How HTML5/CSS3/JS makes YOU a Windows 8 App Dev Already!

Are you a web developer? Your toolset makes you a Windows 8 Store App developer because HTML5 is now a first class citizen for making WinRT apps. Using HTML5 along with JavaScript and CSS3, Microsoft has enabled web developers from all platforms the ability to start app dev with a very low learning curve. Come see what that learning curve looks like, as Greg discusses what WinRT and WinJS are and how to use them. You will learn about the basics of Windows Modern app design, Windows Store App patterns, navigation, async, and operating system integration.

Greg Levenhagen has been designing and developing enterprise solutions and leading projects for a variety of businesses for over 12 years. He has worked on a diverse set of platforms using many different tools. He is a true enthusiast of computer science, with passions and interests including mobile, cloud, architecture, parallel, testing, agile, UX, 3D/games, languages and much more. Greg is a Senior Software Engineer with Skyline Technologies, MCT, Board member of, Board member of the Fox Valley .NET User's Group, cofounder of the Northeast WI Agile User’s Group, INETA speaker, IEEE and ACM member, substitute professor and a PhD student.

Along with being a life-long geek, Greg enjoys golfing, football, woodworking, philosophy and stimulating conversation. You can find Greg at and @GregLevenhagen.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Definitely a high-level overview (and a bit longer than expected) but I walked out feeling pretty confident and ready to build a Windows app. Cool topic :D

    March 29, 2013

  • Joe M.

    I hope that I can actually make this one and the weather doesn't suck.

    March 1, 2013

    • Mathew P.

      Weather looks pretty good to me. Hope to see you there!

      March 28, 2013

  • Ben B.

    Here's a map for those that are using GPS since it will take you behind the building. We're to the right of Copps off of Commercial.

    March 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent topic but I'll be out of town.

    February 27, 2013

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