I’m really excited to be hosting a few events in the Microsoft Raleigh office focused on Windows 8 development.  The first on revolves around our APIMASH starter kits – a great way to get started building mashup style applications in Windows 8, with templates and examples in both C# and HTML/JS.  The other sessions are intro to gaming, developing some simple games using Construct2, and GameMaker/other frameworks as time allows.   Here are the events/times:

APIMASH:

Tue 6/4/2013 from 10:00am to 2:00pm and

Tue 6/11/2013 from 10:00am to 2:00pm

Intro to Gaming:

Wed 6/5/2013 from 10:00am to 2:00pm and

Wed 6/11/2013 from 10:00am to 2:00pm

Here’s a more official description of each event:

Game Development for Beginners
In this beginner level workshop we will cover the basics of game design, programming and publication. We will build a casual game and publish it to the Windows Store. This workshop is great for students, hobbyists and professional developers who want to learn the basics of game development and publish their first app to the store as no programming skills are required!

Windows 8 App Mashup Series
In this workshop you will learn how to develop Windows 8 apps based on well-known web service API's such as Twitter, Meetup, ESPN, EchoNest and data from the World Health Organization WHO. Your app could entertain or even change the world. This workshop is great for students, hobbyists and professional developers who want to learn the basics of app development and publish their first app to the store.

For more info, stay tuned to the MSDN Events page!