Silverlight Blend Design Day

Having done all my Silverlight coding in Visual Studio (and keen to get into Blend) this looks right up my street.

Here is the blurb:

A Silverlight Design Day is opportunity to learn about Silverlight and Expression Blend from a design and interface developer perspective.
The first half of the day will start out with a short poll, asking these three questions:

  1. How many of you write code?
  2. What technologies do you use today?
  3. Is there anything specific you want to cover?

The tools and the platform will then be introduced by accomplishing designer tasks based on the earlier poll as much as possible.
The second half of the day will be your opportunity to get your hands on Blend and Silverlight. PCs will be available already configured to run through tutorials, made especially with designer and UI tasks in mind.

Here is the info page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=276325046954

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Overview

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