HTML5

Have you been wondering about HTML5?  Have an interest in creating games?  Microsoft is happy to announce a round of free, full day developer training for HTML5 with a specific focus on gaming!

If you haven’t had the chance to get started yet now is the time.  These HTML5 Game Camps will get you up to speed and

More details via Chris Bowen here

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 knowledge about HTML5 and JavaScript techniques, it’s all joined together by the fun of creating games!

Web CampsThese are part of the Microsoft Web Camps series and feature a half day of sessions followed by hands-on game creation time.  Get up to speed with HTML5 and game dev concepts in the sessions, then turn your ideas into reality as we leave the slides behind.  Design and develop creations of your own, with plenty of guidance and help for your questions.

The Schedule

Here’s where the HTML5 Game Camps are heading, with links to details and registration:

  • Atlanta, GA – November 10 – Georgia Tech – Registration
  • Cambridge, MA – November 17 – Microsoft NERD – Registration
  • New York, NY – December 9 – Columbia University – Registration
  • University Park, PA – December 14 – Penn State – Registration

(Note some of these events are morning through afternoon, and others are afternoon to evening.)

Don’t forget to read the prep steps at the bottom of the event pages.  To get ready for coding, consider installing WebMatrix (it’s free) and other tools via the Web Platform Installer.  Also, consider attending with a friend and tackling the game creation as a team!

Bonus Points for Rochester, NY

For those of you in the Rochester, NY area, there’s a special RIT Game Camp the weekend of December 2nd-4th.  It’s all about game development, and features multiple ways to learn about and create games:

  • RIT Game JamHTML5 Camp (Saturday, 12/3)
  • Game Jam (all weekend)
  • XNA in a Day (Saturday)
  • Windows Phone Camp (Saturday)

It’s free, hosted on the campus of RIT, and open to everyone.  So, choose what you’d like to participate in, and enjoy!