Windows 8 Hackathon (with prizes) in Birmingham on November 13

Hey Alabama developers! Are you itching to get started building Windows 8 apps? Now that the OS has been released along with some amazing new devices, end users are going to be hungry for apps and games. Why not get in on the action? Here’s an amazing opportunity to get started. A few enterprising folks…

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Windows 8 Wednesday schedule for October 31 in ATL

Once again it’s about to be Wednesday, so that means it’s about to be Windows 8 Wednesday, another opportunity to come discuss app and game ideas, get help with your app in development, talk about monetization strategies, and more. Join me in the Alpharetta Microsoft office between 11 AM and 2 PM on Wednesday, October…

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Developer sessions at the Microsoft Store in Atlanta starting October 29

We’re putting together some great sessions for developers at the Microsoft store in Lenox Square. Come out each Monday night from 5 to 8, learn about Windows 8 development, do a hands on lab on your own machine, and get started building apps today! Sign up for the sessions here! http://www.msdnevents.com/workshops/

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Windows 8 *Monday* on October 22

Next week I have a conflict on Wednesday, so I’m changing Windows 8 Wednesday to a Windows 8 Monday. Since I’m in charge of it I can do that. Please join me between 11 AM and 2 PM at the Microsoft office in Alpharetta to chat about Windows 8 apps, get your in-development app running…

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Windows 8 Wednesday Office Hours for October 17

On Wednesday October 17 I’ll be at the Microsoft office in Alpharetta from 11 AM until 2:00 PM. Bring your Windows 8 app in development or your game or app on other platforms  you want to discuss porting. I’ll have a slate device we can test your app on if you like. See you there!

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New Windows 8 app meetup starting in Atlanta

If you are in the Atlanta area and want to get started (or have already started) building Windows 8 apps, this meetup is for you! http://www.meetup.com/Atlanta-Windows-Apps/ The organizers are taking a fresh approach to technical meetups. In addition to presentations, there will be a lot of peer sharing, networking, collaboration, support, contests, social events, and…

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Managing Settings in Windows Phone and Windows 8 Store apps

I received a few questions at an event recently as to how to handle application settings in a Windows 8 Store app and how it is different from doing so in a Windows Store app. Turns out there is a lot of similarity, in the code as well as the platform offering for storing them,…

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Windows 8 apps for the PhoneGap developer-Files

(This is part 5 in my series on Windows 8 apps for the PhoneGap developer.) Most applications save and read data. That can be just something as simple as a counter, the users credentials, or game high score. Or it can be complex sets of data the user manipulates as “documents” or all the data…

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Windows 8 apps for the PhoneGap developer-Contacts

This is part 4 in my series on Windows 8 apps for the PhoneGap developer. It’s time to make contact with a user’s contacts! Since a user’s device is very personal to them, it often has their list of contacts. And it’s very common to build functionality into phone apps for interacting with a user’s…

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Windows 8 apps for the PhoneGap developer–Motion and orientation

This is part 3 in my series on Windows 8 apps for the PhoneGap developer. Here we are going to focus on writing apps that respond to the various ways a user can move the device around. The basic accelerometer code in PhoneGap is generally used to determine the orientation of the device with respect…

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