Windows Phone 7 Developer Event

Last night ALT.NET and Dublin MTUG held a joint event in the Radisson Blu hotel in Dublin city centre to show off Windows Phone 7 and talk about building applications and games. Despite being serenaded by an ice cream truck, deafened by alarm sirens and evacuated from the building due to the faulty alarm, I…


Jesse Liberty Visiting Ireland and Northern Ireland

We’ve had such amazing visiting speakers lately, and joining us shortly is Jesse Liberty, self-confirmed Silverlight Geek. Jesse is visiting Dublin, Belfast and Cork to talk about Silverlight development, and as Jesse has created a lot of the training content on http://silverlight.net, you won’t get a more seasoned Silverlight expert! Jesse works for Scott Guthrie,…


Silverlight Superstar Tim Heuer Visits Dublin!

I am thrilled that Tim Heuer is coming to visit Dublin to kick off the Dublin Microsoft Technology User Group’s first meeting of 2010! As a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft for the Silverlight Team, Tim joins us for a talk about What’s New in Silverlight 4 and Using Silverlight for building Line-of-Business (LOB) Applications. …


Upcoming Talks and Events

November just started and it’s shaping up to be quite a busy month already. The Silverlight Jumpstart course I mentioned previously on my blog kicks off its second round this week at the Westbury.  The course is full for both in-person attendees and LiveMeeting attendees, however if you’re interested in a future session, please e-mail…


Reminder: Silverlight 3, SketchFlow & SuperPreview Talk at MTUG Dublin

Just as a reminder and for those of you who are not MTUG members, Microsoft Technology User Group Dublin is running a free event tomorrow evening with me in the Morrison Hotel from 7:30pm.   Here’s a summary of the talk I’m giving: SketchFlow: Building Web and Desktop Applications from Concept to Production With the…


Learn about Defensive Programming with Niall Merrigan

ASP.NET expert and Microsoft certifications guru Niall Merrigan is visiting Ireland this week from Norway and is dropping by the Microsoft Technology Users Group this week in Dublin.  He’ll be covering Defensive Programming, which is a great topic for developers no matter what platforms you’re working on. Niall will also do a quick dive into…


Kathleen Dollard Visits Ireland

The very famous Kathleen Dollard is visiting Ireland!  Kathleen, who is well known for her book Code Generation in .NET, her “Ask Kathleen” column in Visual Studio Magazine, and much more, is doing a tour of Ireland and the UK. She will be speaking at user group events in both Dublin and Cork as well…


Upcoming Event in Cork: SQL Server – Index Internals and Performance

I wanted to let you know about a great event coming up in Cork: Microsoft MVP Niall Flanagan will be presenting on Monday, October 13th at 19:00 in the Imperial Hotel on the topic of SQL Server – Index Internals & Performance. Summary: This talk will cover the structures and benefits of various kinds of…


Josh Holmes Coming to Dublin: October 9th

I received excellent news late Friday of last week.  Josh Holmes, RIA (Rich Internet/Interactive Application) Architect Extraordinaire, is coming to visit us in Dublin in early October.  He will be speaking on the topic of “Developing RIAs with Silverlight 2.” This is an excellent opportunity, as Josh is a great speaker and a true leader…