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.

Windows 8 Developer Event in Chicago
Date April 26, 2012
Time 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Location

Navy Pier
600 East Grand Avenue

Chicago, IL

FREE Event

Seating is limited,
so register today.

   

Windows reimagined.Learn everything you need to start building Metro-style apps for Windows today at our free, full-dayWindows Developer Event.We’ll show you how to use Visual Studio to code fast, fluid, immersive and beautiful Metro-style applications in HTML5/JavaScript, XAML/C# and C/C++.

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.

 

I will be speaking on April 18th at the Chicago .NET Users Group (CNUG) meeting. Scott Seely will be speaking for the Chicago Azure Cloud Users Group just before me at the same location. Come see us both! My topic and abstract is below.

Get Yourself Kinect-ed! – Greg Levenhagen

Kinect development used to mean hacking without any support, but now that the Kinect SDK, Kinect for Windows hardware and commercial support for non-XBOX 360 applications has been released, the full power of the Kinect is unleashed. Come see how to start developing with the Kinect, using its hardware features and what the Kinect SDK provides.

That Conference call for speakers is now open. This is going to be a great event! We are creating a top level developer conference in the Midwest. It will span 3 days with over one hundred sessions. We’ve already announced some nationally recognized speakers, but we’re looking for YOU! If you have a session that you think would work, go submit!

If you’re interested in attending, ticket sales will go on sale May 16th, 2012 at 8:13 am cst.

I will be speaking the weekend of April 14th and 15th in Minneapolis at the Twin Cities Code Camp! The information about my session is below. If you’re interested in attending, please register now using EventBrite. For more event information, please go to the TCCC website. I hope to see you there.

Parallel Programming in .NET and Azure – Greg Levenhagen

Parallel programming remains a difficult task, but the .NET framework keeps making things easier for developers. With the various constructs available, like the addition of the Task Parallel Library in .NET 4, it is important to know what is appropriate for different situations. Devices continue to gain cores and the cloud offers easily distributed computing, so developers should understand how to utilize the environments. Come for a walk-through of how and when to use these constructs, whether that is in the cloud, a mobile device, desktop application or the web.