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Announcing: Microsoft Windows 8 Workshop

What does it take to build a great Windows 8 app?

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Are you chomping at the bit to start developing for Windows 8? If you’re raring to go but need some help getting started, this event is for you. We’re combining a case study on one of Canada’s top Windows 8 app with a hands-on developer installfest. Come armed with laptops and questions, spend an evening with TWG developers and Microsoft Canada representatives and leave ready to build!

Details

  • Thursday, February 28th 6:00pm at 425 Adelaide St. West, #300
  • Bring your laptops for a Windows 8 developer installfest with Microsoft Canada reps
  • Case Study: Building the Globe & Mail Windows 8 app with TWG Senior Developer Derek Watson and Jet Cooper User Experience Designer Luc Castillo
  • Follow updates on Twitter at @theworkinggroup #win8workshop
  • Book your tickets

The Globe & Mail Case Study

Join Derek Watson, Senior Developer at TWG, and Luciano Castillo, User Experience Designer at Jet Cooper as they walk us through the creation of the Globe & Mail’s Window’s 8 apps. Based on the teams’ collective experiences, this case study moves from conceptualization, through design, development and finally publication of a Windows Store app. They will share their thoughts on the platform, development process and answer any questions you may have.

Derek is a web application developer and spends his time writing Ruby, C# and Javascript. He has worked with fledgling startups and large enterprises, working on problems big and small. In his spare time, he enjoys bicycles, bad comedies and chasing his baby daughter. Twitter: @derek_watson

Luciano has over 10 years of experience in design and technology, working on a variety of different projects from advertising to digital products. He is also an avid photographer, video producer, and illustrator. He was the lead designer for The Globe and Mail Windows 8 application, and Windows 8 app design for several leading publishers on Polar Mobile’s platform.  Twitter: @luccast85

 

It’s a Microsoft Developer Installfest!

Win8 screenshot

Take the first step to building a great app by getting your hardware ready to develop for Windows 8Windows Phone 8, andWindows Azure (Microsoft’s Cloud Development platform.) Before & after Derek’s presentation you’ll get support to set up your machine with a trial copy of Windows 8 and all the necessary developer tools‚ SDKs‚ code samples and more to get started building apps. You come up with a cool app idea, we’ll help you get the tools you need to bring it to life. The app you build can even earn you rewards through the Developer Movement.

 

Details

  • Thursday, February 28th 6:00pm at 425 Adelaide St. West, #300
  • Bring your laptops for a Windows 8 developer installfest with Microsoft Canada reps
  • Case Study: Building the Globe & Mail Windows 8 app with TWG Senior Developer Derek Watson and Jet Cooper User Experience Designer Luc Castillo
  • Follow updates on Twitter at @theworkinggroup #win8workshop 
  • Book your tickets

TWG is an Internet software company based in Toronto. We design, build and maintain web and mobile applications for a growing list of happy clients. We also incubate startup companies and host technology events for our community. Our mission is to be the best software company in the world to learn, work, and grow at.

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