Windows 8 and the Windows Store represent the single biggest financial opportunity for developers on any platform, ever – but to reap the rewards, you’ll have to build your app and get it into the store! At this meeting, we’ll build a simple Windows 8 application, pulling in capabilities such as the App Bar, notifications, sharing and other features that make Windows 8 applications unique and distinctive. We’ll also cover the certification process, including the Windows Application Certification Kit (WACK), and touch on monetization strategies for your application. No Windows 8 experience required, but if you have Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2012 , feel free to bring your laptop and follow along.
To get a head-start, sign up for Generation App at http://aka.ms/8in30, and if you’re working on an app now or want to discuss your app ideas 1-on-1, Jim will be holding office hours at Perks Coffee House in Troy on the afternoon of Oct 9th – see http://aka.ms/minimeetup for more info.
Where: Tyler Technologies, Latham, NY
When: Tuesday, October 9th, 2012, 6:30-8:30PM
Jim is a Technology Evangelist for Microsoft who covers the Northeast District, namely, New England and upstate New York. He is focused on engaging with the development community in the area through user groups, code camps, BarCamps, Microsoft-sponsored events, etc., and just in general serve as ambassador for Microsoft. Since 2009, Jim has been focusing on software development scenarios using cloud computing and Windows Azure.
Jim joined Microsoft in April 2008 after nearly 12 years working for Sybase in a support and sales consultant role for its developer tools, specifically PowerBuilder and EAServer. Prior to that he worked on various DoD projects at MITRE (Bedford, MA) and BDM International (in McLean, VA, now subsumed by Northrop Grumman). Jim received a B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science from Austin Peay State University and his M.S. in Computer Science from Duke University.
As always, we'll have swag to give away and free pizza & soda!