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Delivering Keynote at Memphis Day of .NET

October 31, 2007
New York, N.Y.

On November 10, I will be in Memphis — "home of Elvis and the Ancient Greeks" — delivering the keynote for the Memphis Day of .NET 2007, a free event hosted by the Memphis .NET User Group.

My keynote address is entitled SKIP INTRO: The Future of Web and PC Graphics, and will explore the continuing love/hate relationship that both users and programmers have with graphics, and how WPF and Silverlight may change that relationship (but in which direction?).

Following the morning keynote, I'll be hanging out for the rest of the day in case anyone wants to chat about WPF 3D, animation, dependency properties, or the second season of Dexter.


I think you should slip something into your speech about the fact that the four stages of design abstraction in a program's design (i.e. abstraction/representation/manipulation/axiomatisation from C.A.R Hoare's "Notes on Data Structuring" chapter in "Structured Programming" 1972) are still independent of a particular high-level programming language's abstractions (types, language constructs), so that the programmers in the future of web and PC graphics should not feel pressured into choosing one high level language (XAML) over other alternatives (C#,C++,IL,IronPython,IronRuby,VB.NET,F#), just on the basis of some marketing "best practices", but choose the one that provides the best abstractions that underlie the programs primary design.

— Anthony Tarlano, Thu, 1 Nov 2007 06:04:25 -0500 (EST)


This is exciting news! I look forward to meeting you in Memphis next week.



Alan Stevens, Thu, 1 Nov 2007 08:36:33 -0500 (EST)

I will be there (I'm presenting as well, but on old, ancient technology like ASP.NET 2.0 - A dinosaur by any measure). I'm looking forward to your keynote.


Michael C. Neel, Thu, 1 Nov 2007 08:44:48 -0500 (EST)

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