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Incorporating Speech in Windows Phone Apps

  • Apr 1, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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This month we switch things up a bit with a dedicated talk on Windows Phone development with Walt Ritscher, and of course lightning talks!

Main Talk: Incorporating Speech in Windows Phone Apps

Windows Phone includes an exciting speech API that allows app developers to incorporate speech into their apps. From voice commands to speech synthesis, few things have the power to dress up an app the way speech does. Follow along as Walt introduces the speech API and shows some examples of how to put it to work in your apps.


• 5:30PM - 6:00PM: Pizza + Social + Intro

• 6:00PM - 6:45PM: Lightning Talks (Sign up here)

• 7:00PM - 8:00PM: Main Talk with Walt 

• 8:00PM - 8:30PM: Prizes + Social

Pizza + Beverages Provided By Xamarin 

Pizza recommendations and suggestions can be submitted here.


Walt's enthusiasm for crafting software interfaces blossomed early.  Just a few days after discovering how to make pixels move around the screen of a borrowed computer he was devouring books on the topic of computer graphics and UI design.  Now he travels the world speaking at software conferences and teaching a diverse portfolio of programming topics for corporate clients. On the consulting side he continues to work with customers like Microsoft, HP, Intel, and Intuit and enjoys being part of the Wintellect consultant group.

He has many online video training courses available in the WintellectNow, Lynda and Udemy catalogs.

He writes for several publications including Code Magazine has a new "HLSL and Pixel Shaders for XAML Developer" book available from O'Reilly Media. His current UI obsession revolves around the Windows 8 Metro, Mobile, and WPF APIs. You can find his blog at Walt is also a Microsoft MVP and author of the free Shazzam WPF Shader utility (

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  • Jac

    I wasn't able to make it tonight: any chance it was recorded again?

    April 2, 2014

  • Ken H.

    I love the talk. I learned a lot about speech.

    1 · April 1, 2014

  • Rob C.

    Great inspiring and useful material, really glad I made it. Big thanks to the speakers.

    1 · April 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I wasn't able to make the last meeting, but are you all still streaming these? Or are they being recorded to later viewing? Thanks!

    March 16, 2014

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