As the Creative Director of MIX Online, Nishant enjoys wearing multiple hats—content strategist, information architect, UI designer, product strategist, writer, speaker, and occasional developer. He passionately champions that mushy thing called User Experience—from great content to keynote strategy—for the annual MIX conference.
In his past life, Nishant worked at Amazon.com on products like Unbox and Kindle, collaborated with top-notch design agencies, taught courses at Purdue University, and wrote a book or two.
Nishant lives in Kirkland, WA with his wife, two cats, and notorious Weimaraner,
Yoshi. In his free time you can find him playing the guitar, reading, flicking through RSS feeds on his phone, or indulging trashy television viewing habits.
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.
Stuff Nishant and Tim recommend you check out
- Nishant's blog
- Follow Nishant on Facebook & Twitter
- MIX conference site
- MIX videos
- MIX Online
- Download Silverlight 4
- Silverlight 4 - A guide to the new features
- Silverlight 4 - "How Do I?" videos
- Web PI Download
- Learn to create Silverlight applications using Expression Studio with .toolbox
- Check out the Expression community site