Our RIA Apps Architecture with Silverlight 2.0 Event! (Madrid Sept. 24th)

Cesar De la Torre

We’re actually today running an event in Madrid about RIA Apps Architecture with Silverlight 2.0.

The event content is oriented towards Software Architects.

Our main speaker is Josh Holmes (RIA Architect Evangelists, based on U.S.) because he’s starting a roadshow around Europe.

After his speech, we’ll run one hour about Q&A (Chalk & Talk), and during the evening we’ll run  . 🙂

You can see our agenda/abstract down below:


09:30 – 12:30     Developing RIAs with Silverlight 2.0

Target audience: 100+ Solution Architects and Senior Developers

Abstract: Rich Internet Applications (RIA) provide a similar user experience than traditional desktop applications combined with the ease of deployment of web/browser based applications. We explore architectural patterns such as state management, fault tolerance, service composition, communications protocols, message formats and go into details how RIAs can be developed using Microsoft Silverlight 2.0.

12:30 – 13:30     Chalk & Talk (Q&A) 

Anything attendees want to ask about RIA apps and Silverlight 2.0!

RIA Lab (30 attendees max)

Don’t you really know it?, Wanna touch it!, We’ll be using VS.2008 and Expression Blend to develop things like “consuming WCF Services from Silverlight 2.0”.

Josh Holmes, RIA Architect Evangelist, Microsoft


Josh Holmes is a RIA Architect Evangelist with Microsoft focused on building and educating the dev partners with a Rich Internet Application offering. Prior to joining Microsoft in October 2006, Josh was a consultant with SRT Solutions working with a variety of clients ranging from large Fortune 500 firms to smaller sized companies.

In most situations, Josh was called in as the technical leader on a project to lead the clients team to success. Josh is a frequent speaker and lead panelist at national and international software development conferences, including VSLive, Software Development Expo (East and West), Basta and the Rich Web Experience, focusing on emerging technologies, software design and development with an emphasis on mobility and RIA (Rich Internet Applications).

Josh has written and delivered many training classes over time for both public audiences as well as courses tightly tailored for the client’s needs. The topics of these classes ranged from XML to ASP.NET to the Compact Framework. Josh speaks from his experience and conviction based on many production successes that his clients have experienced. Community focused, Josh has founded and/or run many technology organizations from the Great Lakes Area .NET Users Group to the Ann Arbor Computer Society and was on the forming committee for CodeMash. You can contact Josh through his blog at www.joshholmes.com.

You can get the PPTs and even the LABs we used. I have uploaded it into my LIVE SKY DRIVE. Here is the link:


We’re going to repeat this event in BARCELONA, OCTOBER 8th 2008. If you are interested, just tell me thru this BLOG. 🙂


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