Adam Kinney and Karl Shifflett talk about developer/designer workflow in WPF and Silverlight at the Portland Silverlight User Group


8/10/2010 6:00pm


Intel Ronler Acres RA1 Auditorium

2501 NW 229th Avenue

Hillsboro, OR 97124

****This is not our normal location****

What we’re giving away:

cool stuff AND a copy of MSDN Ultimate worth approximately $200,000* AND some Website Spark subscriptions **

*- assumes you use the MSDN subscription to start your own company and write something awesome.

** – worth $100,000*


Building toolable Silverlight applications that enable the designer developer workflow

Warning: We won’t be 20 seconds into this session before mashing the gas pedal to the floor.  After looking at the XAML tools Blend & Cider, we’ll dive deep into toolable application design.  Toolable applications not only enhance the initial development experience but also provide benefits to long term application maintenance.  An additional benefit is the enabling of the designer developer workflow.  See the two roles played out in the presentation as they collaborate without clobbering each other.


Karl Shifflett is a Program Manager at Microsoft working on the WPF and Silverlight Designer since August of 2008. Before Microsoft, Karl was a software architect, former Microsoft MVP and Code Project MVP. He has been designing & developing business applications since 1989 and transitioned to .NET in March of 2003. In April of 2007 he joined the list of WPF fanatics & evangelists. He is a member of Team Mole that delivered the Mole Visualizer for Visual Studio to the world. He is the author of the very popular XAML Power Toys; loves WPF and Silverlight LOB and is developing a passion for Windows Phone 7 and ASP.NET MCV. You can read his blog at:

Adam Kinney is a creative developer with a strong focus on UI technologies including HTML, CSS, Canvas, Processing, Flash, WPF and Silverlight. He enjoys working in the space between design and development teams enabling the best results from both sides. Having spent the last five years as an Evangelist for Microsoft, Adam also enjoys sharing his knowledge and helping  others learn new UI technologies and tools. Recently leaving Microsoft, he is currently working on a variety of interesting projects and experiments with the crew at Pixel Lab and  posting tutorials on his personal site:


Vertigo – Vertigo is an award-winning design and development firm that uses the latest Microsoft technologies to redefine the user experience for the Web, mobile and multi-touch environments. Vertigo develops rich media solutions such as Silverlight Deep Zoom image galleries, HD on-demand and live-streaming videos and social media integration.

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Intel – They make cool stuff.