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Build Great Apps and Games for Win 8

Speaker: G. Andrew Duthie

Topic: Build Great Apps and Games for Windows 8

Date: THURSDAY, March 28th, networking begins at 6:30

Join Microsoft Technical Evangelist G. Andrew Duthie for a tour of the new Windows Store app platform that you can use to build great apps and games for Windows 8 and Windows RT. Andrew will provide an overview of the platform, focusing on the HTML and JavaScript app support, and how you can leverage skills you already have to make great apps, including leveraging existing script libraries like jQuery.

Andrew will also show off some of the frameworks, such as Construct 2, that are available for quickly building fun games for Windows 8, and easily targeting those same games at other platforms including Windows Phone 8, iOS, the web, and more.

Bio :
G. Andrew Duthie, aka devhammer, is a Technical Evangelist for Microsoft’s Mid-Atlantic States district, where he provides support and education for developers working with the Microsoft development platform. In addition to his work with Microsoft, Andrew is the author of several books on ASP.NET and web development, and has spoken at numerous industry conferences from VSLive! and ASP.NET Connections, to Microsoft’s Professional Developer Conference (PDC) and Tech-Ed. Andrew has been participating in the user group community since way back in 1997, when one of his co-workers dragged him out to the Internet Developers User Group in Tyson’s Corner, VA, and he’s been hooked ever since.

Andrew is also the creator and developer of Community Megaphone, a site designed for promoting and finding developer community events.

In addition to his work in software development, Andrew has enjoyed some recent forays into the world of hardware experimentation, including developing for Kinect and .NET Gadgeteer, using his newly-formed hardware chops to do everything from blinking LEDs and making strange noises, to flying a helicopter with his bare hands.

Andrew can be reached through his blog at You can also follow Andrew on twitter at

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Interesting insights into the mobile marketplace and tech for Windows mobile apps. Good conversations with people, too.

    March 29, 2013

  • G. Andrew D.

    Thanks to everyone who came out for the meeting tonight. My slide deck can be found at You can download Construct 2 at

    My blog post on getting ready for Windows Store game development is at

    Please drop me a note at if you publish an app for the Windows Store or Windows Phone, as I do a regular blog post on Fridays featuring locally-developed apps.

    1 · March 29, 2013

  • Lance W.

    See ya there, direct from Detroit...

    March 28, 2013

  • coolpic

    Looking forward to building new win 8 apps & games!

    March 26, 2013

  • James F.

    Would love to but it's my amazing daughters 11th birthday

    March 25, 2013

  • Adam M.

    Guys I would love to but this is right in the middle of GDC and Pax East :O. I hope we can do it again the week after!! :D

    March 22, 2013

  • Michael J.

    Thanks Ed. Looking forward to it! MJ

    March 8, 2013

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