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Silverlight Design Days – Free Blend Training on Tour

January 11, 2010
Silverlight Design Days have been given a new name and life as .toolbox Events.
Check them out!

Event Schedule

A Silverlight Design Day is opportunity to learn about Silverlight and Expression Blend from a design and interface developer perspective.

The first half of the day will start out with a short poll, asking these three questions:

  1. How many of you write code?
  2. What technologies do you use today?
  3. Is there anything specific you want to cover?

The tools and the platform will then be introduced by accomplishing designer tasks based on the earlier poll as much as possible.

The second half of the day will be your opportunity to get your hands on Blend and Silverlight. PCs will be available already configured to run through tutorials, made especially with designer and UI tasks in mind.

SWAG and giveaways will be saved till the end of the day, for those hardy souls that can make it all the way through.

Where and When:
The events will be held in training centers with pre-configured PCs available. Feel free to request during the second half of the day, help configuring your own laptop. Once the Event Schedule (shown above) is complete we should end up with an even number of US and non-US locations.

This event is free of charge. However, attendees are responsible for booking and paying for their own travel and accommodation. Both breakfast and lunch will be provided.

You register by click next to the location you wish to attend in the Event Schedule above.  Registration is handled via the MSDN events site, so be sure to have your LiveID credentials ready.

Online Training:
Sounds like a great idea but you can’t wait? Here are a few online sources to get you started:

  1. Denny Figuerres
    January 12, 2010 at 4:45 am

    Looking for a Tampa FL date on this one….

    please not Miami, Ft Lauderdale or Orlando

    they can have one also but I am in Tampa!

    • Ozz
      February 4, 2010 at 12:51 pm

      Come to Tampa!

  2. Kevin McCusker
    January 12, 2010 at 7:32 am

    Adam: come to Phoenix!

  3. Jonathan
    January 12, 2010 at 8:34 am

    Come to Phoenix!!!

    hmm, maybe that’s not polite enough…

    Will you please come to Phoenix?

    …perhaps that wasn’t direct enough…

    You get your boss on the phone right now and tell him that you absolutely HAVE to come to Phoenix, and that there’s no way around it, and that if you don’t the world as we know it will come to and end. Please.

    There, that should do it. 🙂

    • Michael
      January 28, 2010 at 10:28 am


  4. Brian
    January 12, 2010 at 6:41 pm


  5. Paddy Nair
    January 13, 2010 at 1:05 am

    Looking forward in Pune (India)!

  6. Jerome
    January 13, 2010 at 3:17 am

    Please come to Paris, France !
    “J’aime Silverlight” 🙂

  7. January 14, 2010 at 2:05 am

    Cool! When do you expect to come to Copenhagen, Denmark? 🙂

    • FunWithCoding
      January 17, 2010 at 6:37 pm

      Awesome!!! How about coming to Dallas?

  8. January 19, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Thank you all for the great suggestions! I will let you know if an event will be showing up in your area.

  9. Mohamed Belfedhal
    January 22, 2010 at 11:59 am

    Is Montreal Quebec on your agenda?

  10. January 24, 2010 at 2:29 am

    my mp3 collection,

  11. January 25, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    I’d love to see a Philadelphia date.

  12. David
    January 26, 2010 at 9:09 am

    Baltimore! (this thread sounds like a Huey Lewis song)

  13. Shawn
    February 1, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    Adam, are the links broken or just getting hammered? Hitting the Austin link gives me a 404 and the Chicago link seems stuck in loading limbo.


    • February 1, 2010 at 3:00 pm

      Oops, yes the Austin date is changing so I’ve removed the link. Chicago should be working just fine though.

  14. February 25, 2010 at 8:48 am

    Come to Atlanta.. please. I will introduce you to some fine ladies when you do…

  15. March 2, 2010 at 7:30 am

    Hey Adam, please come to Washington DC!

  16. March 8, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    Sacramento, San Francisco, Reno or even Las Vegas please.

  17. Henry Lovera
    May 16, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Hello Adam,

    I recently attended your presentation of “Silverlight Design Days” in NY. Unfortunately I had to leave early due to a production problem at work.

    I was wondering if you had posted the presentation & code from that days event.


  18. May 21, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Hi Henry, the material from the event will be posted to the .toolbox site very soon:


  19. May 26, 2010 at 4:58 am

    I’m using silverlight but I’m not really writting code. I’m kind of “cutting and pasting”

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