I was very fortunate to be one of the presenters at the .NET University session held at the Raleigh Microsoft office February 28th. My assignment was to entertain and educate the assembled masses on the technological wonder that is the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF). For those unaware of WPF, it is the user interface component of the new .NET 3.0 products from Microsoft. My session went well. Thankfully the demos worked as planned, the audience was receptive to the content, and a number of attendees asked some great questions as well. I give them a lot of credit, they even put up with my lightly veiled attempts at humor!
I was joined on the presentation platform by the Microsoft Developer Evangelist for the Carolina's, Brian Hitney, author of the content packed Professional ASP.NET blog, Chris Love, and fellow Triangle Dot Net Users Group member and local developer Rob Zelt.
Brian warmed up the crowd for me by opening the day covering the Windows Workflow Foundation (WF). I followed Brian with WPF and then Rob presented Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and Chris closed the show with a session on Windows CardSpace.
I had a great time presenting WPF and based on the feedback I've received, the attendees walked away from the day satisfied with their new found knowledge of Microsoft's .NET 3.0 offerings. My only regret is that I didn't get any pictures! DRATS!