Stir Trek (no, that’s not a typo)

Did you go to Mix ’09? Neither did a lot of people. Don’t get me wrong…it was well-attended, but in these tough times, it’s getting harder and harder to justify the flights, hotels, meals, and conference fees for the major conferences anymore. So I’m doing my best to help you out.

On May 8th, we will be holding an event called Stir Trek. In short, it is meant to bring the highlights of the Mix conference to a location you can afford to visit. It will be held in Columbus, Ohio at the Marcus Crosswoods movie theater. But there’s a twist.

There will be 10 sessions in two tracks, and they will run from 9am – 3pm. At 3pm, we’re going to turn off the laptops and cell phones, and lean back to enjoy a private screening of the new Star Trek movie that is opening that day. It should be an amazing day.

We will be covering Silverlight 3, Internet Explorer 8, Expression Blend 3, User Experience Design, WPF, Rapid Prototyping with SketchFlow, and ASP.NET MVC, among other topics from the Mix 09 conference. In addition, Tim Heuer has agreed to join us for the day, and will be presenting the Silverlight 3 session. This will be a great opportunity for you to have direct access to a Silverlight expert from Microsoft for the day. Bring your questions, and be sure to ask them. Tim is a great developer and speaker, and I think he’ll definitely add to what is already going to be a spectacular event.

We have put together a website for this event, and you can find it here: http://www.stirtrek.com. On the site, you’ll find the most updated information available about the conference, including sessions, speakers, location, sponsors, etc.

I hope you’ll join us for a full day of technology. I promise there will be NO jokes about developing for “The Enterprise.”

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