OPWD Meeting - Friday, August 17

Port Townsend Web Developers
Fri, 17 Aug 2012, 19:00 - 21:00 (Add to calendar) GMT
(Exact location not available) , Port Townsend, US


Did you know that if you have experience developing websites, then you can already make Windows 8 applications? The architecture of Windows 8 allows developers to use a variety of languages: HTML/JavaScript, XAML/C#, and XAML/C++.

Windows 8 is launching soon and represents a colossal opportunity for developers. Come learn how to quickly and easily create great Metro style apps, how to consume REST APIs you may already have in the cloud, how to interact with Windows and the device hardware directly from JavaScript, and more. We?ll spend an hour learning what it?s all about and then dedicate some time to answer your questions.

If you?d like to follow along, you may want to get Windows 8 (Release Preview) and Visual Studio 2012 installed on your laptop, but if you can?t then you?ll be fine without.

My Bio

Educated in computer engineering and mathematics. Industry experience in education, aerospace manufacturing, and insurance. Joined Microsoft February 2012 and consider it my role to inform and inspire developers. When I'm not working, I'm hanging out with my wife and son, hiking and camping, sailing, scuba diving, or working on my house and yard. Find me at @codefoster and codefoster.com.

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