Rock Paper Azure on Windows Phone Webcast 1-11-2012

WindowsAzureUGLogoWhat?! Another post on Rock Paper Azure?  Yup.  One of my colleagues, Mike Benkovich, has brought the game to Windows Phone!  Mike is hosting a live online webcast tomorrow, January 11, 2012 at 4pm EST/3pm CST.  The webcast is from the nationwide online Windows Azure User Group run by Intertech.  Details below:



Date: January 11, 2012
Time: 3pm Central/4pm Eastern


Does what I know about you, and what I know that you know about me, lead me to believe that you’re the type of person who would throw a Rock, Paper or Scissors in this next round?

Microsoft has been running Rock Paper Azure tournaments online and at conferences where participants are able to design and build logic into a ‘bot’ for some friendly competition for prizes and prestige as we have fun with the cloud and learn how we can use it to extend out applications.

In this session we look at how we can start from a blank slate to build a mobile client to practice the game on the Windows Phone, where we connect it to the cloud to try our hand to see if we can beat the system. From designing and deploying WCF Services, to Authentication to SQL Azure and Cloud Storage we will have some fun and see if we have what it takes to become a Rock Paper Azure Grand Master


Mike Benkovich

Energy, laughter and a contagious passion for coding - Mike brings it all to the podium. Mike has worked in a variety of roles including architect, project manager, developer and technical writer. The coolest part of his job? Running into people who are still using (and liking) his software applications. Mike is a published author with WROX Press and APress Books, writing primarily about getting the most from your SQL Server database. Since appearing in Microsoft's DevCast in 1994, Mike has presented technical information at seminars, conferences and corporate boardrooms across America.

If you want to take the Rock Paper Azure Challenge, enter into the open round, or contact me to host an RPA Challenge event at your user group or classroom!

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