Wednesday, January 20, 2010

See me talk at the February Microsoft Developer Dinner in Reston, VA

A few months ago, my friend Marc Schwiegert, a Microsoft Developer Evangelist, invited me to present about NUI at the February Microsoft Developer Dinner at the Reston, VA Microsoft Technology Center. Of course I accepted, and the event is now posted and the date it set. I've copied the event description below.

This is a free event and you get free catered dinner. I'll be covering similar content as my MIX presentation in March, except that I have more time so I'll go deeper in depth. If you're in the DC area on February 24th, then register and I'll see you there! (Also, they are raffling an Xbox360, in case you needed even more motivation!)

Register here!

Hands-on Natural User Interfaces:
Multi-touch development with Silverlight and WPF

The Natural User Interface (NUI) is the next revolution of human-computer interaction. Microsoft Surface has shown the potential of multi-touch NUIs to uniquely engage users, and multi-touch tablets and displays are becoming more and more common. This talk is focused on how you can create multi-touch NUIs for these devices. You will learn the difference between manipulations and gestures, when to use each, and how to implement specific NUI design concepts with both Silverlight and the WPF 4 Touch API. The differences between the Silverlight and WPF 4 Touch APIs will be highlighted. You will hear about the roles of the Surface Toolkit for Windows Touch and the Microsoft Surface Manipulations and Inertia Sample for Silverlight and how you can use them to jump-start your applications. The open-source multi-touch Bing Maps 3-D WPF control, InfoStrat.VE, will also be demonstrated. If you are interested in rich, engaging multi-touch interfaces for the web or client, then you need to attend this talk!

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