Windows Phone Developer Workshop: Melbourne Oct 8th and 9th, 2011

Windows Phone is a fresh exciting mobility platform and potentially a land of opportunity for killer apps! This hands-on centric developer workshop is designed to take your skills to the next level and help you explore more complex scenarios.

For Australian based mobile developers join the Microsoft Australian Windows Phone Developer Community for information on workshops, events, announcements and a token for free Windows Phone Marketplace sign up.

Register on the waitlist now. This workshop is full but based on demand we'll run another .

From: Saturday, October 8th, 2011 at 09:00
To: Sunday, October 9th, 2011 at 17:00:00

Where: Cliftons, Level 1, 440 Collins Street, Melbourne Location Details

Prerequisites: You should have existing developer skills, ideally good working knowledge of .NET and C#(or VB.NET), but Objective C, Java, C++ developers will ramp up fast.

Cost: Free

Workshop Style

The workshop will be predominantly hands-on with a short talk introducing each topic.  You will also have the opportunity to review you own projects with a team of experts over the course of the workshop.

Subject to timing, topics covered will include:-

  • Windows Phone Pivot and Panoramas
  • Navigation and Controls
  • Push Notifications
  • Launchers and Choosers
  • Application Lifecycle
  • Bing Maps
  • Multitasking
  • Phone Capabilities
  • Local Database with SQL SE
  • Fast Application Switching
  • XNA Games development
  • Symbian/QT Development overview

Workshop setup

PCs will be provided per student configured with the developer tools.

If you wish to use your own laptop then it needs to be a developer class laptop with the Windows Phone SDK 7.1RC installed and the following hands on labs installed:-


Lunches are sponsored by Nokia.



All the speakers are expert .NET and Windows Phone developers with plenty of speaking experience and all have built and published Windows Phone applications.