Windows Phone - Upcoming Events

There's a few upcoming events that you'll want to register for if you're thinking about Windows Phone Development.

Windows Phone Design Day

Ok, these are by far the most important events you can attend in the next 3 months. Period. Arturo Toledo has all the information about these on his blog. You should make sure you do whatever is necessary to attend one of these events. This is especially if you're a developer!

  • Find one nearby (details)
  • Register now
  • Get the day off
  • Use vacation time
  • Call in sick if necessary

Corrina Black and Arturo will both be at all these events. I cannot stress how important it is to listen and talk with both Corrina and Arturo in person. Also, be sure to take your app with you and get feedback on it.

However, you also need to that as of right now these events are only scheduled for Europe.  For those of you in the US, please start sending feedback to both Corrina and Arturo letting them know you want to see one of these events in a city near you. They need to hear from you personally, and the best way to reach them is through Twitter (@corrinab and @arturot).

Windows Phone Camp

These are the second most important events you should attend in the next 6 months. There are 33 that have been scheduled all across the US. Some are two day events, and most are just a single day. Right now you can go to the MSDN Events site and see a map of where these are all scheduled (red pushpins). The same advice applies:

Windows Phone Camps

  • Find one nearby (map)
  • Register now
  • Get the day off
  • Use vacation time
  • Call in sick if necessary

The Windows Phone Camp for Portland is scheduled for December 1st. I'm already registered. Be sure to say "hi" and let me know if you'll also be there. We'll probably do a nerd dinner / "appy" hour that evening.

If you don't have a Windows Phone Camp scheduled near you, ping your local user group leaders and/or myself and let's talk about organizing one near you. It could be as simple as a half-day event during the weekend. If it's not too far and my schedule permits, I'd be happy to show up and help support it. You should definitely be thinking about hosting your event before the second week in December.

HTML5 Web Camp

Depending on your perspective, this could also be a candidate for the most important event you should attend in the next 3 months. Especially with all the opportunities that will be coming with Windows 8.

You'll want to look at that same map on the MSDN Events site, but this time focus on the blue pushpins. There's not as many of these scheduled right now, but I'm sure you'll see more and more of these being added in the future.

Honestly, this is a great event that your non-Microsoft friends will also be interested in. Especially once they realize they can build apps in HTML5 and deploy them to the Windows 8 app store.

The HTML5 Web Camp for Portland is scheduled for December 8th. I'm already registered  This will be hands-on, so you'll want to bring your laptop. Space is limited, so register now.

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