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Windows 8 Unleashed - Portland (12/14)

Windows 8 Unleashed

 

 

Full Day of Hands On Programming, B.Y.O. Laptop!

Windows 8 is is the single biggest opportunity for developers EVER! Come to a “Windows 8 Unleashed” event to kick-start your Windows 8 Metro Style development. “Windows 8 Unleashed” is a series of FREE events run by your local community friends and leaders, and are great whether you are an experienced .NET developer, or even if you are just getting started. We’ll spend the morning of each Unleashed event in lecture and hands on labs. Half way through, you’ll get a chance to take what you learned in the morning and compete in a hackathon with a chance to win some great prizes!

 

Required Software and Downloads:

Please make sure to get the required software and downloads BEFORE coming to an event. You can find everything you need on the “Windows 8 Unleashed Installs” page.

 

Agenda:

Session I – Overview:

  • Metro Style Apps Overview
  • Developing Metro Style Apps
  • Working with Controls
  • Implementing Navigation

Session II – Location and Data:

  • Working with Location
  • Data Binding
  • Roaming
  • App Bar

Session I – Metro Principals:

  • Live Tiles & Toast
  • Contracts
  • Full, Fill, Snap and Portrait Views
  • Advertising

 

Build an App and Win Money and Prizes!

Our sponsors have stepped up with some awesome prizes. Not only do you get a ton of information for FREE, but you have an opportunity to win some awesome stuff! You can’t afford to miss this! (Full Agenda at the bottom of this page)

“Day of” prizes will be awarded at each Unleashed event (sponsored by PDSA):

  • 1st Place: $500 Gift Card
  • 2nd Place: $200 Gift Card
  • 3rd Place: $100 Gift Card

“Best Overall App” Prizes will be awarded to the best app from ALL unleashed events:

  • $10,000 from ComponentArt
  • Windows 8 Tablet from PDSA, Inc.

In addition all attendees will receive a FREE eBook from O’Reilly

tags: Windows 8 | win8

Code with the Experts

These are two upcoming events that I'll be attending as a panelist (details below).  IMHO, if you're on the fence (or even just getting started) with Windows then you should make an effort to attend one of these events.  If you're one of the few (many?) who is a little pessimistic about Windows 8, feel free to wait until after BUILD and the release of the Surface tablets.  The event in Portland will be held two weeks after BUILD, which is plenty of time to see if this whole thing is gaining any traction, yet still early enough to jump on the band-wagon without missing it.  There's food, swag, and incentives for early publishers of apps.  Be sure to register, and feel free to let me know if you'll be there.

UPDATE (10/16/2012): Surface tablets are now availble for pre-order, and will be delivered on Oct. 26th.  I've already ordered mine (32GB w/cyan cover) and will have it with me at the Redmond event.

 

Are you excited to try your hand at building a Windows 8 App?

Join us on October 27th in Redmond or November 10th in Portland for Code with the Experts and make your dream a reality! Visit with Windows 8 experts and enjoy great food, awesome conversation, and wonderful prizes!

We want to invite you, your friends, co-workers, and any other developers to this special event. It is the perfect time to get started on your Windows 8 App. Don't worry if you don't yet have an idea for an App - we can brainstorm with you or match you with an idea for a Windows 8 App. Additionally, if you would like to work with someone on a project we will be ready to pair you with other developers.  Bring your storyboard, your ideas and your thinking cap!

We'll be providing the food, door and raffle prizes, and most exciting is a special surprise for all developers who are working towards publishing a Windows 8 App. All this AND we'll have the experts to help guide you through some of your challenges and roadblocks.

Bring your laptop loaded with Windows 8 and Visual Studio Express ready to code or use one of our preloaded "Windows 8 To Go" USB sticks. (Limited number available)

All attendees will receive a raffle ticket to win some cool prizes.

For every guest you bring to this Code with the Expert event, you will receive an extra entry to the raffle!

Looking forward to seeing you!

tags: Windows 8 | win8

Windows 8 Unleashed - Portland (8/24)

Windows 8 Unleashed

 

 

Full Day of Hands On Programming, B.Y.O. Laptop!

Windows 8 is is the single biggest opportunity for developers EVER! Come to a “Windows 8 Unleashed” event to kick-start your Windows 8 Metro Style development. “Windows 8 Unleashed” is a series of FREE events run by your local community friends and leaders, and are great whether you are an experienced .NET developer, or even if you are just getting started. We’ll spend the morning of each Unleashed event in lecture and hands on labs. Half way through, you’ll get a chance to take what you learned in the morning and compete in a hackathon with a chance to win some great prizes!

 

Build an App and Win Money and Prizes!

Our sponsors have stepped up with some awesome prizes. Not only do you get a ton of information for FREE, but you have an opportunity to win some awesome stuff! You can’t afford to miss this! (Full Agenda at the bottom of this page)

“Day of” prizes will be awarded at each Unleashed event (sponsored by PDSA):

  • 1st Place: $500 Gift Card
  • 2nd Place: $200 Gift Card
  • 3rd Place: $100 Gift Card

“Best Overall App” Prizes will be awarded to the best app from ALL unleashed events:

  • $10,000 from ComponentArt
  • Windows 8 Tablet from PDSA, Inc.

In addition all attendees will receive a FREE eBook from O’Reilly

 

Required Software and Downloads:

Please make sure to get the required software and downloads BEFORE coming to an event. You can find everything you need on the “Windows 8 Unleashed Installs” page.

 

Agenda:

Session I – Overview:

  • Metro Style Apps Overview
  • Developing Metro Style Apps
  • Working with Controls
  • Implementing Navigation

Session II – Location and Data:

  • Working with Location
  • Data Binding
  • Roaming
  • App Bar

Session I – Metro Principals:

  • Live Tiles & Toast
  • Contracts
  • Full, Fill, Snap and Portrait Views
  • Advertising

tags: Windows 8 | win8