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//BUILD Special: Microsoft, .NET and Client-Side Design Today

In this special event, Laurent Bugnion, Microsoft MVP and author of the well-known MVVM Light framework, will give a presentation on the Microsoft Design Language (formerly known as Metro), followed by an open discussion / panel on client-side technologies today (HTML, XAML, Xamarin...) with Ward Bell and Laurent Bugnion, as well as possible additional guests. Stay tuned!

If you have burning questions regarding client-side development today and where things are headed, this is your opportunity! To help us prepare and address as many questions as possible, please post your questions in the comment section below. 

6:30 - 7:45: Laurent Bugnion, "Putting the Microsoft Design Language to work"

The new Microsoft Design Language (formerly known as Metro) has taken the tech world by surprise. It brings a refreshing change from hyper realistic design, and offers a welcomed alternative to the other mobile platforms. From Zune and then Windows Phone, the Microsoft Design Language is now used on a number of platforms and devices, notably on Windows 8 apps. In this session, we will see how we can practically convert the five design principles and put them to work, by studying real life applications and understanding how they were applied.

7:45 - 8:30: Panel / Discussion: client-side technologies today, with Laurent Bugnion, Ward Bell, Craig Dunn, and additional guests.

The Speaker

Laurent Bugnion works as Senior Director for IdentityMine, one of the leading companies (and Gold Partner) for Microsoft technologies such as Windows Presentation Foundation, Silverlight, Pixelsense, Windows 8, Windows Phone, XBOX  and generally User Experience. He is based in Zurich, Switzerland. In October 2010, the book "Silverlight 4 Unleashed" that he wrote was published at Sams, an advanced sequel to "Silverlight 2 Unleashed" (published Oct 2008). He writes for MSDN magazine and other publications, codes in Windows Phone, Windows 8, Silverlight, WPF, ASP.NET and his blog is on 2013 is his 7th year as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional and his first year as a Microsoft Regional Director. He is also the author of the well-known open source framework MVVM Light for Windows Phone, Windows 8, WPF, Silverlight.


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  • Mathias B.

    For those who attended Laurent's talk, he uploaded the slides and code he presented here:
    They will stay there for a couple of weeks.

    1 · July 6, 2013

  • Mark Y.

    Thanks for having us out of towners - was great to meet up... well organised group.

    June 25, 2013

  • Pearl V.

    Very informative. Great panel discussion!

    1 · June 25, 2013

  • Mathias B.

    Just wanted to point out the other events taking place this week that people might be interested in:

    Ryan Riley, "F# on the Web" /
    Vittorio Bertocci, "Identity, ACS and AD in Windows Azure" /
    Xamarin Party:

    Glenn Block, "C# on a diet with scriptcs" /

    Have a fantastic Build week, everyone!

    June 25, 2013

  • Paul K.

    Very good meeting!

    June 25, 2013

  • Klaus L.

    Good Info, intresting discussion, great people for the panel. Learned a lot about design principles. Thanks!

    1 · June 25, 2013

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  • Ryan

    Obsessed with Windows Phone - cant wait to learn!

    June 21, 2013

  • Paul D.

    Looking forward to the meeting

    June 5, 2013

  • Joe C.

    SouthBay.NET has another Pre-BUILD event on the same night and I will be there, too many good events!

    June 5, 2013

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