…and if you’re a developer, you definitely wannabe.
Microsoft is holding some free “boot camp” style events soon for developers interested in learning Windows Phone 7 development .
“Boot camp? What’s that?”
It’s a full day of intense introductory training; in this case training on how to get started building applications for Windows Phone 7. Here is the description from the registration page:
Join us for a day of Windows Phone 7 hands-on training. You’ll learn how to build Silverlight-based applications that take advantage of the many Windows Phone 7 platform features.
We’ll introduce all the basic concepts required to get started building Silverlight applications including the Windows Phone 7 platform and frameworks as well as the designer and developer tools. We’ll also cover the process for submitting your application or game to the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace. Bring your laptop! Topics covered will be reinforced with an opportunity to explore hands-on-labs using your own laptop. Windows Phone 7 experts will be on hand to help you explore Windows Phone 7 development.
PRE-REQUISITE: Bring your ideas and design specs and prepare to build. You’ll also need a computer installed with the Windows Phone Developer Tools available here. The required tools for installation are located here. Seating is limited, due to the hands-on nature of this afternoon lab and the opportunity for one-on-one instruction from Windows Phone 7 experts. Register today.
“Cool! Sign me up!”
Hang on there, Junior. Here are the cities and dates (2010), with links to the registration pages. You can sign yourself up:
- August 3 – Minneapolis, MN
- August 4 – Dallas, TX
- August 5 – Indianapolis, IN
- August 5 – Overland Park, KS
- September 7 – Columbus, OH
- September 14 – Waukesha, WI
- September 14 – Grand Rapids, MI
- September 15 – Little Rock, AR
- September 15 – Cleveland, OH
- September 16 – St. Louis, MO
- September 21 – Southfield, MI
- September 22 – Austin, TX
- September 23 – Des Moines, IA
- September 28 – Tulsa, OK
- September 29 – Memphis, TN
- September 30 – Houston, TX
- September 30 – Knoxville, TN
- October 8 – Chicago, IL
- October 20 – Downers Grove, IL
“Are you going to be at any of these, Kevin?”
Well.. I’m not a developer. At least not anymore. (I used to be a C++ expert developing for Windows 3.1) But I’m probably going to attend the Minneapolis event this Tuesday. I’ve downloaded all the tools, and might go through a tutorial or two before then.
See you there?
2 thoughts on “FREE Boot-Camp for Windows Phone 7 Developer Wannabe’s”
Any plans to run these outside of North America?
I'm sure there are – but it's really up to that country's or area's subsidiary to determine specifically how they're goign to support developers and get them up-to-speed on writing applications for Windows Phone 7. Check the localized Microsoft events web site (http://www.microsoft.com/events should redirect you there), or contact your local sales office.