We're bringing you a two part Meetup for October. Click here to sign up.

Session I: Intro to Windows Phone 7 and Marketplace

7-8pm - Microsoft's Dr. Zhiming Xue "Z" will introduce the innovative Windows Phone 7 platform and walkthrough its all-new user experience design. They’ll also cover the basics of building applications for Windows Phone 7. Finally, you’ll tour the Windows Phone Marketplace and get an overview on its revenue opportunities for developers and application publishers.

Session II: App Pricing Strategies Panel Discussion

8-9pm - App pricing strategies panel and discussion. This is a critical topic for anyone developing and marketing apps. The app marketplace is an evolving ecosystem and what worked yesterday may not apply to today or tomorrow. Hear about successes and failures from some app store veterans Eric Madison of Fraternal Soft, John Steedman of gWhiz Mobile and several other top developers from the DC region.

This chart is telling about the changes taking place in the app store. Click to link to a great blog entry on the topic.

This months Meetup is sponsored by

Note the later start time for this months Meetup. Doors will open at 6:30pm and the programs will begin at 7 to allow more people to get to the Tyson's area on the backside of rush hour.