Archive for September, 2007

Think i’m sold on silverlight

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just caught Martha presentation at barcamp and it looks pretty impressive.

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Some great Panel sessions organised for Barcamp Galway

I’m really looking forward to Barcamp Galway this weekend. As well as the normal talks, there are a few panel discussions organised.

Academics – “If I’m so smart, why am I being paid so little?” – What it means to be a computer researcher
Practitioners – “I’ve got this great website, but nobody’s using it” – How to grow a community presence
Developers – “Send lawyers, guns and money, Dad” – Issues faced by Irish technology start-ups

Hopefully the timing of them will not clash so I will get to see more than one. If you are around the Galway area and want to see some great talks, drop into the Digital Enterprise Research Institute at NUI Galway.

For more details check out the Wiki page or the blog

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What is Silverlight Web 2.0?

I got talking to Fergal Breen of Irish Dev at demobar about an event that is talking place in Cineworld in Dublin on September the 27th. I have to admit, I did not know anything about Silverlight when Fergal mentioned it to me. Apparently Silverlight is Microsofts answer to Adobe’s Flash. We have been looking at Openlaszlo lately which is purely flash based flash and DHTML. It would be interesting to see Mircosofts take on this and what they have to offer.

Here is what Irish Dev has to say about the event:

In September, Martha Rotter, from the original Silverlight crew, invites you to witness how Silverlight can light up the web with Rich Interactive Applications.
Join her, free to learn how to use Silverlight at Ireland’s largest cinema complex. It’s Silverlight, on the silver screen. If you see one movie this year, skip it and join us instead. Next year, they’ll be attending your Silverlight RIA.

I hope to make it along so hopefully see you there if you are interested. Details are as follows:

Time 19.30
Date Thursday, September 27, 2007
Venue Cineworld Complex, Parnell Street, Dublin 1

For more details check out Irish Dev

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What’s the latest on your local TD?

Ever wondered if your local TD has a blog or what people are saying about them. Damien Mulley has a great site about Irish Politics that tracks all of our TD’s blogs.

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What’s the latest on your local TD?

Ever wondered if your local TD has a blog or what people are saying about them. Damien Mulley has a great site about Irish Politics that tracks all of our TD’s blogs.

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