Student Game Camps in Rochester and NYC

Microsoft’s two-day Game Camps, coming to Rochester, NY and NYC, offer students a chance to learn while designing and developing games for the Imagine Cup competition’s game design category. While this weekend’s event in NYC (2/4-2/6) is full/waitlisted, the Rochester event still has room.  If you’re a student (anywhere, not just RIT) and can make…

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MSDN Silverlight Firestarter Series – Rochester, Waltham, and Beyond

Light Up Your Silverlight Apps for Windows 7 Firestarter A new MSDN Events series, focusing on Silverlight and Windows 7, is visiting cities in the east including Waltham, MA and Rochester, NY: Windows 7 and Silverlight make for a fantastic platform to build and deploy applications.  Together, you have the power to build smart, visually…

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Online Firestarters – Silverlight, ASP.NET, and Windows Azure

MSDN Firestarter events are great (and free) ways to get up to speed with specific developer topics.  For those who can’t attend in person, several of these live events will also feature an online streaming option, so tune in for some excellent Silverlight, ASP.NET, and Windows Azure content! Silverlight Firestarter – 12/2 The Silverlight Firestarter…

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Announcing the New England Silverlight Guild

In October, a new group will be joining the New England developer and designer community!  The New England Silverlight Guild will hold meetings in Cambridge, MA and Farmington, CT on the 3rd Monday of each month.  The group’s goal is to “promote and encourage designers, developers, and innovators of all skill levels to share, laugh…

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Windows Phone Development: A Quick Introduction

This post is to help you get up to speed quickly with the Windows Phone 7 Series development announcements made today at MIX10. The great news is that applications can be written for Windows Phone 7 Series devices using regular Silverlight (Silverlight 4 RC is now available) and XNA.  No alternate or light versions here,…

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Resources and Screencasts from the Northeast MSDN Roadshow “Don’t Fear the Coder” Tour

As we gear up for the next Northeast Roadshow series (in March), Jim and I have put the wraps on the previous tour by posting the content and recording screencasts based on each session. The “Don’t Fear the Coder” tour was a blast, and Jim and I visited a whopping seven cities across the northeast…

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Special geekSpeak on Developing Silverlight Games on May 27th

The Northeast’s very own Andy Beaulieu (Silverlight guru, MVP, CNY .NET UG Lead, etc.) is connecting with Jim O’Neil and Glen Gordon to share details about developing games with Silverlight! This episode in the MSDN geekSpeak series is May, 27th (tomorrow) from 3:00-4:00 PM EST, and features an open “radio show” style, where you can…

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XAMLFest Boston 5/27 – 5/28… and Online

XAMLFest events are a great (and free) way to learn about Silverlight and WPF through a combination of presentations and instructor-led hands-on lab work.  XAMLFest Boston is coming to the NERD facility (One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA) on May 27th & 28th, and will be the last XAMLFest in the northeast this fiscal year. John…

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DeepZoomPix Technology Demo

Released today, DeepZoomPix is an application that showcases a number of different technologies, including Windows Azure, Silverlight, Deep Zoom, and Expression. It demonstrates using Deep Zoom to process images, Windows Azure to store and distribute the images via cloud services, and Silverlight to explore content.  From the FAQ: What is DeepZoomPix? DeepZoomPix (DZP) is a…

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XamlFests Return in February

In December, I blogged about XamlFest, a free event in Waltham, MA that gave attendees a chance to learn WPF and Silverlight via instructor led hands-on labs.  That quickly filled up, and so have others, so the ISV Developer team is offering additional XamlFests across the country, with three in the northeast & NYC areas….

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