Windows PhoneCamp Events Coming This Fall

Mango is coming! Mango is coming!  Are you ready?!

The first major update to Windows Phone 7, code-named “Mango”, is on the way.  This is the update that gives developers the power to write whole new classes of applications on Windows Phone. Developers will now have access to all sorts of new APIs for multi-tasking, background media streaming, compass, camera, etc.  (I’m personally excited, because we’ll finally get to have media applications that have background streaming audio!) 

NOW is the time to get “skilled-up” and be ready to develop applications on this exciting platform.  To help with that, my colleagues who focus on mobile development are hosting a series of Phone Camp events up and down the US East Coast.

mangoThere are four stops in our neck of the woods for this event series:

  • 9/27 - Malvern, Pa (Philly)
  • 10/19 - NYC
  • 11/10 - SUNY New Paltz
  • 12/1 - Hofstra U on Long Island

Details below…  (“liberally borrowed” from my teammate Rachel Appel)

What’s a Windows Phone Camp?

mangoscreenshotFor those who went to our "Windows Phone Garage" series last year, it’s one of those. For those new to the scene, it’s a free, full day event chocked full of everything you need to know to develop a Windows Phone application. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or just getting started with phone app development this full-day event is for you.

Interested in profit? We’ll also lead discussions on how to monetize your applications and generate profits with your apps.

Don’t miss the new Windows Phone 7.5 (codename "Mango") features as well - with detailed sessions in the afternoon around Fast Application Switching, Multitasking, Live Tiles, Push Notifications, and more.

The day will be capped with an open lab hands-on session and prizes for apps completed. This is the perfect opportunity to begin work on your dream application, or finish that app you’ve already started, with Windows Phone experts there to guide you every step of the way. Bring your own laptop to join in the fun and show off your killer app!


Time Session
9:00 AM Welcome Campers
9:15 AM How to make money with your Windows Phone App
10:00 AM Frameworks for fun and profit > Silverlight and XNA
noon-ish Canteen > Install Fest
1:00 PM Hands-on lab
3:00 PM Cool stuff your app can do
4:00 PM To the Cloud!
4:45 PM Be What's Next > Peoples Choice Awards

Events & Registration

Date City  
9/20/2011 Charlotte, NC Registration
9/22/2011 Atlanta, Ga Registration
9/27/2011 Malvern, Pa Registration
9/29/2011 Reston, Va Registration
10/12/2011 Cambridge, Ma National Event – Two Days – Registration URL Pending
10/18/2011 Chevy Chase, Md Registration
10/19/2011 New York City, NY Registration
10/25/2011 Tampa, Fl Registration
10/27/2011 Champlain College, Burlington, VT Registration
11/2/2011 NCSU, Raleigh, NC Registration
11/4/2011 Fort Lauderdale, Fl Registration
11/8/2011 UCF, Orlando, Fl Registration
11/10/2011 University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fl Registration
11/10/2011 SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY Registration
11/15/2011 Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va Registration
11/17/2011 Howard University, Washington, DC Registration
11/29/2011 Pittsburgh, Pa Registration
12/1/2011 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY Registration
11/29/2011 Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Ga Registration

What you'll need:

Bring a notebook computer and identification. Also check out the APP HUB where you can get developer tools, learn about application features, understand common task for Apps and register and load your APP.

Hope to see you at one of these events!