2014 Phoenix Mobile Festival

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Reno Hackathon 2014

Congratulations to the winners announced at the Reno Hackathon! Many of the participants used GameMaker by YoYo Games to create an app.  A testimony to GameMaker Studio is that most who were using it were doing so for the first time – and of that group, some had no development background whatsoever! This was highlighted…


2013 Nov 6-7 Microsoft Summit Romania

I am speaking and networking with the attendees at the Microsoft Summit 2013 in Bucharest, Romania.  The two day conference begins on November 6th and takes place at the WIllbrook Platinum Business & Convention Center. I am excited to deliver a keynote session on “The New Era of Devices and Applications” on day one! I…


2013 Oct 23 Game On

Join me for this FREE, hands-on event and learn how to build a Windows 8.1 and/or Windows Phone game in record time. This event covers what you need to get started with the development and publishing of your very own video game. Different game engines will be reviewed so you will have a choice as…


2013 Oct 10 IT Camp: Windows Azure

Join us at this FREE full-day hands-on event at the Microsoft location in Tempe, AZ (more details at ‘Register’ link below) to experience the power of Hybrid Cloud.  Technical Evangelist Chris Avis will guide you through the process of jumpstarting your knowledge on Windows Azure Storage, Virtual Machines and Virtual Networking for key IT Pro…


2013 Aug 21 Gaming Engines for Windows 8 Jump Start

Join me for this Jump Start – it takes you through every aspect of developing games for Windows 8, from figuring out your audience to getting them to pay for your product. It includes demos and lots of tips on using gaming tools such as Construct2 by Scirra, GameMaker by YoYo Games, and Unity. Learn…


2013 Jun 13 Windows 8 App Factor

The Windows 8 App Factor comes to Tempe, AZ on Thursday, June 13th, 2013. This event is a fun day of “training and auditions” where you will learn what you need to know to take your skills and ideas into a new economy. Form a team where you can use your skills and compete to…


2013 May 2 Future Insights Live

The Future Insights Live conference is featuring “Hands-on Labs”  I have the privilege of leading one of these sessions – Developing Windows Store Apps with HTML5!  Post event resources will be posted here


2013 Mar 2 Reno Hackathon

Event Details Where: DeLaMare Library What: 24 hour app dev contest! Winners: Award Developer(s) App 1st Place Team: Deep Games Sticky Situation 2nd Place Team: AllStream All Stream 3rd Place Team: Daniel Z Type Shooter 1st App Submitted Jesse Anderson Face Memory More awards and apps to be announced soon!       Television News Coverage: [Applications…