They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so since he has done a great job of laying out the fantastic lineup of Firestarter events coming this fall, I’m going to swipe my DE counterpart Chris Bowen’s post on the topic:
Starting soon and running throughout the rest of the year, our regional team will be delivering three series of “Firestarter” MSDN events along the east cost, covering client, cloud, and web development topics. The idea behind a Firestarter is to concentrate on a particular topic and build knowledge by progressing from the basics through deeper topics over the course of the day.
The first of these series focuses on Windows Phone 7 development. In addition, we’re combining these free daytime events with special evening Windows Phone Garages, hands-on workshops where you can get hands-on experience coding with experts on hand to help.
Windows Phone 7 Firestarter
9 AM – 5 PM
- Introduction to Windows Phone Development and the WP7 platform
- Building Windows Phone 7 Applications with Silverlight
- Building Windows Phone 7 Applications using XNA
- Lunch (included)
- Monetizing Your Apps with Marketplace
- Windows Phone 7 Services
- Light Up Windows Phone 7
Windows Phone Garage
6 PM – 9 PM
This hands-on workshop will feature one-on-one proctoring from Microsoft and community experts. It's the perfect opportunity to design and implement that cool new app you've been dreaming about, so bring your ideas and get ready to code.
If you’d like to attend both the Firestarter and Garage events, make sure you register for each separately.
Atlanta, GA August 24 Firestarter | Garage Waltham, MA August 24 Firestarter | Garage Tampa, FL August 31 Firestarter | Garage Ft. Lauderdale, FL September 2 Firestarter | Garage New York, NY September 7 Firestarter | Garage Raleigh, NC September 8 Firestarter | Garage Chevy Chase, MD September 21 Firestarter | Garage Charlotte, NC September 21 Firestarter | Garage Philadelphia, PA September 22 Firestarter | Garage Pittsburgh, PA September 28 Firestarter | Garage Farmington, CT September 30 Firestarter | Garage
More Firestarters… Save the Dates!
I’d mentioned there are three series, the other two will focus on web and cloud development. The dates and cities are confirmed, so you can plan ahead and we’ll post details when registration opens.
[Update 8/23/2010 - Details on this series have now been posted.]
The focus of these events is on getting your up to speed with options for creating web applications on the ASP.NET Web Platform, from ASP.NET MVC and Web Forms, to WebMatrix, tools, and practices.
Iselin, NJ September 30 Registration New York, NY October 26 Registration Farmington, CT November 2 Registration Waltham, MA November 4 Registration Chevy Chase, MD November 9 Registration Malvern, PA November 16 Registration Tampa, FL November 30 Registration Orlando, FL December 2 Registration Alpharetta, GA December 9 Registration Raleigh, NC December 10 Registration
These events will help you understand cloud computing, what Windows Azure offers you, and how to get right in and use the latest development options to create applications to take advantage of those benefits.
Don’t miss out on your opportunity to catch some great content, and get started with a new technology. I will update this post with registration links for the Azure events once they become available.