Dave Bost, DE for IL, IN, WI and former golfing partner, invited me through Facebook to the SilverlightDevCamp in Chicago, IL.  For those of you in the area or interested in attending this FR-EE event, here's the info from Dave's blog post:

On Friday, September 28th and Saturday, September 29th, Clarity Consulting will host a Silverlight DevCamp at their offices in the Loop. This is a great opportunity for people interested in Silverlight to come together and hack out an application or two.

DevCamps are similar to BarCamps in that it’s a casual gathering of like minded individuals. BarCamps tend to have many different conversations, covering several different topics. DevCamps, however, focus on a particular technology with the idea of producing one to many applications by the end of camp.

This particular DevCamp invites designers and developers to come together and see what they can do in 2-days. We kick-off the camp on Friday with a few discussions on Silverlight as well as some brain storming of what applications we want to build. That leaves Saturday for a full on hack-day where designers and developers will team up to build the applications of their choice. Saturday will culminate with Demo Happy Hour where each team will be given 5-minutes to demo their particular application. And… to make things just a bit more interesting, we will be awarding some unbelievable prizes for the top teams.

If you’re interested in attending, be sure to head on over to the sign up sheet and add your name.

Unfortunately, I will not be able to make (I WISH I COULD, TRUST ME!) but I'm sure it's going to be great!