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I'm excited to announce a new set of workshops that I've been planning in collaboration with the folks from the BaltoMSDN user group and the CMAP Code Camp.

The Series

The series consists of 3 weekly workshops covering the game development landscape for Windows Store apps (week 1), building Windows Store games with HTML & JavaScript, both natively, and with third party frameworks and tools (week 2), and using the Unity 3D game development tool to build games, and how you can enhance those games with Windows Store features like sharing and live tiles (week 3). And on June 1st, at the CMAP Code Camp (register here), the code camp will host a game/app competition, where attendees can show off the games and apps they've built, and compete for a grand prize of a Surface Pro, along with other great prizes.

The workshops will be held at The Greene Turtle in Hunt Valley, MD on Tuesday, May 14th, Wednesday, May 22nd, and Wednesday, May 29th.

Register Now

The key step for you is to register, which you can do at the links below. The workshops will include both presentation time, as well as hands-on time, so you can crank on some code with a Microsoft Technical Evangelist (yours truly) on hand for Q&A.

Week 1: App & Game Development Landscape – Tuesday, May 14th – 6pm-9pm

Meetup Link | Registration Link

Week 2: Building Apps & Games with HTML and JS – Wednesday, May 22nd – 6pm-9pm

Meetup Link | Registration Link

Week 3: Windows 8 and Unity 3D – Wednesday, May 29th – 6pm-9pm

Meetup Link | Registration Link

If you want to learn more about how to build great apps for the Windows Store, this is the series for you. And in addition to the opportunity to compete for prizes at CMAP Code Camp, your apps may be eligible for theKeep the Cash promotion, which provides $100 per qualifying app (up to 10 apps for both Windows Store and Windows Phone).

Have questions? Drop me a note.


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