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  • Blog Post: The Northeast MSDN Roadshow – “Mashed APIs” Tour

    Get ready to learn and code, because the Northeast MSDN Roadshow team is loading up content, code, and demos that might even work, to return to the roads for a special limited engagement in June! These are free workshops , great for students, hobbyists, and professional developers who want to learn the...
  • Blog Post: Tech & Developer Events in the Northeast – May/June 2013

    Here’s the latest roundup of tech- and developer-focused events here in the northeastern US (and several online).  Most are free, but the exceptions are noted with [$].  If you know of other free (or nearly free) developer-focused events, please let me know . -Chris [ Last updated 5/23/2013...
  • Blog Post: Tech & Developer Events in the Northeast – April 2013

    Here’s the latest roundup of tech- and developer-focused events here in the northeastern US (and several online).  Most are free, but the exceptions are noted with [$].  If you know of other free (or nearly free) developer-focused events, please let me know . -Chris [ Last updated 4/12/2013...
  • Blog Post: Boston Code Camp 19 – March 9, 2012

    Boston Code Camp , formerly New England Code Camp, is a community-driven day for hundreds of developers, returning on March 9th for its 19th event! Registration (always free) has just opened !   The Call for Speakers is also open, but closing soon (more below).     Boston Code Camp...
  • Blog Post: Tech & Developer Events in the Northeast – December 2012 Edition

    Here’s the latest roundup of tech- and developer-focused events here in the northeastern US (and several online).  Most are free, but the exceptions are noted with [$].  If you know of other free (or nearly free) developer-focused events, please let me know . -Chris [ Last updated 12/5/2012...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft 2012 Launch Event Series – Windows 8, Visual Studio 2012, and More

    A major series of free, full-day product launch events for Windows 8, Visual Studio 2012, Windows Server, and more begins on October 30th: Attend a FREE one-day event and be part of the biggest product launch in our history. You’ll discover how the latest Microsoft technologies are transforming the way...
  • Blog Post: Tech & Developer Events in the Northeast – October 2012 Edition

    Here’s the latest roundup of tech- and developer-focused events here in the northeastern US (and several online).  Most are free, but the exceptions are noted with [$].  If you know of other free (or nearly free) developer-focused events, please let me know . -Chris [ Last updated 10/9/2012...
  • Blog Post: Boston Code Camp 18 Approaches! - October 20, 2012

    Boston Code Camp , formerly New England Code Camp, a community-driven day for hundreds of developers, returns for its 18th event, this time in its new home in Cambridge, MA! Attendee registration is open (and free!) and the Call for Speakers is open as well (more below).    Boston Code Camp...
  • Blog Post: Office Hours for Boston Area Windows 8 App Developers

    Are you working on a Windows 8 app or game, or want to get started but have some questions? Drop by to chat/code/test with us at our new One Cambridge Center offices where we’ll have open time to answer your questions and discuss your apps. We’ll be there each Wednesday starting tomorrow, 9/26, and for...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Tech & Developer Events in the Northeast – July 2012 Update

    Here’s the latest roundup of tech- and developer-focused events here in the northeastern US.  Most are free, but the exceptions are noted with [$].  Also, I’ve listed some online events at the end. If you know of other free (or nearly free) developer-focused events, please let me know . -Chris...
  • Blog Post: Metro Developer Opportunities This Week in New England

    This week offers several excellent opportunities for Windows 8 and Windows Phone developers here in New England. Metro Accelerator Labs – Waltham, June 6-8 As mentioned earlier, the Metro Accelerator Labs are coming to our Waltham offices on Wednesday through Friday (June 6-8).  It is a 3-day event...
  • Blog Post: Additional Windows 8 Developer Camps!

    I previously mentioned the series of Windows Developer Camps - free, full-day events to help you learn about building Metro-style apps for Windows 8. They feature a mix of developer sessions plus a series of hands-on labs to help reinforce what you’ve learned. Well, it turns out they’re popular. ...
  • Blog Post: Metro Accelerator Labs – Speeding Your App Development

    Do you have a Windows 8 or Windows Phone app idea?  Maybe you’re already working on an app and would like some guidance for getting it across the finish line?  Then come to one of the upcoming Metro Accelerator Labs !  These are three-day opportunities to develop your app with experts...
  • Blog Post: Tech & Developer Events in the Northeast – May 2012 Edition

    Here’s the latest roundup of tech- and developer-focused events here in the northeast. Most are free, but the exceptions are noted with [$]. As always, if you know of other free or nearly free developer-focused events, please let me know . -Chris [ Last updated 5/4/2012 ] Connecticut May 1 Agile Connecticut...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Developer Events – Updated

    There’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 The series of Windows 8 Developer Camps on the east coast that I mentioned in an earlier post are now underway...
  • Blog Post: Tech & Developer Events in the Northeast – March 2012 Edition

    As time continues to march quickly onward, here’s the latest roundup of tech- and developer-focused events here in the northeast. Most are free, but the exceptions are noted with [$].  Based on the length of these event posts lately, the tech community here in the northeast is doing extremely well...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Developer Camps – Coming Soon!

    Ready to dive in and learn more about Windows 8 and the developer opportunity it represents?  Then get ready for the upcoming series of Windows Developer Camps !  These are free, full-day, developer-focused events featuring a combination of sessions and hands-on labs, and we’ll have 10 of them...
  • Blog Post: Announcing New England Code Camp 17!

    New England Code Camp , the major community-driven day for developers, returns for its 17th event in Waltham, MA on March 31st!  Registration (it’s free) is already open!  Also open are the Calls for Speakers and Contributors (details below).    New England Code Camp 17:   ...
  • Blog Post: Developer Events in the Northeast – February, 2012

    Welcome to February. It’s time for a new roundup of developer-focused events that you may find interesting.  Most are free, but the exceptions are noted with [$]. Interested in other local user groups? Boston User Groups lists New England area tech groups of all kinds. As always, if you know of...
  • Blog Post: Developer Events in the Northeast – November & December, 2011

    It’s pretty amazing that this list already has events that bring us to the end of the year.  Every year does seem to go more quickly than the last!  Anyhow, here’s the latest list of developer-focused events you may find interesting as the remaining weeks of 2011 breeze by. Most are free, and...
  • Blog Post: Schedule Posted for Code Camp 16

    The schedule has just been posted for this Saturday’s Code Camp 16 (in Waltham, MA):     New England / Boston Code Camp 16     Saturday, October 29th      8:30 AM to 6:40 PM (Doors at 8 AM)     Microsoft, 201 Jones Road (6th Floor)    ...
  • Blog Post: HTML5 Game Camp Series Coming Soon

    Update:  Slides and links from the events are now available. Ready to learn HTML5?  Enjoy games, too?  Join in the HTML5 Game Camps , free events offering a chance to learn about the next wave of web standards including HTML5, CSS3, Canvas, SVG, and more.  And while you gain practical...
  • Blog Post: Developer Events in the Northeast – October & November, 2011

    Fall is upon us, and with it comes an uptick in the tempo of developer events in our area.  Here’s the latest (and long!) list of developer-focused events you may find interesting.  Most are free, and the exceptions are noted with [$]. As always, if you know of other (free or nearly free) developer...
  • Blog Post: New England Code Camp 16 – Registration and More

    New England Code Camp 16 , a major community event for developers, is coming to Waltham, MA on October 29th!  Registration (free!) is now open, as are the Calls for Speakers, Volunteers, and Contributors (details below).     New England Code Camp 16     Saturday, October...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone Camps in the East Have Begun!

    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”): Don't miss the new Windows Phone 7.5 (codename "Mango"...
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