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-Dave, September 2013
Are you a Flash, Java, Android or iOS developer curious about Windows Phone 7 development? Will you be near New York City the first week of June? Then stop on by Internet Week here in NYC and come join us for Flash and the City. In addition to doing a Real World Windows Phone 7 Development talk I will also be offering a Windows Phone 7 workshop the night of June 10th.
The workshop is completely free and will give you a well rounded introduction on how to create, and monetize, your own Windows Phone application. Seating is limited so be sure to register today.
Here is what the workshop will look like:
Windows Phone 7 Jumpstart - June 10th, Flash and the City/Internet Week (6pm-9pm)
Update: June 15th, 2011 - All demos, slides and code from the workshop can now be download on my Events page here. Enjoy! - Dave
Are you looking to earn cash for creating applications? Using consistent hardware specs, a comprehensive development toolkit, and the brand new, full-service Marketplace for selling applications, Windows Phone 7 is a new world of opportunity for creative developers. At the Windows Phone 7 Jumpstart, you will learn the tools and fundamentals of Windows Phone 7 application development—including key design guidelines and the philosophy behind the Metro interface paradigm. As the event unfolds, we will delve deeper into Windows Phone 7 development scenarios with Silverlight, XNA, Tools, and the Windows Phone 7 SDK. By the end of the event, you will be able to take your ideas even further and make money for your applications in the popular Windows Phone 7 Marketplace.
Session 1: Overview of the Windows Phone 7 Platform (60 minutes)
Meet Windows Phone 7! We are proud to introduce you to the innovative Windows Phone 7 platform and explain the philosophy behind its new user experience design. Learn about Metro design principles and get an overview of the developer framework for building applications. Finally, tour the Windows Phone Marketplace and learn about exciting revenue opportunities for developers and application publishers.
Session 2: Building Windows Phone 7 Apps with Microsoft Silverlight (75 minutes)
This session will focus on building Windows Phone 7 applications with Microsoft Silverlight. You will see firsthand how to use Visual Studio 2010 and Expression Blend to develop and debug projects. You will also learn about built-in templates, layouts, styling, controls, page navigation, application bars, and state management.
Session 3: Building Games with Windows Phone 7 and XNA 6:15pm-7pm (45 minutes)
Microsoft XNA has been a favorite of game developers for many years. Developers can now harness the power of the XNA framework to create highly immersive and responsive games for Windows Phone 7. We’ll charge full speed into XNA to learn about the basic Windows Phone model, explore its core device characteristics, and review highlights of the XNA phone framework. Finally, we’ll explore some of the cool games that have been developed specifically for Windows Phone 7 and even learn how to build one ourselves!
Open Q&A and Raffle for an unlocked Dell Venue Pro Windows Phone
Hope to see you there!
Hi Dave. Would it be possible to meet with my Company during FTC. It's called GraniteDS. More by email if you agree. Thank you!
@philjeudy Sure thing just shoot me an e-mail with details. david dot isbitski at microsoft dot com.