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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: Make Windows 8 Games with Construct 2

    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 . Creating a game for Windows...
  • Blog Post: Student App Challenge is Back: Get up to S100 by April 14th, 2014

    We are super excited to announce the return of the Windows 8 Student App Madness Challenge. Create and publish a Windows 8 app by April 14 th , 2014 and you could win* a $50 gift card. Promote your app and receive 100 downloads for the chance to win* an additional $50 gift card. Microsoft will provide...
  • 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: Learning Windows 8.1 in One Page

              Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 will begin rolling out worldwide as a free update for consumers with Windows 8 or Windows RT devices through the Windows Store. Windows 8.1 will also be available at retail and on new devices starting on October 18th by market. Windows...
  • 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: Windows 8 App Development Opportunity

    I had the honor to present Windows 8 app development opportunity for teachers and students at MPICT’s Faculty Development Training last week at City College of San Francisco Mission Campus .  Many of them have asked for presentation and resources, and I thought it is a good idea to share so I posted...
  • 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: Develop High Performance Windows 8 Application with HTML5 and JavaScript | Best Practices & Tips

    I presented “ Develop High Performance Windows 8 Application with HTML5 and JavaScript ” to San Francisco & Silicon Valley Web Performance Group .  A lot of developers are asking for the presentation, demo and resources, so I post all the information in this blog. Abstract Creating high performance...
  • 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: Get up to $2000: Incentive for Publishing Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Apps

    Enter Today   to get your $100 (per app) up to $2000* Keep the Cash • Publish an app • Get up to $2000* Publish your app(s) in the Windows Store and/or Windows Phone Store and fill out the form to participate. You can submit up to 10 apps per Store and get $100 for each qualified app up to $2000...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Student App Madness Challenge| Receive $100 | Win Trip of A Lifetime

    I wanted to share an opportunity Microsoft has for students to get experience building Windows 8 apps and earn some cool prizes along the way. We are currently running a software development contest called the Windows 8 Student App Madness Challenge from today through April 11 th , 2013. The Challenge...
  • 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: Jump Start: Develop Windows 8 Apps using HTML5/JavaScript in 30 minutes

    It’s a great pleasure to speak for San Francisco JavaScript Meetup on Monday night.  In this 30 minutes presentation, I talked about the following: The introduction of Internet Explorer 10 and Windows 8 provides developers with new challenges and unique opportunities. You already have a Web app...
  • Blog Post: How to get Windows/Windows Phone Store Registration for Free?

    Want to get a store registration for free and win a lot of prizes? Here is what you can do: Join THE ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE!   How does it work? Publish your app to the Windows Store and/or Windows Phone Store between December 20, 2012 through February 28, 2013 to qualify for the following rewards...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Student Holiday App Challenge: Publish your Windows 8 app and Receive $100 gift card

      Create and publish your Windows 8 application by January 20 th , 2013 and Receive a $100 gift card. Get started with your New Year app revolution. It’s easy to do and free! Step 1 GET STARTED Download all the software and resources you need completely FREE ! aka.ms/w8holidayapp Step 2 BUILD YOUR...
  • 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: Free Windows 8 App Development Training for iOS Developers

    Windows Store App development for iOS developers Event Date Thursday Dec 13, 2012 - 9 to 5 PM Friday Dec 14, 2011 - 9 to 5 PM   Evening Social:   Thurs Dec 13, 6 PM Event Location Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus Galileo Room SVC Conference Center 1065 La Avenida Mountain View, California 94043...
  • 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: Join World’s Largest Hackathon: Free Hackathon Event on Nov 9

        Build your one-of-a-kind Windows app at the free Gen Appathon event on November 9th. Join thousands of developers just like you on November 9, 2012 for the world's largest code fest – Gen Appathon . Here's your chance to get down to business and start building your dream app, or polish...
  • Blog Post: Get Ready for HTML5 Windows 8 Camp and Hakathon

    Get started with Windows 8 development.  This is the instruction for your machine and hands on labs setup. Instruction for Machine Setup: System Requirements: Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit) Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit) Graphics...
  • 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: Transform Your HTML/CSS/JavaScript Apps into Windows 8 Application

    With HTMLand JavaScript becomes the first class citizen to develop windows 8 apps, you can transform your existing HTMLor web apps into windows 8 apps quite easily.  You may already have a web app on the Internet and want to reach customers with a new, targeted experience on Windows 8. In this article...
  • 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...
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