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Portland Silverlight User Group: A Flash Evangelist Goes to the Dark Side

851 SW 6th Ave., Suite 1600
Portland, OR 97204, US (map)
Public WiFi

Access Notes

Enter the the Pacific First building (851 SW 6th Ave) from the 6th Ave side. Security will code you into the elevator. Once on the 16th floor follow the sign.



A Flash Evangelist Goes to the Dark Side January 12, 2010 6pm Webtrends* ( http://maps.google.com/maps?q=webtrends&sourceid=navclient-ff&rlz=1B3GGGL_enUS221US221&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wl )

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Mike Downey was deep in the Flash world (Principal Evangelist/Senior Product Manager on the AIR/Flash teams) before switching to Silverlight. Now, he works for the devil (er... Microsoft). On Tuesday, January 12, 2010, we hear his story. How does Silverlight stack up against Flash? How does Silverlight Out Of Browser measure up to Flex? How does media work in Silverlight?

Warmup - MVVM in Practice At the beginning of the meeting our own Alexis Jasso will be giving a short MVVM demonstration. It will be an example of how to convert non-MVVM code into the MVVM pattern.

Mike Downey http://madowney.com/blog/about/ Mike Downey is Director of Platform Evangelism at Microsoft where he focuses on platform adoption of Microsoft Silverlight and related technologies. Mike was formerly the Principal Evangelist for the Platform Business Development team at Adobe Systems focusing on promoting Adobe's platform technologies including Flash, Flex, and AIR. Mike joined the AIR team as Senior Product Manager in December of 2006 before moving to his role in business development. Prior to joining the AIR product team Mike spent four years as Senior Product Manager for Flash.

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