Due to the crazy list of releases and announcements (Silverlight3 Beta1, SketchFlow in Expression Blend, Blend 3 Preview, Super Preview, IE 8, ASP.NET MVC 1.0 etc.) at MIX09, there is already an intense overload of information out there. Some blog entries were posted the minute the keynote was over. So I decided to let the storm cool down a little bit, before I write about my first impressions and experimental samples. I truly plan to keep this wait short… But until then I want to share personal UXs of my MIX09 Adventure, which turned out to be inspiring, unique and … yes, they are all mine! First thanks goes out to my geeky MIXDIVA – Developer Evangelist Lynn Langit.
Let’s start off with my Silverlight UX:
On the last day of MIX09, I finally had a chance to meet Dave Campbell(Wynapse), who spent almost two hours to introduce me to a brilliant Silverlight crowd. Right at this moment, I still blush, as he has even mentioned this encounter on his blog.
I should thank him once again; I guess I got a real-time demo of a sincere developer community involvement action. As a matter of fact, he is always very kind to include my Silverlight entries in SilverlightCream.
Here’s a list of Silverlight Pro’s I had a chance to meet:
Jesse Liberty: Silverlight Geek” and “Developer Community Liaison
Tim Heuer: Microsoft Silverlight Program Manager
Laurent Bugnion: Author of Silverlight Unleashed. Surprisingly he is from a German speaking country (Switzerland); which was so refreshing!
Shawn Wildermuth: Microsoft MVP C# and he is the one, who’s behind the Silverlight-Tour workshops
Mike Harsh: Silverlight Program Manager
Corrina Black: Silverlight platform – Lead designer
John Papa: Microsoft C# MVP, Author of Data Driven Services with Silverlight 2
Corey Schuman: Author of Microsoft Expression Blend 2 for Windows:
Visual QuickStart Guide
Pete Brown: Microsoft MVP for Client Application Development (Silverlight and WPF)
Koen Zwikstra: The Silverlight Spy guy
Corey Miller: Senior Consultant Magenic Technologies
Bryant Likes: UX Developer for Avanade, Co-author of SQL-Server 2000 XML Distilled
I even have some pictures to support or should I say prove:) my happy ending SL UX. To recognize me, just look out for the girl, who doesn’t know where to put here hands; isn’t that funny?
Certainly, it wasn’t only me, who took pictures… So I discovered myself on Jesse Liberty’s Photo Essay blog entry as well…
It seems – what happens at MIX, doesn’t stay there! Luckily all content is also available to everyone. You can check out tons of Silverlight video sessions right here! Get ready to be surprised!
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