Microsoft web camps across the US in January

We’re hosting a series of web camps across the US in January. Specifically, I’ll be teaching camp at Chevy Chase, MD – Jan 19, and New York, NY – Jan 23. Specifically, I’ll be covering ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Angular, and the web tools included in Visual Studio. We also have some hands on labs prepared for……


My 2014 year in review

Inspired by Raymond Camden’s blog, I decided to make a year in review of my own. My blog I’ve been pretty active on here this year. I make at least 3 posts each week, and I try to keep it a mix of personal and work related items. I figured I’d make it a place……


//GameOn contest for student game devs, how I started with GDC

In October, I wrote about how I would get started with programming, knowing what I do today.   Well we’ve launched a new game development contest, specifically for students. //GameOn is a game development contest that gives students the opportunity to compete for a free trip and all access-pass to the 2015 Game Development Conference……


Creating an inventory system in Unity, using C#

I’ve been working on a shmup for some time now, and just started blogging about it. One issue I came across was writing an inventory system. There are many out there, but they just didn’t work for me. I wanted something simple, and only needed it to work with my weapons and powerups. Since my……


Indie Dev Podcast – Episode 17 – Illyriad Games

Listen to the podcast.   The episode originally appeared on the Indie Dev Podcast website. Illyriad (ih-lih-re-ad) Games is an independent studio based across three continents. Realizing that WebGL isn’t just a pipe dream, they’ve built their latest game on it. Their lcurrent title, Age of Ascent, is built on a custom WebGL engine, and……


Switching from a Comcast modem to a NETGEAR Nighthawk

I currently pay $75 / mo for a 75mbps up / 12 mbps down plan from Comcast. Until last week, I was using their Triple Play package, for TV, Phone, and Internet, but I couldn’t justfiy the price, which continued to creep up each month. The cost for my internet was $65 at the time,……


Microsoft Ventures opens an accelerator in Seattle, applications open

Microsoft Ventures, the startup branch of the company, has recently opened an accelerator in Seattle, and is looking for more candidates to attend. Previously, they were only looking for stratups working in home automation or the IoT sector, but they have begun to expand their focus, stating: We are also announcing our next Microsoft Ventures……


How do I publish apps on Xbox One?

I get this question all of the time, and I end up answering it in email on a pretty consistent basis, so I thought it was about time I made a post to point developers towards. What is the team looking for? They are looking largely for MEDIA applications. Take a look at what is……


Backing up your wordpress site to Azure Blob storage

  Nothing is worse than losing all of your hard work. I back up like a crazy person. Carbonite backs up all of my computer’s files offsite each night, and I have a dock that backs up all of the folders on my PC each night when I plug in. Now I’ve got my computer……