Workshop: Windows 8 development with XAML/C#
tuesday 8.30 - 12.30
Room: Keyboard Cat
Windows 8 is without a doubt an intriguing opportunity for every developer. For people with prior WPF, Silverlight or Windows Phone experience, this is the continuation of a journey started in 2006 in the XAML landscape. For others, the learning curve is steeper but made easier by the active community in these platforms. Windows 8 however comes with some unique particularities, making it sometimes challenging to transition to this new platform.
In this workshop, Laurent Bugnion, a XAML expert and enthusiast since the early days will help you to get started in Windows 8 development. We won't stop there however, and we will quickly dive into advanced topics. From networking to sensors, from best practices to visual tools, this half-day should give you a kickstart in the Windows 8 world.
Laurent works as Senior Director for Europe for IdentityMine, one of the leading companies for Microsoft technologies such as Windows 8, WPF, Silverlight, Microsoft Surface, Kinect, Windows Phone 7 and generally User Experience. He is based in Zurich Switzerland, where he lives with his wife and his two daughters. 2012 is his 6th year as a Microsoft MVP (Silverlight). He is also the author of the open source toolkit MVVM Light, and of the "Silverlight Unleashed" books.