[Update 8/23/2010 – Registration for the ASP.NET Web Platform Events is now open]
Starting soon and running throughout the rest of the year, our regional team will be delivering three series of “Firestarter” MSDN events along the east cost, covering client, cloud, and web development topics. The idea behind a Firestarter is to concentrate on a particular topic and build knowledge by progressing from the basics through deeper topics over the course of the day.
The first of these series focuses on Windows Phone 7 development. In addition, we’re combining these free daytime events with special evening Windows Phone Garages, hands-on workshops where you can get hands-on experience coding with experts on hand to help.
Windows Phone 7 Firestarter
9 AM – 5 PM
- Introduction to Windows Phone Development and the WP7 platform
- Building Windows Phone 7 Applications with Silverlight
- Building Windows Phone 7 Applications using XNA
- Lunch (included)
- Monetizing Your Apps with Marketplace
- Windows Phone 7 Services
- Light Up Windows Phone 7
Windows Phone Garage
6 PM – 9 PM
This hands-on workshop will feature one-on-one proctoring from Microsoft and community experts. It’s the perfect opportunity to design and implement that cool new app you’ve been dreaming about, so bring your ideas and get ready to code.
If you’d like to attend both the Firestarter and Garage events, make sure you register for each separately.
|Atlanta, GA||August 24||Firestarter | Garage|
|Waltham, MA||August 24||Firestarter | Garage|
|Tampa, FL||August 31||Firestarter | Garage|
|Ft. Lauderdale, FL||September 2||Firestarter | Garage|
|New York, NY||September 7||Firestarter | Garage|
|Raleigh, NC||September 8||Firestarter | Garage|
|Chevy Chase, MD||September 21||Firestarter | Garage|
|Charlotte, NC||September 21||Firestarter | Garage|
|Philadelphia, PA||September 22||Firestarter | Garage|
|Pittsburgh, PA||September 28||Firestarter | Garage|
|Farmington, CT||September 30||Firestarter | Garage|
More Firestarters… Save the Dates!
I’d mentioned there are three series, the other two will focus on web and cloud development. The dates and cities are confirmed, so you can plan ahead and we’ll post details when registration opens.
[Update 8/23/2010 – Details on this series have now been posted.]
The focus of these events is on getting your up to speed with options for creating web applications on the ASP.NET Web Platform, from ASP.NET MVC and Web Forms, to WebMatrix, tools, and practices.
|Iselin, NJ||September 30||Registration|
|New York, NY||October 26||Registration|
|Farmington, CT||November 2||Registration|
|Waltham, MA||November 4||Registration|
|Chevy Chase, MD||November 9||Registration|
|Malvern, PA||November 16||Registration|
|Tampa, FL||November 30||Registration|
|Orlando, FL||December 2||Registration|
|Alpharetta, GA||December 9||Registration|
|Raleigh, NC||December 10||Registration|
These events will help you understand cloud computing, what Windows Azure offers you, and how to get right in and use the latest development options to create applications to take advantage of those benefits.
While a good number of these are in the northeast, Jim and I couldn’t imagine not hitting the road to reach other parts of the northeast, so you can bet we’re busily planning a schedule for the Northeast Roadshow to visit other cities near (or hopefully “near enough”) to you.
Stay tuned for more!