Light up your Silverlight skills with the all-new Global Silverlight Firestarter!

December 2, 2010 from 8am to 5pm PT

After you enjoy PDC10, continue the experience with the Silverlight Firestarter!


Light up your Silverlight skills with the all-new Global Silverlight Firestarter!

What is the Silverlight Firestarter?

  • An Event: A one day, global, live streamed and on demand event keynoted by Scott Guthrie
  • Training: New self-paced labs and walk through videos
  • Interactive: Got questions? Get your answers! Watch live and ask the Silverlight product team questions during the event.
  • Why Silverlight? Silverlight is Microsoft’s strategic development platform for building interactive applications across desktop, phone, and the browser.

Something for Everyone

  • Just starting out with Silverlight? Watch our On-Ramp sessions and work on hands on labs to get you started.
  • Already Building business applications? Watch the event live and learn how to create compelling business applications with Silverlight.
  • Got questions? Engage with the Silverlight product team live or in person with our interactive chat.

Firestarter Live Agenda

Time Session Details Presenter
8:00 am Silverlight Firestarter Keynote  scottguScott Guthrie
9:00 am Building Compelling Apps with WCF Using REST and LINQ for Silverlight and WP7 jliberty yavor 
Jesse Liberty
& Yavor Georgiev
10:00 am 15 minute break break
10:15 am Roll Out Your Business Apps Today with RIA Services dan  Dan Wahlin
11:15 am MVVM: Why and How? Tips and Patterns using MVVM and Service Patterns jopapa  John Papa
12:15 pm Lunch break lunch
1:00 pm Silverlight Today and Tomorrow (Special Guest Panel) scottgu
1:30 pm Building Real World Silverlight Apps timheuer  Tim Heuer
2:30 pm 15 minute break break
2:45 pm Tune Your Application: Profiling and Performance Tips pair   Mike Cook &
  Jossef Goldberg
3:45 pm Killer Performance Tips for Silverlight Windows Phone 7 jaimer  Jaime Rodriguez
5:00 pm After Party! party

Sessions are subject to change.


After the live event keep fueling the fire!

Dive deeper with additional hands on labs and videos that build on the live session content, accelerating you ahead of the crowd.

  • Watch the entire event on demand!
  • Plus, new self-paced labs and walk through videos
  • On Ramp Labs (100 level)
    • Hands on labs specifically focused on helping new developers get up to speed quickly on Silverlight
    • Do you know WinForms? HTML? ASP.NET? Want to learn Silverlight? We have a lab for you!
  • Building Better Business Apps (200-300 level)
    • Hands on labs focused on taking advantage of Silverlight to build real world business applications
    • Apply Data Strategies, Patterns, Out of Browser, RIA Services, and much more using Silverlight
  • Turnabout is fair play! Watch a video of our experts doing the labs themselves.

Follow @john_papa and watch Silverlight TV for updates on the Silverlight Firestarter