Thanks to Microsoft's help I am headed to MIX2011 as a Microsoft Student Insider. I will be participating in some press events and will be around the Coding4Fun (Channel 9 booth). This conference is a great networking opportunity and I will also try to show some of my Windows Phone 7 projects.
Out of the many sessions that are available, I am particularly interested in attending these:
- Flickr API: Tap Into Billions of Photos for Windows Phone 7 - I had my own Flickr API implementation for Windows Phone 7, so I am curious how the guys at Flickr approached the same problem.
Deep Dive MVVM - Laurent Bougnion is the person who built MVVM Light, one of the most reliable MVVM frameworks for .NET out there. It's always interesting what he has to say about the pattern and some specific implementations.
Who Would Pay For That Feature? Adding Analytics to Your Windows Phone 7 Applications - app analytics carry some interesting issues with them, so I would be curious to see whether those will be tackled.
Analyzing and Improving Windows Phone Application Performance - Jeff Wilcox built 4th & Mayor, a Foursquare client for Windows Phone 7. It is interesting to see what practices he used to improve the application performance.
Rx: A Library for Managing Asynchronous Data and Events in your Windows Phone 7 Application - remember when I was talking about a quick Rx sample? It would be great to listen to a professional showing real-world usage of the framework.
There is also an entire set of TBA (To Be Announced) sessions - I am sure that we'll hear more about some new Windows Phone 7 features coming as a part of the Mango update and the next release of the SDK.
If you plan on going to MIX and have a Windows Phone 7 device, make sure you grab these two apps:live blog Microsoft Student Insiders will be hosting. I will also be posting daily articles covering the events at MIX here at DZone, so make sure you keep the .NET Zone as an open tab!