Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Blog Post: First Sessions for MIX11 Announced


The first set of sessions for MIX11 have been announced. Another hundred are in the works.

MIX is a gathering of developers, designers, UX experts and business professionals creating the most innovative and profitable consumer sites on the web. Sessions range from technical, code-based topics to expert advice on content strategy, usability and design. Explore the future of the standards-based web – join the conversation at MIX11.

More about MIX...

MIX11 will be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV April 12 –14.

Initial Sessions Announced

XNA Game Studio for Fun, Profit, Danger, Excitement and Windows Phone 7 Games with Rob Miles

Ever wonder what it takes to create a top game for Windows Phone 7? Rob will show you how easy it is to get XNA programs running, whether you are a C# and Visual Studio newbie or a grizzled veteran of .NET. You will find out how to use the touch and accelerometer sensors and how to add a smattering of physics to your games.

Flickr API: Tap into Billions of Photos for Windows Phone 7 with Markus Spiering

Do you want your app to integrate with one of the world’s leading photo sharing site? The Flickr for Windows Phone 7 app is a full featured mobile application that is pushing the boundaries of UX design and is 100% built on Flickr's API methods that are available for developers.

HTML5 Canvas Mastery with Lanny McNie and Shawn Blais

In this boot camp we will take a comprehensive look at everything from simple shape and image drawing, to advanced techniques for building interactive experiences and games. Lanny McNie and Shawn Blais are senior developers at gskinner.com, a leading interactive production shop focused on providing cutting-edge experiences in HTML5, Flash, iOS, and Android.

Introducing Microsoft Media Platform with Alex Zambelli

Come learn about the encoding tools, digital rights management components, transcoding services, player development frameworks, analytics tools, content management systems and other tools and frameworks which comprise the Microsoft Media Platform (MMP).

Good JavaScript Habits for C# Developers with Elijah Manor

This session is targeted for developers that use jQuery, but haven’t invested adequate time to learn some of the foundational JavaScript concepts that differ from C#. If you would like to avoid some of these common mistakes when bringing your existing expertise to JavaScript, then please see Elijah as he explains some of the differences.

Mono: State of the Union with Miguel de Icaza

Come learn how Mono can help every one of your current projects: from our C# compiler as a service to running your .NET code on iPhone, Android and Mac. All demos will feature our amazing MonoDevelop cross platform IDE.

Effective Validation Techniques with MVVM in Silverlight with Zoltan Arvai

All input is evil! Protect your application and provide great user experience in your Silverlight application. Learn about the synchronous and asynchronous validation techniques Silverlight 4.0 offers and see how to implement these techniques in the most effective way with MVVM. Customize your validation feedback with Expression Blend for the maximum experience.

Creating Windows Phone Applications Using Expression Blend with Unni Ravindranathan

If you want to create applications for Windows Phone that stand out from the rest, you should be using Expression Blend. Come to this session to learn how to take full advantage of the rich platform features, efficient workflow and tools to showcase your unique design skills.

JavaScript Panel with Luke Hoban, Doug Crockford, Allen Wirfs-Brock, and Tomasz Janczuk

JavaScript is has matured and is currently in version 5 (officially, this is known as EcmaScript 5). Where did it come from? What problems was it initially designed to solve? How has it managed to scale to so many different usage scenarios? What are these scenarios, exactly? What does EC5 add to the language and what specific problems do these new additions solve? What's missing from the language? How will it evolve? How general purpose is JavaScript, really? YOU will drive the panel with your own questions.

Riding the Geolocation Wave with Tatham Oddie

In this session we’ll look at geolocation at every layer of the stack – from open protocols to operating system APIs, from the browser to Windows Phone 7. Building a compelling geo-enabled experience takes more than simple coordinates.

Designing Infographics for Web Applications with Des Traynor

This session will: 1) Explain the goals of data visualization and the benefits for business, 2) Walk through some great examples of stunning, but most importantly, *useful* visualizations of data sets that will leave attendees better equipped to tackles mountains of data in their applications, and 3) Present case studies showing companies getting a real return on investing in their data.

Facebook Development in .NET with Jim Zimmerman

Come learn how to use the Facebook C# SDK built in cooperation with Microsoft and Thuzi, a Facebook Preferred Partner. Thuzi will also share lessons from creating Facebook promotions that have been architected to handle over 10,000 signups an hour. We will show how to build Facebook applications with .NET using ASP.NET MVC, Web Matrix, Web Forms, Silverlight and WP7 and how to host them on Windows Azure.


Register for MIX 11 today. Space is limited, so register for MIX today! While quantities last, receive your 3rd hotel night for free* at Mandalay Bay or THE hotel when you book 2 or more nights through MIX!


Bruce D. Kyle
ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation


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