There are lots of great opportunities in Chicago to help you be a successful Windows Phone developer. If you are looking for a day of training, help with completing your apps or even a community to work alongside you as you journey down the path of Windows Phone master, Chicago has it. The following list of training opportunities are taking place between now and the end of the year and will help you be successful as a Windows Phone developer.
Windows Phone Camp – November, 18th
This is a free, full day event chock-full of everything you need to know to develop a Windows Phone application. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or just getting started with .NET development, this full-day event is for you. If you’re interested in making $$$, there will also be discussion on how to monetize your applications and profit from your apps.
The day will be capped with a hands-on session where prizes will be awarded for completed apps. This is the perfect opportunity to begin work on your dream application, or finish that app you’ve already started with Windows Phone experts to help and guide you. Bring your own laptop to join in the fun and show off your killer app!
There will also be a Windows Phone giveaway and many other cool prizes.
Windows Phone Camp Hands On Accelerator Lab – December 6th – 8th
It’s time to turn your napkin sketches into real, sellable apps for Windows Phone in less than a week! In this 3-day developer retreat, there will be experts on hand to help you build, test, pitch and deploy your app into the Windows Phone Marketplace. You will have hands on technical assistance, Marketplace subscriptions, and developer phones for testing.
It’s a great chance to get step-by-step advice from Microsoft and community experts and all you have to do is bring your existing app or app idea that you are ready to build.
Seating is limited and registration is not guaranteed. Get your spot today!
Chicago Windows Phone Developer Group – 1st Thursday of the Month
This group consists of professionals and students, residing in the Chicago area, who develop or plan to develop apps for Windows Phone devices and Windows Phone Marketplace. The group provides knowledge sharing, an exchange of ideas, and professional networking at monthly meetings. All things Windows Phone are discussed including Silverlight, XNA, .NET Framework, Cloud services, UI design and more.