What’s interesting at MIX11, gathering of web professionals

MIX is a gathering of developers, designers, UX experts and business professionals creating the most innovative and profitable consumer sites on the web. Sessions range from technical, code-based topics to expert advice on content strategy, usability and design.

MIX11 starts next week, April 12-14, 2011 at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, USA. There are several topics SoftElegance attended in. Today we would like to introduce you the most interesting sessions…

It’s really a lot topics about development for Windows Phone 7 and about Windows Azure platform, also about development with HTML5. There are 125 sessions during 3 days, and we would like represent you the 7 most interesting for SoftElegance.

Day 1

From 3:30PM to 4:30PM

Introducing Microsoft Media Platform (MMP)

The Microsoft platform for delivery of video and rich media experiences has fundamentally changed and grown significantly since the introduction of Silverlight and IIS Media Services several years ago. Come learn about the encoding tools, digital rights management components, transcoding services, player development frameworks, analytics tools, content management systems and other tools and frameworks which comprise the Microsoft Media Platform (MMP).

Speaker: Alex Zambelli

Day 3

From 9:00AM to 10:00AM

OData in Action: Connecting Any Data Source to Any Device

We are collecting more diverse data than ever before and at the same time undergoing a proliferation of connected devices ranging from phone to the desktop, each with its own requirements. This can pose a significant barrier to developers looking to create great end-to-end user experiences across devices. The OData protocol was created to provide a common way to expose and interact with data on any platform (DB, No SQL stores, web services, etc).

Speakers: Mike Flasko


From 9:00AM to 10:00AM

Bigger, Faster, Stronger: Optimizing ASP.NET Applications

Deep diving into practical and real world examples and war stories of optimizing ASP.NET applications. See how to use features within IIS and ASP.NET to measure and adjust both new and existing web applications. We’ll also focus on optimizing the communication between the browser and the web server, on the wire, where some of the greatest performance gains can be achieved.

Speakers: Mads Kristensen


From 10:30AM to 11:30AM

Mono: State of the Union

Come learn how Mono can help every one of your current projects: from our C# compiler as a service to running your .NET code on iPhone, Android and Mac. All demos will feature our amazing MonoDevelop cross platform IDE. Come to be energized and fall in love with .NET all over again.

Speakers: Miguel de Icaza


From 1:30PM to 2:30PM

Good JavaScript Habits for C# Developers

It seems that far too many people come to jQuery thinking that their previous knowledge with object-oriented languages like C# or Java will help them be successful at client-side scripting. In many cases, you can be successful with this approach, however, the more JavaScript you write you will inevitably find yourself uncovering strange bugs because you didn’t take time to learn JavaScript properly.

Speakers: Elijah Manor


From 1:30PM to 2:30PM

Web Forms: Reports of my Death are Greatly Exaggerated

ASP.NET is greater than WebForms, just as ASP.NET is greater than ASP.NET MVC. As MVC evolves so does WebForms. The tour of new features in the next version of ASP.NET WebForms, some of which you might recognize as friends of the ASP.NET MVC world. Learn more about Routing, Model Binding, optimizing CSS and JavaScript, advanced control templating techniques, and new thinking around how to structure applications using your favorite Web Framework.

Speakers: Damian Edwards

From 3:00PM to 4:00PM

Designing Great Experiences for SharePoint 2010

Learn how to design a great user experience for SharePoint 2010. As a web developer, you will learn simple techniques for branding your SharePoint web sites and Master Pages using CSS3 and HTML5. Also see how to easily transition from basic to advanced techniques to quickly add value to your web designs. Understand how to extend your designs into Silverlight to provide the best end to end experiences.

Speakers: Paul Stubbs

Waiting for any chances to see the show online or for any webcasts.

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