Senior Software Developer, Intelligent Software Solutions, Inc. and C# MVP. He graduated from Colorado State University in 1997 with a BS in Computer Information Systems and a Minor in Computer Science. Ben joined the IT industry in 1996 as an intern and has worked with .NET since its inception back in 2002. Worked for Colorado Technology Consultants, Inc. from 2005 – 2010. He left the consulting world to go do some work for the Department of Defense. Currently he works for Intelligent Software Solutions, Inc. in Colorado Springs. His most recent projects include a Silverlight line of business application that uses the ADO.NET Entity Framework to access the backend data store. He also is working on an office automation solution that extends PowerPoint. Ben is a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) for Web and Windows .NET 4.0. Finally, Ben is very involved in the local .NET community and is the leader of the South Colorado .NET User Group.
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|Topic: ||HTML5 and Internet Explorer: A Developer Overview |
|Description: ||New versions of Internet Explorer have been released into the wild. IE supports the latest WC3 standards for HTML5. It also has many additional features that developers can take advantage of. This session will start by defining HTML5/IE and why it is a game changer in the web world. Next we will discuss what HTML5/IE brings to the developer’s toolbox and how it works with Visual Studio. Finally, we will discuss the timeline for broad adoption of these technologies, what features you can take advantage of today and how you can prepare for the future.
- The power of IE and HTML5
- IE/HTML5 developer features and why they are important How Visual Studio 2010 can build HTML5 enabled websites
- What IE/HTML5 features are ready today and what the future may bring
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|Topic: ||IE 10 and HTML5: Tips for building fast Multi-Touch Enabled Web Sites |
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Internet Explorer 10 takes huge strides to enable multi-touch browsing. It also includes many new HTML5 enabled capabilities that speed up the web and provide a more interactive experience. IE 10 is not the only browser making strides in these areas. As web application designers\developers, we need to understand these capabilities and build our application to take advantage of them. This sessions will define these new capabilities and provide some tips and tricks on how to use them effectively in your web applications.
- The new multi-touch enabled capabilities of IE 10
- The new HTML5\CSS3 capabilities of IE 10
- Tips and Tricks for using these capabilities
|Topic: ||ASP.NET MVC Using Kendo UI and the MVVM Pattern |
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XAML developers love the Model-View View-Model (MVVM) pattern. Kendo UI enables this pattern for web based applications. It takes the client side coding model developers are familiar with and provides it to the web world. This talk will define the MVVM pattern and the benefits of using it. It will also show how you can use Kendo UI and ASP.NET MVC to build responsive, robust applications that feel like desktop applications.
- The MVVM Pattern
- Kendo UI and why to use it
- How to wire up Kendo UI and ASP.NET MVC
|Topic: ||Expression Blend 5 for Developers: Design Your XAML or HTML5\CSS3 UI Faster |
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Building the modern UIs that user’s demand can be tedious and difficult, whether they are built in XAML or HTML5\CSS3. Especially since the tooling provided for building these complex UIs is poor and unreliable. This forces developers\designers to hack the UI markup themselves. Expression Blend 5 takes major strides to enable trusted UI design without the need to editing the markup manually. This talk will demonstrate the new capabilities included in Blend 5 for solving this problem.
- How Blend makes XAML UI Design Easier
- How Blend makes HTML5\CSS3 Design Easier
- How Blend interacts with the Visual Studio 11 Development Environment