Patrick Klug, Novamind
A brief showcase of some fun WPF animations
and a look into how NovaMind used these animations in the new NovaMind Presenter. Patrick will briefly share lessons about animation performance, shader usage and animation best practices along with some open-source project recommendations.
About Patrick Klug
Patrick is one of the guys behind the Windows version of the mind mapping software NovaMind (www.novamind.com) and is very comfortable with C#, GDI+ and WPF.
Bronwen Zande and John O’Brien, Soul Solutions
Kinecting The Dots - Developing with the Kinect SDK
The Microsoft Kinect holds the Guiness World Record as the fastest-selling consumer electronics device ever, selling 8 million units in the first 2 months. With the recent release of the official SDK, you are the controller, with the ability to change the face of future applications. Learn how to take advantage of depth sensing, skeletal tracking and speech recognigion in a sub $200 device.
We’ll cover some more advanced skeleton functions, integration with the XNA game engine and gestures. Learn how to build a compelling application using the Kinect and your existing .Net skills.
About John and Bronwen
John and Bronwen are just back (a couple of hours ago) from the Build conference in Los Angeles. They are Certified Specialists with many years of experience in a wide range of Microsoft Technologies, including Bing Maps, Windows Live, SQL Server and now, the Kinect SDK.
See the Soul Solutions Blog (www.soulsolutions.com.au/Blog.aspx) for more of their adventures.
Date: Tuesday 20 September 2011
Time: 17:30 for 18:00, finishing approx 19:30
Location: Microsoft Brisbane office, Level 28, 400 George St, Brisbane.
All welcome. Bring your colleagues.
On this occasion, please do NOT respond via e-mail. Registration via Eventbrite is essential at http://qmsdnugsep2011.eventbrite.com.
These details are also on QMSDNUG’s website at www.qmsdnug.org.