Building an application for mobile devices like Windows 8, Windows Phone, iOS, or Android is as much about the back end as it is the user experience. Users expect to be always-connected and experience seamless behavior across applications on different devices. Enter the cloud! Windows Azure has been able to support scenarios like this since Day 1, but it was admittedly a lot of work. With Windows Azure Mobile Services you can very easily take advantage of storage, identity services, and push notifications without requiring intimate knowledge of the cloud underpinnings.
Speaker: Jim O'Neil, Jim is a Technology Evangelist for Microsoft who covers the Northeast District, namely, New England and upstate New York. He is focused on engaging with the development community in the area through user groups, code camps, BarCamps, Microsoft-sponsored events, and on-line. Currently Jim's focus is on mobile applications and their integration with cloud services.
Pizza will be provided by Ektron, Inc., (Thank you guys)