Windows Phone 7 Developer Hub Comes to Dublin

I’m delighted to announce that the team behind Windows Phone 7 is visiting Dublin on June 3rd to conduct a free developer workshop.  The workshop will cover building applications for Windows Phone 7 in both Silverlight & XNA.

Windows Phone 7

Here’s an overview of the event – you can register now at

Date:   Thursday, June 3, 2010
Time: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Location:      Westbury Hotel
     Grafton Street
     Dublin 2
Level: 200-300
Language: English
Audience: Any developer interested in creating for a brand-new Phone marketplace


Join us to learn about the exciting new Windows Phone 7 developer platform!  Windows Phone 7 will open up a host of new application and multi-screen development opportunities, and this briefing will give you a jumpstart in understanding how to take advantage of them.

  • Keynote
  • Windows Phone Programming with Silverlight. 

o Platform and the tools
o Introduction to the Application Model
o Input Modes and device features: touch, accelerometer, camera, and GPS
o Push Notifications
     - XNA programming for Windows Phone.  
o Introduction to XNA
o Platform and the tools
o Performance advise for game and application development on Windows Phone
o Getting started with the platform.
     - Design and coding advice for your Windows Phone application.
     - Marketplace
     - Q & A

Development would require

  • Good understanding of C# and .NET development
  • Silverlight application development experience is a plus (if writing a Silverlight app)
  • XNA application development experience is a plus (if you are writing a game in XNA)

We’re lucky in Ireland to have Ben Riga & Yochay Kiriaty join us from the team in Redmond.

Ben Riga
Ben Riga is Senior Technical Evangelist for Windows Phone 7 in Microsoft's Developer and Platform  Evangelism (DPE) group.  His responsibilities include demonstrating the compelling business value of the Windows Phone platform and how it extends the Microsoft stack to the device to help customers and ISVs to more quickly deliver mobile applications.  Ben supports the Microsoft field by engaging in key projects, recruiting target customers/partners, engaging customers and partners with feedback and managing the all-up engagement pipeline.

Yochay Kiriaty
Yochay Kiriaty is a Senior Technical Evangelist at Microsoft, focusing on Windows Phone 7 and Windows 7. He has more than a decade of experience in Software development and management. He has written and taught academic Computer Science courses in several universities. He is the public face of the Windows 7 Developers Blog, written number of MSDN articles, and co-authored the Introduction to Windows 7 for Developers and Learning Windows Phone books.

Register today at – see you Thursday June 3rd!