I have the wonderful opportunity to present 5 sessions at DevLink 2012. If you’re going, I would like to meet up and chat. I will also attend (travel plans permitting) the Windows 8 Developer Camp hosted by Jennifer Marsman the day before. Registration for that event is separate from DevLink and can be found at http://win8devcampchat.eventbrite.com/.
Using Contracts to Integrate with the Windows 8 Experience
Contracts are a new addition with Windows 8 Metro apps that provide a great user experience. For example, users want to Share information in a variety of ways and Windows 8 Metro Contracts allow for that. Come learn about how these Contracts work and how to implement built-in Contracts like Search, Share, PlayTo and Settings.
Using Azure with Windows Phone and Windows 8!
With phones, tablets and other devices exploding in market share, it’s important to know what technologies and tools will help you develop better applications. These devices are often short on processing power and storage, which is where Azure can really help out. Come see what it’s like to use Azure with Windows Phone and Windows 8, including examples with push notifications, storage and authentication for both platforms and a Metro application using the Azure Service Bus.
Parallel Programming in .NET and WinRT
Node.js, Java, PHP and Python with Azure? Why yes!
New languages and technologies keep finding their way to Azure. Need a Node.js web application? Want to use Eclipse and Java? Have an existing PHP application and want to move it to the cloud? All of these are possible and more! Come see how you can accomplish amazing things with Azure!
How to Ride the Service Bus with Azure
Do you like a loosely coupled architecture? Are you considering a hybrid application between the cloud and on-premise solutions? Are you building mobile applications with notifications and events? The Azure Service Bus can make your life much easier!
I’ll be hosting the That Conference – Milwaukee Hackathon on Saturday, June 23rd – Sunday, June 24th, 2012. If you’re interested in attending, you can register at http://thatconferencehackmke.eventbrite.com/.
Not sure what a hackathon entails? Check out http://hackatopia.com/Hackathons.
I will be co-hosting the Windows 8 Developer Camp being held at the Chicago Microsoft Training Center (MTC) on June 7th, 2012. Topics that I will be presenting on are the HTML/JS stack for Windows 8 development, asynchronous constructs to use in both the XAML/C# and HTML/JS stacks, the Sharing contract, Toasts, Tile notifications, Secondary Tiles and more. I’ll be around during the entire day to help answer any questions too. Microsoft will be providing access to virtual machines to those that don’t have a device or laptop to run Windows 8.
There are plenty of other topics being covered too, so check out the agenda.
Come learn about what cool things you can do with Windows 8 and see what your future holds!
I have been picked to speak at That Conference! The two sessions that I’m lucky enough to present on are below.
Parallel Programming in .NET and WinRT
Automation with the Azure Management API
Developers don’t want to repeat tasks! Take out the mundane work of managing the cloud manually and remove the chance for human error. Learn how the Azure Management REST API can be used for automating deployment changes, monitoring your application and more.
I participated in A Date With 8 hackathon held at the College of Lake County on Friday, May 18th, 2012 and was fortunate enough to win. Two co-workers and I worked on porting an existing charity app my company developed last summer. You can find the existing website at http://www.appletoncompassion.org/ and there are iOS and Android apps too. The ultimate goal is to polish up the work we just did and submit it to the Windows Store. Stay tuned and I’ll link to it went it makes it there.
At the Chicago Code Camp next Saturday, May 19th, I’ll be showing demos on the Kinect for Windows, Windows 8 and Windows Phone in the commons area. I’ve got some great demos of features and some games for the Kinect, so if you’re curious about what you can do as a developer, stop by. I’ll walk through any of the code with you and discuss architectural concepts, design concerns and real world applications.
I hope to see you there!
I am speaking at the MSEvent – Windows Developer Event to be held at Navy Pier in Chicago, IL. Here is some more information. I hope to see you there! Register here Windows 8 Developer Event.
||Date April 26, 2012
Time 9:00AM – 5:00PM
600 East Grand Avenue
Seating is limited,
so register today.
Your investments in these languages carry forward, making Windows a no-compromise platform for developers.Whatever language you choose, your app gets deep integration with the Windows shell, including notifications, live tiles, deep links, and contracts with other apps. And now you can build once and support all Windows customers, no matter what type of PC they have—from tablets to laptops to convertibles to desktops.Seating is limited and registration is not guaranteed. Secure your spot today!Notes
This free event is brought to you by Microsoft. However, you are responsible for booking and funding your own travel and accommodations. Please notethat there is limited space available for this event, so be sure to register early.