Please REGISTER HERE for this event, so we can get an accurate count for lunch.
We are planning to have some hands-on time in the afternoon, so please bring a laptop with Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2012 installed. I've posted instructions on how to get Windows 8, Visual Studio 2012, etc., and other necessary bits for prepping for game development on my blog here:
For folks who are running Hyper-V, I ran into a snag with Hyper-V and VirtualBox, so I posted workaround info here:
Windows 8 is the largest developer opportunity ever, and these JumpStarts will help you get started building apps today. What’s a JumpStart? It’s a technical event featuring a free, full day of instruction, with sessions that guide you from introductory to intermediate topics as the day unfolds.
At this JumpStart, we'll be showing you around Windows 8 development with a general theme of game development, one of the biggest areas of opportunity for app developers. We'll cover core Windows 8 concepts, features to light up with your apps, guidance on building and deploying any kind of app, and game development concepts. The day will also include looks at various tools and frameworks for app and game development that can help you get started quickly, bring games to Windows 8 from other platforms, and let you focus on being creative and productive.
9:00 – Welcome to the JumpStart
9:15 – Windows 8 Platform & Features
10:30 – Break: Plan to unlock achievements
10:45 – Developing Apps for Windows 8
12:00 – Lunch: Refuel & Power Up
12:45 – Game Development for Windows 8
2:00 – Break: Prepare your laser focus
2:15 – Game Development Tools & Frameworks
3:30 – Conclusion: Wrap up and proceed to the next level
(times and topics subject to change)
Whether you're new to Windows 8, game development, or both, you'll leave with a practical understanding of Windows 8 features and development, a head filled with new app ideas, and the knowledge you’ll need to get in the game quickly