I’ve been invited to speak again at the Chicago Code Mastery event – this year we will be downtown and I will be presenting on mobile design patterns/tips!
The official blurb:
Join us on Tuesday April 30th from 8:30AM – 4PM
Code Mastery delivers high-quality technical content, designed to present you with meaningful and insightful learning experiences. Come spend a day with Magenic’s best and brightest – you’ll be glad you did. Our featured speaker is Rockford Lhotka, Magenic’s CTO, Microsoft MVP, and creator of the popular CSLA.NET framework.
Code Mastery is going mobile for the Chicago 2013 event!
- Introduction to Web API
- Understanding Azure Mobile Web Services
- Mobile Enterprise Deployment
- ASP.NET with MVC
- Effective Design for Mobile Apps
- Integrating iOS with Azure Mobile Services
- Getting Started Building Amazing Windows Phone 8 Apps
The event is free and food will be provided.
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I had the pleasure of speaking this past Wednesday at the Code Mastery event in Chicago (hosted by Magenic at the Microsoft building in Lombard). My session was Designer and Developer Collaboration with Visual Studio 2012 and Expression Blend, though to be fair I never actually opened VS2012 during the demo
We covered a slide deck outlining how I often see designer/developer interaction happening versus the collaboration style environment I have spent the last several years proving actually works as well as two demos: updating the UI layer of developer code created in the previous WinRT session and a showcase of the new Blend5 features specific to .js WinRT apps.
As promised, I’m uploading my slides and demo materials here:
PowerPoint Deck (pdf)
Demo Files (zip)
I hope everyone who was able to attend learned something helpful to take back with them, and thank you for coming!
In the past 18 months, the Chicago Designers and Developers User Group has sought to walk the lines between design and development while remaining platform agnostic. We’ve had some great presentations and speakers in the past; however, it has become increasingly difficult to find and schedule topics that appeal to designers and developers in both the Adobe and Microsoft worlds. After careful introspection and evaluation, the CD2 leadership team have chosen to clarify our place in the community and focus on Microsoft Silverlight & WPF.
And so, we’re extremely excited to announce the creation of The Chicago Silverlight User Group. The core purpose of the group (better designer/developer collaboration) hasn’t changed, but includes a renewed focus as we concentrate on all that Silverlight and WPF have to offer as a rich platform. We invite all of CD2′s members to continue to join us in this new and excited SIG in the coming months.
In effect, this is the sunset of CD2 as we know it today. We realize that some of the content we sought to bring to CD2 is already capably provided by the likes of IxDA and the Chicago Area Adobe User Groups. We believe these groups also add value to the designer and developer communities.
The new user group’s inaugural meeting will be at 6PM on Wednesday, March 3rd at The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) 200 S. Wacker Drive, 15th Floor | Chicago, IL 60606
We will be launching a new registration website in the coming weeks, please stay tuned!
I spoke tonight at CNUG out in the burbs and promised that I would post my materials up for people to download and check out links. Below you will find my Powerpoint slides, as well as some links for deeper reading on form layouts and other things I mentioned in my presentation. Thanks for having me out to talk, I hope everyone took away something valuable!
PowerPoint deck: CNUG_Design101.pptx (396K)
The one I used in the demo: http://kuler.adobe.com
An alternative: http://www.colourlovers.com/
A link for the colourlovers Blend plugin: http://expression.microsoft.com/en-us/dd421877.aspx
Form layout information:
The 5 Second Test: http://fivesecondtest.com
Check out http://www.codeapalooza.com/ for information on Codeapalooza, Chicago’s Day of .NET community event on September 6th. This FREE one day event will be hosted at The Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) Wheaton Campus. The site is being updated daily with information about speakers and sessions and it’s shaping up to be a pretty awesome event! Head to their site to see for yourself and sign up.