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  • Blog Post: In the Vancouver area? Got a cool app idea to pitch?

    The App Pitch Competition is coming to Launch Academy in Vancouver March 13, 2013 The App Pitch is the opportunity to show the Vancouver startup‚ student and developer community your app ideas for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. Register to pitch your app as an individual or as a team of two. You will...
  • Blog Post: Last Call: Join us in Toronto for Windows 8 Pure Imagination

    Learn about HTML gaming, talk to a VC to learn about funding for start-ups, join the hackathon, learn about Windows 8 design, or how to use Azure for free websites or to give you back end services for iOS, Windows8, or Windows Phone, all this and more at Windows 8 Pure Imagination Microsoft with partner...
  • Blog Post: Having trouble finding time to sit down and write that app? Use Pure Imagination to get your app done.

    Sometimes we need a kickstart to start or finish a great app. Pure Imagination November 24 & 25th is just the thing to help you bring your idea to life or to finish up that app you started and got stuck on. Attend in person if you can come to Toronto, or online if you can’t. I am still recovering...
  • Blog Post: Last call: We are giving away two Windows 8 devices at WOWZAPP

    WOWZapp the worldwide Windows hackathon is this weekend! Join one of the events across the country and you could win yourself a Windows 8 device. Register today. WOWZapp is a worldwide windows hackathon, with locations from Algiers to Vietnam, from Fredericton, NB to Vancouver, BC! Thousands of developers...
  • Blog Post: Want to get hands-on with the cloud?

    T here are some online workshops coming up on Azure to give you some hands-on experience The cloud is here to stay, that’s not changing. It’s one thing to read about it, but nothing replaces actually trying it out for yourself. There will be a series of Online workshops you can attend...
  • Blog Post: Free events for students to help you build your apps

    ObjectSharp is organizing a series of AppFests to help developers with their Windows 8 and Windows Phone apps, the event is free for students! ObjectSharp has put together a series of events called .NET AppFest Revolution where you can learn from experts how to design, deploy, and support your apps on...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 release date announced–get those apps out there!

    Microsoft announced the RTM of Windows 8 the first week of August, and general availability by the end of October. We’ve got events to help you start or finish up your apps and get them into the Windows 8 store! Yup it’s official. As a Canuck, I am also happy to see the announcement was...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 + Azure Events makes for better apps!

    In addition to the Windows 8 events coming up, we’ve got a couple of great Azure workshops coming up as well! Adding Azure to your Windows 8 app can take it to the next level. Jump to Event listing Windows 8 provides a great opportunity for developers, and last week I talked about the app excellence...
  • Blog Post: Vancouver Tech Fest 2012

    Fast, flexible and easy to use. Since a few years, these are the words everything moves around in the tech world. With a great line up of speakers the Vancouver Tech Fest 2012 approached the topic from many perspectives. Working environments will change dramatically. They no longer have to be built...
  • Blog Post: You can become a Make Web Not War Warrior

    March 8th, we have a full day of free webinars just for you.  A great opportunity to learn about Web, mobile, design, cloud computing and more… W e know not everybody is interested in all the topics, and it’s not easy to take a full day of training, so you can register for individual presentations...
  • Blog Post: CUSEC rocked

    Last weekend, Microsoft participated in CUSEC, where we talked to students about jobs at Microsoft, Imagine Cup, and developing for Windows Phone. Oscar Guerrero shares his thoughts on the event and some of the resources that were of interest to the students who attended. As the recruiters carried...
  • Blog Post: Come see us at CUSEC!

    We are at CUSEC in Montreal! The Developer Evangelist team is very excited to be attending the Canadian University Software Engineering Conference 2012 in Montreal . After hearing a lot of good things about CUSEC 2011 from our teammates, we started counting the days until it started. The speaker lineup...
  • Blog Post: Make Web Not War (this one time at DevCamp…)

    Looking for a chance to geek out with fellow developers? Well if you are in or near Toronto, Montreal, or Vancouver, look no further. Not your usual conference setting, this event is meant to be relaxed but still designed to meet your need for brain food (not brains as food !) ! So it won’t stress your...
  • Blog Post: Who the heck is Craig Mundie? And What does Microsoft Research do?

    Craig Mundie is visiting the University of Toronto tomorrow October 6th, and McGIll university Friday October 7th. This is a big deal! Why? In the words of Inigo Montoya “Let me ‘splain” Craig Mundie is the Chief Research and Strategy Officer for Microsoft. Microsoft Research is where some of the coolest...
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