Windows Phone 8 - by Rudi Grobler

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This months facilitator

Rudi Grobler ( is a software developer from sunny South Africa. In the last 10 years Rudi interfaced to various devices in the embedded space ranging from Graphic LCDs using parallel port, various bill acceptors, RoboHum (, smart card readers, Wii remote (, data acquisition devices, petrol pumps ( and much, much more!

Many years ago, he received a copy of Charles Petzold’s WPF book and fell in love… After reading the book 3 times, Rudi started blogging more and more about WPF, Silverlight & Windows Phone!

Today Rudi is a technology specialist at BBD & a Microsoft MVP award winner in the Windows Phone space.

This months event/workshop

Rudi will enlighten us about Windows Phone 8!


We have a special prize from Nokia this month which includes

One year of Windows Phone Developer Center membership. A $99 (USD) retail value. A free license for Telerik RadControls for Windows Phone. A $99 (USD) retail value. Up to 12 months' worth of access to up to 1 million API calls per month with Buddy's cloud APIs during your membership. Up to a $1200 (USD) retail value. 2 Nokia Tech Support tickets. A $198 (USD) value. 3fifteen ( has also sponsored a R1000 voucher from ThinkGeek ( for one lucky attendee.

We will also have the usual giveaways as well.

Where in Microsoft will we meet?

We usually meet in one of the meeting rooms inside Microsoft. If you are not sure on the room, look out for our pull up banner outside the room - alternatively phone me (Mark) on[masked] and I will come and find you!

Dinner and drinks afterwards

Microsoft has sponsored drinks and supper (usually Pizza) after the talk, so if you like being social come and chat after the meeting and get some grub.