I’ll be at the Tyson’s Corner Microsoft Store for a Windows 8 Workshop on Game Development on November 2nd. This is part of a larger series at the Microsoft Store that’s all about Windows 8 development.
Here’s more info:
With the launch of Windows 8 just a couple of weeks away, we want to make it even easier for you to create an awesome app or game. We’re partnering with retail stores across the United States to bring you a 4-week workshops series designed to help you build a great Windows Store app.
The next series event is Friday, November 2nd, from 6pm-9pm, at the Microsoft Store in Tyson’s Corner, VA, with a session on game development for Windows Store apps.
This session will be presented by Microsoft Technical Evangelist Ed Donahue. Want to know more about Ed? Check out her blog at http://www.creepyed.com/, and follow her on twitter.
Windows 8 Game Development
Did you know that games are the most popular downloads by consumers on mobile devices? This workshops will provide you an overview of all the different ways that you can build a game for Windows 8 and help you get started building your game. You can bring your own code or start from scratch. Get your game on and build the next great game in our Hands-On-Lab. Register here.
We’ll be cycling through the series twice. Below are the session descriptions and dates. For any questions, please email Microsoft Technical Evangelist G. Andrew Duthie here. I hope to see you there!
Windows 8 UX Design (Oct. 19th, Nov. 30th)
Windows 8 marks the next step in the evolution of the Modern UI design. Through the bold use of color, typography, and motion, Windows 8 App design style brings a fresh new approach to the user experience. But before you can build a beautiful app, you need to decide what your app will be “best at”, and select your features. You’ll also have the opportunity to practice what you have learned in the Hands-On-Lab.
Windows 8 Game Development (Nov. 2nd, Dec. 7th)
Did you know that games are the most popular downloads by consumers on mobile devices? This workshops will provide you an overview of all the different ways that you can build a game for Windows 8 and help you get started building your game. You can bring your own code or start from scratch. Get your game on and build the next great game in our Hands-On-Lab.
Windows 8 App Development (Nov. 9th, Dec. 14th)
Learn how you can use your development skills to create money-making apps that run on Windows 8 and other popular mobile platforms using popular cross platform app frameworks. By developing a cross platform code base you will makes it possible to deliver gorgeous, fast, native apps for all major platforms quickly. Bring your code and your creativity and get started building the next great app in our Hands-On-Lab.
Monetization and Store Certification (Nov. 16th, Dec. 21st)
You’ve written the greatest game or the next big app. Ok what do you do now? You need to get the app in the store and start making money. This workshops will cover how to submit your app to the Windows 8 store and teach you all the different methods for making money with your apps and games on Windows 8 including free with Ads, free with in-app purchases, try and buy and paid.