Why I Think ALL Technical User Groups Should be on Meetup

This post may well come out sounding like an ad for Meetup.com. Not my intent, but so be it if that’s how it comes across. I’ll also state clearly that I don’t have any formal connection with Meetup, although I am a co-organizer of the DC/Baltimore Windows App Developers Meetup, and I’ve also written a … Continue reading Why I Think ALL Technical User Groups Should be on Meetup

Bringing my Meetup APIMASH Starter Kit to Windows Phone

Not too long ago, as part of my team’s effort (which we call APIMASH) to create a set of starter kits to demonstrate how to use a variety of publicly-available APIs in Windows Store apps, I created an app that leverages the Meetup.com API, along with the Bing Maps JavaScript SDK, to retrieve upcoming Meetups … Continue reading Bringing my Meetup APIMASH Starter Kit to Windows Phone

APIMASH Webcast Recording: Exploring Social Networking APIs

If you missed last week’s APIMASH Webcast on the Social Networking APIs, don’t fret…below, you’ll find the recording of the webcast featuring yours truly, and my peers Lindsay Lindstrom and Tara Walker: Here’s the abstract from Channel 9: Join Microsoft Technical Evangelists G. Andrew Duthie, Lindsay Lindstrom, and Tara Walker as they cover several of … Continue reading APIMASH Webcast Recording: Exploring Social Networking APIs

Windows Store App Template to Live Data in 3 Easy Steps

One of the things that I like about building Windows Store apps using Visual Studio 2012 is the availability of several rich and useful templates. One of my favorites is the Grid App template, which demonstrates how to build an app with a hub page listing grouped items in a ListView control, a group details … Continue reading Windows Store App Template to Live Data in 3 Easy Steps