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Microsoft Silverlight 2.0: More Than Just a Flash Competitor

SAO (Software Association of Oregon)
111 SW 5th Ave., Suite 120
Portland, OR 97204, US (map)



With the unveiling of Microsoft's Silverlight 2.0 and related development tools, Microsoft has opened the floodgates even wider for the development of rich internet application (RIAs). Shaun will discuss the key architectural decisions made by Microsoft in their new version of Silverlight and how they benefit developers by avoiding the disadvantages of current web technologies like DHTML and AJAX. To punctuate these benefits, Shaun will use the Silverlight development tools to walk through Silverlight's solutions to some of the core development scenarios facing web application developers today. Whether you develop on .NET or Java, Silverlight is a compelling new technology that is being leveraged by all.

Speaker: Shaun McAravey, President & CTO, SoftSource Shaun McAravey is the founder and CTO of SoftSource Consulting and is considered to be one of the top software architects in the Pacific NW. Many CTOs, CIOs, and software engineering managers at several large and small companies in the NW rely on Shaun's expertise to provide consulting, mentored co-development, and training for their development teams. He has over 17 years of experience in software programming, holding previous positions such as consultant and lecturer at the Microsoft Institute, and as Vice President of Emerging Technologies then Chief Technology Officer of STEP Technology. Shaun is frequently requested to be keynote speaker at technical conferences. He has been a guest at the Microsoft Global Executive roundtable and guest speaker at the Microsoft Global Summit and Microsoft Technical Briefings.

Program Agenda: 11:30am-12:00pm - Registration/Lunch 12:00pm-12:45pm - Presentation 12:45pm-1:00 - Questions & Answers