It looks like the MSDN team has arranged some deep dives into Windows Phone development across the country. I am sure that for Microsoft developers Windows Phone 7 represents a new opportunity to get out in the marketplace with your XAML skills and get recognized (paid) for your work! It has been exciting to see a lot of interest from Silverlight developers in Windows Phone 7.
If you are one that hasn’t had the time to soak in the platform or simply haven’t been paying attention, you are in luck. There are a series of launch events happening across the country, most of which involve a 2-day training (free) for Windows Phone 7. Here’s what I could gather for the basic agenda for these 2-day workshops:
- Day 1: Intro, sensors, application lifecycle, tiles, application bar, connecting to services, recording audio, capturing pictures, design guidelines, game development with Silverlight/XNA, etc. – all the fundamentals to get started
- Day 2: turn your vision into an app, learn about (and submit your app) the Marketplace…or continue learning using a bunch of hands-on labs and the tools to write applications in Silverlight and XNA
It seems like a pretty good deal and you should check them out. Bringing your own laptop is encouraged and the tools are free! Check out these opportunities in a city near you – aside form the 2-day events there also looks to be some 1-day sessions as well in some areas. Check out all the details at http://www.msdnevents.com/wp7 and register for a location near you!