Apr
15
2014

Reno Hackathon 2014

Congratulations to the winners announced at the Reno Hackathon!

Many of the participants used GameMaker by YoYo Games to create an app.  A testimony to GameMaker Studio is that most who were using it were doing so for the first time – and of that group, some had no development background whatsoever! This was highlighted in the news coverage by KRNV Channel 4 as seen here:

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Although the participants took the Hackathon seriously, the event was full of energy, prizes, and great networking.  There was a variety among the attendees – students, entrepreneurs, moonlighters, and newbies.  For a glimpse of what the journey was like, check out the news coverage by KTVN Channel 2:

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The Reno Gazette-Journal also noted the activity corresponding with the Hackathon involving tech for NASA.

The Microsoft licensing team in Reno demonstrated their logistical prowess which resulted in everything running smoothly.  Special thanks to Bruno Terkaly and tech-celebrity Sarah Austin (with PlexiNLP) for contributing their technical mentorship to all!

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Apr
20
2012

Windows 8 Anchor Event at Club Nokia

On April 23rd 2012, the Microsoft Evangelism team on the West Coast will join together and present on the topic of Windows 8 and how to start developing for the new platform.  Be sure to follow all the action with this twitter hash-tag #win8appdev.

For more information about this event, check out this blog post from Scott Kerfoot.

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Oct
20
2011

WUX201 Transition Your Sites to CSS3

The CSS3 session that followed the HTML5 session was very fun to presesnt.  Thanks to all who attended.  Please enjoy the demos used in the presentation by downloading the zipped files below.

CSS3 DEMOS

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Oct
20
2011

WUX202 HTML5 for the Real World

A very big thank you to all the attendees of the HTML5 session at TechEd Africa.  Please enjoy the demos used in the presentation by downloading the zipped resources below.  Please post questions and comments here to keep th conversation alive.  Cheers, and thanks for making the session one of the highest attended and rated at TechEd :-)

HTML5 DEMOS

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Oct
7
2011

Tech-Ed Africa 2011

teched-africa-2011I am returning to Africa this month for the fourth year to speak at Tech-Ed in Durban at the ICC.  I look forward to seeing everyone again!

[Speaker profile and sessions]

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Sep
9
2011

HTML5 Web Camp–Phoenix, AZ

html5I am excited to announce the highly popular HTML5 Web Camp is coming to Phoenix, AZ on September 30th 2011!  If you live in the greater Phoenix area and you want to attend, register now as these events typically fill up fast.  Again, to avoid being put on a waiting list or turned down, REGISTER NOW!

To prepare for the event, please visit the HTML5 Web Camp preparation checklist page!

I look forward to seeing you there!

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Sep
1
2011

AZGiveCamp in October 2011

azgcLogoWhat is a GiveCamp you might ask?
What is AZGiveCamp?
What happens at these events?
Who is invited?
Who benefits?

If you are a technical person who lives in Arizona, and you would like to give back to the community, please get the answer to the above questions by visiting the AZGiveCamp.org web site.  These events are absolutely amazing.  Please consider how you can be part of it!

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Aug
30
2011

Microsoft Biology Foundation Workshop

Register now!

ASU (Biodesign Institute Auditorium) will be host to a two day course on September 8th through September 9th – and you are invited to register and attend at no charge!!!

Attendees will get a basic knowledge of how to use the Microsoft Biology Foundation (MBF) to write bioinformatics programs, and is a mixture of programming talks and practical sessions where they will write their own code. Attendees will participate in hands-on labs and write a sample application that employs the file parsers, algorithms, and web connectors in MBF.

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Jun
29
2011

Office Hours

officehoursCome join me for a casual conversation at my  next “Office Hours” event.

What is Office Hours?  This is an opportunity to meet with a Microsoft Developer Evangelist to discuss topics on your mind.  That’s right, you own the agenda.  Typically located at a coffee shop, Office Hours provides a neutral location to speak freely and ask questions that are easier to do on a one-on-one basis.  I hope you can join me for a chat over coffee at my next Office Hours event!

 

Upcoming Office Hours

Phoenix, AZ : Wednesday September 14th, 3pm – 5pm, Starbucks at Park Central Mall

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Jun
23
2011

Web Camp HTML5 – Irvine, CA

webcampsHere are the resources for the Web Camp HTML5 in Irvine, CA:

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