I’m very pleased to announce a new set of Windows Phone Acceleration Labs to be held in Dallas, Columbus, Chicago and Minneapolis.  Acceleration Labs are a week-long event where developer get a chance to break away from the office and minimize the distractions of email, the telephone and other work-related fire-drills to spend 3-5 quality days writing code and building applications. We ran a pair of these last year in Dallas and Chicago to great success, so now we’re doing them again in even more places! 

Here’s a listing of the cities, dates, times and locations for our upcoming Acceleration Labs.  Please register using the links provided to claim your seat. Space is limited, so register early.

Columbus, OH 11/15/2011 – 11/17/2011 8:30am – 5:00pm Microsoft Columbus Office
Minneapolis, MN 11/29/2011 – 12/1/2011 8:30am – 5:00pm Microsoft Minneapolis Office (old office)
Chicago, IL 12/6/2011 – 12/8/2011 8:30am – 5:00pm Microsoft Chicago Office
Dallas, TX 12/13/2011 – 12/15/2011 8:30am – 5:00pm Microsoft Dallas Office


A few additional pieces of information about these labs:

  • These labs are NOT training sessions – we expect that you have experience with XAML and C# or VB.NET before coming to the lab.
  • Experts will be on-hand and via phone / Live Meeting to help you work through problems with the applications you are in the middle of developing, or help you work through the ideas you’ve already developed to help get you started.
  • Please ensure that all development tools and SDKs are installed prior to arrival. If you don’t already have the tools installed, you can get them from http://aka.ms/PhoneCK.
  • You don’t have to attend all day every single day – if your schedule only allows for you to participate part-time, please let us know.  If your plans change, however, and you’re not able to attend at least most of the days, please let us know so that we can free up your seat for the next person on the waiting list.

If you have any questions about the labs, or building Windows Phone applications in general, please feel free to reach out to me through this blog, or directly via chris.koenig@microsoft.com.

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