• Dani Diaz

    Bitter Sweet Times

    Career and professional growth is something that I have always taken very serious. In the tech field it is very easy to have your skills become irrelevant if you don’t work hard keeping up with the changes in technology. The constant change is something...
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    Learn The Cloud. Make A Difference. @home with Windows Azure

    How does learning about cloud computing while contributing to scientific research sound to you? Join us for @home with Windows Azure to get a solid understanding of the Windows Azure platform while giving back to a very deserving cause. What is @home...
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    HackReady. Phone Episode 1

    Today Lindsay and I kicked off our HackReady.Phone series. It is a seven part series where we will introduce Windows Phone development and in the process show the users how we build a Conference App . In this first episode, we introduced some consumer...
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    Binding Multiple Controls to One - Windows Phone

    A co-worker of mines is building a price calculator app for Azure. He is an Azure specialist with no Window Phone development experience. He wanted to have multiple slider controls adjust the value of one textbox. Originally I thought so simple, just...
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    Windows reimagined

    New York, NY Date April 19, 2012 Time 9:00AM – 5:00PM Location Center 548 548 West 22nd St FREE Event Seating is limited, so register today. Connect with us Learn everything you need to start building Metro-style apps for Windows today at our free, full...
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    The Road to Windows 8!

    A free, unbiased look at the current and future development with Windows 8 and .NET. The industry is in a state of flux. What does that mean for your software projects today and tomorrow? Will your skills be outdated? Will your current investment become...
  • Dani Diaz

    The HackReady.Phone WebCast Series

    Join us for HackReady, the new online learning series designed for developers to bring you the vital bits you need, without the fluff you won’t miss. Full of key information and demonstrations, this series gives you a solid understanding of the tools...
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    Feel @Home With Azure

    My teammates Peter Laudati , Brian Hitney and Jim O’Neil have been hard at work on a very cool project! It is not really a new project but they have done a lot of work to bring back the “@home with Windows Azure” project. So what is it? The @home ‘brand...
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    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 series of Windows Developer Camps ! These are free, full-day, developer-focused events featuring a combination of sessions and hands-on...
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    Windows Phone Starter Kit for Conferences

    This kit is still a work in progress. I am making it available now to get feedback. Please let me know if you find any issues. It will be available on github soon. The Windows Phone Starter Kit for Conference allows you to easily create a Window Phone...
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    Join us at Game Developers Conference

    At this event, Microsoft introduces developers to the future of games and entertainment. With technology deep dives focusing on Xbox LIVE and Windows 8, learn about how you can build great experiences by capitalizing on Microsoft's vision for connected...
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    Windows Phone Design Resources

    Here’s another list of great Windows Phone resources for developers and designer. Lots of goodies here: Windows Phone Consumer site www.windowsphone.com AppHub – Developer Site for Windows Phone http://create.msdn.com Windows Phone YouTube Channel http...
  • Dani Diaz

    C-Sharpen Up

    Don't miss this exciting day of C# content. Following the progression of the .Net Framework release schedule, we'll cover some great topics from each version of C#! We'll end the day with a look at some popular "Best Practices" that can also help take...
  • Dani Diaz

    MADExpo 2012 Call for Speakers

    Get your abstracts ready ! We're kicking things off for MADExpo 2012. Last year we had a great response from the speaker community and we're expecting 2012 to be even better. Abstracts We're interested in all topics for all platforms. We're interested...
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    More Json With Windows Phone

    A few weeks ago, I did a short blog post on consuming Json from Windows Phone. I posted more as a reference for myself but I have gotten a few emails about it so I figured I would expand on it. Consuming Json is Windows Phone is not hard but it can be...
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    Beta of Amazon Web Services SDK for Windows Phone Released

    Yesterday we announce the “beta” availability of the AWS SDK for Windows Phone. You can read all about it here . Getting started with the AWS SDK for Windows Phone: Getting started guide Getting Started video Video walkthrough of the samples provided...
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    Windows Phone Resources

    Over the last year I have had the privilege to attend various hack events. I really enjoy getting together with fellow nerds and just hack at code together. I saw this this on email and thought I would share it with everyone. Education · Jump Start Videos...
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    30 Days to Launch Mobile App Challenge

    To celebrate the launch of Seed Philly, the Philadelphia tech community's newest resource, we are throwing down a mobile app challenge in Philly throughout the month of February...join us over 4 weeks to build a Windows Phone app! Your tickets includes...
  • Dani Diaz

    Introducing Project Woodland

    Earlier I blogged about a new blog series that I am starting this year and will continue over the next few months. The idea is to document the process of creating a real product from start to finish. Since I am not making this a real business venture...
  • Dani Diaz

    My Secret Dream

    Ok maybe is not a secret at all as I believe it is common knowledge that all developer dreams of striking it big. To come up with the one technology, framework or product that changes the game. Yes, I am being over dramatic but I am sure if we poll 100...
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    Just One More Week To Enter The Rock Paper Azure Fall Sweepstakes!

    Week #3 of the Rock Paper Azure Challenge ended at 6pm EST on 12/9/2011. That means another five contestants just won $50 Best Buy gift cards! Congratulations to the following players for having the Top 5 bots for Week #3: AmpaT choi Protist RockMeister...
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    Rock Paper Azure Is Back with a BANG

    You asked for it and now you got it. Last year my teammates Brian, Peter and Jim created an awesome coding game for Azure called Rock Paper Azure Challenge . The idea is was not new but they modified it to work on Azure and it is pretty cool. Actually...
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    Using JSON With Windows Phone

    I need to get better at naming my blog posts. Oh well for now lets just stick with this one. When we create mobile app, we just not simply port a web or desktop application to a mobile device, we should totally redesign and re-architect for mobile. Most...
  • Dani Diaz

    Metro Design Language of Windows Phone

    I will be speaking at the NYC Windows Phone user group on December 9th. The topic for the day is cross platform mobile development and I will be speaking specific about the design principals that make up the Metro Design Language of Windows Phone 7 ....
  • Dani Diaz

    MySpace No Really

    I am an outgoing person. Well, at least I like to think I am. When ever I speak to a live audience or meet someone in person, I am not shy at all. Go ahead and ask my three friends. However, for some reason, I tend to be somewhat shy online. I have this...
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