ADNUGUK - April 2013 Meeting

Published on 18 March 2013

Aberdeen Developers are pleased to present a talk by Gill Cleeren on Tuesday 23rd April 2013 at the Robert Gordon University.

Applied MVVM in Windows 8 Apps: not your typical MVVM session!

For some time now, the community has been touting the MVVM pattern as being the best way to build XAML-based applications. By now, you should be convinced that MVVM is really the way to go. But then, you start building a real-world Windows 8 application and you encounter all kinds of challenges you hadn't thought about before. How do I properly structure an application? How do I implement navigation? How do I manage tiles or contracts from MVVM? How do I use Dependency injection correctly? And how do the new data controls in Windows 8 work in combination with MVVM?

A whole list of questions that this session will aim at answering!

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Speaker Bio

Gill Cleeren is Microsoft Regional Director (, MVP ASP.NET, INETA speaker bureau member and Silverlight Insider. He lives in Belgium where he works as .NET architect at Ordina. Passionate about .NET, he's always playing with the newest bits. In his role as Regional Director, Gill has given many sessions, webcasts and trainings on new as well as existing technologies, such as Silverlight, ASP.NET and WPF. He also leads VISUG (, the largest .NET user group in Belgium. He's the author of the upcoming book called Silverlight Data Access Cookbook. You can find his blog at

Agenda - Tuesday, 23rd April 2013

  • 1800 - 1815: Arrival and registration
  • 1815 - 1820: Introduction
  • 1820 - 1920: Applied MVVM in Windows 8 Apps: not your typical MVVM session!
  • 1920 onwards: Questions and drinks at the bar

Prize Draw

All attendees will be entered into a prize draw, with the chance of winning one of the prizes listed here.

Location and Directions

Venue: Room A12, RGU Building, St Andrews Street, Aberdeen, AB25 1HG Directions: Map showing St Andrews Street

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