WinMoDevCamp Toronto’s Agenda

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WinMoDevCamp Toronto, the Toronto edition of the workshop for developing applications for Windows Phone, takes place today at Microsoft Canada’s headquarters.

If you can’r make it to WinMoDevCamp in person, you can attend virtually by watching the streaming video feed.

Here’s the agenda (all times are Eastern):

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Light Snacks and Event Registration

1:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Opening Remarks & Explanation of WinMoDevCamp purpose.

1:15 pm – 1:45 pm

Keynote by Microsoft Canada’s Joey deVilla, Developer Evangelist.
This session will give you an overview Microsoft’s commitment to mobility and the tools in place to assist developers in creating world class applications.

1:45 pm – 2:00 pm


2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Developing for Windows Mobile – Mark Arteaga, RedBit

Learn how to use the familiar Microsoft .NET Framework and .NET-based programming languages like Visual C#® development tools to develop world class applications. Learn about new features in Windows Mobile 6.5 such as the Gesture APIs and the Widget Framework and how to use them appropriately.

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Saviidesk – Joe Compta, Bradon Technologies Ltd (Bell Mobility)

Application presentation and demo

3:30 pm – 3:45 pm


3:45 pm – 4:15 pm

Telus Application Developer Program Presentation

Program presentation and overview

4:15 pm – 4:45 pm

Merge Healthcare OEM – Atul Agarwal, Director Web Apps

Application presentation and demo

4:45 pm – 5:45 pm

Samsung TouchWiz and Widgets – Max Karlin, Samsung Canada
An in-depth look at Samsung’s TouchWiz UI and Widgets. How to develop widgets, upcoming features and functionality and how to distribute widgets for Samsung devices.

5:45 pm – 6:30 pm

DinnerWindows Marketplace Overview, Anthony Bartolo, Microsoft

6:30pm – 7:00 pm

vPost, Sculpting Mobile Data Convergence – John Cousens, Vayyoo

Application presentation and demo

7:00pm – 7:30 pm

Sony Ericsson “Hero” Developer Program – Sean Cheddi, Sony Ericsson

Developer Program enrolment and Panel SDK overview

7:30pm – 8:00 pm

WinMoDevCamp wrap up and Prize Giveaway

This article also appears in Canadian Developer Connection.


WinMoDevCamp Toronto This Wednesday!

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WinMoDevCamp Toronto, the free workshop where you can learn about Windows Phone Development, takes place this Wednesday at Microsoft Canada’s offices in Mississauga. Come learn about Windows Phone by participating in a development project, and come meet some of the faces (including me) at the local branch of The Empire! (And yes, we’ll serve snacks and dinner.)

WinMoDevCamp is free of charge and takes place this Wednesday, November 11th, from 1 to 9 p.m. at Microsoft Canada Headquarters (1950 Meadowvale Boulevard, just off Mississauga Road north of the 401). To participate in WinMoDevCamp, please register.

Click to register for WinMoDevCamp

This article also appears in Canadian Developer Connection.


WinMoDevCamp Toronto: Wednesday November 11th at Microsoft’s Mississauga Office


WinMoDevCamp, the worldwide series of development workshops for Windows-based mobile phones, is coming to Toronto on Wednesday, November 11th! If you want to learn how to develop applications for Windows Phone (the mobile operating system formerly known as Windows Mobile), this full-day workshop will give you the opportunity to get some hands-on training and experience. We’ll have all kinds of people speaking and attending, including:

  • Mobile developers
  • Web developers
  • .NET developers
  • UI/WX specialists
  • Software testers
  • Device manufacturers
  • Canadian mobile carriers

…all at this workshop, all working – either solo or in teams – on a Windows Phone project. (While you can choose to work solo, you’ll miss out on the brainpower, business and social opportunities that teaming up will provide).

At the event, you will:

  • Create a new application for the Windows Phone platform and mobile apps that support Windows enterprise applications
  • Meet and work side-by-side team members from the Microsoft Mobile Developer Experience team
  • Get help porting your existing iPhone, BlackBerry and Palm Pre apps to the Windows platform
  • Interact with reps from a number of Canadian mobile carriers, including Bell, Telus, Rogers and WIND

This free event will take place on Wednesday, November 11th at Microsoft Canada’s headquarters in Mississauga (1950 Meadowvale Boulevard, just off Mississauga Road north of the 401) from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.. We’ll serve snacks and dinner, so you won’t starve while you create mobile apps. And yes, I’ll be there, helping out and even writing code.

If you’d like to attend WinMoDevCamp Toronto, all you have to do is register! (And if you need a lift out to Mississauga, drop me a line and I can give you a lift from High Park subway station to Microsoft and back.)

Clik to register for winmodevcamp

This article also appears in Canadian Developer Connection.


WinMoDevCamp: Save the Date – November 11th!

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On Wednesday, November 11th, we’ll be hosting the Toronto-area WinMoDevCamp at Microsoft Canada’s headquarters! It’ll be the fifth in a series of worldwide “Camp” style workshops focusing on developing applications for Windows Mobile (including the upcoming Windows Mobile 6.5).

WinMoDevCamp – short for Windows Mobile Developer Camp – was inspired by events like BarCamp, SuperHappyDevHouse and the original iPhoneDevCamp. It’s a free-of-charge get-together where mobile developers, web developers, .NET developers, UI designers, testers, device manufacturers and Canadian mobile carriers gather, team up and work in ad-hoc mobile development projects for the day.

You’ll get to:

  • Create new applications for the Windows Mobile Platform
  • Meet and work side-by-side with people from the Microsoft Mobile Developer Experience team
  • Migrate existing mobile apps from the iPhone, BlackBerry and Palm Pre to the Windows Mobile platform
  • Create applications to support Windows Enterprise Applications
  • Meet with representatives from Canadian mobile phone companies, including Bell, Rogers, Telus and WIND
  • Test and optimize applications for Windows Mobile 6.5

The event is free-as-in-beer (in other words, it costs nothing to attend), and you’ll be able to sign up to attend soon – watch this space!

This article also appears in Canadian Developer Connection.