Cross-Canada Windows Phone 7 “Coffee and Codes” Start Next Week!

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The idea behind Coffee and Code is simple: I, along with some of my fellow tech evangelists from Microsoft, take advantage of our status as mobile workers and choose a day to work at a cafe. We announce that we’re doing this and put out a general invitation to come join us – perhaps for a few minutes, a few hours or the entire time – to chat, ask questions, tell us what you think and get to know us. It’s us, working out in the open and making ourselves available to you.

With so few pre-launch Windows Phone 7 devices available, Coffee and Code is your best chance to see one up close and personal and test your apps before they hit the stores. Many developers have already joined us for coffee and a chat, checked out the phone and deployed and optimized their apps to an actual phone as opposed to the emulator. While you can get pretty far with the emulator, it’s no substitute for the real thing.

We’re taking advantage of our TechDays travel to hold Coffee and Codes in TechDays cities on the day after TechDays. Join us! Get to know your friendly Microsoft evangelists, find out about Windows Phone 7 and other parts of the Microsoft platform, and if you have Windows Phone 7 apps that you’d like to test on a real device, this is your chance!

We’ve got Coffee and Codes scheduled for the following dates, cities and locations:

When? City Where?
Thursday, Sept. 16
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Vancouver Take 5 Cafe

429 Granville St (at Hastings)

Thursday, Sept. 23
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Toronto Starbucks
4 King Street West
Thursday, Sept. 30
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Toronto Starbucks
4 King Street West
Thursday, Oct. 7
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Edmonton Second Cup

10209 Jasper Ave NW

Friday, Oct. 29
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Toronto Starbucks
4 King Street West
Thursday, Nov. 4
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Halifax Second Cup
5425 Spring Garden Road
Thursday, Nov. 11
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Ottawa Second Cup
World Exchange Plaza
111 Albert
Thursday, Nov. 25
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Montreal Second Cup
2020 Rue University

…and yes, we’re confirming venues for December in Winnipeg and Calgary.

This article also appears in Canadian Developer Connection.

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