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

Due to demand, we are rerunning the Sydney workshop including a unique challenge and an opportunity to be one of the first in Australia to own a Nokia Windows Phone, hmmmSmile

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 for the workshop now, places are strictly limited


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

Where: Cliftons, 190-200 George Street, Sydney 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.



  • Ducas Francis (@ducas)
  • Luke Drumm
  • Nick Randolph (@btroam)