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Pete Brown writes on a variety of topics from XAML with the Windows Runtime (WinRT), .NET programming using C#, WPF, Microcontroller programming with .NET Microframework, .NET Gadgeteer, Windows on Devices, and even plain old C, to raising two children in the suburbs of Maryland, woodworking, CNC and generally "making physical stuff". Oh, and Pete loves retro technology, especially Commodore (C64 and C128). If the content interests you, please subscribe using the subscription link to the right of every page.

Archive for tag: Frank-La-Vigne

  • First Ever Meeting of the Washington, DC .NET User Group

    We have a new user group in town! For too long, folks in DC have been unable to attend the user groups in Northern Virginia or Maryland due to trouble just getting out of the district in time to make the meetings. Now, DC has its own in-town user group. Hang out and beat the exodus out of town while enjoying some .NET awesomeness. The American College of Cardiology http://www.cardioso...

  • Awkward: The Other Microsoft Interview Story

    Now that my friend Frank La Vigne (@tableteer on twitter) is leaving AIS, I can tell the "Awkward Interview Story" I've had to keep secret. This story takes place just a day after my wife and I returned from the hospital from the delivery of our second child, Abby. But we need a little more back story first. History Over the holidays in 2007 and into January 2008, I was contacted ...

  • Congratulations Frank!

    Please join me in congratulating fellow AIS'er and and MVP Frank La Vigne for being renewed as Microsoft MVP for 2008!Frank is a Tablet PC MVP, but he has also been doing a lot of Silverlight and WPF work lately. Frank set up the Silverlight DevCamp DC last year, and has been instrumental in planning and speaking at events since then. He's also working on a very cool WPF app for a ...

  • Mid-Atlantic Influential Architects

    I'm honored and pleased that three of us from Applied Information Sciences (Vishwas Lele, Frank La Vigne and me) have been chosen by Dr Z from Microsoft to be members of the inaugural group of Mid-Atlantic Influential Architects.There are a lot of impressive minds in that group, many of which I've run into before or have worked with directly - proving once again that despite its populat...

  • Silverlight 1.0 Tutorial and Lessons Learned from Frank La Vigne

    Fellow AISer Frank La Vigne has put together a great set of posts covering how he built the Christmas is Going to the Dogs Silverlight Christmas Card. If you are doing anything in Silverlight, check them out.Tutorials:Part 1Part 2Part 3The Christmas Card:Christmas is Going to the Dogs

  • Christmas is Going to the Dogs - A Silverlight Christmas Card by Frank La Vigne

    Inspired by the Christmas Special intro I blogged about in Christmas 2.0 and his love of all things canine, fellow AISer Frank La Vigne has put together this great Christmas card using Silverlight. He combines music, vector graphics, animation, and a bunch of fun pictures to put together a little something Christmassy for you to enjoy.Enjoy, and have a great Christmas!