MIX06: Extending Your Experience to the Desktop Using Windows Sidebar

Posted in Conferences, Operating Systems, Companies, Development on March 23, 2009

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The Windows Sidebar boosts personal productivity by enabling access to "Gadgets", a new class of customizable mini-applications. Learn how gadgets can enable you to extend your reach to the client, increasing your visibility with your customer base, while delivering ambient information and value to the end user. The gadget platform leverages standard DHTML and enables designers and developers to build gadgets that integrate with Web services, the Windows platform and applications. This comprehensive session walks through the platform and includes a how-to component where we illustrate the process of gadget development using real-world examples.

Carl Sobeski
Carl Sobeski is a Software Tech Lead on the Music Client team at Yahoo! Carl specializes in user interface development and is responsible for investigating new technologies that can be utilized to deliver Yahoo! music content. Carl contributed to the development of the Yahoo! Music Engine and also worked at Musicmatch as one of the original developers and designers of the Musicmatch Jukebox.

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Don Synstelien
Sidereus Technology
Don is the Creative Director for Fox Interactive Media’s R&D center in Atlanta, Ga, where he spends his days guiding a crack team of thinkers in challenging the status quo and inventing new ways to empower the user to interact with the world of information. Past clients include The Weather Channel, DirecTV, 3M, WSI, TNT, Earthlink and Audi among others. His personal and professional work has won numerous awards across the advertising and design industries. He has been a contributing author of several books and published in numerous trade journals on the topics of usability and design. Find out more about don at www.synstelien.com

Jesse Edwards
Sidereus Technology
Jesse Edwards is currently Sr. Developer for the R&D arm of Fox Interactive Media (FIM). A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Jesse holds a BFA in web and multi-media design and has been a strong proponent of the use of “open source” platforms throughout his development career. Jesse utilizes his creativity to push technologies beyond their traditional use as you can see in his desktop solutions work developed for clients such as FoxSports, DirectTV, WSI and The Weather Channel, to name a few. Jesse’s understanding of design and information architecture assists him daily in creating a harmony between design and functionality.

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