Windows 8 App Workshops for Academic Audiences Scheduled for the Western US

Randy Guthrie – Microsoft Technical Evangelist

Microsoft’s Develop and Platform Evangelism organization has scheduled a series of “train-the-trainer” type workshops specifically focused on building apps for the new Windows 8 UI. These workshops are targeted specifically for faculty who want to integrate Windows 8 app development into courses this year.

Some of the topics include:

-Windows UI Design Principals
-Windows Store, App Certification, and App Ecosystem
-Introduction to Visual Studio 2012
-Intro to HTML 5/CSS Win 8 apps
-Intro to Windows Phone
-Intro to Expression Blend
-Intro to XML and C#
-Intro to C++ app development
-Creating a student startup with Apps and BizSpark
-Helping your students win up to $100K with the Imagine Cup

The one and two-day workshops are designed to give higher-education faculty from a broad spectrum of disciplines a jump-start in adopting Windows 8 app development and Windows Phone development into the curriculum. The content covered is applicable to a variety of teaching scenarios including: introductory programming, web development, HCI, senior project/capstone, and stand-alone elective courses.

The content covered will include and extend the official app design curriculum available on Faculty Connection and will also cover additional content intended for those wanting to "go pro" and publish apps in market.

For specific location, event details and to register:

Seattle, WA                   Aug 8th-9th :
Mountain View,  CA    Aug 14th:
Denver, CO                   Aug 17th:
Los Angeles, CA           Aug 21st
Irvine, CA                      Aug 23rd:
Tempe, AZ                    Sept 14th:
Salt Lake City, UT         Sept 21st:

While the workshop content is specifically designed for the use by higher-education faculty in college-level courses, the workshops are also open to K-12 faculty, teaching assistants, lab assistants, and advanced students. Seating is limited so reserve your spot today.



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