For the majority of you reading my blog that don’t live in NorCal, you can watch the events live on Oct 12. But, if you are in NorCal, here’s a reminder that we have seats available for our upcoming launch events in Mountain View and San Francisco this month!

Raffle prizes include:

  • Windows phone 7 device
  • Halo Reach Xbox bundle
  • Zune HD 32G
  • And more! (I would share what “more” is, but I’ll find out when you all do. =D

Attend either day or both days!  Note that Day 2 is all Hands-on Labs, and no presentations. More information about each day below.


Mountain View, CA | Microsoft Silicon Valley Office | October 12 - 13, 2010

San Francisco, CA | San Francisco Design Center | October 20 - 21, 2010


Day 1: Jump-Start Your Mobile Development | 8:30am - 5:15pm
In the first of this two-day launch event, we'll take you under the hood of Windows Phone 7 and the Windows Phone 7 platform with a progressive set of learning sessions. We'll start with the basic tools and fundamentals of Windows Phone 7 application development and as the day unfolds, we'll go deeper into development scenarios using Silverlight, XNA and the Windows Phone 7 SDK. You'll also see how to earn cash for your apps in the fully loaded Marketplace.

Day 2: Unleash Your Best App Workshop | 9:00am - 4:00pm
This hands-on workshop is designed to help you turn those napkin sketches and subway scribbles into real, sellable apps. You'll apply fundamental Windows Phone 7 design principles to build an app and upload it to the fully revamped Marketplace. Go at your own pace or follow along with a proctored group lab. Either way, you'll get step-by-step advice from Microsoft and community experts. It's an unprecedented opportunity to stake your claim in the marketplace – using familiar tools and consistent specs.