672611.inddKraig Brockschmidt, author of our free ebook Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (17 chapters), will present a 3.5-hour workshop called “Windows 8 App Building Boot Camp” in May at Fluent Conference 2013. Here’s more information about the workshop:

Windows 8 offers the ability to write true native Windows Store apps using web technologies: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. This workshop will ramp up developers on the core knowledge needed to write apps for the platform, starting with the user experience and platform characteristics, then going into app anatomy and architecture, the WinJS library and how it works alongside third party libraries, how platform controls work alongside standard HTML controls, app layout, the many capabilities offered by the Windows Runtime API (WinRT), and how apps are distributed through the Windows Store. Along the way attendees will become familiar with the free Visual Studio and Blend tools for Windows 8.

And here’s the full info page for the workshop (including registration links).

Early-registration pricing ends on February 28.