Shanemo and DelicateGenius do ‘Artists in Residence’

For the last week Kordesy and I have been at the Microsofties' version of 'Artists in Residence' at Microsoft in Redmond. The idea of Artists in Residence is to give a developer/designer pair the chance to get some training and mentoring from experts while they work on a Silverlight project together over the course of a week.

After some to-ing anf fro-ing we came up with an idea to use Silverlight to add interactive 'depth' to a traditional portal site. Check out the video to see how we went.

Watch the first half to get the big picture, watch the second half (ep 6, 7:50 in) for some of the 'learnings'.

Thanks to Anna for letting us leave for MIX a week early to attend Artists in Residence. Thanks to Arturo and the team for running the program and thanks to the Blend team for coming along to the presentations and taking our feedback so seriously.

Artists in Residence taught us heaps, but also got us thinking about how to best to give Aussies their own chances to build their Silverlight skills...

Comments (8)

  1. Paul Keen says:

    Good video guys. Thanks for the idea, we’ll be sure to steal it and claim it as our own.

  2. Mark says:

    Is Artists in Residence a trainging class offered by MS? If so, how can I get more info?

    Thank you,


  3. Garry Trinder says:

    Hi Mark, sorry Artists in Residence only happens in Seattle, and by invitation.

    If you’re in Australia the best soruces of Silverlight training are:

    For Designers: Alpha CC and New Horizons

    For Developers: Readify

    Also, Remix is coming up in late May in Sydney and Melbourne – stay tuned.


  4. Mark says:

    Hi Shane,

    I am in Denver and would be happy to travel to Seattle to attend this. Who can I contact about this?

    Thank you,


  5. Garry Trinder says:

    Mark, can you please contact me by email (in the top right-hand corner)?

    Thanks, Shane

  6. Back in February, Kordesy and I attended a program called "Artists in Residence" in Redmond

  7. a Microsoft lá em Redmont tem um treinamento especial em Silverlight chamado Artists in Residence.  

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