Windows 8 Unleashed


The Microsoft Windows 8 Unleashed program is back and I’ve volunteered to help out again. On Saturday 5/11/2013 the good folks at Crescent Solutions will be hosting a FREE all day Windows 8 event. This is a full day of great content, hands-on labs and a contest. It’s sponsored by Microsoft and Crescent Solutions.

I’ll be presenting and covering app development on the Windows 8 platform. It’s a great introduction to app development on Windows8. You’ll get a chance to learn about the platform, work on some guided labs and ask questions to experienced app developers. We’ll have a few volunteers on hand who can answer your questions. There’s going to be food, prizes, a free ebook and an app development contest! This should be a really fun event and a great place to network and hang out with other developers. Every attendee will also get a free ebook from O’Reilly and every attendee who build an app could be eligible for a monthly sweepstakes.

Here’s the agenda for the day:

Session I – Overview

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

Session II – Location and Data

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

Session III – Metro Principals

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

After the sessions, you’ll get a few hours to work on an app for the contest. You can either go it alone or form a team, it’s your choice. The following prizes will be awarded:

  • 1st Place:  $300 Gift Card
  • 2nd Place: $200 Gift Card
  • 3rd Place:  $50 Gift Card

I hope to see you there!