Go DevMental with Windows Phone 7

August 19, 2010 — Leave a comment

imageIn addition to TechDays 2010 I’ll also be doing a session geared towards students interested in building apps for Windows Phone 7 with Microsoft Canada’s DPE team.  In 45mins, we’ll go through building an app end to end and how to leverage the developer tools such as Visual Studio Express for Windows Phone 7 and Expression Blend.

image Did you know as a student you can join the DreamSpark program to get access to all the developer tools for free!  Best of all, if you are developing for Windows Phone 7 you will get a free Marketplace account to be able to publish and sell your mobile apps!  Definitely something to check out and something I wish was available when I was in school!

Anyway here are the details for Go DevMENTAL

Go DevMENTAL is Microsoft’s free academic tour designed to teach you coding for the coolest apps and platforms, connect you with the industry, and help you pursue your career aspirations. It’s also a great chance to have a fun evening out with friends!

What Session am I doing?

Let’s Kick Some App: Your First Windows Phone App
In this session, we will show you how to take advantage of the Windows Phone 7 SDK to write some slick applications that you’ll be able to upload on Windows Phone Marketplace for free.

There will also be a session on using XNA to create games on Windows Phone 7. 

Where is this taking place?  We’ll be hitting 8 cities across Canada starting in Sept.

  • Vancouver – September 14
  • Edmonton – October 05
  • Toronto – October 27
  • Halifax – November 02
  • Ottawa – November 09
  • Montreal – November 23
  • Winnipeg – December 07
  • Calgary – December 14

If you are a student make sure you go out and register now for Go DevMENTAL!  Even if you are not a student, register and come out to enjoy this free session and learn how to develop for Windows Phone 7.

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