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Windows Phone App Developer Group - DFW North Texas Message Board Nokia Outreach › First reveal: what my being a Nokia Developer Ambassador means for you

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

Randall "texrat" A...
Keller, TX
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!



Randall "texrat" A...
Keller, TX
Post #: 57
(also shared via email)

Greetings all,

I've sent quite a few messages out lately and while I apologize for the inbox assault, I do want to make sure this group is kept informed on what's going on.

However, much of the activity with which I'm involved centers around Nokia's developer efforts specifically, and even though Nokia is sponsoring this group and this is definitely a local home for me personally, there are aspects of my involvement that are best managed outside of this meetup site.

To that extent, I am making some changes to my little vanity Wordpress site,, to manage Nokia Developer outreach activities. That will be my first go-to spot for Nokia-specific efforts, and I will share everything that's relevant here as well.

I am urging everyone who wants to work closely with me to register at my site as well. I realize it can be a pain to deal with so many sites, so I will make it as easy on you as I can. There are some plugins for available to Wordpress, and I am looking at the best one(s) to use for your benefit.

There will also be special benefits available to members who want to play in the Nokia ecosystem, and you will need to be signed up at my site to take advantage of them. I am putting together communications on that and will share ASAP.

So head over to, sign up, and get ready to rock!

Best regards,

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