Win a Windows Phone 7 device at our upcoming NorCal Launch Events

For the majority of you reading my blog that don’t live in NorCal, you can watch the events live on Oct 12. But, if you are in NorCal, here’s a reminder that we have seats available for our upcoming launch events in Mountain View and San Francisco this month!

Raffle prizes include:

  • Windows phone 7 device
  • Halo Reach Xbox bundle
  • Zune HD 32G
  • And more! (I would share what “more” is, but I’ll find out when you all do. =D

Attend either day or both days!  Note that Day 2 is all Hands-on Labs, and no presentations. More information about each day below.


Mountain View, CA | Microsoft Silicon Valley Office | October 12 - 13, 2010

San Francisco, CA | San Francisco Design Center | October 20 - 21, 2010


Day 1: Jump-Start Your Mobile Development | 8:30am - 5:15pm
In the first of this two-day launch event, we'll take you under the hood of Windows Phone 7 and the Windows Phone 7 platform with a progressive set of learning sessions. We'll start with the basic tools and fundamentals of Windows Phone 7 application development and as the day unfolds, we'll go deeper into development scenarios using Silverlight, XNA and the Windows Phone 7 SDK. You'll also see how to earn cash for your apps in the fully loaded Marketplace.

Day 2: Unleash Your Best App Workshop | 9:00am - 4:00pm
This hands-on workshop is designed to help you turn those napkin sketches and subway scribbles into real, sellable apps. You'll apply fundamental Windows Phone 7 design principles to build an app and upload it to the fully revamped Marketplace. Go at your own pace or follow along with a proctored group lab. Either way, you'll get step-by-step advice from Microsoft and community experts. It's an unprecedented opportunity to stake your claim in the marketplace – using familiar tools and consistent specs.