Tech Valley Code Camp 2009

Update 11/1/09: Session schedule is posted!  20 sessions to choose from.

tvcc_09The Tech Valley Code Camp is almost here!  This year’s camp will be taking place on Saturday, November 7th, 2009 at SUNY Albany from 9am-3pm and is absolutely, 100% free for everyone to attend.  So far we have 18 sessions scheduled for everything from LINQ to Silverlight to iPhone development to Ruby on Rails.  I encourage all of our local developers to attend this event, and furthermore, present something to the group!  This code camp is platform agnostic, so practically software development topic would be great to present.

I’ll be presenting two sessions on Silverlight which I recently presented at VSLive Orlando 2009:

Getting Started with Silverlight
Room: CC 367
Time: 1:00pm

Microsoft Silverlight allows developers and designers to build rich cross-browser and cross-platform applications for the Web using the same tools and technologies that are familiar to .NET developers.  This session will cover the basics of Silverlight, including basic XAML, the tools that can be used to create Silverlight applications, the controls available in the Silverlight framework, and pros and cons of Silverlight vs. other web technologies, all while building a few very simple applications demonstrating the power of the framework.

Silverlight Controls and Animations
Room: CC 367
Time: 2:30pm

The Microsoft Silverlight framework contains an assortment of pre-built controls that can be used directly by your applications.  Developers can also create their own custom controls to fit their requirements.  In addition, Silverlight can be used to create animations that are simple or extremely complex, from pulsing buttons to 3D movement.  This session will demonstrate how to use the most common and important controls, as well as how to create custom user controls, along with demonstrating how XAML, Visual Studio and Expression Blend can be used to create animations that will spice up any application.

It’s not too late!  Head on over to the site to register to attend, and think of a topic to present.  Looking forward to the event and seeing you all there!