If you are experienced with .NET, this session will teach you the first steps you need to know to create a Metro style app for Windows 8 using C# & XAML. This session will cover updates to familiar features and explore concepts that are new for Windows 8. This session will show you how to start turning your skills into money-making Metro style apps.
There will be food and prizes, including a new Samsung Focus Flash Windows 8 Phone!!!!
Colin Melia is known as an architect, trainer, speaker and author with deep and broad knowledge of the latest Microsoft technologies, proven problem solving skills, hands-on solution creation ingenuity and the ability to communicate rich and complex ideas at both the developer and board level. He also has the role of Microsoft Regional Director and has received the Microsoft MVP award for several years.
Using his XAML and .NET expertise, his company Ace of Clouds put apps in the Windows Phone Store and Windows Store for Windows 8, and now offers app development and developer training for Windows 8. In recent years he also developed and delivered the first Windows Phone 7 boot camp tour in North America and has solutions running live on Windows Azure.
Over the last decade he has developed award-winning simulation technology with 3D UI, cloud-based learning portals and workflow-driven BI systems.
Colin has 18 years of hands-on experience delivering solutions across finance, e-learning, telecoms and Internet communications industries in areas of rich UI with Windows Store Apps, WPF & Silverlight, cloud development with Azure and BI with SQL Server, and with in-depth knowledge of core technologies such as .NET, OData, WCF, WF, LINQ and WIF. His work is used by companies such as O2, HP, Intel, Microsoft & WPP. He also created the first streaming video community site with Windows Media.
He speaks regularly with his British accent at conferences, events and code camps for Microsoft and community organizations. His sessions, video tutorials, interviews, articles and reference materials have been featured on .NET Rocks, dnrTV, Microsoft TechDays, DevTeach, Microsoft webcasts, Mobile Developer Magazine, DZone and his blog.