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Workshop: "Windows Store App Development End to End: 0 to 60 in 6 hours: FREE Workshop"

Time: Thursday 09:00 - 16:00 / Location: Training 6

This is a FREE Workshop: Register here to save a seat

Speakers: Dave Bost (@davebost), Adam Hoffman (@stratospher_es), Clark Sell (@cell5), Greg Levenhagen (@GregLevenhagen)


Business Insider states, "The Windows Store will be present on hundreds of millions of machines eventually, making it a new marketplace that will eventually be one of the world's largest." Tech Crunch sends a call to all developers stating, "The Windows Store is likely to be the last opportunity of its kind for quite some time."

The Windows 8 development platform opens up an exciting opportunity for developers of all ilk. From the managed code developer to the slinger of C++ and now the HTML/JavaScript Junkie, Windows 8 gives developers the tools and components to create rich, immersive, modern applications.

This hands-on workshop will focus on the fundamentals of building modern Windows 8 applications with HTML and JavaScript. In this workshop, we will cover topics including:

·       Async programming patterns

·       Patterns for composing a Windows 8 App

·       Managing App Lifecycle

·       Page Navigation

·       Integrating your App with the OS

·       Working with Tiles

·       Performance tips

·       Testing and Deploying your App to the Windows Store

You will leave this workshop armed and ready to take advantage of the opportunities starting to explode with the Windows 8 Store. As The Next Web asserts, "We may see a gold rush of sorts as the Windows Store grows up overnight." It's time to stake your claim now!

Bring your own hardware, we'll have the software need, Mac or PC, it's all good.


Adam Hoffman, Microsoft Developer Advisor

Adam Hoffman

Biography: Adam Hoffman

Adam is an technical evangelist working for Microsoft. By day, you can likely find him somewhere in the Midwest, driving to somewhere, ready to figure out how the cloud can save your family from certain doom, and make you rich and successful in the process. Before he started evangelizing, Adam was a Senior Developer Lead for Microsoft in Redmond, working on Office 365, BPOS, and Office Live. He misses Redmond, and the excitement of the mother ship, but the lack of decent pizza in Redmond was too much for him, and he had to return. Prior that that he developed software and ran teams for Thomson Reuters, Method Engine (which he co-founded), VSA Partners, Navigant Consulting, Andersen Consulting, and a couple of CASE tool companies way back in the day. His favorite possession is a clone of the original Altair computer, running BillG's 8K BASIC, which he's still intending to hook up to the cloud, someday, somehow. You can read his Windows Azure Blog at, and tweeter-er him at

Clark Sell, Microsoft

Clark Sell

Biography: Clark Sell

Clark is a web evangelist for Microsoft based in Illinois. A Chicago native who can’t spell, Clark as a kid actually made his money building cars, getting grease under his nails. That art of building would later lead him to software development where he drinks the Web Development Kool-Aid. Writing code is what keeps Clark awake at night, while continually working on his craft and rapping with others over a few cold CORS. Clark is the co-founders of a polyglot software development conference called That Conference. You can hear him muse about software on his podcast Developer Smackdown, or find his family cruising around in their 1968 Camaro SS.
Twitter: @csell5

Dave Bost, Microsoft Developer Advisor

Dave Bost

Biography: Dave Bost

Dave Bost is a Technical Evangelist in Microsoft’s Developer and Platform Evangelism (DPE) Division. In this role, Dave works with the broad developer community to help them succeed on the Microsoft Platform. Prior to joining Microsoft, he was a Software Developer and Solution Architect working with many Fortune 500 companies as a technical mentor and consultant. Dave started his technical passion when he wrote his first assembly-language program out of a Commodore-64 manual that produced a hot-air balloon to sail across his Commodore 1701 Video Monitor. From there, he was hooked on creating something from nothing with software. More recently, Dave’s passion and drive falls into helping other’s succeed in building games and apps for the Windows 8 and Windows Phone Platforms. You can contact Dave at, listen to him on the Thirsty Developer Podcast, or follow him at


Greg Levenhagen, Senior Software Engineer Consultant at Skyline Technologies

Greg Levenhagen

Biography: Greg Levenhagen

Greg Levenhagen has been designing and developing enterprise solutions and leading projects for a variety of businesses for over 12 years. He has worked on a diverse set of platforms using many different tools. He is a true enthusiast of computer science, with passions and interests including mobile, cloud, architecture, parallel, testing, agile, UX, 3D/games, languages and much more.  Greg is a Senior Software Engineer with Skyline Technologies, Board member of, Board member of the Fox Valley .NET User's Group, cofounder of the Northeast WI Agile User’s Group, INETA speaker, IEEE member, ACM member, substitute professor and a PhD student.
Along with being a life-long geek, Greg enjoys golfing, football, woodworking, philosophy and stimulating conversation.
You can find Greg at and @GregLevenhagen.