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,…


National Library – More Kudos from Komplett and Others

The “Discover Your National Library” exhibit I blogged about here has now been on display for over a month, and it’s getting some serious attention from people all over. A couple of weeks ago, I noticed it hit the Silverlight.net front page (!) which is the first Irish application to do so.  Additionally the good…


Discover Your National Library – Launched at the National Library and Online

  On Wednesday January 20th, the National Library launched a brand new exhibition on Kildare Street called “Discover Your National Library.”  It’s a fantastic exhibit, not just because of the wealth of the collection of rare books, manuscripts, photographs, prints and drawings, but also because the experience can also be enjoyed online!   Check out…


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. …


Silverlight Jumpstart – Update

I have received a lot of e-mails about the Silverlight Jumpstart program for January.  While I’m writing back to everyone, I wanted to post an update to let you know what’s going on with it. Unfortunately due to resources and time being low on the team (we’ve had some team members shuffling around a bit)…


Web Innovators – It’s Time For MIX

MIX10 is finally open for registration and it’s going to be a fantastic event in Las Vegas this year.  The Gu and Bill Buxton are returning to keynote the conference and new speakers and topics are being added weekly. WHEN: March 15-17, 2010 WHERE: Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada, US WHO: Developers, Designers, and Anyone…


Catch Up on PDC Videos with MSDN & Channel 9

I’ve been spending quite a bit of time over the last few days trying to catch up on Microsoft PDC videos, especially all the Silverlight 4 announcements. Channel9 has done a great job of connecting with a lot of the PDC speakers and posting short interviews and in-depth conversations about their topics.  You can find…


Please Welcome WebsiteSpark!

Last year, Microsoft provided a program to help new start-ups get developer tools, discounts and a business network at practically no cost. BizSpark helped over 300 Irish start-ups in the last twelve months. This year, the Spark family is extending to include web designers and developers.  WebsiteSpark is launching officially in Ireland on Tuesday, October…


SketchFlow & SuperPreview Talk Overview & Slides

At Future of Web Design Belfast & last week in Dublin, I gave an overview of SketchFlow & SuperPreview.  I promised to share my talk notes & slides & demos with folks, so here they are.  This covered a lot of information, so if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.  I’m going…