Building apps for Windows 8 and WP8

Join Microsoft Senior Technology Evangelist Dr. Doris Chen for a discussion about  building beautiful and interactive Windows 8 apps using JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3.  Also, appMobi Developer Evangelist Andrew Smith will join us remotely to demonstrate how to create both Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 apps from existing appMobi applications.


Presentation Abstract:

Developing Windows 8 apps with HTML5 and JavaScript: What Web Developers Must Know

The introduction of Internet Explorer 10 and Windows 8 provides developers with new challenges and unique opportunities. You already have a Web app on the Internet and want to reach customers with a new, targeted experience on Windows 8. Learn how to leverage your existing HTML and JavaScript skills, and how to integrate your website with your Windows apps.

  • You'll discover how this mirrors or differs from traditional Web programming and how to harness the rich capabilities of Windows 8 through JavaScript and the Windows Runtime.
  • You'll learn techniques for turning your HTML5, CSS and JavaScript into a great Windows app including touch-enablement, adopting the Windows look and feel, and system integration.
  • This session will jump start you to start building Windows 8 apps with the skills you already have.

Doris is a Senior Technology Evangelist at Microsoft for the Western region of the United States, specialized in web technologies (HTML5, jQuery, JavaScript, Winodws 8, Ajax, and Java).


Doris has over 15 years of experience in the software industry working in several open source web tier technologies, Java platform, .NET and distributed computing technologies. She has developed and delivered over 400 keynotes, technical sessions, code camps worldwide, published widely at numerous international conferences and user groups including HTML5 Dev Conference, O’Reilly, WebVisions, JavaOne, SD Forum, HTML5 and JavaScript meetups, and worldwide User Groups. Doris works very closely to create and foster the open source community around Java, NetBeans, Glassfish, and related technologies. Before joining Microsoft, Doris Chen was a Technology Evangelist at Sun Microsystems.

Doris received her Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in computer engineering, specializing in medical informatics. She loves to travel and she has visited 48 countries (out of 872) so far. In her spare time, she also enjoys music, movies and museums.

Andrew Smith is the Developer Evangelist for appMobi. He got his start writing dynamic HTML on the web team for MapQuest and then continued writing JavaScript and CSS for several successful startups. With the success of the appMobi development ecosystem, Andrew's role has changed from that of a developer to that of an instructor and technologist. He relishes the chance to help web developers like him use their existing skill set to create superior mobile applications.

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    A former member

    Windows 8 presentation by Doris was excellent.

    January 17, 2013

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