Victor, a Microsoft Expression Blend Most Valuable Professional (MVP) and Microsoft Solutions Advocate is an independent Windows Presentation Foundation/Silverlight/Windows 7 Mobile/Surface developer, instructor (classroom/video tutorials/written articles), published author (Foundation Blend 2: Building Applications in WPF and Silverlight (2008), Foundation Blend 3 with Silverlight (2009)), and public speaker.
Victor has over 10 years experience in the Web and software development industries and has worked with large Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, Universal, Warner Bros., Disney, Mattel, and Paramount Pictures. Victor has worked on some of the most cutting edge WPF and Silverlight applications that have been developed to date; including the Microsoft Surface Winebar CES demo, Surface Air Hockey with simulated physics, and the Surface EventPhotos application which both debuted at PDC in 2008. Victor was also part of the team that launched the Microsoft Silverlight Entertainment Tonight Emmy mini-site, one of the very first Silverlight applications to market.
In his spare time Victor continues to write books under the Friends of ED flagship
Foundation series in hopes of presenting the powerful new Microsoft technologies of WPF and Silverlight to developers and designers around the globe. Along with development and writing books, Victor reaches out to the community by teaching WPF and Silverlight
in the way of traditional classroom courses at the
Rich Media Institute in Venice, California. Victor produces video tutorials on his
personal blog and recently for Microsoft in the form of
Expression Starter Kits. Victor holds online interactive workshops as well as public speaking engagements (most recently Flashapoolozastock IV in October 2009). Victor recently co-founded the first Los Angeles Silverlight user group (LASLUG)
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 Victor and Tim recommend you check out
- Watch Scott Guthrie's keynote at MIX10
- Web PI Download
- Download Silverlight 4
- Silverlight 4 - A guide to the new features
- Silverlight 4 - "How Do I?" videos
- Visual Studio 2010 Download