Yesterday I gave a talk at the Devnology Community Day about Unit testing Mvvm in Silverlight. Although only a handful of people came to my session, we had some nice discussions about writing tests using various frameworks.
One last note. Tuesday, November 9th Sixin is organizing a user group meeting about Design and Development Experiences in Silverlight at Macaw in Schiphol-Rijk in the Netherlands. There are some places available.
On June 7th Expression Studio 4 will be launched at the Internet Week in New York. One day later, on June 8th, the Dutch Silverlight and Expression User Group SIXIN organizes the Dutch Community Launch in collaboration with Microsoft and Centric at Centric’s office in IJsselstein. To celebrate the 4 Expression release we have two interesting speakers. In addition, we give three packages Expression Studio and more great gifts away.
The preliminary program for the evening is as follows:
- 5:45 p.m. – Food, drinks and networking
- 6:45 p.m. – Reception and Introduction by Koen Zwikstra, co-founder of SIXIN and Silverlight MVP
- 7:00 p.m. – Building Silverlight applications using the new features of Expression Blend by Loek van den Ouweland, founder and web designer for Toverstudio
- 8:00 p.m. – Break
- 8:30 p.m. – Tour Encoder and Expression Web by Antoni Dol, senior designer at Macaw
- 9:30 p.m. – Networking while enjoying a drink
Ask your question to one of the speakers
If you have a question to one of the speakers, then you can by email (email@example.com) or thru Twitter. Send an email with subject # expression4 or send a tweet @ sixinUG and use it to hashtag # expression4.
To register for this event or to get more information you can go to the SIXIN meetings page here.
Special thanks to our sponsors:
A few months ago I received an email from Rob Houweling explaining his ideas for a new Dutch usergroup, focused on Silverlight, Expression Design and Expression Blend. I’ve had been playing with the idea of a Silverlight usergroup myself at the time, so I didn’t have to think very long about joining. After meeting and numerous emails between six silverlight enthusiasts(Rob Houweling, Mark Monster, Koen Zwikstra, Antoni Dol, Eric van den Hoek and me, Timmy Kokke) the plans are worked out and it’s time to go public.
Launch of Silverlight & Expression Insiders
10/31/2009 4:20:04 PM
On November 2, 2009 the user group for Silverlight & Expression is officially launched. Silverlight & Expression Insiders will organize a number of activities in the near feature. You can find the usergroup at the following website: http://sixin.nl.
What audience do we try to reach?
The target audience of Silverlight & Insiders consist mostly of (Interaction) Designers and (Front-end) Developers that are enthusiastic about Silverlight and the Expression tools of Microsoft and would like to know more about them or would like to share their knowledge on these subjects.
What is the usergroup going to do?
Our main goal is to bring people together who have knowledge of Silverlight & Expression tools and people who are interested in these tools. We will try to achieve this by the following activities:
- This website which will be updated with more features in the future
- Organizing small events with interesting speakers
- Speaking at events like SDN or other user groups
Who are we?
The organization of Silverlight & Expression Insiders is done by a number of enthusiastic people you might recognize from the Silverlight community. Check out the page "Over ons" for more information.