Walt Ritscher

Walt Ritscher

UI Fanatic, XAML Ninja, .NET veteran

Seattle, Washington

Areas of Expertise:

  • XAML
  • WPF
  • Windows Presentation Foundation
  • Silverlight
  • HLSL
  • Shaders
  • Microsoft Surface
  • Windows Phone 7
  • MVC
  • Expression Blend
  • Visual Studio
  • consulting
  • speaking
  • programming
  • training
  • writing
Walt's enthusiasm for crafting software interfaces blossomed early. Just a few days after discovering how to make pixels move around the screen of a borrowed computer he was devouring books on the topic of computer graphics and UI design. Now he travels the world speaking at software conferences and teaching a diverse portfolio of programming topics for corporate clients. On the consulting side he continues to work with customers like Microsoft, HP, Intel, and Intuit and enjoys being part of the Wintellect consultant group. Recently he has entered the video training market producing .NET titles for Lynda.com He writes for several publications including Code Magazine and TechTarget.com. His current UI obsession revolves around the Windows 8 Metro, Silverlight, Surface and WPF APIs. You can find his blog at blog.wpfwonderland.com. Walt is also a Microsoft MVP and author of the free Shazzam WPF Shader utility (shazzam-tool.com).

HLSL and Pixel Shaders for XAML Developers HLSL and Pixel Shaders for XAML Developers
by Walt Ritscher
July 2012
Print: $14.99
Ebook: $12.99

Webcast: Harnessing Shaders for Astounding UX
August 23, 2012
In this webcast you will learn the concepts behind pixel shaders and see how .NET makes it simple to create managed wrappers for the shader binaries.