TulsaTechFest 2009

Media Kit

 Featured Speakers

Todd Anglin, Chief Evangelist, Microsoft MVP, Telerik

Todd Anglin, Chief Evangelist, Microsoft MVP, Telerik

Todd Anglin is an active .NET community member, President of the North Houston .NET User Group, an O’Reilly author, Microsoft MVP and Telerik's Chief Evangelist. At Telerik, Todd is responsible for educating Telerik's global community of developers and helping ensure Telerik's products serve the needs of .NET developers around the world. In the general .NET community, Todd is an active author and speaker, focusing primarily on ASP.NET and Silverlight. You can find him online at http://telerikwatch.com or on Twitter @toddanglin.

Nov 6th - Agile  Patterns/Frameworks

Be Productive with MVC: Open Source Telerik Extensions for ASP.NET MVC

The introduction of ASP.NET MVC offers ASP.NET developers solutions to many of the weaknesses found in ASP.NET WebForms. ASP.NET MVC is more testable, it provides maximum developer control over rendered HTML, and it doesn't add large, unsightly hidden fields to the page. But it also forces ASP.NET developers to give-up some of the productivity enjoyed in WebForms, especially at the presentation layer. Take-back the productivity of WebForms without sacrificing MVC principles with the open source Telerik Extensions for ASP.NET MVC. In this session, you'll learn how Telerik is helping the community define the UI extension model for ASP.NET MVC. You'll see one of the first previews of the Telerik Extensions in action and learn how easy it is to get started working with the first purpose-built reusable UI components for ASP.NET MVC.

Nov 6th - 10:30 AM
Nov 6th

Nov 6th - Silverlight  WPF

What's new in Silverlight 3.0?

Believe it or not, the next version of Silverlight is here and it rocks! Silverlight 3.0 is finally making it easy to build complex line of business (LOB) applications on Microsoft’s next generation RIA platform. From simplified data binding to increased access to system resources to H.264 support, Silverlight 3.0 is a major step forward and it delivers many of the tools LOB developers need to efficiently build data-driven applications. In this session, we’ll look at many of the new features in the Silverlight 3.0 beta and discover how they can be used to build business applications. Attend this session to jump start your Silverlight 3.0 understanding and prepare for the official release later this.
Type: Breakout (90 minute)
Level: Intermediate

Nov 6th - 9:00 AM
Nov 6th

Nov 6th - Silverlight  WPF

Rich Islands of Functionality: Silverlight in ASP.NET

Silverlight and Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) are here and they’re popular. Really popular. All the buzz these days is about how you can build a dynamic application for the web that targets a RIA plug-in. Does that mean standards-based development’s days are number? Of course not! There are still many compelling reasons to build new websites using standards-based approaches like ASP.NET. In this session, you’ll learn why you may want to pick a standards-based approach to web development over a RIA plug-in. You’ll also learn how you can use a RIA, like Silverlight, to enhance ASP.NET websites and overcome the limits of HTML and JavaScript, such as enabling multi-file uploading, data visualization, and rich, animated UI. By combining the best of standards-based websites with rich islands of RIA functionality, you can build a modern web experience that offers the best of both the RIA and standards worlds!

Nov 6th - 1:00 PM
Nov 6th

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