Do you like your XBox? How would you like to build your own games for it? XNA Game Studio Express is a great tool that will let you do just that. Come on out this Saturday to Malvern, Pennsylvania as Nick Landry, Mitch Ruebush, and Lindsay Rutter show you all the ins and outs of game and robotics programming. It's a nice break from the usual development type of tasks we all have to do for work. Make some fun out of it. Details below from Dani's post on it:
Aside from the Silverlight Firestarter event being held Saturday 15th at the Microsoft office in Malvern, PA, we are also hosting a XNA Studio and Robotic Studio event. We originally planned to host these events on separate days but since December is a busy months, we decided to combine the two. Register here
Here is the agenda for the XNA and Robotics tracks:
8:30 - 9:30 - Breakfast and Registration
9:30 – 10:30 - Introduction to Microsoft Robotic Studio
10:30 – 11:30 - Robotic Studio Essentials
11:30 – 12:30 - Lunch
12:30 – 1:30 - Introduction to Microsoft XNA Game Studio
1:30 – 2:30 - XNA Essentials
2:30 – 2:45 - Break
2:45 – 3:45 - Building 3D Games with XNA Game Studio and C# Part 1
3:45 – 4:45 - Building 3D Games with XNA Game Studio and C# Part 2
I am also exited to announce that we have some great speakers for this event. All three are excellent presenters that really know their stuff.
Mitch Ruebush, MVP - C#, MCSD, MCSE, MCDBA, MCT, is the head of architecture at ING Direct, fsb. He serves on the board for IASA (International Association of Software Architects) and is starting up the Philadelphia chapter. He has been developing, securing, and managing applications on the Windows and UNIX platforms for 15 years using C, C++, Java, VB, VB.NET and C#. He speaks at many events, both local and national, and has presented webcasts on many topics from Interoperability with Java to how to tune IIS. He is co-author of MCAD/MCSD: Visual Basic .NET Windows and Web Applications Study Guide and MCAD/MCSD: Visual Basic .NET XML Web Services and Server Components Study Guide and MCSE: Windows Server 2003 Network Security Design Study Guide for Sybex.
Nickolas Landry is a principal architect in New York for Infusion Development, a Microsoft Gold Partner which offers quality software development services, developer training and consulting services for large financial firms in the New York and Toronto areas (www.infusion.com). Known for his dynamic and engaging style, he is a frequent speaker at major software development conferences worldwide, a member of the MSDN Canada Speakers Bureau, a Microsoft MVP on Device Application Development, and a former Microsoft Regional Director in Montreal. He is the Vice-President of IASA New York (www.iasahome.org), and is a Founding Member of WWISA (www.wwisa.org). His primary goal is to help businesses connect their information, systems, and people together in a seamless integration to achieve complete enterprise agility. Aside from his work in designing business solution architectures using .NET technologies, Nick provides mentoring services in architecture, design and .NET development, authors and teaches .NET classes, performs system audits, and profiles technologies for various enterprise scenarios. With over 15 years of professional experience – starting with Visual Basic 1.0 – and a career almost entirely dedicated to Microsoft technologies, Nick specializes in .NET mobility, SOA, architecture & design patterns, High-Performance Compututing (HPC), Game Development with XNA, and application security. He wrote multiple articles for CoDe Magazine and several .NET mobility courses for Microsoft , has been a technical editor for many books, and holds several professional certifications from Microsoft and IBM
This is a perfect event for professional software developer, for hobbyists and for students as well.