The MoDev $10K App Contest

Great news for Windows Phone and Windows 8 developers! If you develop a new app or game for the Windows Store or Windows Phone Store, submitted between October 1st and December 31st, 2013, you can enter the MoDev $10K App Contest, and compete for up to $2,500 for a first-place finish! There are two categories…

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Weekly East Region Roundup: Vol. 9

Here are some resources and blog posts from my fellow Technical Evangelists here in East Region: Developer Jim O’Neil has a couple of apps you should check out, Word Guesser and Tablet Letter Pro. He’s also got a reminder that Boston Code Camp is just around the corner. Last, but not least, he’s opened the…

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Upcoming Events for October 9th, 2013

Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next couple of weeks for the Mid-Atlantic area, as well as webcasts of interest: MD RockNUG Release 7.3 Wednesday, October 09, 2013 6:30 PM, Rockville, MD Polyglot Persistence! – David Makogon Picture this: You’re working on a storage problem, wondering how you’re going to shoe-horn…

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Slides for 10/2 App Workshop

Brief follow-up from last Wednesday’s App Workshop… Thanks again to all who attended the workshop. The slide decks are now available at: http://sdrv.ms/16PLOk4 If you missed out, and would like to run through the workbooks, they’re available at: https://github.com/winappkits/WindowsAppLabWorkbooks The Windows App starter kits themselves (both Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8) are available at:…

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Weekly East Region Roundup: Vol. 7

Here are some resources and blog posts from my fellow Technical Evangelists here in East Region: Developer Pete Brown and I have a new video podcast, called The Uninitialized Show. We recorded Episode 1, talking about Kickstarter, last week. This week, we’ll be discussing Displays and Input, and you can catch the show live here….

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Friday App Shout-Out: Bugs And Buttons & EZ Share

Time for another installment of the Friday App Shout-Out. Today, I’m featuring one Windows Store game, and a very helpful Windows Phone app. Bugs and Buttons Bugs and Buttons for the Windows Store is an utterly charming collection of kids’ mini-games, geared towards learning, created by local Mid-Atlantic developers Little Bit Studios, LLC. The graphics…

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Fall Mid-Atlantic Windows App and Game Development Event Series

Starting later this month, I’ll be presenting a series of events covering Windows Game and App development (3 events on each topic). The Game Development events will run on Saturdays from 10am-2pm, while the App Development events will run on Wednesdays from 1pm-5pm. All of my events will be held at our Reston, VA office….

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Weekly East Region Roundup: Vol. 5

Here are some resources and blog posts from my fellow Technical Evangelists here in East Region: Developer Great post from Pete Brown on the potential of the Hub control to make for a more usable UX for music and synth apps. For Florida devs, Joe Healy has some open office hours coming up on September…

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Weekly East Region Roundup: Vol. 4

Here are some resources and blog posts from my fellow Technical Evangelists here in East Region: Developer We’ll start this week with Steve Maier’s announcement of his EchoNest Starter Kit for Windows Phone 8, part of my team’s APIMASH starter kit collection, available on GitHub. Dave Isbitski has launched a new set of training courses…

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Friday App Shout-Out: Sheet Music and Morad Learning

Today, I’m pleased to note (pun intended) the release of the latest app from Jason Fabritz, Sheet Music, as well as a series of video training apps for both Windows Store and Windows Phone from Osama Morad. Sheet Music As a volunteer liturgical musician, it’s easy to end up with a huge binder (or binders)…

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