If you plan to attend CodeMash next week in Sandusky, Ohio, don’t miss the full-day pre-compiler session, Building Social Games using HTML5 with Windows 8, Windows Azure, and .NET, which will cover the development of social games and feature Windows Azure.

In the morning, Nathan Totten along with members of the Windows Azure engineering and evangelism teams will be delivering short presentations on how to get started with building social games using Windows Azure, Windows 8 and leveraging .NET, Node.JS and HTML5. You’ll hear from experts Nathan Totten, Nick Harris, Jennifer Marsman, Wade Wegner, Brian Prince, and Glenn Block.

In the afternoon, we’ll let you get hands-on with these technologies building your own social game while having experts in the room to help you make your ideas real. We’ll have resources available, including a walkthrough of building your first social game with Windows Azure.

If you plan to join us for the hands-on portion, it will be helpful to have the prerequisite software listed below installed on your laptop. Happy coding!

Prerequisite

Windows Azure Camps Kit:  The Windows Azure Camps Training Kit uses the new Content Installer to install all prerequisites, hands-on labs and presentations that are used for the Windows Azure Camp events.

Optional

If you’d like to work on any of the following scenarios, you will want to download the appropriate Toolkit ahead of time.

  • Windows Azure Toolkit for Social Games:  The Windows Azure Toolkit for Social Games is a set of guidance, samples, and tools that helps developers quickly get started building a casual or social game on Windows Azure.
  • Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone:  The Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows Phone is designed to make it easier for you to build mobile applications that leverage cloud services running in Windows Azure.
  • Windows Azure Toolkit for Windows 8:  This toolkit includes Visual Studio project templates for a sample Metro style app and a Windows Azure cloud project.

Manual Install

If you’d like to manually install the tools and SDKs, you can use the following links:

Click here to learn more about this session.