Want some hardcore training from a developer who’s been doing Windows Phone 7 development since the tools were released in March? Then you’ll want to check out DevTeach’s Windows Phone 7 Bootcamp, taking place late this summer in Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa and Toronto.
The Windows Phone 7 Bootcamp is an intense two-day training session run by indie training conference organizers DevTeach and will be hosted by Colin Melia, principal architect for DreamDigital. Colin’s knows a lot about Silverlight and cloud technologies and will share this knowledge at the Bootcamp, showing you how to make great mobile user interfaces as well as how to write phone apps that harness the power of networked-based services such as notification and location services as well as data access and isolated storage.
What You’ll Need to Know
Colin’s going to dive right into the nitty-gritty of developing apps for Windows Phone 7, and there’s quite a bit of material to cover, so you should at least be familiar with the following to get the most out of the Bootcamp:
- Visual Studio 2008 or 2010
(You can familiarize yourself with these by downloading the free Visual C# 2010 Express or Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone)
- The C# programming language, or something similar
(If you’re a Java developer you should find the transition pretty easy; developers using other object-oriented programming languages shouldn’t have too much difficulty following C#)
- The .NET programming framework
(Actually, pretty easy to grasp, especially with the assistance of Visual Studio)
(A basic understanding will do)
What You Won’t Need to Know
You won’t need to have any experience with Silverlight or phone development – the Bootcamp’s covering that!
What You’ll Need to Bring
You’ll need to bring your own laptop running Windows 7 or Vista SP2 with “an appropriate up-to-date set of tools installed and functioning”. That means Visual Studio 2010 or at least Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone.
When and Where?
The Windows Phone 7 Bootcamps will be limited to 25 seats in order for you to be able to interact better with Colin, so register as soon as you can! They’ll be taking place in these cities:
- Montreal: Monday, August 23 and Tuesday, August 24 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel
- Vancouver: Monday, August 30 and Tuesday, August 31 at the Sutton Place Hotel
- Ottawa: Thursday, September 2 and Friday, September 3 at a location to be announced
- Toronto: Tuesday, September 7 and Wednesday, September 8 at a location to be announced
The registration fee is CAD$999 for the two-day training session, and you can save $100 by providing the discount code WP7BOOTCAMP when you register.