Come and learn about developing for the new Windows Phone 8. In each city, Day 1 (Friday) is dedicated to presentations introducing you to the concepts and techniques you’ll need to create successful Windows Phone applications. Day 2 (Saturday) is a full day of hands-on labs to get you up and running. With experts from Nokia and Microsoft at hand, you’ll quickly grasp the fundamentals of creating and publishing apps for this exciting platform. Nokia also have some great prizes up for grabs.
To register, sign in or create an account on the Australian Windows Phone Community site, and then go to the Events Page.
The format for Day 2 is a hands-on lab day. We'll start with a quick lap around the environment to get everyone up to speed with the tools and the lab content available and then the group will choose two of the labs to go through together in group lab time.
The eight labs available are as follows:
Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8
Running Tracker - sample app with
You can choose to come to either or both of the days.
This is a free event.
Registration links will be available here soon.
At this stage, presenters will be Vaughan Knight from Nokia, Nick Randolph from BuiltToRoam, Dave Glover and myself from Microsoft (I'm pretty sure Frank Arrigo will be at the Melbourne events too). Not every one of us will be at all of the events, but you get the idea.
Join us at The Edge for a Windows 8 developer workshop as part of the National Telework Week celebrations! A full day free session is a great opportunity to get stuck into developing a great app, let your creativity run loose & tap into the marketplace of millions of Windows users worldwide!
In this workshop Bronwen will introduce you to the world of Windows 8 RT apps. The workshop is intended to give you a kick-start when it comes to planning and building your app on Windows 8.
The day will be divided into sections based on a concept which will contain a presentation giving an overview of the area, Hands-On-Labs related to the section, and workbook activities for participants to plan out parts of their app.
The day will cover a range of topics including – orientation, navigation, hierarchy of an application, search, share, app bars and live tiles.
Participants should bring a pen and a laptop with the following software already installed:
- Windows 8
- Visual Studio 2012 (full or express) – Trials can be downloaded from http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/eng/downloads#d-2012-editions.If downloading express make sure you download the “for Windows 8” version.
- Calisto – available as a NuGet package
When: 10am- 5pm November 14th 2012
Where: The Edge, State Library of Queensland, Southbank
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Brisbane BizSpark EXPRESSWAY Network Forum
21st November 2012
Microsoft Innovation Centre
EXPRESSWAY Network forum is a lunchtime forum for board and senior management of innovative SMEs to share ideas, and learn from industry experts about disciplines essential to commercial success. The November BizSpark EXPRESSWAY Network forum will feature a key note address from Ruth Drinkwater, CEO of Australian Association of Angel Investors, followed by a Q&A session addressing: - Managing capital in the business - Different sources of capital and how to get it - The critical pitchThe EXPRESSWAY member business case brief for this forum will be Mexia. EXPRESSWAY Network forums will become a regular feature at the Microsoft Innovation Centre and other innovation centres and commercial incubators acrossQueensland.
Date: Wednesday 21st November 2012
Time: 11:30am- 1:30pm
Venue: QMIC, Level 28, 400 George St, Brisbane
Numbers for this event are strictly limited.
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