Scott Guthrie

My first posting of the Road Map to the Silverlight 2 Tutorials was linked to an earlier draft, which is why it was taken down (these things happen). Unfortunately, RSS being what it is; before one can sat "Stop the presses!" archives appeared in various places, and so that mistake will live on for a while. This is actually not a terrible thing, because those early versions said the series is by "Jesse Liberty and Scott Guthrie" and you will notice that the series as published does not say that.

Here's why:

The tutorials were originally conceived by Scott, who also mentored me in getting them going, and shepherded and managed the early project. I wanted his name on the series as a recognition of that work and because, well because he's ScottGu.

He asked that his name be taken off because he hadn't written them, and he doesn't put his name on material he didn't write. So, I took it off, but I do get to thank him and say that I've never met anyone with quite his combination of abilities to make things happen, stay deeply in touch with the technology, inspire others and squeeze 40 hours into 24.

Now that he's a VP anything else I say (and probably all that) will sound like sucking up to the boss, but I'm too old for that, and he doesn't need it; with Steve Ballmer singing your praises, you can hardly care what I say.

Finally, last mention of it, Scott has a great post on Silverlight 2 programming and a second great post on Silverlight 2 Programming with Expression Blend. (Those tutorials are his, and are not part of my Silverlight 2 Tutorial Series)




So, I'm off to Mix to see Scott and (I'm so pleased) Guy Kawasaki and Ray Ozzie give keynotes; some of the most creative people in the field. Should be great times.

Note that the keynotes will be available along with the other sessions at MIX08 sessions   within 24 hours.

NB: The Mix07 keynote on Silverlight literally changed my life (as noted in previous posts) – so be careful when watching; you may end up on a jet to Redmond!






About Jesse Liberty

Jesse Liberty has three decades of experience writing and delivering software projects and is the author of 2 dozen books and a couple dozen Pluralsight & LinkedIn Learning courses. He was a Senior Technical Evangelist for Microsoft, a Distinguished Software Engineer for AT&T, a VP for Information Services for Citibank and a Software Architect for PBS. He is a Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer and a Xamarin MVP and a Microsoft MVP.
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