Last week I hope to have planted a seed in your head about training – learning new technologies and skills – as a hobby rather than attempting to do it during work hours (unless you can, of course, which would make it that much more efficient!). I talked about training through real experiences and how building and publishing apps is a means by which you can gain those real experiences but also how published apps act as your ongoing resume to show people your work. To help you along on your journey, making it as efficient (fast) as possible, I suggested getting a developer mentor, a helping hand that could guide you through the building an app maze.
Developer Movement Virtual Camps
Starting at the end of the month, join me and your Developer Movement Developer Mentors in a series of virtual camps themed around what you want to build! By joining the virtual camps, you’ll be investing in your hobby – forcing functions to actually get you to go for it (you’ll thank yourself later, you know it!). You’ll learn everything you need in order to get started as well as give you a solid foundation from which you and your Developer Mentor can build and get you publishing apps.
The Virtual Camps are free, but we do ask you to register so that we can make sure that you receive a follow up after the camp with resources, tips and tricks, and most importantly, where you can find the on-demand content for later (re)viewing.
During the virtual camps, you’ll have an opportunity to ask questions and have Developer Mentors online and in the chat answering them and offering guidance.
Looking forward to seeing you online and helping you learn new skills, gain real experiences, and turn great ideas into published apps!
How do you get a Developer Mentor?
The Developer Movement Team will take care of the rest, pairing you up with a Developer Mentor that is closest to you or is available online, or both. Once you’re paired up with your Developer Mentor, you and your Developer Mentor can connect directly, get to know each other, and decide what will work best for the two of you.
More on Developer Movement
Developer Movement is Canada’s app building rewards program. As you build Windows Store and/or Windows Phone apps, backed by Windows Azure services, you earn points that you can use towards rewards such as gizmos and gadgets, home theatre systems, laptops, and others. You can also earn additional points by complete Windows Azure hands-on labs and participating in Developer Movement challenges such as this one. If you’re not already a member of the Developer Movement, join today! (You actually start earning reward points simply by signing up.)