With all the excitement around the upcoming new Windows Phone 7 platform, it was just a matter of time! I’m happy to announce that Microsoft is going to be hosting a series of Windows Phone 7 Firestarter events around the Eastern US starting this month. If you’re looking to learn more about the development opportunities on this new platform, these will be the events for you! Look out New York City… the WP7 Firestarter comes to town on Tuesday, September 7th.
The power to build smart, visually stunning games and applications is right in your hands with Windows Phone 7. Want to see what's under the hood? You are invited to join your local Microsoft Developer Evangelists for an inside look at the Windows Phone 7 platform. You'll learn how to harness the strength of Silverlight and XNA to create compelling user experiences with rich, multi-media content. We'll also outline the new distribution and revenue opportunities Windows Phone 7 and the Windows Marketplace offer to web, game, mobile and interactive developers and application publishers.
Lunch (included) Afternoon Sessions:
Amplify your creativity, productivity and profits with Windows Phone 7 – and don't miss these full-day sessions in your local area. This is an exclusive, advance invitation for our preferred customers, so register today and save your seat.
Following the Firestarter events will be a Windows Phone 7 Garage for mobile application developers each evening featuring hands-on workshops. (<—And I’m guessing an opportunity to see your app run on an actual WP7 device!) These events will follow the Firestarter from 6-9 pm and require a separate registration. This hands-on workshop will feature one-on-one proctoring from Microsoft and community experts. It's the perfect opportunity to design and implement that cool new app you've been dreaming about, so bring your ideas and get ready to code. To learn more about the Phone Garage event or to register, click on an event city near you. Hurry, space is limited!
If you can dream it, you can build it with Windows Phone 7.
Use the links below to register for the city nearest to you:
Windows Phone 7 Firestarter
Windows Phone 7 Garage
Hope to see some of you at the Windows Phone 7 Firestarter in NYC on September 7th!
Oh… and if you’re not near any of these cities on the east coast, my peers in the central part of the US are hosting similar free training events by the name “Windows Phone 7 Boot Camps”. These will be in cities like Chicago, Houston, St. Louis, and Austin. For a listing of Windows Phone 7 Boot Camp cities and dates, see Jeff Brand’s blog here.
No Boston? Really?
Waltham, MA is the Boston area stop at the local MS offices.