A New Chapter at Microsoft

I have a bit of personal news to share.  I have a new job, which I’ve already begun! After about 6.5 years as a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft, starting this month I’ve taken on a new role.  Still at Microsoft, still in the DPE (Developer Platform Evangelism) family, and still in New England, I am…

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The Northeast MSDN Roadshow – “Mashed APIs” Tour

Get ready to learn and code, because the Northeast MSDN Roadshow team is loading up content, code, and demos that might even work, to return to the roads for a special limited engagement in June! These are free workshops, great for students, hobbyists, and professional developers who want to learn the basics of Windows 8…

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Tech & Developer Events in the Northeast – May/June 2013

Here’s the latest roundup of tech- and developer-focused events here in the northeastern US (and several online).  Most are free, but the exceptions are noted with [$].  If you know of other free (or nearly free) developer-focused events, please let me know. -Chris [Last updated 5/23/2013] Online Now Through June 20  Windows 8 Hands-On Labs…

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Game Development with Construct 2 – Templates for Windows 8

As you consider your Windows 8 game development options, have a look at Construct 2 by Scirra.  It helps you create games quickly, providing a visual, no-coding-required experience supporting a number of platforms, including the Windows Store and Windows Phone.  (And behind the scenes, games are based on JavaScript and HTML5!) Getting Started with Construct…

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Tech & Developer Events in the Northeast – April 2013

Here’s the latest roundup of tech- and developer-focused events here in the northeastern US (and several online).  Most are free, but the exceptions are noted with [$].  If you know of other free (or nearly free) developer-focused events, please let me know. -Chris [Last updated 4/12/2013] Online Now Through April 30  Windows 8 Hands-On Labs…

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Building Windows Games with Unity – Online & In-Person Event

Have you used Unity for game development?  As announced by Unity, you’ll be able to put your work to even more use with coming support for Windows 8 / Windows Store games: Unity Blog: "Unity 4 Early Access for Windows Store apps" To help Unity developers learn how to create or reuse projects to reach…

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Boston Code Camp 19 – March 9, 2012

Boston Code Camp, formerly New England Code Camp, is a community-driven day for hundreds of developers, returning on March 9th for its 19th event! Registration (always free) has just opened!  The Call for Speakers is also open, but closing soon (more below).     Boston Code Camp 19     Saturday, March 9, 2013           8:00 AM…

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Tech & Developer Events in the Northeast – December 2012 Edition

Here’s the latest roundup of tech- and developer-focused events here in the northeastern US (and several online).  Most are free, but the exceptions are noted with [$].  If you know of other free (or nearly free) developer-focused events, please let me know. -Chris [Last updated 12/5/2012] Online Now Through January 11 Windows 8 Hands-On Labs…

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Microsoft 2012 Launch Event Series – Windows 8, Visual Studio 2012, and More

A major series of free, full-day product launch events for Windows 8, Visual Studio 2012, Windows Server, and more begins on October 30th: Attend a FREE one-day event and be part of the biggest product launch in our history. You’ll discover how the latest Microsoft technologies are transforming the way people work—from developers and managers…

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Tech & Developer Events in the Northeast – October 2012 Edition

Here’s the latest roundup of tech- and developer-focused events here in the northeastern US (and several online).  Most are free, but the exceptions are noted with [$].  If you know of other free (or nearly free) developer-focused events, please let me know. -Chris [Last updated 10/9/2012] Online Now Through October 25 Windows 8 Hands-On Labs…

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