March 12, 2012 Talk – State Management in Windows 8 Metro Applications (PLEASE NOTE THE NEW LOCATION!)

Ryan Vice

Metro introduces a new application lifecyle in which your application could be terminated at anytime. This example driven session will explore how to write applications that sucessfully manage persisted, session and view state in the Metro environment allowing you to provide a good user experience for your end users. We will also look learn about the new asynchronous programming model in WinRT and C# 5.0.  The concepts apply to all Metro development but will be demonstrated using C# and XAML.

Ryan Vice is a Microsoft enterprise developer with 12 years experience and lives and works in Austin, TX with his wife and family. He’s currently working as a Principal Consultant for Headspring where he is working on an enterprise WPF project for an pipeline management company. He has exprience creating solutions in numerous industries including network security, geoseismic, banking, real estate, entertainment, finance, trading, construction, online retail and credit councelling. He has done projects for companies of all sizes including high volume applications for large fortune 500 companies like Dell and Charles Schwab. He’s frequently presents sessions at users groups and conferences throughout Texas including Houston Tech Fest, Austin Code Camp, and Dallas Day of .Net. He’s was awarded Microsoft MVP for Connected Systems in July of 2010 and again in 2011. He’s a MSDN Moderator. He’s published as a contributor and technical reviewer in “Windows Workflow Foundation 4.0 Cookbook” by Packt Publishing and he’s currently working on his first book “MVVM Survival Guide for Enterprise Architectures in WPF and Silverligh” which is due out summer of 2012. His current areas of focus are around MVVM, WPF, XAML and Metro.
The talk will take place at New Horizons (300 E Highland Mall Blvd. Suite 100 Austin, TX 78752) at 5:30 PM!