Billy Hollis, consultant and author for Next Version Systems, chats with Tim Huckaby, founder of InterKnowlogy, about all things WPF and Silverlight. As a trainer and consultant, Billy has a wealth of experience designing and developing applications in these technologies, and believes in training that has a designer focus to it. As Tim puts it, “WPF is elegant in its complexity, and Silverlight is elegant in its simplicity.” Billy discusses the degrees of freedom afforded in Silverlight and WPF to create impressive apps. Both Tim and Billy offer a number of tips and tricks in this animated discussion. Tune in, and you'll also find out why Billy was signing autographs in Kuwait!
About Billy Hollis
Billy Hollis is co-author of the first book ever published on Visual Basic. NET, VB.NET Programming on the Public Beta, from Wrox Press, as well as numerous other books and articles on .NET. His most recent book is Fast Track Visual Basic .NET. He writes a monthly column for MSDN Online, and is heavily involved in training, consultation, and software development on the Microsoft .NET platform, focusing on smart-client development and commercial packages. He frequently speaks at industry conferences such as Microsoft’s Professional Developer Conference (PDC), TechEd, and Comdex. Billy is also a member of the INETA (International .NET Association of user groups) speaker’s bureau and speaks at user group meetings all over the country.
About Tim Huckaby
Tim Huckaby is the Founder of InterKnowlogy, experts in Microsoft .NET and Microsoft Platforms, and has 25+ years experience including serving on a Microsoft product team as a development lead on an architecture team. Tim is a Microsoft Regional Director, an MVP and serves on multiple Microsoft councils and boards. Currently, Tim is focused on RIA & Rich Client Technologies like WPF, VSTO, Surface, Silverlight, Windows 7 Touch, and Windows Phone 7. He has been called a "Pioneer of the Smart Client Revolution" by the press. Tim has been awarded multiple times for the highest-rated keynote for Microsoft and numerous other technology conferences around the world and is consistently rated in the top 10% of all speakers at these events. Tim has also done keynote demos for numerous Microsoft executives including Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer.
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