Archive for January, 2013

My new Windows 8 Samsung Series 7 Tablet

January 8, 2013 Leave a comment

As many of you may know, I have been doing a lot presentations covering Windows 8 development.  I also announced this site from Microsoft, Generation App as much as I could.  Well, I would like to announce that the fruits of my hard labor paid off and I received a new Windows 8 Samsung Series 7 tablet from Microsoft.

samsung series 7 slate

I received it as part of their push to get as many applications in the app store on or before October 26th.  It was a pleasant surprise to receive an email from Microsoft stating that because my application was in the app store before the deadline that I would receive a free tablet.  I am typing the blog post using my new tablet and I absolutely love it!

More than anything else, I just wanted to say thanks to Microsoft for their support and willingness to invest in developers.

January Speaking

January 8, 2013 Leave a comment

I am happy to announce that I am going to be speaking at the Columbia Code Camp in Columbia, SC on January 19, 2013.

Here is my session topic and summary:

Title:  Designing Windows Store Apps

Description:  Windows 8 is a new Windows experience. Through the bold use of color, typography, and motion, Microsoft’s design style brings a fresh new approach to the user experience. In this talk, you’ll learn about the Microsoft design principles and how to apply these principles when building your own apps.

I will also be speaking at the Triad Developers Guild on January 24, 2013.

Here is my topic and summary:

Title:  Developing for Mobility with an emphasis on Reach

Description:  In this session we will discuss this techniques to help you build rich mobile applications and target multiple platforms.  We will discuss the various options there exists for developing platform independent applications and the limitations for each.  Finally, we will take a simple application and walk through the steps to get your application ready using PhoneGap.  We will also discuss key architectural decisions to help ensure your design and structure of your application is best suited for cross-platform dissemination.  We will look at the following technologies: HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Web API.  We will target the following platforms:  Windows 8, Android, Web

Look forward to seeing you there!