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Special Adv MVVM in Windows 8 Apps with Gill Cleeren

Join North East Bytes for our fifth event of 2013. Following on from the special events that we've had over the last two years, we've lined up another great event for your benefit. We are really excited to welcome back Gill Cleeren, Microsoft Regional Director and Silverlight MVP as he visits on his tour!!.

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!

Gill Cleeren

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


The event will be hosted in Room 1.02 of Claremont Tower at Newcastle University. For a detailed campus map -

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