D'Arcy from Winnipeg
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Winnipeg .NET UG – Silverlight/Flash Smackdown!

Friday, April 17, 2009 10:26 AM

*Note: Re-posted from Miguel Carrasco’s blog. Be sure to check it out!


Finally, SmackDown has come back to Winnipeg on May 19th, 2009!  For the first time under one roof, New Media Manitoba, the Adobe User Group, and the Winnipeg .net User Group bring you The Silverlight and Flash SmackDown!  This is, without a doubt the most electrifying topic in web development today!  We are about to shake things up and end the fall season with a bang! Developers and Designers finally under one roof!  A merger of design and development, with one lucky attendee walking away with an XBOX 360! Register here today, spaces will fill up fast!

The Silverlight Story

What is Silverlight anyway?  Microsoft MVP Miguel Carrasco will walk you through 5 powerful scenarios that will leave you going “I didn’t know you could do that with Silverlight”.  Learn how Sketch Flow will forever change the way you build your application prototypes. See how powerful enterprise application development tools like Visual Studio Team Systems integrate directly with Expression Blend and Silverlight.  Learn how important Designer and Developer Workflow is and how Microsoft Silverlight uses the most advanced Adobe Photoshop Importer you have ever seen.  If that wasn’t enough, learn how the next generation of video on the web is being powered by Microsoft’s Silverlight H.264 Video Streaming support.

The Flash Platform

Think Flash is good for just pretty animations? Think again! Adobe Flash is the heart of the Flash Platform, a set of tools and technologies that provide everything you need to create exciting Rich Internet Applications and content, from the browser to the desktop to mobile. Darren Osadchuk from Flash in the Peg, Winnipeg’s Adobe User Group, will introduce you to the Flash Platform. He’ll show you some of the new animation tools in Flash CS4, how Flash integrates with other Adobe Creative Suite 4 applications, and what the Flash Platform brings to RIA development for the web and the desktop.

This is the event of the year you won’t want to miss!  Flash, Silverlight, Adobe, Microsoft.  Who knows what could happen, so come out and meet your other half!  After all designers need developers, and developers need designers!  Two immovable objects are about to collide, and hopefully everyone will be enlightened to the Flash and Silverlight Connection!  Stick around till the end, and you could win an XBOX 360!

It’s gonna be a slobberknocker! Don’t miss it! May 19th, 2009 @ 6pm at Lockhart Theatre at the University of Winnipeg.  Register Today!

Parking is easy and it’s located right downtown.  Spaces are limited.


Miguel Carrasco – Anvil Digital
Miguel Carrasco is a Microsoft MVP in Expression Studio.  Miguel has spoken at various technology events including recently TechDays 2008.  He was also recently a judge on the Microsoft Ignite IT 2009 panel and recently selected as Web Development Track co-lead for Microsoft TechDays 2009.  Miguel works with an impressive team of developers and designers at Anvil Digital that create impressive applications using ASP.net AJAX, Silverlight, WPF, Flash, and FLEX.  An enthusiastic speaker, Miguel loves getting the crowd involved and creating excitement about the tools, technology, and best practices to building amazing applications.

Darren Osadchuk’s – Ludicrous Software
Darren Osadchuk owns and operates Ludicrous Software. In business since 2005, Ludicrous Software develops games and interactive content for the web and mobile platforms. Until recently, Darren was a civil servant for the Manitoba government, but is much, much happier now. Darren is an Adobe Certified Expert in Flash Lite, and was a speaker at Adobe MAX 2008. Darren also manages Flash in the Peg, Winnipeg, Manitoba’s Adobe User Group.


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