WindowsThere’s certainly a lot of interest in Windows 8 and the developer opportunity around it, so here’s an update and summary of various events that can help you learn more.

Windows Developer Camps

imageThe series of Windows 8 Developer Camps on the east coast that I mentioned in an earlier post are now underway and very popular (those that aren’t full yet are very nearly so). 

Here are the events we’re running in in the east:

March 27, 2012 Reston, VA Done
March 29, 2012 Chevy Chase, MD Done
April 11, 2012 Orlando, FL Today!
April 17, 2012 Tampa, FL Details & Registration
April 19, 2012 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Details & Registration
May 1, 2012 Charlotte, NC Details & Registration
May 22, 2012 Waltham, MA Details & Registration
May 23, 2012 Atlanta, GA Details & Registration
May 23, 2012 Farmington, CT Details & Registration
May 24, 2012 Malvern, PA Details & Registration

The great news is this list is only a small part of the large number of events being run around the world, so head over to the Microsoft DevCamps site to see them all.

Windows Developer Event – NYC, April 19

Along with those Developer Camps, there is also a special Windows Developer Event coming to New York City next week (and filling up quickly as well): 

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Windows reimagined.

Learn everything you need to start building Metro-style apps for Windows today at our free, full-day Windows 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!

Registration

The event runs from 9 AM to 5 PM on April 19th at Center 548 in New York City. 

More Windows 8 in the Northeast

For those of you in the northeastern U.S., here are some other (free) ways to hear about Windows 8:  (Yes, I’ll be on the road a bit...)

I hope you’re able to join in one of these events!  To get ready, you can download the Windows 8 Consumer Preview and developer tools.

-Chris