Windows Phone 8 Training and Hands-On-Labs in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney
[13/11] Update - added Agenda below
Last week I sent a Save the Date to the Australian Windows Phone Community List where I foreshadowed training in Windows Phone in conjunction with Nokia this month. Well, with the release of the new Windows Phone SDK yesterday, I can now announce it will be Windows Phone 8 training and Hands On Labs.
Come and learn about developing for the new Windows Phone 8. In each city, Day 1 (Friday) is dedicated to presentations introducing you to the concepts and techniques you’ll need to create successful Windows Phone applications. Day 2 (Saturday) is a full day of hands-on labs to get you up and running. With experts from Nokia and Microsoft at hand, you’ll quickly grasp the fundamentals of creating and publishing apps for this exciting platform. Nokia also have some great prizes up for grabs.
Dates and Locations
|City||Day 1 (Presentations)||Day 2 (Hands-on-labs)|
|Melbourne||Friday 16 November 2012 09:00-17:00 Microsoft Office Level 5, 4 Freshwater Place SOUTHBANK||Saturday 17 November 2012 09:00-17:00 Clifton's Training Level 1, 440 Collins St MELBOURNE|
|Brisbane||Friday 23 November 2012 09:00-17:00 Microsoft Office Level 28, 400 George St BRISBANE||Saturday 24 November 2012 09:00-17:00 Clifton's Training 288 Edward St BRISBANE|
|Sydney||Friday 30 November 2012 09:00-17:00 Grace Hotel 77 York St SYDNEY||Saturday 01 December 2012 09:00-17:00 Clifton's Training 190-200 George St SYDNEY|
The agenda for each of the days is still being finalised, but it will all be Windows Phone 8.
Day 1 will be presentation-style while day 2 will be hands-on.
Agenda for Day 1
|10:30||Windows Phone 8 Fundamentals|
|14:30||User Experience Guidelines|
|15:15||Win 8 and Windows Phone - porting and compatibility|
Agenda for Day 2
The format for Day 2 is a hands-on lab day. We'll start with a quick lap around the environment to get everyone up to speed with the tools and the lab content available and then the group will choose two of the labs to go through together in group lab time.
|09:00||Intro – tools and lab content|
|09:45||Lab time 1|
|11:00||Group lab 1|
|12:15||Lab time 2|
|14:00||Group lab 2|
|15:15||Lab time 3|
The eight labs available are as follows:
Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8
- porting steps
- reusable components
- uri scheme names
- app file types
- starting an app
- advanced functionality
- adding tiles to an app
- understanding the three tile types
- in-app purchasing
- full-app purchasing
- supporting wallet
- membership registration
Running Tracker - sample app with
- map control
- maps api
- background execution
You can choose to come to either or both of the days.
This is a free event.
Registration links will be available here soon.
At this stage, presenters will be Vaughan Knight from Nokia, Nick Randolph from BuiltToRoam, Dave Glover and myself from Microsoft (I'm pretty sure Frank Arrigo will be at the Melbourne events too). Not every one of us will be at all of the events, but you get the idea.