Developing Windows 8 applications with HTML5 and JavaScript

  • February 16, 2012 · 6:30 PM
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Doors open at 6:30pm for refreshments and networking. Talk starts at 7.

About the presentation:

Why would an HTML5 enthusiast care about the future of Microsoft Windows? Because the new programming model for building compelling, connected, native apps that harness the full power of the PC will allow HTML5 and JavaScript developers to use what they already know. And because the new marketplace for distributing these applications gives you a potential paying customer base of more than a billion people. In this talk, you’ll get a hands-on introduction to the next version of Windows, and see how the UI was designed to work seamlessly with a diversity of devices and form factors. We’ll cover how to build Metro-styled applications using HTML5 and JavaScript, and connect you with tons of resources so you can capitalize on this new opportunity that brings your web skills to the next level.

About the speaker:

Glen is a Developer Evangelist with Microsoft. He works with communities of developers in the southeast, bringing them the resources they need to be successful using Microsoft technologies. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2003, Glen worked as an enterprise consultant, and prior to that, as a software trainer. Glen’s current passion is helping people build the next big thing. You can follow Glen via his blog at http://glengordon.name or follow him on twitter @glengordon

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

From 400 South/I-85 Southbound: 
Take exit 84 for 17th St toward 14th St/10th St. Follow signs to 14th St. Make left onto 14th St NW. Turn left at Peachtree St NE. NOTE: Promenade II Building is on the left side right across from the Four Seasons (bronze-colored building). We're on the 22nd floor.


From I-75 Southbound: 
Take exit 250 for 16th St toward 14th St/10th St. Follow signs to 14th St.  Make left onto 14th St NW. Turn left at Peachtree St NE. Promenade II Building is on the left side right across from the Four Seasons (bronze-colored building). We're on the 22nd floor.


From Airport/I-85 Northbound: 
Take exit 250 toward Tenth St/Fourteenth St/Georgia Tech. Merge onto Williams St NW. Make right onto 14th St NW.  Turn left at Peachtree St NE. Promenade II Building is on the left side right across from the Four Seasons (bronze-colored building). We're on the 22nd floor.


MARTA: 
We're off the Arts Station Stop. Walk up 15th Street. Promenade II Building is on the right side across from the Arts Center Building. We're on the 22nd floor.


EVENT PARKING Parking lots are plentiful:

  • Lot between Mariott and Four Seasons on 14th Street (entrance on right).
  • Attached garage next to building (entrance is off 15th Street).
  • Lot on Spring St. between 14th and 13th St (entrance on left of 13th St).
  • Lot on West Peachtree St NW between 16th and 15th St (entrance on left).

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  • Darren N.

    Excellent talk. Very impressed with Microsoft's commitment to HTML5/JavaScript in Metro/Windows 8. Glen was a great speaker. Good energy, loud voice so everyone could hear, stayed on topic, answered questions, time-boxed well. Very nice.

    February 19, 2012

  • Daniel M.

    Awesome meeting. Food was great. Speaker was excellent. Thank you.

    February 17, 2012

  • Gwen P.

    I am not a developer but knew enough from a Recruiter to follow along.

    February 17, 2012

  • Russell

    Great speaker.

    February 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds great - looking forward to it! I'd love to learn about using WinJS along with a general-purpose JavaScript library like jQuery to build native Windows apps that also work in any modern browser.

    January 19, 2012

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