May 2013 Technical Calendar

Boston Windows Dev Meetup events Northeast User Group Map and Calendars Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday   1 2 App Builder Virtual Summit on-line 3 4 Product Camp Cambridge MA Game Dev for Beginners Farmington CT Imagine RIT Rochester NY 5 6 7 Windows 8 Office Hours Cambridge MA Hands-on IT Lab (a.m.)…

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It’s Time to App-up New England!

Join us for a series of weekly workshops at both our Cambridge (Boston) and Farmington (Hartford) office locations where we’ll help you get your first (or second, or tenth!) application published to the Windows Store – and you get to Keep the Cash! We’ll be running five-hour workshops each Saturday with two different focuses: casual…

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The Week Ahead: April 29, 2013

Hopefully the gorgeous weekend (in Boston, at least) has re-energized you, and you’re raring to go for another week of Windows Phone and Windows 8 activities! Tuesday, April 30th Office Hours, 1 Cambridge Center, Cambridge MA, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.    Thursday, May 2nd Virtual Office Hours with Jim, 11 a.m. – noon App Builder Virtual Summit,…

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Windows Azure – Discover the Cloud and Win Cash!

Over the past few months, I’ve been working with a lot of student and professional developers enabling them to take advantage of promotions for building applications for Windows 8 and Windows Phone, such as the ongoing Keep the Cash.  If your head’s a bit more in the cloud – like the Windows Azure cloud –…

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Who’s on 8: Memorylage

Memorylage (on Windows 8 and Windows Phone) is the work of Jeffrey Harmon of AgileData Software. I first met Jeff at one of our first Windows 8 Hackathons last September, and indeed his Windows 8 app was one of the first in the store. Since that time he’s not only enhanced the app, but he’s…

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6th Annual Hartford Code Camp – Call for Speakers

On Saturday, May 18th, the Connecticut .NET Developers Group and New Horizons in Bloomfield, Connecticut, will host the Sixth Annual Hartford Code Camp. Code Camps are free, typically all-day weekend events driven by the technical community for the technical community. At these events you’ll have the chance to hear local (and sometimes not-so-local) speakers on…

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The Week Ahead: April 22, 2013

Here’s this week’s CORRECTED lineup of events for Windows Phone and Windows 8 developers! Tuesday, April 23rd Office Hours, 1 Cambridge Center, Cambridge MA, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.    Windows AzureConf 2013, on-line, 12 noon – 8:00 p.m. (several sessions quite relevant to mobile application development)   Thursday, April 25th Virtual Office Hours with Jim, 11 a.m. –…

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Two Azure Hands-on Opportunities

The other day I posted on some of the newest development in Windows Azure, and if that’s spurred you on to learn more, there are two great immersive (hands-on) opportunities coming up in Boston and beyond. Saturday, April 27th is the day of Global Windows Azure Bootcamp, a one-day, deep dive class to get you…

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Construct 2 Tip #2: Settings Flyouts

As we saw in my last post, the Windows 8 plug-in that comes with Construct 2 has a great number of events and actions that can add value to your Windows 8 game and make it shine over and above other platforms you might target. In addition to snapped view, another native feature of Windows…

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Launch of the Boston Challenge (April 20th)

For those of you in the Boston area here’s a great way to have some fun outdoors, experience a unique Windows Phone event, and contribute to The One Fund benefitting the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. The Boston Challenge is the third of a number of location-based episodes (ala The Amazing Race) where you…

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