Speaker: Pete Brown
Location: DoublePositive Marketing Group, Inc., 1501 S. Clinton Street, Suite 1520
Baltimore, Maryland 21224
Date: Wednesday, June 20th, networking begins at 6:30
Windows 8 introduces Metro Style applications. This session will provide an overview of what’s new and try to help put what it all means into perspective.
Pete Brown is a XAML and Gadget guy at Microsoft, as well as a former Microsoft Silverlight MVP, INETA speaker, and RIA Architect. He’s a father of two, and in complaince with local laws, husband to one. When not trying to blow stuff up, or electrocute himself (or talk about himself in the third-person)
Pete focuses on the community around code that has nothing to do with a browser (Windows 8 XAML, WPF, Silverlight, .NET Micro Framework, Robotics, and more), with a particular focus on XAML and things that blink in the night. Pete has written two successful Silverlight books with Manning, and has a Windows 8 XAML book on the way. It will be amazing, and your purchase will help him afford replacements for the stuff he has blown up in the course of research.
From his first sprite graphics and custom character sets on the Commodore 64 to 3d modeling and design through to Silverlight, Surface, XNA, WPF, WinRT and more, Pete has always had a deep interest in programming, design, and user experience. His involvement in Silverlight goes back to the Silverlight 1.1 alpha application that he co-wrote and put into production in July 2007, and his WPF experience predates that. Pete has been programming for fun since 1984, and professionally since 1992.
Pete’s site and blog is at 10rem.net, and you can follow him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/pete_brown