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First reveal: what my being a Nokia Developer Ambassador means for you

From: Randall "texrat" A.
Sent on: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 10:46 AM

Greetings all!

I've been teasing you for some time with hints of cool things to come.  After some delay, I'm happy to announce that today I can reveal *some* details!

Some of you are already aware that I've been a Nokia Developer Champion for a few years.  That's a volunteer program for developer outreach.  Nokia has now accepted me as a Developer Ambassador, which is a step up in what I can now offer the communities I support.

There are still some details I can't announce just yet, but here's what I can say:

  • I'll have a budget for meetups, events, contests, etc
  • I will have Nokia devices to give away! 
  • The focus will initially be on Windows Phone 7.5/7.8 development, with a plan to transition to 8.0 sometime next year
  • I will have a cohort in Austin, Mr. Greg Stoll, and he and I will try to find ways for our respective communities to compete and collaborate.  Suggestions welcomed!
  • Developers will have access to individual incentives that they can use toward a variety of rewards
  • and more!


I would ask that everyone hold off a bit on launching any new WP apps if you can, until I can share more.  There's a good reason!

As you can see from the group schedule there's a LOT going on!  But I am currently trying to arrange a social meetup for us, shooting for November 1 at Nokia Irving.  I'll let you know as soon as I know something firm.

Questions?  Comments?  I'm copying this to the group discussion board, so let's continue the conversation there!

And if you aren't already, follow @DFW_WPDev on twitter!




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