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A series of Windows Phone Camps has just kicked off, bringing free, full days of the tech to help you develop Windows Phone apps, practical guidance (interested in making money?), and the latest on Windows Phone 7.5 (codename “Mango”):

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Don't miss the new Windows Phone 7.5 (codename "Mango") features as well - with detailed sessions in the afternoon around Fast Application Switching, Multitasking, Live Tiles, Push Notifications, and more.

The day will be capped with an open lab hands-on session and prizes for apps completed. This is the perfect opportunity to begin work on your dream application, or finish that app you've already started, with Windows Phone experts there to guide you every step of the way. Bring your own laptop to join in the fun and show off your killer app!

Those of us in New England will have two chances to join in, with a visit to Burlington, VT and a special two-day event in Cambridge, MA.

Series Schedule

9/22

Atlanta, GA

Registration

9/27

Malvern, PA

Registration

9/29

Reston, VA

Registration

10/12
10/13

Cambridge, MA

Day 1 Registration
Day 2 Registration

10/18

Chevy Chase, MD

Registration

10/19

New York City, NY

Registration

10/25

Tampa, FL

Registration

10/27

Champlain College, Burlington, VT

Registration

11/2

NCSU, Raleigh, NC

Registration

11/4

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Registration

11/8

UCF, Orlando, FL

Registration

11/10

Univ. of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

Registration

11/10

SUNY (New Paltz), NY

Registration

11/15

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Registration

11/17

Howard University, Washington, DC

Registration

11/29

Pittsburg, PA

Registration

11/29

Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA

Registration

12/1

Hofstra, Long Island, NY

Registration

 

Event Agenda

Most of the events are featuring the following agenda, including a mix of presentations and hands-on labs:

9:00 AM

Welcome Campers

9:15 AM

How to make money with your Windows Phone app

10:00 AM

Frameworks for fun and profit > Silverlight and XNA

Noonish

Canteen

1:00 PM

Hands-on lab

3:00 PM

Cool stuff your app can do

4:00 PM

To the Cloud

4:45 PM

Be What's Next > People's Choice Awards

 

Cambridge, MA Special Event

In Cambridge, MA, the event packs an extra punch, spanning two days, October 12th & 13th:

Day 1 will feature inside advice from Windows Phone experts and local MVPs, plus technical sessions on Windows Phone app development. Day 2 goes hands-on with the opportunity to roll up your sleeves and code.

Whether you're a student just starting out or a seasoned developer for Windows Phone, Android, Symbian, Web OS or iOS, we'll be sharing tips and tricks and valuable app development know-how throughout the sessions. Check out the agenda and select the day that best fits your needs — or join us for the full event. The choice is yours.

You can attend either or both days, but there’s separate registration for each day (day 1, day 2).

Day 1 Agenda: October 12th

8:00 AM

Arrival and Registration

9:00 AM

Windows Phone Overview

9:45 AM

How to get started building Windows Phone Apps with Visual Studio

10:45 AM

Break

11:00 AM

Frameworks for fun and profit (part 1) –
Building apps with Silverlight

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Frameworks for fun and profit (part 2) –
Building games with XNA

2:00 PM

Live Tiles and Push Notifications

3:15 PM

Break

3:30 PM

Windows Phone 7.5 Fast Application Switching, Tombstoning and Multitasking

4:30 PM

How to make money with your Windows Phone App

5:00 PM

What's Next/Resources

5:00 PM

Event Ends

Day 2 Agenda: October 13th

8:00 AM

Arrival and Registration

9:00 AM

Open Lab Hands-on Sessions

9:15 AM

Event Ends

I’ll be at the Cambridge event and hope to see many of you there!

-Chris