Intro to Game Development for Windows – Sep. 21

Nothing like an amazing time at Boston FIG to get you in the mood to start your game development career! The games there were absolutely amazing – and perhaps daunting to consider building – but everyone started somewhere, and that’s the goal of my workshop this coming Saturday in Cambridge. If you’re not local, or…

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And Then There Were Four

As many of us are gearing up for the new school year or rebooting various user groups following a summer hiatus, this seems like a good time to introduce the (mostly) new Technical Evangelist Team for the Northeast District. Although our mission remains the same – enable developer and student audiences to become successful mobile…

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Technical Calendar – August 2013

Boston Windows Dev Meetup events Northeast User Group Map and Calendars Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday   1 BackboneConf Boston MA 2 Azure IT Lab Buffalo NY 3 Cantina Game Jam Weekend Burlington Ruby Conference Burlington VT 4 Cantina Game Jam Weekend Burlington Ruby Conference Burlington VT 5 6 7 8 9 10…

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Beat the Heat – Build a Game

Join me on Saturday, July 13th, at the newest Microsoft Store in New England (at the Natick Mall).  I’ll be leading a session to show how you can build a game for Windows 8 – programming background NOT required! As in the longer hands-on workshops my colleagues and I held this past Spring, I’ll be…

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Technical Calendar – July 2013

Boston Windows Dev Meetup events Northeast User Group Map and Calendars Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Windows 8 //build review & more 10 11 12 13 Game Development for BeginnersNatick MA 14 15 16 Mobile+Web DevCon Boston MA 17 Mobile+Web DevCon Boston MA…

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The Week Ahead: June 17th, 2013

First of all, apologies for not getting my weekly post out last Monday. It was actually written and submitted, but somehow I managed to set the publish date to the 17th and not the 10th! We’ve got another full week coming up with events in the Boston area as well as in Burlington, Vermont, and…

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The Week Ahead: June 3rd, 2013

I hope you managed to stay cool this weekend – no better way than building Windows 8 apps, right?!  Here’s what Chris, Michael and I have planned for you this week. And for those of you not in the immediate Boston area, take note of our “Northeast Roadshow” hitting sites around New England and upstate…

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The Week Ahead: May 27th, 2013

Happy Memorial Day! As you head back to work and school on Tuesday, here are a few developer events to put on your calendar. Tuesday, May 28th Office Hours, 1 Cambridge Center, Cambridge MA, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Thursday, May 30th Virtual Office Hours with Jim, 11 a.m. – noon Windows Azure Mobile Services at the…

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Port Your App to Windows 8 and Win a Trip to BUILD

As you might know, my Technical Evangelist colleagues and I spend a lot of time on StackOverflow helping out with Windows 8 questions, but somehow I missed this!  This promotion started on May 2nd and has a June 7th submission deadline (at which point the app must be in the Windows Store), so get cracking!…

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The Week Ahead: May 20th, 2013

As we head into Memorial Day, we won’t be running our normal Saturday workshops this coming weekend, but we’ll be back in June (and we’re cooking up some other on-line opportunities too!)   Don’t forget the $100-per-app incentive and several partner promotions end next month, so be sure to leave a bit of time for store…

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