Bronwen Zande and John O’Brian are coming to South Africa

In the month of March we have a surprise set of speakers popping out to talk about Windows 8 and Kinect.

John is an experienced developer, speaker and leader in the Australian .Net community. The director of Soul Solutions, John combines innovative technologies with exception people to provide clients with great custom solutions. Soul Solutions is currently pioneering spatial rule engines for the Australian mining Industry, building world class Windows Phone applications and providing data visualisation services for clients throughout the world.

John’s passion for technology includes Kinect, Silverlight, HTML5, Touch, Photosynth, Bing Maps and SQL Server Spatial. Regularly presenting at local user groups, national events and international conferences John brings code to life by combining the latest technologies with visual demonstrations. John is a 5 year Microsoft MVP for Windows Live.

Bronwen Zande is a Director of Soul Solutions, based in Brisbane, Australia. With over 10 years of software development experience, Bronwen’s primary focus is Microsoft Live and .Net development.


15 March 2013 - Windows 8 Kick Start Session

Re-imagine your favourite application using Windows8! In this session Bronwen will introduce you to the world of Windows 8 apps and how they are different to the desktop applications you have been familiar with. She will take you through the main controls and navigation patterns to create your next application and show you how to integrate the charms like the search and share. The session will be interactive to help you plan out how you'll build your great ideas into a killer Windows 8 application.

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5 April 2013 – Kinecting the Dots – Developing with the Kinect SDK

The Microsoft Kinect holds the Guiness World Record as the fastest-selling consumer electronics device ever, selling 8 million units in the first 2 months.  With the release of the official SDK, you are the controller, with the ability to change the face of future applications.  Learn how to take advantage of depth sensing, skeletal tracking and sound source localisation in a sub $200 device in your next project using your current .Net skills.

Register here

We look forward to seeing you all there.

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