Silicon Valley Code Camp, October 6 & 7, 2012

Each year, thousands of developers descend upon Los Altos Hills for the Silicon Valley Code Camp.  This year there are 223 sessions scheduled on topics ranging from client development, to mobile development, to web development. As a special treat, Scott Guthrie will give 2 cloud computing sessions on Sunday, October 7: Windows Cloud Walkthrough with…

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Windows 8 virtual hackathon, August 2012

Hackathons are quite popular here in Silicon Valley, but not everyone can make it to one.  Maybe you live too far away, or maybe you have family obligations on the weekend.  You’re in luck!  We’re running a virtual hackathon where everything takes place online.  Here are the details in a nutshell, and more details will…

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How to get your app into the Windows Store

This post can also be reached via http://bit.ly/windows8token. Windows 8 is coming in the near future. You can download, use it, and develop apps for it today.  As of May 2012, the Windows Store is not open for everyone to deploy.  However, we are looking for the first wave of great applications which highlight the…

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Windows 8 Event in Silicon Valley, April 4, 2012

Are you interested in experiencing the next great app platform opportunity, Windows 8? Do you want to learn how to get started building apps for this new platform? We are inviting the Silicon Valley startup community to a full-day, knockout, deep dive event taking place on our Silicon Valley Campus. Developers and designers alike will…

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Orchard CMS virtual meetup, Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Join us for an Orchard CMS developer’s meetup, which will be held online on Tuesday, March 6, 2012. Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2012 Time: 8 AM Pacific, 4 PM UTC (other timezones) Location: http://www.livestream.com/microsoftdevelopers Register here (free): http://orchard-mar-2012.eventbrite.com/ Bertrand Le Roy will present on what’s new in Orchard version 1.4.  Matt Harrington will demonstrate how…

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San Francisco Windows Phone Study Group: next meetup is Thursday, November 17, 2011

Due to travel, I haven’t been able to have a Windows Phone study group meetup in San Francisco for a few weeks, but that’s about to change.  On Thursday, 17-Nov-2011, I’ll present Chapter 3 from Adam Nathan’s book 101 Windows Phone 7 Apps.  The app we’ll build stores vital information about yourself that can be…

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Slides from the Windows Phone Camp in Sunnyvale, October 20 & 21, 2011

Thanks to those of you who made it to the Windows Phone Camp in Sunnyvale, CA on October 20 & 21, 2011.  My talk was Building Windows Phone 7.5 Apps with Silverlight, and the slides are below.  For those of you who couldn’t make it in person, you can watch the video online. Be sure…

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Windows Phone "Inner Circle" event in San Francisco, Wednesday, November 2, 2011

We recently announced the Windows Phone Inner Circle tour with stops all over the US this fall.  Be sure to put Wednesday, November 2, 2011 on your calendar if you’re in San Francisco.  The event will be from 6 – 9 PM, but as of today I’m unsure of the venue.  I’ll update this blog…

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Free passes to the O’Reilly Android Open Conference reception on Monday, October 10, 2011

If you’d like a free pass to the O’Reilly Android Open Conference reception in San Francisco on Monday, October 10, 2011, just send me an email by clicking Email Blog Author on the right.  Note that the free pass is only for the reception on Monday evening, not the entire conference.  It’s from 5:30 –…

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Windows Phone Developer Group Formed in San Francisco

With the impending release of Mango, I thought it was time to start a group for Windows Phone developers in San Francisco.  You can find us through the easily remembered URL http://create.msdn.com/sf, which redirects to the group’s homepage on meetup.com. We’ll have weekly meetups throughout the fall covering projects from Adam Nathan’s excellent book, 101…

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