I was fortunate enough to pop up to a special event on Silverlight at Microsoft in Redmond, WA today. Mithun Dhar, Laurence Moroney, Arturo Toledo, Adam Kinney, Ernie Booth and Jesse Liberty gave us some sweet tips on building apps and organizing a good workflow between developers and designers.
Arturo is an awesome graphical designer. Oddly, or perhaps not, I liked his presentation the best. He made the Expression products fly and gave me (a developer) good tips on working efficiently with my design team. Jesse was a close second with his fundamentals presentation - he really clicks well with developers.
The crowd was mixed with about 60% developers and 40% graphic artists. I saw the ScottGu blog post this morning announcing that Silverlight 1.1 is now named Silverlight 2.0 - between that and the hints dropped at today's meeting, it feels like Silverlight is getting ready to explode. I think I'll still remember this day very well in three to five years.