Build apps with the experts at Windows 8 Dev Camps


We’ve been reading your comments and questions here on the blog and in the forums, and we know a lot of you are interested in building new Metro style apps, but you also have a lot of questions. One great place that you can go to get answers is a Windows 8 Dev Camp. Dev Camps complement the Dev Center resources and are a hands-on learning opportunity that will help you become an even better developer of Metro style apps.

So, what exactly is a Windows 8 Dev Camp? It’s a free event that pulls together developers like you to learn more about building apps. The camps are a chance for you to learn interactively and get advice from expert app builders, and are being held in hundreds of locations around the world.

Our camps will vary from place to place, but at any of them, you can learn the basics about the development platform, Metro style design, and the Windows Store. Beyond the basics, different camps may emphasize different topics like, for example, bringing your apps to life with tiles and notifications, integration with the Windows 8 contracts, and so forth.

If a camp sounds like a good fit for you, check out the schedule at http://www.devcamps.ms/windows, where you can find all of the camps happening around the world. Right now there are more than 100 camps available, and we’re adding more every day. The camps are free to attend, so check out the schedule and sign up for the camp closest to you.

Neil Hutson
Senior Director of Platform Evangelism

Comments (10)

  1. XNAforMETRO says:

    have the experts get XNA for metro working if you want my apps. I gave windows phone a chance over android and invested in XNA. Now you want me to invest my resources in directX over another unproven platform? Do your highly paid senior folks from different groups sit together and talk ever? Do your PMs not see how this screws over the 100s of ppl who invested in xna? So much for a cross platform development framework..

    -pissed off game developer

  2. ManagedDirectXFromMetro says:

    I don't see a consistent strategy either. Please upgrade XNA or support some new framework to use DirectX from managed code including Metro mode.

    See all those comments here:

    blogs.msdn.com/…/combining-xaml-and-directx.aspx

  3. What Was MSFT Thinking ? says:

    They came up with a brilliant idea to start over, re build, but then each team came up with its own legacies , and finally what is cooking up doesn't seem to fit any of the perceived notion.

    Win8 is clearly not good (so far) for .net developer or Web (JavaScript) developers alike. It took me 3 Days (and counting) to port my existing JavaScript based Twitter Web App as a Metro style app. Debugger doesn't work either.

    Similar story else where, Consumer preview is a joke, no Documentation is made anywhere, and even if it has been (thanks to multiple "MVP" blogs, it is conflicting with each other.

    How Can we think of selling an app/product on the new platform, when We are not comfortably sold on Windows 8 / RT or whatsoever as a new platform !

  4. charlie says:

    A shame this was posted a such shot notice, the event has now past in my location.  Also looking up today's event 30th it says the event does not exist.

  5. dave says:

    Attended the dev camp in Tyson's Corner, VA yesterday. It was excellent, highly recommended if you want to learn about building metro style apps.

  6. ruslanu says:

    Do they give away free Windows 8 the same way how it was for Windows 7 on 2009?

  7. Ramkumar says:

    I have not found any camp in India till today.

  8. mondolil paframeshwaran nair says:

    will help to solve our serching  spares  speed up to the business.

  9. <a href="http://www.mirkon.com.tr/bireysel.aspx">borcam</a> says:

    Win8 is clearly not good (so far) for .net developer or Web (JavaScript) developers alike. It took me 3 Days (and counting) to port my existing JavaScript based Twitter Web App as a Metro style app. Debugger doesn't work either.

  10. mitnick says:

    Win8 is clearly not good (so far) for .net developer or Web (JavaScript) developers alike. It took me 3 Days (and counting) to port my existing JavaScript based Twitter Web <a href="http://www.mirkon.com.tr/…/a&gt; App as a Metro style app. Debugger doesn't work either.