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Dr. Doris Chen is a Developer Evangelist at Microsoft for the Western region of the United States. http://twitter.com/doristchen

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  • Blog Post: Practical Performance Tips and Tricks to Make Your HTML/JavaScript Apps Faster

    I presented "Practical Performance Tips and Tricks to Make Your HTML/JavaScript Apps Faster” at HTML5Dev Conference .  Many of you have asked for my presentation so I am sharing it with you in this blog. Abstract How to tackle real-world web platform performance problems in modern websites...
  • Blog Post: Tutorials: How to Build and Port Unity Games to Windows Store and Windows Phone?

    This post is part of 3 week series giving current and aspiring game devs the tools, resources, and advice they need to get started building for Windows. Check out the overview of the series to find what you need. For additional resources to build your app check out AppBuilder . Microsoft is bringing...
  • Blog Post: Unity Game Engine Goes Free For Indie Xbox One Developers

        Microsoft and Unity have reached an agreement that will open Xbox One even farther to developers using Unity. Additionally, the add-on is free for Windows Phone and Windows 8 , making it easier to push out cross-platform games. Microsoft and Unity will now be working together to bring the...
  • Blog Post: Free Game App Development Hands on Training

      Do you have ideas for a great game? Do you have software development skills? If you answered ‘yes’ to both, and want to make your idea a reality, join us in person and learn how to make games targeting Windows 8.1 and/or Windows Phone. Build a game in record time! Whether you're a student, first...
  • Blog Post: Unity: Free Add on for Windows 8 | Start Learning Presentation/Tutorials | Over $100,000 Contest

            Unity 4.2 is here, and the latest update to the 4.x cycle includes deployment to Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 . Unity is popular cross-platform game engine with a built-in IDE developed by Unity Technologies . It is used to develop video games for web plugins, desktop...
  • Blog Post: Free Windows 8 App Development Training and Hackathon

    Have app ideas? Have software development skills? If so, that’s all you need to learn, compete and win! 10 Cities, 100’s of developers and 1000’s of great ideas.   Take your skills and ideas into a new economy and register for the Windows 8 App-Factor series: http://w8appfactor.com/ . Join us at...
  • Blog Post: What Web Developers Need to Know to Develop Windows 8 Apps

    Many thanks to Bay Area Mobile meetup and Bay Area jQuery Meetup for inviting me to speak on What Web Developers Need to Know to Develop Windows 8 Apps.  Abstract, presentation and resources are available below: Abstract You already have a Web app on the Internet and want to reach customers with...
  • Blog Post: 1 Day Free Workshop For College Students: Get $100 for Every Wins 8 App

      Quick! Who is interested in earning a quick $100 PLUS free pizza, tutorials, games, Give away and prizes! You can earn a $100 for each Windows app you publish. (and up to $1500 !!) Sign up our Windows 8 App Madness Workshop either at south bay or east bay (Space is limited) Friday, March 15rd...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Cross Platform App Hackathon (Free)

    Sign up at http://crossplatform-apphackathon.eventbrite.com Now! Here's your opportunity to try out the new Apps Frameworks to support cross-platform, Windows 8, Windows 8 Phone, iOS and Android. You'll get a chance to build amazing apps with experts from different app frameworks and Microsoft on hand...
  • Blog Post: Updated: Building Beautiful and Interactive Windows 8 apps with JavaScript, HTML5 & CSS3 | Presentation, Demo and Resources

    I have the honor to present at the multiple conference HTML5 DevConf , Global Mobile International Conference , JSEverywhere and HTML5 DevCon5 recently. I had a great time at each of the conference.  A lot of you are asking for my presentation so I am posting the presentation and resources for your...
  • Blog Post: HTML5 Windows 8 Training: Presentation, and Resources Available

    Thanks for attending the Windows 8 Training & Hackathon for HTML5, JavaScript Developers in San Francisco and Mountain View in Oct.  2012.  A lot of you have asked for presentation and resources.  I am using the agenda as map to post the presentation. If you want to download all the...
  • Blog Post: Free Windows 8 Training & Hackathon for HTML5, JavaScript Developers | Register Today

          San Francisco, CA Wednesday, October 24, 2012 REGISTER NOW >> Mountain View, CA Saturday, October 27, 2012 REGISTER NOW >> FREE EVENTS Seating is limited, so register today. Events run from 9:00am - 8:00pm For more information or to register, visit: www.msdnevents.com...
  • Blog Post: What Sessions to Attend at Nation’s Biggest Code Camp – Silicon Valley Code Camp

    Nation’s biggest Code Camp, Silicon Valley Code Camp is about 2 weeks away on Oct 6-7, 2012 (Sat. Sunday).  With over 223 Sessions offered from the community, it’s a lot homework for you to pick the best sessions for you to attend. Let me help you to pick. Sign up link: Windows Cloud Walkthrough...
  • Blog Post: Using Blend to Design HTML5 Windows 8 Application (Part III): Style Game Board, Cards, Support Different Device, View States

    In part I, Using Blend to Design HTML5 Windows 8 Application (Part I) , it helps you to get start with. In part II, Using Blend to Design HTML5 Windows 8 Application (Part II): Style, Layout and Grid , I have demonstrated how to create styles, how to develop a flexible grid layout and how to fill, position...
  • Blog Post: Using Blend to Design HTML5 Windows 8 Application (Part II): Style, Layout and Grid

    In the previous blog, Using Blend to Design HTML5 Windows 8 Application (Part I) , it helps you to get start with, in the next few blogs, I am going to show you step by step how now to you can created a lightweight, dynamic version of the memory game in Blend. Many thanks for Christian Schormann , Josh...
  • Blog Post: Using Blend to Design HTML5 Windows 8 Application (Part I): Overview and Hello World

    Are you looking for a HTML5/CSS authoring tool on Windows 8? Blend is the tool . Blend helps simplify design tasks by providing an accurate design surface and powerful tools that let you visually create and edit HTML and CSS. It gives you great tools to create, edit and diagnose CSS, supporting some...
  • Blog Post: Windows Store is now Open for Everybody–Start to Submit your App Today

    The Windows Store is now open for app submissions from all developers – individuals and companies! Up until now we have been gated on who could get their apps approved to get in the Store, but today that restriction goes away. The Store is now open in 230 consumer markets, 120 markets , and with 103...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 DevCamp: Presentation, Resources Available

          Many thanks for all of you attended Windows 8 DevCamp and Hackathon in Silicon Valley and many other cities in US.  Here are the presentation and resources for the camp. Presentation: You can download all presentation here or you can download the individual presentation from...
  • Blog Post: HTML5 DevCamp Training: Content Available

      We just had a very successful HTML5 DevCamp in Los Angeles, CA with 155 attendees (reached the max room capacity).  We have to turn away a few people due to the max occupancy restriction and I apologize for this inconvenience and hope you can join us on 4/20 in Irvine, CA .   All...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Cheat Sheet: Get Started Easily!

          Windows 8 RTM and Development tools released for a month now and many of you have installed and played with it.  I am getting some common questions from time to time so I think it’s a good idea to share with you some useful information to help you get started with quickly. Hardware...
  • Blog Post: Free Introducing Windows 8/Metro Event for Developers and Designers

          Are you interested in experiencing the next great app platform opportunity, Windows 8? Do you want to learn how to get started building apps for this new platform?             We are inviting the Silicon Valley startup community...
  • Blog Post: HTML5 Free Training are Coming to Your City Now!

    Many of you have asked me if we will have more HTML5 WebCamps in west region.  Now I have some good news for you: HTML5 WebCamp training are available in west region NOW!  HTML5 WebCamps are Free of charge.  Space is limited. REGISTER NOW! HTML5 WebCamps are part of our DevCamps(see below...
  • Blog Post: HTML5 WebCamp Training VIDEO Available

    The HTML5 WebCamp Training VIDEO is now available. You have access the video sessions in the following ways: Multiple Video Sessions :  The video is grouped into 2 parts, the first part contains all the sessions before lunch and the second part is for the rest of sessions after lunch.  Individual...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Free HTML5 Training in West Region

    Many of you have asked me when the next HTML5 training will be.  Now I have some good news to share with you.  We are going to offer HTML5 WebCamps in the following cities, Mountain View, CA ,  Redmond, WA and Portland, OR .  Register early as WebCamps will be sold out soon. Event...
  • Blog Post: HTML5 WebCamp Training in LA: Content and Resources Available

          The HTML5 WebCamp in LA is one of the best WebCamps we have ever had.  All of you are so well prepared .  Thanks for making it a superb WebCamp! Per your request, I am posting all the presentation, demo, labs and resources here so you keep it as a reference and share with...
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