Windows 8, HTML5, and JavaScript: Happy Together

Tue, 15 Jan 2013, 18:30 - 21:00 (Add to calendar) GMT
NRECA Building , Arlington, US

In this talk, Microsoft Developer Evangelist G. Andrew Duthie will show you how you can build polished and functional Metro style apps for Windows 8 using HTML5, CSS3, and Javascript. You'll see how you can leverage both your existing skills, as well as markup and code to get you started quickly. Whether you develop games or other apps, HTML and JavaScript provide a powerful combination for building great apps that you can sell through the Microsoft Store. You'll learn about: * Working with cloud-based services and JSON data * Leveraging existing code and markup * The lifecycle of a Windows 8 Metro style app * How contracts make your app easier to use

Bio: G. Andrew Duthie, aka devhammer, is the Technical Evangelist for Microsoft's Mid-Atlantic States district, where he provides support and education for developers working with the .net development platform. In addition to his work with Microsoft, Andrew is the author of several books on ASP.NET and web development, and has spoken at numerous industry conferences from VSLive! and ASP.NET Connections, to Microsoft's Professional Developer Conference (PDC) and Tech-Ed. Andrew has been participating in the user group community since way back in 1997, when one of his co-workers dragged him out to the Internet Developers User Group in Tyson's Corner, VA, and he's been hooked ever since.

Andrew is also the creator and developer of Community Megaphone, a site designed for promoting and finding developer community events. In addition to his work in software development, Andrew has enjoyed some recent forays into the world of hardware experimentation, including developing for Kinect and .NET Gadgeteer, using his newly-formed hardware chops to do everything from blinking LEDs and making strange noises, to flying a helicopter with his bare hands. Andrew can be reached through his blog at You can also follow Andrew on twitter.

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