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Windows 8 Unleashed: Microsoft Tempe on 11/2

I’m thrilled to share that I will be presenting with Phoenix MVPs Dan Wahlin and Joe Guadagno at the upcoming Windows 8 Unleashed event in Tempe to celebrate the release of Windows 8 and help jump start the local community to start building Windows 8 apps.image


The event is 100% FREE and you are welcome whether you are an experienced .NET developer, or even if you are just getting started.


The detailed agenda is below (I’ll be delivering Session II), but in a nutshell, we’ll spend the morning in lecture and hands on labs. Half way through, you’ll get a chance to take what you learned in the morning and compete in a hackathon with a chance to win some great prizes!

Space is limited, so be sure to register right away if you haven’t already done so: http://tempewin8unleashed.eventbrite.com/# 

Required Software and Downloads

This is a BYOL event, so please make sure to bring your laptop and get the required software and downloads BEFORE coming to the event. You can find everything you need on the “Windows 8 Unleashed Installs” page.


Session I – Overview

·Metro Style Apps Overview

·Developing Metro Style Apps

·Working with Controls

·Implementing Navigation

Session II – Location and Data

·Working with Location

·Data Binding


·App Bar

Session III – Metro Principals

·Live Tiles & Toast


·Full, Fill Snap and Portrait Views


Build an App and Win Money and Prizes!

Our sponsors have stepped up with some awesome prizes. Not only do you get a ton of information for FREE, but you have an opportunity to win some awesome stuff! You can’t afford to miss this!

DAY-OF prizes will be awarded (sponsored by PDSA):

·1st Place: $500 Gift Card

·2nd Place: $200 Gift Card

·3rd Place: $100 Gift Card

“Best Overall App” Prizes will be awarded to the best app from ALL unleashed events:

·$10,000 from Component Art

·Windows 8 Tablet from PDSA, Inc.

In addition all attendees will receive a FREE eBook from O’Reilly

Hope to see you all there!

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