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  • 1. Keynote Presentation November 3 rd , 2007 Frank La Vigne [email_address] Applied Information Sciences
  • 2. What’s a Dev Camp?
    • DevCamp is a BarCamp for developers
    • Not a Code Camp, per se
    • BarCamps are ad-hoc gatherings
    • For people to share and learn in an open environment
    • Technically speaking, an agenda-less “unconference”
  • 3. Schedule
  • 4. Sponsors
    • Platinum Sponsors
  • 5. Sponsors (Cont’d)
    • Gold Sponsors
  • 6. House Rules
    • No Smoking
    • Clean Up After Yourself
    • We are all guests of Microsoft & let’s be good guests
    • Evaluation Forms, Evaluation Forms, Evaluation Forms!
  • 7. Dev Camp: Day of Learning
    • DevCamps are free and run by volunteers
    • Speakers are giving freely of their time
    • Some speakers are presenting for the first time today
    • Remember, this is a community event
    • Please silence all cell phones
  • 8. If Developers Ruled the World
    • What would the World be like if
    • Software Developers ran it?
    With Apologies to the Graphic Designers in the Room
  • 9. Debugging Would Be Prime Time Drama
  • 10. Developers Would Be in Action Films
  • 11. Bad Code Would Be Entertaining
  • 12. Silverlight Would’ve Come Out in the 80s
  • 13. What is Silverlight?
    • Formerly known as WPF/E
    • Similar to WPF
    • Uses XAML
    • Vector based graphics
    • Runs on Window, Mac and Linux
      • Will run on Windows Mobile in future
    • Version 1.0 is released
    • Version 1.1 is in Alpha
  • 14. Versions of Silverlight
    • 1.0
      • Uses Javascript for interactivity
      • Supports High Def Streaming
    • 1.1
      • Uses .NET for interactivity
      • Has a scaled down CLR
        • Called AG CLR (AG = Silver)
      • Supports High Def Streaming
  • 15. Javascript Gets No Respect
    • Many enterprise & component developers are waiting until version 1.1 ships to develop content for Silverlight.
    • However, this is missing the opportunity Silverlight presents.
  • 16. The Competition
    • Rich Internet Applications (RIA) have been around for a while.
    • For past ten years, Flash has dominated the market
      • Adobe Flex is an IDE built on top of Flash with J2EE & JSP
    • Sun recently introduced JavaFX
  • 17.
    • Silverlight State of the Union A Tour of Some Interesting Silverlight Web Sites
  • 18. Silverlight User Group (SLUG)
    • Would there be enough interest in the DC Metro Area for a Silverlight User Group?
    • Please answer the question on the evaluation forms
  • 19. Keep the Conversation Going
    • Keep an eye on this URL
    • Twitter
    • Facebook Silverlight DevCamp DC Group
    • Tagging The magic word is SilverlightDevCampDC .
    • Slides Look for slide decks on
  • 20.
    • Learning the Basics of Silverlight