Aaron Cook

The Regina Technology Community welcomes Aaron Cook!

Topic: Introduction to Windows Presentation Foundation and Expression Blend
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) is Microsoft’s standard framework for developing first class application software for the Windows platform. This presentation will focus on the core aspects of WPF application design. It will provide an overview of key concepts and techniques required to design a WPF application. Windows Presentation Foundation provides powerful and startling new technologies, as well as new ways of thinking about designing and programming rich client applications.

The Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) application design pattern can be used to compliment WPF’s programming model. The presentation will introduce the pattern. WPF’s new technologies and techniques as they relate to the development of eye-popping user interfaces and robust applications will be introduced. In order to facilitate the discussion, examples of WPF components will be demonstrated using both Visual Studio 2008 and Microsoft’s WPF authoring tool, Expression Blend.

Aaron Cook is a software architect and development lead for FCI Accelerated Solutions in Regina, Saskatchewan. He has over twelve years experience designing and developing software for a number of different industries including the Financial, Health, Industrial and Telecommunications sectors. He currently specializes in the .NET family of technologies and is hard at work developing large scale, graphically rich applications using WPF.

Location: University of Regina
Event: Research and Innovation Centre, room LA 119 (also known as RI 119)
Parking: Lot H (South-West end of campus, next to ISM Canada)
Maps and directions
Bus: Routes 3, 4, 21 and 23 stop at the University Riddell Centre, which is near the Research and Innovation Centre

Date: Thursday Evening, January 28th, 2010

Cost: Free

5:30 pm Food and social - please register if you are joining us for dinner
6:00 pm Welcome
6:05 pm Part I
6:45 pm Break
7:00 pm Part II
7:45 pm Closing

We need to know how much food to order! :)
If you're joining us for dinner, please register through the Regina Technology Community website.
If you've registered and are unable to attend, please let us know by responding to this email or using the Contact Us page.
Registration deadline is Thursday, January 28th, 2009 12:00 pm.

One attendee with be taking home a retail copy of Expression Studio 3; a $600 value!

A big thank you to our sponsors!!

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ISM Canada

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