There are two Bing events coming up that you should attend if you are in the area.
Developing with Bing Maps & Silverlight
Date: November 25th, 2009 10am – 4pm GMT
The Bing Maps Platform brings location data to life by making it easier to visualize, understand and analyze. It’s already being used by thousands of governments, companies and organizations worldwide.
This developer focused event will show you how to build well performing and visually engaging web mapping applications using the Bing Maps Silverlight control.
The event will begin with an update, bringing you up to speed with the latest from the Bing Maps platform. The rest of the agenda will cover some of the more standard mapping requirements such as database connections, before diving into the more sophisticated spatial analysis and performance optimization.
The Bing Maps team will be joined by partners Earthware and Infusion Development. Earthware will showcase their development of the Bing Maps World Tour using the Silverlight Control and Windows Azure, whilst Infusion will demonstrate how to create dynamic tile layers in order to visualize large amounts of frequently changing data.
You can register here: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032428360&Culture=en-GB
Bing Maps UK User Group – First Meeting
Location: Microsoft London
100 Victoria Street, London, UK
Date: January 13th, 2010 6pm – 9pm
Our first meeting of the new Bing Maps UK User Group. Open to all newbie’s, experienced and Bing maps wizards there should be something for everyone.
We will start informally around 6pm with coffee and socializing and start officially at 7pm finishing up around 9pm and off to the pub. The exact program of sessions etc will be published once we have everything confirmed. If you would like to host a session yourself at this event, or future ones please let us know in the comments below.
The event will focus on developers but any of you marketing and sales types are more than welcome.
Beer and pizza is being kindly donated by Microsoft to let us all relax and unwind.
More information here: http://bingmapsuk.ning.com/events/inaugural-uk-bing-maps-ug