Wednesday: Today’s star presentation was Chris Han on "Windows Presentation Foundation: Building Rich Content Experiences with Windows Presentation Foundation". This is one of the best presentations I have seen. Chris’s delivery was excellent but the outstanding part of this presentation was the considerable preparation that had gone into Chris’s slides. Virtually every point that he made was illustrated visually (which is essential in a subject which is all about visuals) but each visual was only necessary for long enough to cover the explanation before moving swiftly on to the next. The pacing was spot on and he managed to explain subjects which most Windows developers without a typography background have probably never considered. Chris blogged about this presentation here
providing links to some of the demos that he used. If you want to see why WPF is such a leap forward take a look at the New York Times’ Times Reader in this link and also the WPF Dashboard. This is what all Windows apps should look like in the future.