What’s even better than a whole day’s event dedicated to Windows Phone 7? Perhaps the chance to leave said event with one of your very own? Join the DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper Community gang on 7th October in Manchester and along with a day of  demo-rich presentations about developing Silverlight and XNA apps for Windows Phone, you’ll be able to enter a prize draw to win a Windows Phone to take home.

So what can you look forward to? Well, there’ll be a keynote from a Microsoft UK speaker and you’ll also hear from MVPs from Appa Mundi and the .NET developer community, including some of the top-rated speakers from Tech Ed. A few of the folks from the Microsoft UK Developer Team will be around to help out, too.

As if that wasn’t enough, we’re also holding a XAPathon. If you’ve already been working with the Windows Phone 7 developer tools but haven’t been able to try them out on a real phone yet, compile them with the RTM dev tools and bring along your XAP - we’ll be providing some real phones you can play with.

Check out the agenda and register now – we’re looking forward to a fantastic day and we’d love to see you there.

 

08:30 - 09:00 Registration, coffee

09:00 - 09:45 Keynote (Microsoft)

09:45 - 10:30 Understanding the Windows Phone 7 Development Tools and Getting Started
Maarten Struys

10:30 - 11:15 Silverlight App Development on Windows Phone 7
Andy Wigley

11:15 - 11:30 Coffee

11:30 - 12:15 Integrating with the device capabilities (location, camera, contacts, phone)
Andy Wigley

12:15 - 13:00 Raising the dead: Programming Silverlight Apps that survive Tombstoning
Andy Wigley

13:00 - 13:45 Lunch (Not provided)

13:45 - 14:30 Games Programming on Windows Phone 7 with Silverlight and XNA - Part 1
Rob Miles

14:30 - 15:00 Games Programming on Windows Phone 7 with Silverlight and XNA - Part 2
Rob Miles

15:00 - 15:15 Coffee

15:15 - 16:00 TBC

16:00 - 16:45 TBC

16:45 - 17:00 Wrap-up and the BIG PHONE GIVEAWAY