Microsoft WebCamp – coming to a city near you!

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The new release of ASP.NET and Web Tools for Visual Studio 2013 puts the power to build cutting-edge websites right at your fingertips. Even better? Once you build a beautiful, interactive site, you can easily deploy and scale it with Microsoft Azure!

Join us for a free WebCamp and learn how to elevate your coding – in just one day. WebCamps are live, no-fluff events created for developers, by developers. You’ll learn from lively, informative experts who start with the basics and ramp up to advanced topics as the day goes on. Here are some of the topics we’ll cover in these hands-on sessions:

  • Introduction to ASP.NET and Visual Studio 2013 Web Tooling
  • Building web applications using the latest ASP.NET technologies
  • Building web front ends for both desktop and mobile using the latest web standards
  • API Services for both web and devices
  • Running, improving and maintaining a site in the real world
  • Real-time communications with SignalR

Don’t miss this free opportunity to sharpen your coding skills – regardless of which languages or platforms you use. We speak them all. We’ll also give away a $100 Microsoft Store gift card to one lucky attendee at each event! You must be present to win.*

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Attendance is limited, so save your seat today.

Breakfast Series - BizSpark

Breakfast Series: BizSpark for Startups and Small Business

Microsoft Corporation created the BizSpark program to support entrepreneurship and help startups grow their business. By providing founders with access to leading technology products, business and technical support, and market visibility, Microsoft is assisting young companies in their early years, when they need it most. Read more “Breakfast Series: BizSpark for Startups and Small Business”

Code Camp NYC Registration is Open

Code Camp 9 – Registration Opens August 4th, 2014!

NYC Code Camp is happy to announce that the registration for the next NYC Code Camp will open promptly at 9:00am on Monday August 4, 2014!

Registration will be processed through Eventbrite at http://codecampnyc.eventbrite.com and attendance costs a mere $10 for the entire day’s worth of content (less than the cost of two lattes at Starbucks)! If you register before Friday August 15, 2014 you will also have an opportunity to shape the content of the sessions being selected! Anyone who registers between August 4, 2014 and August 15, 2014 will be directed to a survey page where you can vote for the 10 sessions you most want to see! Read more “Code Camp NYC Registration is Open”

Microsoft Store Summer Camps

Microsoft Retail Store Summer Camps

Experience summer camps at the Microsoft Retail Stores!

DigiGirlz Smart Game Designing and YouthSpark CodeIT!

Experience a whole new world by using a touch screen on a Surface Pro and learn to use two new tools that program great games. With TouchDevelop if you can point, you can program and play with mobile app games. After this, enter into a virtual universe where players create and creators play. With Project Spark you create entire new worlds, program heroes and villains, edit a characters brain, and design an entire game. This is a fun filled workshop with lots of hands on features.

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Microsoft Ventures Connected Devices Accelerator Pitch Event in NYC 7/17

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Recently Microsoft Ventures in partnership with American Family Insurance, announced a new Seattle based accelerator for Home Automation. This 4 month program based in Redmond, will provide mentorship, workspace,  a $25,000 investment, and access to Microsoft Technology & Design.

To help launch this initiative, MS Ventures will be holding an event on July 17th at the Invisible Dog in Brooklyn NY for startups innovating in the Home Automation and Connected Devices space. This event will provide an opportunity to network and identify incubator applicants through a pitch process.  Read more “Microsoft Ventures Connected Devices Accelerator Pitch Event in NYC 7/17”

HTML5 Devs! Get Ready for DevCon5

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Are you a HTML5 Developer? Are you a Web Developer? Are you just a developer? Come down to the DevCon 5 conference on July 9th and 10th and join in on the fun with other developers and designers, thinkers and creators in breaking though in the mobile world!

Join me and fellow evangelist Jason Walters as we take on the topic of cloud enabling your web application. We will look at Microsoft Azure and its services to deliver solutions to the mobile world. We will also touch on Visual Studio app templates to get you started.

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Microsoft Workshops for April and May

spring has sprungSpring has sprung and so have our workshops and events for the Connecticut region! I have been hosting workshops at the Microsoft Stores, on campus events and Build Your Biz workshops.

What we have lined up over the next few weeks makes these workshops even more exciting.

We have a great contests going on to support these workshops.

First we have a BAM or Best App a Month contest. Attend a workshop session or Studio Time and create a Windows 8 app for a chance to win a Dell Venue Pro tablet.

And then check out the giveaways at the //publish event

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Announcing Best App a Month Contest – Hartford

Best App a Month

I am pleased to announce a new contest we are running from April to June 2014 that might be of interest to some of you working on your Windows 8  apps. It’s called Microsoft’s Best App a Month Contest or BAM!.

We want to find and showcase cool and innovative apps and games on the Windows 8 platform. Have you created something recently we should know about and have attended one Studio Time that month? Do you have an idea for a cool Windows 8 app or game and you’re just getting started? If so, enter your app / game into the Best App A Month Contest, where you could win a new Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet.

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Day of Unity

Day of Unity

Free, hands-on developer workshop | Register today
 

Join Microsoft and Unity for a free “Day of Unity” at your local Microsoft office. This fun event is ideal for both beginners and advanced builders, so don’t miss your chance to learn about Unity and the Windows platform. We’ll also have some awesome prize giveaways and will keep you fueled with free food and beverages.

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