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Mono users meeting at the Microsoft 2005 PDC.

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We held a Mono meeting at the Microsoft PDC 2005, some coverage is here:

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The Event

Date: Tuesday September 13th.

Location: Sheraton Downtown LA hotel, a short walk (map) from the Staples Conventions Center.

Time: The meeting will start at 6pm and will go until 9:30pm.

This event is open to the public

Pass the word to fellow .NET developers.

At the meeting we will talk about the Mono Project’s current state, milestones, new developments, platform support and upcoming releases. Various Mono developers will be there to answer your questions both members of the community and Novell employees working on Mono.

The evening surprise is the unveiling of the new Mono T-Shirts design by Finnish artist Tuomas Kuosmanen. We will be giving out t-shirts to the attendees.


We will showcase some of the Mono-based applications we have built for Linux:

We will also showcase the new vector-based rendering APIs available for developers (completely cross-platform) as well as the new OpenGL-based windowing system.

We will answer your questions on how to bring your .NET applications to Linux, MacOS X and Solaris and how to take advantage of the Mono and Linux-specific APIs.

Summer of Code Projects

Finally, we will demo some of the the new Mono software funded by Google’s Summer of Code:

  • XBuild: the open source msbuild implementation for assisting you in rebuilding your new projects on Mono.
  • Ruby.NET and PHP.NET compilers.
  • The DIVA Movie editor.
  • The new ASP.NET editor.
  • The .NET bug finder.
  • The Cecil libraries for reading and writing CIL images.
  • Mono’s XAML compiler.


  • Brady Anderson: iFolder architect
  • Gonzalo Paniagua: Mono’s ASP.NET maintainer.
  • Miguel de Icaza: Mono Project manager.
  • Peter Bartok: Mono’s Windows.Forms maintainer.
  • Zac Bowling: Gecko# developer.
  • Joseph Hill: MonoLive CD creator.
  • Christian Hergert: Monodevelop/Monoquery Developer.