Blend Boot Camp? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am looking for a good Bootcamp style training session in Blend/WPF/XAML for designers in the Seattle/Redmond area. Any suggestions?
    Monday, October 6, 2008 6:41 PM

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  • Same here...any suggestions would be great....
    Wednesday, October 8, 2008 3:06 PM
  • Looking for the same.

    Friday, October 10, 2008 2:13 PM
  • Guess I'll chime in, too. I'm surprised that there aren't more opportunities here in the Seattle area.
    Wednesday, November 5, 2008 4:48 PM
  • Me, too.

    Sheesh, in the shadow of Microsoft, and there are no hands-on training opportunities available?  I'm not exactly sure what that says about this set of products, but it's certainly discouraging.

    I've taken several runs at this thing and I can't get past Square One.  I can muddle my way through all the "Brand-A" products (even the "F-product" that Blend is so frequently referred to as a killer of...). I can get through elementary javascript, HTML, actionscript, etc., etc.  But I'll be damned if I can get so much as a button to rollover and change from red to blue in Blend/Silverlight.  I've never encountered a product that was so frustrating, that made me feel like I was such a complete idiot every time I touch it.

    Judging from others' posts (here and elsewhere) I know I'm not the only one who has found the learning curve for these products to be more of a brick wall than an upward slope.

    How about some training resources, guys?  Most of what I find online is waaay old and obsolete...
    Saturday, November 8, 2008 6:33 AM
  • Howdy all,

    I've run some training camps in a few counties around the world, but could never get enough concentrated interest to run a large course so I specialised in corporate onsite training which is mostly very expensive.

    If I could generate enough interest here in the US, I would look at running a hardcore 2 day weekend course in NYC which would bring the price down for each participant considerably, but the key words here are - enough interest. I am talking 50-100 people.

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    Monday, November 10, 2008 4:01 PM