Windows Phone Garages in Cambridge, MA and Beyond (FL, GA, MD, NC, NY, PA)

imageA new series of the popular Windows Phone Garages is coming to the eastern US in May.  These are free “learn and build” events with a mix of presentations and hands-on labs all focused on helping you create great apps for Windows Phone.

City Date  
New York, NY 5/3 Registration
Cambridge, MA 5/9 Registration
Alpharetta, GA 5/19 Registration
Charlotte, NC 5/24 Registration
Malvern, PA 5/24 Registration
Chevy Chase, MD 5/26 Registration
Tampa, FL 5/26 Registration

imageThe morning features 3 developer sessions, and after lunch, you’ll have a chance to put your new knowledge to work, with experts on hand to help you.

9 – 10 am

Introduction to Windows Phone Development

No experience with Windows Phone 7 development? No problem. During this optional session at the start of the day we will cover the fundamentals of Windows Phone Silverlight and XNA Development. We'll explore the various core components and tools available, and leave you with some resources to take you to the next level.

10 – 10:30 am

What’s new for Windows Phone Developers

This session will highlight some of the new developer features coming for Windows Phone Developers. We’ll also take a look at AppMaker, a new dynamic new tool that enables you to generate a simple Windows Phone application from one or more online data feeds.

10:45 – 12:30 pm

Windows Phone Application Jumpstart

To give you a jumpstart on app development, we’ll walk through in detail building an app, styling it, and adding advanced capabilities. We’ll also cover submitting it to the marketplace and monetizing your app.

12:30 – 1:00 pm


1:00 – 5:00 pm

Windows Phone Garage Open Lab

Bring your laptop fully loaded with Visual Studio 2010 and the latest version of the Windows Phone Tools. Get some help with an app you are working on, or use the information from the Jumpstart to build an app around your favorite data feed. No ideas? No worries – we’ll have a few starter templates that you can build on.

Tip: These are set up with tables for the machines that attendees will bring in for labs.  While that’s great for your computer (and your coffee cup), it uses more space, so these will fill up quickly.