You are invited to attend:

Tampa & Florida hosting .NET Rocks! Visual Studio 2012 Launch Road Trip!

Monday, November 5, 2012 from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Tampa Nov 5REGISTER before it sells out!

Richard Campbell and Carl Franklin of .NET Rocks! will be in town near you and John Papa will be doing the Keynote in Tampa!

Nov 5, 10am-4pm at the Tampa Bay Computer Society in Clearwater with post event party to follow at Sheppard’s in Clearwater.

10:00am Door open

10:30am Introduction

11:00am Carl Builds a Modern Application using Windows 8 12:00pm Lunch - provided by Microsoft and ComponentOne - special lunch time session w Russ Fustino on Building a Windows 8 Store App from Scratch!

1:00pm Richard Demonstrates the Modern App Life Cycle with Operations Manager and TFS

2:00pm John Papa Keynote

2:30pm Carl and Richard Interview John Papa for The Tablet Show

3:30pm Swag Give Away!

4:30 - ? After Party Sheppards , 619 S. Gulfview Blvd. Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 (appetizers provided by Microsoft and ComponentOne .)

Location: Tampa Bay Computer Society

1510 Barry Rd Ste K, Clearwater, FL 33756

(727) 443-4433


Carl Franklin Builds a Modern Application using Windows 8

Ready to build modern apps? In one hour flat, Carl Franklin will walk you through exactly how to build a Windows 8 Store app, step by step, utilizing the principles of modern applications: personal & contextual, always connected, always accessible, data intensive and always evolving. But most importantly, Carl will let you know the one thing that matters most about building applications in Windows 8 - you can do it!

Russ Fustino Building a Windows 8 Store App from Scratch!

See how to build your first Windows 8 app. We will use what I learned when creating the app: .NET Gurus Can Cook, which contains recipes from famous folks in the software industry such as Scott Hanselman, Mary Jo Foley. John Papa, Carl Franklin and Richard Campbell. Join ComponentOne Developer Evangelist and former Microsoft Developer Evangelist, Russ Fustino in this session and learn the new programming paradigm for creating Windows 8 style apps. You will see how to build an application that incorporates many of the key characteristics of a great Windows 8 style app, including: • A modern UI user experience that leverages the signature Windows 8 controls such as GridView, ListView, FlipView, AppBar, Semantic Zoom and other Windows 8 controls. • A user experience that scales across large and small displays and provides proper handling of snapping and different orientations • Integration with Windows 8 charms through the settings, search, and share contracts • Handling of lifecycle and application-model events to properly save and restore state and roam settings so the users can seamless transition across tasks and even devices

Richard Campbell - The Modern Application LifeCycle – DevOps Using the Microsoft Toolchain

Is your organization ready for DevOps? Join Richard Campbell as he walks you through the modern app lifecycle, involving stakeholders, development, testing and operations. DevOps comes from the open source community as a way of rapidly iterating applications with continuous quality and continuous feedback. You'll learn the group of Microsoft and third-party tools that work together to build the complete toolchain from requirements gathering, to coding, to testing, to deployment and operations, capturing metrics and telemetry along the way to feed back into the process.

More Florida dates:

Nov 3 – Tallahassee Code Camp , Udi Dahan keynote

Nov 7 – Orlando UG , Steve Evans keynote

Nov 8 – Jax UG , Mark Dunn keynote

More Cities:

Bentonville, Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Phoenix, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Jose, San Francisco, Las Vegas



Carl Franklin

Richard Campbell



John Papa - Key Note Tampa

Mark Dunn - Key Note Jacksonville


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Udi Dahan - Key Note Tallahassee

Steve Evans - Key Note Orlando

Sat 11/3

Tallahassee, FL register

Tallahassee Code Camp Shores Building 142 Collegiate Loop Tallahassee, FL 32306-2100


Udi Dahan

Mon 11/5

Tampa, FL register

Tampa Bay Computer Society. 1510 Barry Street Clearwater, FL 33756


John Papa

Wed 11/7

Orlando, FL register

Better Software East Rosen Shingle Creek 9939 Universal Blvd Orlando, FL, 32801



Wed 11/7

Orlando, FL register

Orlando City Hall 400 S Orange Ave Orlando, FL, 32801 Overlook Room, 9th floor

Surface Raffle!


Steve Evans

Thu 11/8

Orlando, FL register

Better Software East Rosen Shingle Creek 9939 Universal Blvd Orlando, FL, 32801



Thu 11/8

Jacksonville, FL register

Note: New Venue as of 11/1/12 Aloft Jacksonville Tapestry Park 4812 Deer Lake Drive, Jacksonville, FL, 32246


Mark Dunn

Tampa/Clearwater location:

Tampa Bay Computer Society

1510 Barry Rd Ste K

Clearwater, FL 33756