MIX09: Scaling a Rich Client to Half a Billion Users

Posted in Conferences, Frameworks, Companies, Graphics, Development on April 20, 2009


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See how China's Tencent Corporation built a next-generation QQ Instant Messenger client using Microsoft Silverlight. Hear how one of the largest communities in the world with 400M+ active users and 50m+ concurrent users got to massive scale with Silverlight while leveraging UX to make more money with their services.

Steve Zheng

Steve Zheng, Ph.D., Chief Software Architect, Head of Tencent Research. Before joining Tencent, he worked in Microsoft, Redmond, for eight years.

Dr. Zheng received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Peking Univeristy, and Ph.D. degree from University of Minnesota, majored in Computer Science.

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