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(J. Sawyer from Microsoft always gives a lively presentation. You won’t want to miss this one.)

At Lamar Advertising
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
5:45 PM - 8:15 PM

Sponsored by: S3 Staffing
Presenter(s): J. Sawyer

J Sawyer is a Developer Evangelist for Microsoft's Developer and Platform Evangelist team, primarily covering south Texas and Louisiana. He was born and raised in a suburb of Baltimore, MD and discovered a passion for computing and developing software while working his way through college as an English Lit major with a Philosophy minor. Starting his career as an instructor, he earned his MCP and MCSD in 1996, relocating to Houston in 1997 and joined DRT Systems as a consultant. Since he's been in Houston, J has worked on many projects, including eCommerce Web applications, trading applications, exploration and production applications for energy and partner extranets. He was also named MSDN Regional Director for Houston in 1999. Joining Microsoft in 2000 as a consultant, he moved to Evangelism in 2002 where he has been active in bringing the joy that is .NET to developers across the South Central District. When not spreading the word about .NET, J enjoys relaxing with family and can often be found riding his Ninja around Houston and the surrounding areas.

Topic: WPF Demystified

Today's applications need to do more than simply work. They need to draw in the user, and provide a differentiated experience. This means moving beyond battleship gray forms, boxy UIs, and providing a positive user experience. Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) provides powerful capabilities to develop a compelling user interface, the kind that makes an application stand out. In this session, we'll examine the core concepts of WPF such as layout panels, data binding, styles and control templates, and we'll use them to develop an application UI from the ground up.

5:45 pm - 6:15 pm:
General Introduction/Food and Drinks
6:15 pm - 7:15 pm: J Sawyer will speak on WPF
7:20 pm - until: Open forum for questions

Raffle and Giveaways
Office Ultimate 2007
Infragistics Net Advantage 2008
Halo 3 for X-Box 360


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