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June 13, 2007 (EST) - Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
speaker: Sheldon Fernandez - Infusion Development
location: 200 Bloor Street East Toronto (Manulife Financial) - International A

The Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) represents one of the most significant architectural changes to the Windows Operating System since its inception. Specifically, it replaces the ‘HWND’ windowing technology that has been used by Windows since the release of the original Windows Operating System in 1985.   In addition to this architectural revamp, WPF gives developers a number of powerful tools in creating savvy and sophisticated GUI applications: XML authoring by means of XAML, Vector Graphics, Document Management, Styles & Animation, Media file support and 3D programming.    In this lecture, author and industry guru Sheldon Fernandez will examine the exciting facets of Microsoft’s emerging GUI technology.

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 Sheldon’s  Bio
Sheldon Fernandez graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2001 with a degree in Computer Engineering. As a student he won provincial and national awards for his design of the ‘Dynamic Infrared Photoretinoscopy system’, a product for ascertaining the eyesight of children who could communicate with an Optometrist.
 After graduation, Sheldon joined a team of Waterloo graduates and co-founded Infusion Development’s Toronto office. While at Infusion, he has developed software for Silicon Valley startups, as well as financial and medical institutions the U.S. and Canada. He has worked with Microsoft technology for many years and has taught numerous aspects of the .NET Framework to a variety of companies, including some of the world’s largest banks and government agencies.
 In addition to being a renowned speaker and trainer, Sheldon is also a published author; having been the primary writer of Infusion’s CodeNotes computer book series and the chief researcher on Applying COM+, a definitive work on Microsoft’s enterprise component technology prior to the .NET Framework.
 Today, Sheldon is a Director at Infusion Development, and CTO of Infusion Angels, an early seed firm that attempts to foster economic growth in Canada by providing students and entrepreneurs with the critical resources needed to take their ideas, concepts and solutions to market. In addition, he continues to be closely involved with the University of Waterloo in an academic capacity as an Adjunct Lecturer for the Waterloo School of Optometry.

About Infusion Development
Infusion Development is a dynamic, IT consulting and software development firm with offices in New York City, Boston, Toronto and London. Founded in 1998, the company has enjoyed significant success since its inception, growing steadily while building an impressive client list that includes the world's largest banks and government agencies.
Infusion specializes in architecting, designing and implementing enterprise-scale and mission-critical applications.  Customers also turn to Infusion for training, mentoring, and technical writing services, with many of our white papers being published on the MSDN. Infusion also authored the Random House CodeNotes™ book series, and we count among our staff numerous published authors, renowned industry speakers and technology experts. Infusion is also a key Microsoft Gold Certified Partner focused on new and emerging technologies. We are one of Microsoft’s “goto” partners for evangelism, architecture design sessions, and strategically important proofs of concepts.
Infusion’s continued success can be attributed to the entrepreneurial spirit of its employees. We employ an organic growth strategy allowing our employees to rise to whatever heights they wish within our organization, based solely on attitude and demonstrated aptitude. In addition, we as a firm are committed to fostering employee growth by way of training and other career enhancement opportunities.  For more information please check out our website at

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