Back to the Student Technology Conference 2010 â€“ second day â€“ again I had a full schedule: attending web development session and after lunch the company startup coaching event. After a nice over-night sleep, I was full of energy to continue attending the presentations!
Microsoft Student Partner organized this weekend a very cool event, meant to make easier for the students to enroll to Imagine Cup 2010 and have also good results at it. The agenda was pretty condensed, having 3 tracks in 2 days. The tracks were wisely organized, allowing each one of us to focus on its own area of interest.
After presenting my latest WP7 workshop, I have quite a few nice impressions: all students were eager to learn, to discover, lots of questions were asked. We created a nice Twitter application based on the default Panorama template, learning about XAML and its advantages, how to use Blend to enhance the user visual experience.
Weâ€™ll have a CONTEST! It will allow all participants in the workshop to develop the Windows Phone 7 application of their dreams and compete for a Microsoft Certification voucher. The prize will allow to the lucky winner to get certified in a Microsoft technology.
So I wanted to develop for the Windows Phone device. I started humble, reading and understanding any source of information. I saw a lot of MIX conferences, blogs, webcasts. After some time I got the opportunity of having a device. Naturally, I wanted to deploy my applications on the device, having a proof that they work as they were supposed to. But this wasnâ€™t so easy!
Because I got quite a few questions about the CIP Pool location for my latest Windows Phone 7 workshop location, I will add some clarifications: First, it is located in UniBonn on RömerStraße 164 and enter through main entrance. You have to go in Halle 5 direction and when exiting the building, you’ll see in the right a nice yellow construction, like this: Once you enter in the building (the entrance faces the Old UniBonn building), the last door on the right is the Windows Pool where we’ll meet and have fun on 26th of November. To help you easier […]
I will present a new workshop in Uni-Bonn in which I will introduce the students to the newest phone on the market, Windows Phone 7. In this workshop we will focus on developing a Silverlight application for the Phone, a Twitter client.
This workshop will introduce Microsoft Phone to students. The focus will be on mobile development, web services, Silverlight and introductory design in Blend. The participants will acquire the basic knowledge of these technologies, allowing them to have a good chance to further pursue on Microsoft career path.
This is my second shot, this time in Silverlight 4, to develop a video player for RailsCasts. I learned a great bunch of stuff and used IValueConverter, RSS parsing with LINQtoXML, XAML, deep template customisation, dispatching.