Welcome to the Microsoft Mobile App Devs of New Jersey Meetup! (#MMADNJ)
Our MISSION: To bring together developers who are building mobile apps and games on the Windows platform. Starting with Windows & Windows Phone 8.1 today, and moving to Windows 10 over the next few months, our goal is to help you get everything you need to design, build & publish apps and games, and turn them into successful ventures.
Each month Microsoft hosts presentations and workshops for App and Game developers in Northern New Jersey, led by our team of Technical Evangelists. We welcome all levels of coders - professionals and students - and we are committed to helping developers be successful with their smartphone and tablet apps.
What we cover:
Anything that has to do with building a Windows Phone or Windows 8.x app: deep dives into app models, specific SDKs, libraries, tips & tricks, etc.
Game development for the Windows Platform using Unity, GameMaker, Construct2, XNA/MonoGame, C++/DirectX, etc.
Microsoft Cloud for app developers, Azure Mobile Services, back-end data stores, Dev Ops, etc.
Publishing your apps & games in the store, App Monetization, Advertising & Marketing.
Windows platform apps and the Internet of Things (IoT), and also Kinect & HoloLens.
All members who attend the monthly Meetup can win raffle prizes from our sponsors such as Xbox games, books on mobile development from O'Reilly and Microsoft Press. Members also get access to other sponsor discounts and exclusive offers for possible beta programs or insider programs. We typically meet on the third Tuesday evening of every month at the Microsoft office in Iselin, NJ, and serve dinner (usually pizza) to all attendees. We also host special sessions, roundtables, office hours and workshops to provide technical assistance with building your apps.
While this group primarily targets app and game development on the Windows Universal App Platform, we also cover cross-platform technologies - such as Xamarin or Cordova - that let developers target more than one mobile platform.
Make sure to join us and RSVP for our upcoming meetings and events.