One of my dreams is going to come true: Since the very first time I attended MIX in 2006, I have wanted to talk there. MIX has a very special meaning for me. It is in the Venetian conference rooms that I heard about Windows Presentation Foundation and what would later become Silverlight. It is there that me and my two colleagues Andreas and James decided that we wanted WPF for the project we had just started at Siemens. A decision that was definitely the right one, from a technical point of view but also from a user experience point of view. It is at MIX 2007 that I started to talk to people from my current firm IdentityMine about the possibility to join them, which I did in December 2008.
In short, the MIX conference has a special place in my professional life, and I am very glad and honored to announce that one of the sessions I proposed has been accepted. Yes, I will be talking at MIX 2009! My session just appeared on the sessions list at
And my short bio can be seen at
The session’s title is:
Working across the Client Continuum
Come see how to build a continuum of client applications including HTML, AJAX, ASP.NET, Microsoft Silverlight, and Windows Presentation Foundation (WFP) that all consume the same Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) service. Learn how to reuse as much code as possible, how to optimize the development process, and how to address key logistical issues like external servers and cross domain communication.
I really hope I will see many of you at my session. For those of you who cannot come, it will be recorded (like MIX08 and PDC08 were too). But let’s face it, nothing replaces the real MIX, and nothing replaces Vegas, baby!