With the Windows Phone 7 RTM announcement this week, it’s time to start building your apps to run on it!  What better way to get excited about this new platform and enjoy a jumpstart in your development than developer launch events!

There will be national and regional launch events, along with an opportunity to view online as well (if we don’t make it to your neck of the woods).Windows Phone 7 is Coming

NATIONAL LAUNCH EVENTS Windows Phone 7 Developer Launch

Windows Phone 7 gives you the power to build complex, robust applications using consistent hardware specs, a comprehensive development toolkit, and the all-new, full-service Marketplace for selling your apps. We want you to be ready to capitalize on this new frontier, so we’re launching two days of fast-paced learning to get you up and running with Windows Phone 7 development. Check out the agenda and pick the day that best fits your needs – or join us for both. The choice is yours. Whatever you can imagine, you’ll get the information you need to build high-demand apps with Windows Phone 7.

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.

DATE EVENT CITY VENUE REGISTRATION
9/28

DAY 1: Jump-Start Your Mobile Development

Costa Mesa

Hilton Orange County

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9/30

DAY 2: Unleash Your Best App Workshop

Costa Mesa

Hilton Orange County

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10/12

DAY 1: Jump-Start Your Mobile Development

Mountain View

Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus

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10/13

DAY 2: Unleash Your Best App Workshop

Mountain View

Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus

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10/20

DAY 1: Jump-Start Your Mobile Development

San Francisco

San Francisco Design Center

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10/21

DAY 2: Unleash Your Best App Workshop

San Francisco

San Francisco Design Center

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Online Developer Launch Event

10/12 - DAY 1: Jump-Start Your Mobile Development – Streamed Live – REGISTER HERE

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Regional Events (MSDN Events)

Don’t live in California?  You can also attend a Windows Phone 7 Unleashed event, put on by MSDN Events:

The first half of this deep dive event is lecture and hands on lab. At the half point mark of the day, you’ll have a solid foundation for building WP7 applications.  The second half of the day is going straight to code. Build the best app and have a chance to win!

In order to deliver the best possible experience for attendees, seating at these events is VERY limited. Register now!

Please note, there are pre-requisites for these events!

  1. This event is a bring your own laptop event. Wireless internet will be available and you must have a laptop capable of connecting to wireless as no hard wired connection will be available.
  2. Download the tools BEFORE the event: http://bit.ly/WP7tools

Events rolling your way:

DATE

CITY

STATE

LOCATION

REGISTER

09/11/10

Irvine

CA

QuickStart

REGISTER

09/11/10

Mountain View

CA

Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus

REGISTER

09/11/10

Phoenix

AZ

Gangplank

REGISTER

09/18/10

Los Angeles

CA

UCLA

Coming Soon!

09/18/10

Albuquerque

NM

New Horizons Learning Center

REGISTER

09/18/10

Orange Co.

CA

Honda

Coming Soon!

09/18/10

Inland Empire

CA

DeVry University

REGISTER

09/25/10

Denver

CO

Microsoft Denver Office

REGISTER

09/25/10

Mission Viejo

CA

Microsoft Store

Coming Soon!

09/25/10

LA

CA

Robert Half

Coming Soon!

10/1/2010

Salt Lake City

UT

Microsoft Salt Lake City Office

Coming Soon!

10/9/2010

Mission Viejo

CA

Microsoft Store

Coming Soon!

10/25/2010

Mission Viejo

CA

Microsoft Store

Coming Soon!

Events are being confirmed daily, so please subscribe to an RSS feed on www.msdnevents.com for updates on events in your area!  Check each registration page for full agenda and details.

 

I hope to see you all at one of these awesome events!