Launch of the Dutch Silverlight and Expression Insiders User Group

sixin-logo Today is the day the Dutch Silverlight and Expression Insiders User Group is officially launched. How did it start? A few months ago during the Dutch Microsoft DevDays I met Expression MVP Rob Houweling and creator of Silverlight Spy Koen Zwikstra. We’ve had some good talks around Silverlight and the at that time soon to be release version 3. Rob Houweling contacted me some time after the DevDays where he informed me about his idea to start a Silverlight User Group, along with a few others: Koen Zwikstra, Timmy Kokke, Antoni Dol and Eric van den Hoek. We had our first informal meeting on the 7th of July 2009. We’ve formed our motto and divided some roles. The Team sixin-team Our team consists of 6 professionals in designing and/or development, Rob Houweling will be our chairman. Antoni Dol: Blog, Silverlight.net Profile Eric van den Hoek (secretary/treasurer) Rob Houweling (chairman): Blog, Silverlight.net Profile Timmy Kokke: Blog, Silverlight.net Profile Mark Monster (vice chairman): Blog, Silverlight.net Profile Koen Zwikstra: Blog, Silverlight.net Profile More details (in dutch) can be found on the About Us page. What are we going to do? First of all we want to be a User Group for both Designers and Developers who are enthusiastic about Silverlight and the Expression tools, who want to learn and share knowledge. - We will maintain a website where we host interesting blogs and news related to Silverlight and Expression. - We will organize small events - We will speak on events organized by other User Groups like SDN or dotNed. For now just bookmark the website of the Silverlight and Expression Insiders User Group.