There’s certainly a lot of interest in Windows 8 and the developer opportunity around it, so here’s an update and summary of various events that can help you learn more.
Windows Developer Camps
The series of Windows 8 Developer Camps on the east coast that I mentioned in an earlier post are now underway and very popular (those that aren’t full yet are very nearly so).
Here are the events we’re running in in the east:
|March 27, 2012||Reston, VA||Done|
|March 29, 2012||Chevy Chase, MD||Done|
|April 11, 2012||Orlando, FL||Today!|
|April 17, 2012||Tampa, FL||Details & Registration|
|April 19, 2012||Ft. Lauderdale, FL||Details & Registration|
|May 1, 2012||Charlotte, NC||Details & Registration|
|May 22, 2012||Waltham, MA||Details & Registration|
|May 23, 2012||Atlanta, GA||Details & Registration|
|May 23, 2012||Farmington, CT||Details & Registration|
|May 24, 2012||Malvern, PA||Details & Registration|
The great news is this list is only a small part of the large number of events being run around the world, so head over to the Microsoft DevCamps site to see them all.
Windows Developer Event – NYC, April 19
Along with those Developer Camps, there is also a special Windows Developer Event coming to New York City next week (and filling up quickly as well):
Learn everything you need to start building Metro-style apps for Windows today at our free, full-day Windows Developer Event.
Whatever language you choose, your app gets deep integration with the Windows shell, including notifications, live tiles, deep links, and contracts with other apps. And now you can build once and support all Windows customers, no matter what type of PC they have—from tablets to laptops to convertibles to desktops.
Seating is limited and registration is not guaranteed. Secure your spot today!
The event runs from 9 AM to 5 PM on April 19th at Center 548 in New York City.
More Windows 8 in the Northeast
For those of you in the northeastern U.S., here are some other (free) ways to hear about Windows 8: (Yes, I’ll be on the road a bit…)
- April 12 – Portland, ME – Maine Bytes User Group – Chris Bowen
- May 2 – Cambridge, MA – “The Road to Windows 8” – Markus Egger
- May 3 – Waltham, MA – New England Visual Basic Professionals – Chris Bowen
- May 8 – Farmington, CT – CT .NET Developers Group – Chris Bowen
- May 10 – Cambridge, MA – Microsoft DevBoston – Chris Bowen
- May 24 – Agawam, MA – Western Mass MS Technology UG – Chris Bowen
- June 23 – Hartford, CT – Code Camp Hartford 5 – Community-driven schedule, but a good chance there will be Windows 8 related topics
I hope you’re able to join in one of these events! To get ready, you can download the Windows 8 Consumer Preview and developer tools.