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There has been a tremendous amount of buzz and excitement in the developer community as we get ready to launch Windows Phone 7. There have been over 300,000+ downloads of the Windows Phone 7 developer tools as developers are eager to take advantage of this next wave of computing. To help you along the way, my team is sponsoring a number of *free* Windows Phone 7 Boot Camp training events across the area. The purpose of these boot camps is to provide guidance around building apps and games that target Windows Phone 7 and lead you down the path to start earning money in the Windows Marketplace.
Training and Hands-on Labs
Throughout the day, we’ll dive deep into the Windows Phone developer tools along with the services and components that allow you to light up your apps on Windows Phone 7. Bring your laptop! In the afternoon, we’ve set aside time for people to walk through various hands-on labs and give them an opportunity to get their hands dirty with the tools. We’ll have experts on hand to answer your questions as well.
Prerequisites for the Hands-on Labs
Unfortunately training machines will not be provided. You are welcome to bring your own machine with WiFi capability. To prepare for the labs, please download the Windows Phone Developer Tools and Windows Phone 7 Training Kit prior to the event. (Note: please check the system requirements on the Windows Phone Developer Tools download page)
App Testing – Bring your XAP!
Have you been working hard over the past few months building the next Angry Birds or the next great Social App? Bring your XAP (or your source code) and we’ll provide an opportunity for you to test it on a real device!
Windows Phone 7 Boot Camp Agenda
8:00 am – 8:30: Registration Opens
8:30 – 12:00pm:
- Overview of the Windows Phone 7 Platform
- An In-Depth View of Building Applications for Windows Phone 7 with Microsoft Silverlight
- WP7 + Data
12:00 – 12:30pm: Lunch
12:30 – 2:30pm:
- Building Games for Windows Phone 7 with XNA
- Making Money with the Windows Marketplace
2:30pm – 5:00pm:
- Hands-on Labs and App testing
Sign me up!
The event is FREE – to register, all you need to do is click on a link representing one of our cities below:
|Grand Rapids, MI||9/14/2010|
|Little Rock, AR||9/15/2010|
|St. Louis, MO||9/16/2010|
|Des Moines, IA||9/23/2010|
My colleagues over on the East Coast are running a series of Windows Phone training events as well. Check them out!
- Glen Gordon – Windows Phone 7 developers – free training and app building workshops!
- Joe Healy – Windows Phone Garage East Coast Tour – Fall 2010
(Thanks to Dave Bost for letting me copy some of his content for this post)