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A Beginner's Guide to Animations in XAML  

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Windows 8 and Windows Phone allow developers to create transformative and animated user experiences that are smooth, consistent, and leverage device hardware. The principles of animation are easy. So, why are so many developers doing it wrong? Let’s step back and look at Windows animations from first principles and see how they are meant to be done. Attend this talk for a chance to win a Nokia Lumia 1020 phone or Surface Tablet.

The Speakers


Jerry Nixon

Jerry is a Developer Evangelist for Microsoft, teaching and speaking on Windows, Phone, and Desktop. Seasoned in Colorado, his career launched with Microsoft SQL Server 6.5 – he was delivering data-centric solutions while “database developer” was a novel term. He received a civilian Naval Commendation for security work, preceding his work for the Start Up that become Microsoft CRM. The bulk of Jerry's work targeted insurance and finance, especially not-for-profits. For 15 years, he built Microsoft-centric solutions and mobile apps. Today, Jerry speaks on XAML, mobility and Kinect at events, communities, and schools – influencing another generation of excellent, Microsoft developers. To that end, most of Jerry’s free time is spent teaching his three daughters Star Trek character backstories and episode plots.
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