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A New Chapter at Microsoft

I have a bit of personal news to share.  I have a new job, which I’ve already begun! After...

Author: Chris Bowen Date: 07/30/2013

The Northeast MSDN Roadshow – “Mashed APIs” Tour

Get ready to learn and code, because the Northeast MSDN Roadshow team is loading up content, code,...

Author: Chris Bowen Date: 05/31/2013

Tech & Developer Events in the Northeast – May/June 2013

Here’s the latest roundup of tech- and developer-focused events here in the northeastern US (and...

Author: Chris Bowen Date: 05/20/2013

Game Development with Construct 2 – Templates for Windows 8

As you consider your Windows 8 game development options, have a look at Construct 2 by Scirra. ...

Author: Chris Bowen Date: 04/21/2013

Tech & Developer Events in the Northeast – April 2013

Here’s the latest roundup of tech- and developer-focused events here in the northeastern US (and...

Author: Chris Bowen Date: 04/01/2013

Building Windows Games with Unity - Online & In-Person Event

Have you used Unity for game development?  As announced by Unity, you’ll be able to put your...

Author: Chris Bowen Date: 03/20/2013

Boston Code Camp 19 – March 9, 2012

Boston Code Camp, formerly New England Code Camp, is a community-driven day for hundreds of...

Author: Chris Bowen Date: 02/15/2013

Tech & Developer Events in the Northeast – December 2012 Edition

Here’s the latest roundup of tech- and developer-focused events here in the northeastern US (and...

Author: Chris Bowen Date: 12/04/2012

Microsoft 2012 Launch Event Series – Windows 8, Visual Studio 2012, and More

A major series of free, full-day product launch events for Windows 8, Visual Studio 2012, Windows...

Author: Chris Bowen Date: 10/08/2012

Tech & Developer Events in the Northeast – October 2012 Edition

Here’s the latest roundup of tech- and developer-focused events here in the northeastern US (and...

Author: Chris Bowen Date: 10/01/2012

Boston Code Camp 18 Approaches! - October 20, 2012

Boston Code Camp, formerly New England Code Camp, a community-driven day for hundreds of developers,...

Author: Chris Bowen Date: 09/28/2012

Office Hours for Boston Area Windows 8 App Developers

Are you working on a Windows 8 app or game, or want to get started but have some questions? Drop by...

Author: Chris Bowen Date: 09/25/2012

Introduction to JavaScript Animation and Windows 8 Games

Unless you’re aiming for the next great text-only game, chances are something’s going to move in...

Author: Chris Bowen Date: 09/24/2012

JavaScript Physics Engines and Windows 8 Games

Driven by opportunity and visions of success in the Windows Store, you set to work, turning your...

Author: Chris Bowen Date: 09/20/2012

Using CreateJS in your JavaScript-Based Windows 8 Game

So, you’re making a Windows Store game using JavaScript and HTML5?  Excellent! The good news is...

Author: Chris Bowen Date: 09/19/2012

The Top 10 Windows 8 Secrets of App Success

Making $ on Windows 8: The First Mover Advantage The upcoming release of Windows 8 offers developers...

Author: Chris Bowen Date: 07/31/2012

New Windows 8 “Camp in a Box” and Virtual Labs

Two new resources have just been published to help you learn about Windows 8. Windows 8 “Camp in a...

Author: Chris Bowen Date: 07/10/2012

Upcoming Tech & Developer Events in the Northeast – July 2012 Update

Here’s the latest roundup of tech- and developer-focused events here in the northeastern US. ...

Author: Chris Bowen Date: 07/03/2012

Windows 8 Developer Camps and Hackathons – July through September

I’m happy to pass along word that a new series of Windows 8 developer events are coming soon! ...

Author: Chris Bowen Date: 06/28/2012

Metro Developer Opportunities This Week in New England

This week offers several excellent opportunities for Windows 8 and Windows Phone developers here in...

Author: Chris Bowen Date: 06/03/2012

Windows 8 Release Preview, Visual Studio 2012 RC, and More!

It’s a big day for releases as a number of new Release Previews and Release Candidates have just...

Author: Chris Bowen Date: 05/31/2012

Additional Windows 8 Developer Camps!

I previously mentioned the series of Windows Developer Camps - free, full-day events to help you...

Author: Chris Bowen Date: 05/17/2012

Windows 8 MSDN Webcast Series – Building Metro Style Apps

Some colleagues and I have just started a new series of one-hour MSDN webcasts focused on many...

Author: Chris Bowen Date: 05/15/2012

Metro Accelerator Labs – Speeding Your App Development

Do you have a Windows 8 or Windows Phone app idea?  Maybe you’re already working on an app and...

Author: Chris Bowen Date: 05/15/2012

Tech & Developer Events in the Northeast – May 2012 Edition

Here’s the latest roundup of tech- and developer-focused events here in the northeast. Most are...

Author: Chris Bowen Date: 05/01/2012

Windows 8 Developer Events – Updated

There’s certainly a lot of interest in Windows 8 and the developer opportunity around it, so here’s...

Author: Chris Bowen Date: 04/11/2012

Tech & Developer Events in the Northeast – March 2012 Edition

As time continues to march quickly onward, here’s the latest roundup of tech- and developer-focused...

Author: Chris Bowen Date: 03/15/2012

Windows 8 Developer Camps – Coming Soon!

Ready to dive in and learn more about Windows 8 and the developer opportunity it represents? ...

Author: Chris Bowen Date: 03/07/2012

Announcing New England Code Camp 17!

New England Code Camp, the major community-driven day for developers, returns for its 17th event in...

Author: Chris Bowen Date: 02/23/2012

Developer Events in the Northeast – February, 2012

Welcome to February. It’s time for a new roundup of developer-focused events that you may find...

Author: Chris Bowen Date: 02/01/2012

HTML5 Game Development Resources

The first series of HTML5 Game Camps concluded yesterday, helping attendees to learn HTML5 by diving...

Author: Chris Bowen Date: 12/15/2011

Windows Azure Developer Opportunities

As the Learn Windows Azure event rolls along today (keep an eye on the site for recordings of the...

Author: Chris Bowen Date: 12/13/2011

Learn Windows Azure Event – Online, December 13th

Scott Guthrie has announced a Learn Windows Azure event on December 13th (12 – 8PM EST).  It’s...

Author: Chris Bowen Date: 12/08/2011

List of Game Development Podcasts

As you might know from my list of podcasts for .NET devs, I’m a big fan of podcasts to help make...

Author: Chris Bowen Date: 12/01/2011

Developer Events in the Northeast – November & December, 2011

It’s pretty amazing that this list already has events that bring us to the end of the year. ...

Author: Chris Bowen Date: 11/14/2011

Schedule Posted for Code Camp 16

The schedule has just been posted for this Saturday’s Code Camp 16 (in Waltham, MA):...

Author: Chris Bowen Date: 10/24/2011

HTML5 Game Camp Series Coming Soon

Update:  Slides and links from the events are now available. Ready to learn HTML5?  Enjoy...

Author: Chris Bowen Date: 10/24/2011

Developer Events in the Northeast – October & November, 2011

Fall is upon us, and with it comes an uptick in the tempo of developer events in our area. ...

Author: Chris Bowen Date: 10/05/2011

New England Code Camp 16 – Registration and More

New England Code Camp 16, a major community event for developers, is coming to Waltham, MA on...

Author: Chris Bowen Date: 10/01/2011

Windows Phone Camps in the East Have Begun!

A series of Windows Phone Camps has just kicked off, bringing free, full days of the tech to help...

Author: Chris Bowen Date: 09/21/2011

New Boston Developer Group! Beantown ALT.NET

On the heels of the launch of the New England Mobile .NET group, there’s another Boston-area...

Author: Chris Bowen Date: 08/25/2011

New England Code Camp 16 – October 29th – Save the Date!

I’m happy to pass along word that the date is set and venue reserved for the 16th New England Code...

Author: Chris Bowen Date: 08/24/2011

New Boston User Group – New England Mobile .NET Developers

There’s a new developer group forming in the Boston area, focusing on cross-platform development for...

Author: Chris Bowen Date: 08/08/2011

List of HTML5 Presentation Resources

I’ve been running sessions on HTML5, Internet Explorer 9/10, CSS3 and more at recent Web Camps, Code...

Author: Chris Bowen Date: 07/13/2011

More Microsoft HTML5 Web Camps Coming Soon!

The Microsoft HTML5 Web Camps are free, full-day events to help you get up to speed with HTML5 and...

Author: Chris Bowen Date: 07/12/2011

Internet Explorer 9 Developer Tools Deep Dive – Part 5: Network Performance and Debugging

This post completes a series on the F12 Developer Tools included with Internet Explorer (since...

Author: Chris Bowen Date: 07/08/2011

Internet Explorer 9 Developer Tools Deep Dive – Part 4: Profiling JavaScript

This continues a series of posts on the F12 Developer Tools included with Internet Explorer (since...

Author: Chris Bowen Date: 06/27/2011

Internet Explorer 9 Developer Tools Deep Dive – Part 3: Debugging JavaScript

This continues a series of posts on the F12 Developer Tools included with Internet Explorer (since...

Author: Chris Bowen Date: 06/24/2011

Developer Events in the Northeast – Early Summer, 2011

Welcome to summer!  Though beaches, ice cream trucks, and vacations await, the developer...

Author: Chris Bowen Date: 06/21/2011

Internet Explorer 9 Developer Tools Deep Dive – Part 2: HTML & CSS

This continues a series of posts on the F12 Developer Tools included with Internet Explorer (since...

Author: Chris Bowen Date: 06/17/2011

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