NOTE this meetup listing is for informational purposes only (let others in the group know you are going by RSVP here) and you *MUST* register directly on eventbrite to secure your spot. Space is limited.
DVLUP Day is coming to Dallas! The day will be filled with useful information about developing Windows Phone apps, and if you come and publish a new app within 3 weeks you'll get a free Windows Phone 8 device! You'll also be eligible for a backpack full of goodies, a Nokia Developer Offers token, and other giveaways. DVLUP Day in Dallas will be on Saturday May 17, but space is limited - get more info and sign up today at
DVLUP Day Dallas Agenda – May 17, 2014
9:00am – Registration Opens: Continental breakfast & coffee will be served.
9:30am – Opening Session: Introduction from Nokia, meet the experts, housekeeping.
*** 15 min break ***
10:30am – Windows Phone Breakout Sessions: 4 tracks
o Track 1: App Development – Getting Started & App Studio
o Track 2: App Development – Maps, Imaging & Cloud Services
o Track 3: Game Development – Getting Started with Unity
12:30pm – Lunch Break
1:30pm – Breakout Sessions Continue (same tracks)
*** 15 min break ***
3:30pm –Lightning Talks with Q&A
o App Design & User Experience
o Windows Phone Packaging & App Store Submission
o App Marketing & Advertising
4:30pm – Hands-on workshop begins – All staff on hand to help you get started
6:30pm – Event Ends
Track 1: App Development – Getting Started & App Studio
Learn how to write Windows Phone apps with XAML/C# and explore the amazing APIs available to you. See first-hand how to use the powerful tools, Visual Studio and Blend, to produce great apps with amazing UIs. You will also learn how to generate a store-ready Windows Phone app in under an hour using Microsoft App Studio. Learn how to get started with App Studio and have a store ready app without having to write a single line of code. Then take a dive into the downloadable source code to discover how to customize your app further.
Track 2: App Development – Maps, Imaging & Cloud Development
So you’re already experienced with Windows Phone app development and you want to take your apps to the next level. Join us for a deeper dive into some specific SDKs for Windows Phone developers. You’ll learn about location services, maps and how to call Geospatial Information Services (GIS) from your apps. We’ll also explore the Nokia Imaging SDK, letting you easily add advanced imaging effects and filters when dealing with photos in your apps. Finally, we’ll see how your apps can reach leverage Windows Azure to create a custom back-end to store structured and unstructured data in the cloud and deliver a compelling user experiences. We’ll discuss how you can use Windows Azure to extend the on-line presence of your app by building additional channels to showcase your application and interact with your end-users.
Track 3: Game Development – Getting Started with Unity
Learn how to make fun games for Windows Phone using Unity. In this track you will learn how to code casual 2D games for Windows Phone using one of the best game engines and toolset – used by Indies and Pros alike. And the best part is it’s free! Game development is one of the most fun and rewarding forms of software development. If you’ve ever considered writing games, this is your chance to get started.