Quick Thoughts

James Quick- Microsoft Technical Evangelist South Florida

August, 2013

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    The Voluntiers- Winners of Best Windows App at BattleHack Miami

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    This past weekend I had the pleasure of witnessing a great sight, a room of fifty people or so all programming 24 hours straight in order help the community at BattleHack Miami . The premise for the hackathon was to get a team together and create an app...
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    The Journey - IPhone to Windows Phone

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    So if you read my first blog, then you know that I recently made the transition from IPhone to Windows Phone. I’ll admit, from the beginning I had my doubts. I mean would I really be able to completely give up the IPhone that I had had for over...
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    "Quick" Tips for Gamemaker (Part One- The Basics)

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    So, recently, I wrote about my experience hosting and teaching a game making workshop with high school students using Gamemaker . I also mentioned that, previous to the workshop, I only had about a week of experience using the tool. Gamemaker, for those...
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    Miami-Dade Gamemaker Workshop

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    Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of this past week, I had the pleasure of teaching a workshop at Florida International University for 25 Miami-Dade high school students. The workshop was focused on building Windows 8 games using a “drag and drop”...
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    ...did you say Technical Evangelist?

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    Did you just say TECHNICAL EVANGELIST?!?! “Haha yes”, is how I usually respond. I always laugh when people ask me my job title because I know the reaction that they inevitable will give me. Utter confusion. Probably 90% of the time that people...
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