Meeting Announcement for April 26

Topic

The Windows 8 platform for Metro style apps

Abstract

Windows 8 is Windows re-imagined!  Join this session to learn about the new platform for building Metro style applications.  Get an understanding of the platform design tenets, the programming language choices, and the integration points with the operating system and across Metro style apps.  We will dive into code, showing the new features that you will need to learn, like snapping, contracts and charms, appbars, and tiles.  You will walk away with the fundamentals for building a Windows 8 application. 

Speaker

Jennifer Marsman is a Developer Evangelist in Microsoft’s Developer and Platform Evangelism group, where she educates developers on Microsoft’s new technologies.  In this role, Jennifer displays her contagious enthusiasm for technology by speaking on a variety of Microsoft technologies.  She is a frequent speaker at software development conferences across the United States.  In 2009, Jennifer was chosen as "Techie whose innovation will have the biggest impact" by X-OLOGY for her work with GiveCamps, a weekend-long event where developers code for charity.  She has also received many honors from Microsoft, including the Central Region Top Contributor Award, Heartland District Top Contributor Award, DPE Community Evangelist Award, CPE Champion Award, MSUS Diversity & Inclusion Award, and Gold Club.  Prior to becoming a Developer Evangelist, Jennifer was a software developer in Microsoft’s Natural Interactive Services division.  In this role, she earned two patents for her work in search and data mining algorithms.  Jennifer has also held positions with Ford Motor Company, National Instruments, and Soar Technology.  Jennifer holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering and Master’s Degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.  Her graduate work specialized in artificial intelligence and computational theory.  Jennifer blogs at http://blogs.msdn.com/jennifer and tweets at http://twitter.com/jennifermarsman

Pizza/Geek Dinner

Pizza will be provided as a snack during the meeting. A Geek Dinner will be held immediately after the meeting at Claddagh Irish Pub at 8745 Sancus Blvd., Columbus OH

When

Thursday, 4/26/2012, 6:00 - ??

Where
Microsoft Office - Columbus
Sponsorship

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Generous thanks to Microsoft for giving us the meeting space.

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posted @ Monday, March 19, 2012 10:11 AM

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