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Jerry Nixon

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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.

Sessions

A Beginner's Guide to Animations in XAML

Level :
Beginner
Date :
3:30 PM Saturday
Room :
4202
Interested : (-) - Registered : (15)

Speakers: Jerry Nixon

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.

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Secret XAML Techniques for an Awesome UX

Level :
Beginner
Date :
1:15 PM Sunday
Room :
3106
Interested : (-) - Registered : (15)

Speakers: Jerry Nixon

Windows 8 and Windows Phone enable rich user experiences through standard, declarative XAML composition. A simple interface is easy. But, most developers don’t realize that a sophisticated interface is easy, too. These techniques aren’t really secrets, just surprises. Come experience some rare XAML gems that you can use immediately to transform your UI. Attend this talk for a chance to win a Nokia Lumia 1020 phone or Surface Tablet.

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