Microsoft Developer Dinner Series for Partners: Overview of the Reactive Extensions for .NET/Silverlight/JavaScript


Register online by visiting: or call 1-877-673-8368 and reference the Event ID: 1032450368

Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Time: 5:30pm – 8:00pm



Microsoft Corporation

12012 Sunset Hills Road

Reston, VA 20190

(703) 673-7600


Speaker for tonight’s presentation

Matt Podwysocki, Senior Consultant, Microsoft Corporation



Come hear how the Reactive Extensions (“Rx”) framework takes care of the difficult parts of asynchronous programming by viewing asynchronous computations as push-based collections. Instead of focusing on the hard parts, developers now can start dreaming about the endless possibilities of orchestrating and synchronizing computations at a high-level of abstraction. In this session we cover the design philosophy of the Reactive Extensions for .NET/Silverlight/JavaScript, rooted on the deep duality between the well-known iterator and the observer design patterns. From this core understanding, we start looking at various combinators and operators defined over observable collections, as provided by Rx, driving concepts home by a bunch of samples. Democratizing asynchronous programming starts today. Don’t miss out on it!


What you will learn

Join Matt Podwysocki in this session over dinner for a comprehensive, developer focused overview of:

  • Design philosophy of the Reactive Extensions for .NET/Silverlight/Javascript

  • Various combinators and operators defined over observable collections, as provided by Rx

Who Should Attend

Developers, Architects, Web Designers and technical managers who wish to get an early look at the next advancement in Software Development.


Zune HD will be raffled at the conclusion of the dinner. Notice to all Public Sector Employees: Due to government gift and ethics laws and Microsoft policy, government employees (including military and employees of public education institutions) are not eligible to participate in the raffle.

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