Registrations for Web Camps Belgium are open : Hands-on HTML5 and Web Apps (four sessions announced)

Flair002Web Camps Belgium are free full day training events where you get to get your hands-on the technology and build something. If you are wondering how to take advantage of HTML5 and CSS3, use a free open source app like Umbraco, Orchard, Drupal, or others or simply want to program your own website, then this event is for you.

The morning section is presentation time while in the afternoon it’s time to get coding on HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, ASP.NET and web apps. You will be able to choose from a more basic to a more advanced tutorial depending on your interests. The trainer will be available the full afternoon to help you build your app.

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Practical details

Dates (choose your preferred date and click to register)
Because these events are hands-on seating is limited.

Microsoft office
Da Vincilaan 3

Agenda of the day

Morning – Theory and demos

9:00 – 10:30

Web Platform Overview and open source Web Apps

Get a good overview of the Microsoft Web Platform, free tooling like Visual Studio 2010, Web Developer Express, IIS web server and a peek at what’s coming in Visual Studio 11 and ASP.NET MVC 4.

After the general introduction we’ll show you around Orchard CMS, Umbraco and other open source CMS apps using WebMatrix.

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30

Practical HTML5

This session kicks off with a good overview of the different elements in HTML5 that make up this umbrella term. We’ll go over standards HTML, new CSS3 specs and font usage and web app specs. Most importantly, the session will also address how you can start taking advantage of new features in the specs while still supporting older browsers through the use of polyfills and frameworks like Modernizr.

To finish you’ll learn how to make your website shine on the Windows 7 taskbar through site pinning.

12:30 – 13:30


Afternoon – Hands-on labs

13:30 – 17:00

Hands-on labs

The afternoon is hands-on, the perfect timing to apply the learning from the morning session.

Labs include creating a website using a web app by leveraging, practical HTML5 and CSS3 labs addressing Canvas, WOFF, CSS3 layout features and more.

At the end of the session you’ll have a good practical feeling on how to use and customize open source web apps as well as leveraging the best in HTML5 today.

17:00 – 17:15

Closing, discussion, top recommended resources

Speaker: Kris van der Mast
clip_image002Kris is an MVP since 2007, ASP Insider, board member of AZUG user group. Kris is a real community person who enjoys running, reading and seeing new places all over the globe and getting to know the local culture. 

What do we offer?

  • Training and content, labs
  • Drinks and food (yes free)
  • A good and free wireless connection


In order to follow the hands-on labs you need to bring your own laptop, packed with the following free tools:

  • Bring your own laptop !
  • Browsers:
  • WebMatrix
    • Go to WebMatrix Download
    • Click the green button Install WebMatrix button to install WebMatrix
  • Visual Web Developer 2010 Express
    • In Web Platform Installer, scroll to Visual Web Developer Express 2010 SP1 and click the button Add to install the Visual Studio Express tool.
      Or go through this link:
    • After you have successfully installed Visual Web Developer Express, you should see an Installed status.

Optional: Visual Studio Web Standards Update: