Phone Up! Learn to Build A Windows Phone App

Given the impending arrival of Winter Storm/Blizzard Nemo we are erring on the side of caution and safety and cancelling the Windows Phone JumpStart scheduled for Friday, February 8th.

Already planned were two events on Monday, Feburary 11 and Monday, February 18th (below) which we encourage you to attend in lieu of the JumpStart. We'll cover a lot of the same topics in much more of a hands-on, interactive fashion.

To be in the loop on those two events and many more we have upcoming in the area, please join the Boston Windows App Developers Meetup.

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Will Arnett, Gwen Stefani, and Jessica Alba are just dying to install your app… ok, maybe not, but you’ll never know unless you develop a new or port an existing app to Windows Phone!

If you’re serious and want to get into the market sooner than later, I’ve got three great – and free – events over the next two weeks just for you. Come to one or come to all! Each of these sessions will be held at the Microsoft Office at 1 Cambridge Center in Cambridge MA.

Windows Phone JumpStartFriday, Feb. 8th, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (CANCELLED DUE TO STORM)

A JumpStart is a full day’s worth of content and demos covering the features and functionality of the platform. It’s akin to drinking from a fire hose, but at the end of the day you’ll have a ton of information and samples to leverage the platform effectively and bring your app to life.

Windows Phone Workshop (part 1)Monday Feb. 11th, 6 – 9 p.m.

Bring your laptop with Windows 8 (90-day eval here) and Windows Phone 8 SDK, and plan to code along with instructor-led demos as well as have some time to work on your own apps. We’ll be focusing on the basics in this first of two sessions: the lifecycle model, data binding, and user interface concepts.

Windows Phone Workshop (part 2)Monday Feb. 18th, 6 – 9 p.m.

It’s another hands-on session, where I’ll cover some of the more differentiating features of the phone, like launchers and choosers, live tiles, maps, and more. It’s another chance to continue working on your app as you get closer to submitting it to the Windows Phone store.

Throughout your journey, I’d also encourage you to take advantage of Office Hours and other programs like Nokia DVLUP.

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