Via my DE peer, Chris Bowen, some good news for anyone who may have missed an opportunity to make it to your local Windows 8 Developer Camp event. Given that most of these events filled up very … more
Have you been putting off getting to know the cloud? Well, don't put it off any longer. Whether you're developing enterprise apps, or cooking up an idea for the next million-selling app for Windows 8, … more
Join us on three Fridays in May for Metro Friday Hackathons. We want to provide you with an event where you can join us and your peers and co-work on your projects with specific goals in mind. Bring … more
Please join us for a special, event that you simply don't want to miss – the Metro Accelerator Lab. This is your chance to dig deeper into the latest versions of Windows (code name: Windows 8) and … more
Unless you've been living under a rock, you're probably aware that Microsoft recently released the Consumer Preview of Windows 8, and if you're a developer, you may even have already downloaded the … more
Ready to dive in and learn more about Windows 8 and the developer opportunity it represents? Then get ready for the series of Windows Developer Camps! These are free, full-day, developer- … more
via Somasegar: Today, I’m excited to announce that Visual Studio 11 Beta and .NET 4.5 Beta will be available in just a few days, on February 29th, 2012. These releases will be “go live,” meaning … more
Last year, it was my privilege to be a part of the team that brought a new conference to the Mid-Atlantic, the Mid-Atlantic Developer Expo (or MADExpo for short). The conference was born of many … more
Over the last few months, I've spent a good bit of my free time (and some of my not-so-free time) learning about hardware and microcontrollers. One product of this will be a series of blog posts I'm … more
UPDATE: I'm hearing reports that the link to the SDK is broken at the moment. I think GHI may be updating it to link in an installer they're including for the Gadgeteer SDK produced by Seeed Studio, … more
Week #3 of the Rock Paper Azure Challenge ended at 6pm EST on 12/9/2011. Just a reminder to folks in the contest, be sure to catch Scott Guthrie, Dave Campbell, and Mark Russinovich live online next … more
Wanted to share info on a couple of upcoming events relating to the Windows Azure platform. Learn Windows Azure Event The first is an in-person/online event on Tuesday, December 13th, featuring … more
Just in time for a couple of upcoming presentations I'm doing with hardware comes a very cool announcement. The TL;DR version: There WILL be a Kinect device specifically designed to work with … more
Here in Mid-Atlantic (and neighboring communities), we have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to great opportunities to get together and learn from one another, through user groups, code camps, … more
Recycling bits from my peer Chris Bowen: Ready to learn HTML5? Enjoy games, too? Join in the HTML5 Game Camps, free events offering a chance to learn about the next wave of web standards including … more
If you're coming to Richmond Code Camp this weekend (and if you're not, you still have time to register here), and planning to join us for the Windows Phone Garage, there are a couple of things you … more
For folks who are planning to attend my talk tomorrow night on practical uses for the Kinect for Windows SDK Beta, I wanted to share some news I got from my friends at the UG. Apparently, they were … more
I often hate these kinds of posts, so I'll keep it brief…regular readers might have noticed a bit less going on on the blog lately. There's a reason for that, namely 4 weeks in a row with travel, … more
NOTE: If you missed out on signing up for the web camp, and you're in the DC area, you can still get some HTML5 goodness by heading over to the Capital Area .NET User Group on August 23rd, where … more
I just found out that my first article for the Script Junkie website is now live! The article, which can be found here, walks through the fundamentals of authoring a jQuery plugin, and then walks … more
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