Free Lunch and Learn: Building Metro Style Applications in Windows 8 Friday October 21st

CONDG’s yearly sponsor, Improving Enterprises is hosting a fee lunch and learn this Friday. This event is free and open to everyone.


Abstract: The recent announcement of Windows 8 and the Metro interface has caused a lot of excitement. It has also raised a lot of questions for .NET developers. What’s WinRT? Does this mean that .NET or Silverlight or WPF are going away? Will my existing .NET skills transfer over to this new paradigm? What happens to desktop applications? How do I write Metro style applications?

This presentation will answer all these questions and give developers a better idea of where Windows is heading in the future. You will see how to develop Metro style applications using both HTML 5/JavaScript stack as well as with C# with XAML. You’ll see how Metro style applications are fundamentally different from traditional desktop applications and discuss the attributes of a quality Metro style application.

Speaker Bio: James is the Principal Technology Evangelist and Application Development Practice Manager for the The Sophic Group in Columbus, OH. James has been involved in software development and architecture for 16 years. He has worked as a developer and architect on everything from small, single-user applications to Enterprise-scale, multi-user systems. His specialties are .NET development and architecture, SOA, WCF, WF, cloud computing, and agile development methodologies. He is an experienced mentor and author. James is a Microsoft MVP.

James will be joined by fellow Improvers Dan Shultz and John Nastase.

This event is free, but prior registration is appreciated. You can register at