Microsoft & ComponentOne Present "No Developer Left Behind: A Hands-On-Workshops for Windows Phone" Over the course of two workshops, Greg Lutz and I will lead you through the basics of creating a Windows Phone 7 app, and using data from the Azure Data Market. We'll all be creating the same application, but customized to our specific localities. By the end of the workshops, you'll have an application you can submit to the AppHub! Additionally, all attendees will receive a free one year subscription to ComponentOne's Studio for Windows Phone 7! We'll present the sessions on January 24 and 26, 2012, with the same session repeated twice on the same day. Completed apps can be sent to Microsoft for a showcase session on February 2. Three eligible developers will win a Windows Phone 7 from ComponentOne! Here is the full blurb, completely leached from the original post at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/publicsector/archive/2012/01/11/microsoft-componentone-hands-on-workshops-for-windows-phone-series-january-24th-and-26th.aspx.
Government and citizen-oriented apps represent a huge emerging market for mobile developers. These “Let’s Build Something Mobile” Workshops will walk you through the basics of creating, testing and deploying a Public Sector app, so that No Developer is Left Behind taking advantage of this new market. As a participant you will have the opportunity to create your own unique Public Sector Windows Phone app that is ready to be deployed to the Windows Phone Marketplace. During each of the two sessions, experts from Microsoft and ComponentOne will be available to answer questions and offer guidance. Session 1-Fast Track Your First App: January 24, 2012 – Register TODAY for the 11am EST or 4pm EST session! During this workshop, you’ll be exposed to the basics of creating a Windows Phone App and deploying to the Marketplace. As an attendee, you will be given some time during the session to use what you’ve learned to develop your own apps which access freely-available Public Sector data. The presenter along with resources from Microsoft and ComponentOne will be available to support you along the way. Session 2-Give Your App Some POP: January 26, 2012 – Register TODAY for the 11am EST or 4pm EST session! Enhance the look and functionality of your existing Windows Phone app (or one created in the Fast Track Your First App session) by leveraging capabilities specific to the Windows Phone API and by using advanced UI controls. You’ll get a feel for Microsoft’s Expression Blend design tools too. As an attendee, you will be given some time during the session to use what you’ve learned in order to make improvements to your apps. The presenter along with resources from Microsoft and ComponentOne will be available to support you along the way. *Attendees will receive a complimentary 1-year subscription for ComponentOne Studio® for Windows Phone Pre-requisite: Download/Install Visual Studio Express & Tools http://aka.ms/getphone \ ComponentOne Studio(r) for Windows Phone (Trial Edition) http://www.componentone.com/SuperProducts/StudioWindowsPhone/ Notice to all Public Sector Employees: Due to government gift and ethics laws and Microsoft policy, government employees (including military and employees of public education institutions) are not eligible to participate in any raffles that may be associated with these events. Further information on Microsoft compliance with U.S. government gift and ethics rules can be found here.