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James Quick- Microsoft Technical Evangelist South Florida

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  • Blog Post: Every Dev Has A Story

    https://build.windowsstore.com/rewards HOW DOES IT WORK? Between April 16 and June 1, developers can enter by joining App Builder Rewards and completing the "Every Dev Has a Story" quest with 50-200 words about an application published in the Windows...
  • Blog Post: Publish an App, Get a Phone

    Currently, Nokia is having a promotion that allows first-time Windows Phone App publishers the chance to receive a free Nokia Lumia 800 (Windows 7 phone) for their efforts (applicable in Canada and US). It’s simple, if you publish your first Windows Phone app, you get a free phone. To keep up to...
  • Blog Post: The Voluntiers- Winners of Best Windows App at BattleHack Miami

    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 that solves a local problem, and the winner from...
  • Blog Post: "Quick" Tips for Gamemaker (Part One- The Basics)

    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 of you who don't know, is a "drag and drop" type...
  • Blog Post: Miami-Dade Gamemaker Workshop

    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” game making tool called Gamemaker (tutorials...
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