At the beginning of February, we've got a team of developers and trainers coming over to Sydney and Melbourne to run free Office DevCamps, for anybody who wants to develop apps for Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint and the Office Web Apps) to get listed in the new Office Store. As the vast majority of computers in classrooms in Australia have Microsoft Office installed, then you've got a big market for apps you develop for education users.
There are some pretty high powered instructors, for example:
Donovan Folette is a Senior Technical Evangelist from Microsoft with over 25 years experience of developing enterprise business applications on a variety of platforms. He currently specialises in helping to enable developers in building integrated line-of-business (LOB) solutions with Microsoft Office and SharePoint.
You can see the rest of the course instructors here.
The training is free, and open to organisations or individual developers. It is designed to work even for developers who haven't ever developed specifically for Office before.
Office DevCamp Sydney – 4th and 5th February 2013
Office DevCamp Melbourne – 7th and 8th February 2013
Office DevCamp introduction webinar
But, if you're wondering whether it's worth committing two days to training and development, then you're going to be interested in the webcast on Tuesday which will give you more detail about the DevCamp, and what's in it for you:
Sydney and Melbourne Office DevCamps 2013 – what's in it for me?
Attend a live Webinar on Tuesday, January 15 at 12pm AEST (Sydney/Melbourne time), presented by Dene Cleaver, Microsoft Senior Product Manager to find out more about how the Office DevCamp will help you to be one of the first developers to release apps in the new Office Store.
You can either join online using Lync, or the Lync web client, or call in over the phone:
Join via Lync/web
Join by phone
Join by phone by dialling our local numbers at 12:00 on Tuesday. You can either join on the free phone number (+61 1800 553229) or from a mobile, call our Sydney number (02 9870 2923).
You'll get asked for the conference ID to get started, which is 1960456785
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