I’m looking forward to this year’s Minnesota Developers Conference. As usual I’ve submitted a bunch of session with the hopes that one or two get selected. This year I could use your help. MDC is asking folks to “Like” sessions as a way to gauge interest and influence the selection process. Below is a list of the sessions I submitted for the event. If any of them are of interest to you, please follow the link and like them via Facebook.
Intro to Node.js for .NET Developers
Lap Around Metro
This session will introduce you to Metro, the core feature of the Windows 8 user experience and key for you to understand if you want to build great apps for the next version of Windows. We’ll start this session by looking at the metro design language and framework. From there we’ll dive into one of the most important aspects of metor app, the application lifecyle. We’ll wrap with an overview of the development choices you have to create metro apps and how Visual Studio streamlines the development process.
Windows 8 and Metro for the Web Developer
Windows 8 and Metro for the WPF/Silverlight Developer
Are you a WPF and/or Silverlight developer who is afraid that all the buzz around HTML5 means there’s no place for your skills in Windows 8? Have no fear! XAML is alive and well in the next version of Windows. In this session we’ll look at how you can use the skills you’ve honed over years of WPF and/or Silverlight development to create great Metro apps for windows 8. Concepts to be covered include: data binding, styles, animations, controls, events, and more.
Windows 8 for the Windows Phone Developer
Are you a Windows Phone developer who loves Metro and would like to migrate your Windows Phone applications to Windows 8? If so, this session is for you. We’ll start by examining the differences between Windows Phone and Windows 8 Metro applications including how Windows Phone APIs map to the new Windows Runtime APIs. From there we’ll look at the steps you should take to prepare your app for porting to Windows 8. We’ll wrap up with some tips and tricks to follow as you go through the migration process.
Windows 8 and Windows Azure, Better Together
This session is all about taking your Windows 8 Metro applications to the next level, to the cloud in fact, by connecting them to Windows Azure. For example, did you know that you can: *Use Windows Azure to easily add authentication and authorization to your applications? *Use Windows Azure to send push notifications to your Windows 8 Metro apps? I’ll show you how to do these things and more in this demo intensive session.
So, please vote early, and vote often! Oh, yeah, I guess a few others have submitted some sessions as well. I supposes, you could check them out here and vote for them as well. Seriously though, go through all the sessions and give the speakers some love.
Thanks for your support!