Windows Phone Workshops

Windows Phone Workshops / FREE full-day workshops on developing app for Windows Phone 7 / Mississauga ON, Wednesday, June 23 / Richmond BC, Friday, June 25

Windows Phone 7 is coming soon, and we’re holding a couple of full-day workshops to show you its underlying architecture, walk you through its development frameworks, show you how to build apps with Visual Studio Express and sell them in the Marketplace, and then hold a codefest – and yes, it’s free-as-in-beer to attend!

We’re holding two of these workshops, which Yours Truly along with Paul Laberge and Jamie Wakeam will be co-hosting:

  • In Mississauga, Ontario (at Microsoft Canada’s headquarters) next Wednesday, June 23rd
  • In Richmond, British Columbia (at the Microsoft Development Centre) next Friday, June 25th

Here’s the agenda:

Time Session
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Check-in, registration and refreshments

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Session 1
– Introducing Windows Phone 7 and the user experience
– Selling your apps in the Marketplace
– The Windows Phone 7 architecture
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Session 2
– Building Windows Phone 7 apps with Silverlight

11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Session 3
– Building Windows Phone 7 games with XNA

11:45 a.m. – 12:00 noon Q&A

12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m. Lunch, followed by the Coding Challenge
Bring your laptops, form a team and try your hand at building a Windows Phone 7 app or game in an afternoon!

5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Coding Challenge Results
Teams will present their apps, one will be selected as the Coding Challenge Champ and will a prize, and we’ll wrap up the day.

Want in on these workshops? As I said earlier, they’re free – just click the links below to sign up:

This article also appears in Canadian Developer Connection.