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News Brandy Favilla is currently the Community Engagement Manager at New Horizons of Minnesota (www.nhmn.com). In this position, she helps people define and build their careers through educational events. Brandy focuses on networking with members of the Information Technology community to form partnerships in education. She strives to maintain New Horizons’ reputation as a high-quality learning center throughout the Twin Cities and beyond. Some of her accomplishments include chairing the committee for both the TechFuse and MindSurf Conferences hosted by New Horizons, co-chairing Twin Cities Code Camp and Twin Cities SharePoint Camp, Co-host of the Twin Cities Developers Guild, VP of PR for TechMasters (www.techmasters-tc.com), Communications Chair of PACT (www.pactweb.org), Programs chair for IAMCP, President of the Business Intelligence User Group (www.ncbisig.org) and actively participating in the SharePoint User Group (www.sharepointmn.com). *the thoughts and opinions in this blog are my own and do not reflect the opinions of New Horizons of Minnesota
Twin Cities IT and Developer Events Postings by Brandy Favilla
Two day free training event called XamlFest at the Bloomginton, MN Microsoft offices from Tuesday, April 14th 2009 to Wednesday, April 15th, 2009. This will be a classroom style event led by fellow Microsoft’s very own John Pelak. This event will be going in depth on the XAML markup language and how it is used in both WPF and Silverlight 2.0 applications. We will also go deep on how to use Expression Blend to visually design application interfaces.

Here's all the information on the event:

Check out the website

Dates:
The event will take place on Tuesday, April 14th 2009 to Wednesday, April 15th, 2009.

Attendees:
This event is targeted toward software developers and designers who want to learn more about XAML, Windows Presentation Foundation, Silverlight 2 and Expression Blend 2. We can accommodate 60 people for this session and registration will be accepted on a first come/first served basis.

Agenda:

Tuesday, April 14th
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM - Introduction to WPF, XAML, Expression Blend
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM - Break
10:45 AM – 12:00 PM - Building Visually Rich Applications: The role of the Integrator in building "designable" applications
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM - Lunch, Mingle, Prizes
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM - Instructor-led WPF walk through and assisted development
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM - Assisted development

Wednesday, April 15th
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM - Introduction to Silverlight, Data Binding, LINQ
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM - Break
10:45 AM – 12:00 PM - Platform Centric Design Best Practices: Creating WPF and Silverlight XAML for Web and Local Client Solutions
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM - Lunch, Mingle, Prizes
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM - Instructor-led Silverlight walk through and assisted development
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM - Assisted development

Venue:
Microsoft Office
8300 Norman Center Drive, Suite 950
Bloomington, MN 55437

Registration:
To register for XamlFest, send an email with your contact information to xamlfest-msp@live.com. Only 60 seats are available, so be sure to register early if you want to attend. Also, we ask that, if you find you can't make it for the session, please let us know so we can let someone else come in your place.

Please register early, because we anticipate the seats filling up fast. Register Here Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2009 9:34 AM | Back to top


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