to provide feedback! Good suggestions will be awarded with a SilverlightShow T-Shirt and you will also get a chance to beta test new features!
Istanbul is fabulous in the beginning of summer (just look at the picture on the left) and there is a very dynamic developer community. If you should happen to be in Istanbul on the event date, let’s just say you were coincidentally cruising through the Mediterranean or you were on an Oriental Expedition, let’s meet up there!
(Turkish Tips of the Day: yaz = write, gelistir/geliştir = develop; Yazılım Geliştirme = Software Development)