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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


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.