[POSTPONED - TBD] [.NET@noon] 'Introducing Universal Apps for Windows' by David Washington at Startup City on April 17, 2014

Due to really crappy weather in Minnesota, David is not able to make it down today. We will announce a re-scheduled event soon

Universal Apps for Windows

At BUILD 2014 we announced a convergence of the platform for Windows Phone, Windows 8 and Xbox. Starting today you can start building Universal apps that share code for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1. In this session, I’ll do a quick walkthrough on how to take an existing Windows 8 app and add Windows Phone to make it a universal app. We’ll discuss where code can be identical, and where it makes sense to split code out. With 90% API compatibility between Windows Phone and Windows 8, you’ll be amazed how quickly you can get up and running, whether you are a XAML or HTML developer.

David Washington

David Washington is a Microsoft Technical Evangelist based in Minneapolis, MN. As the Microsoft Technical Evangelist, he works with students, startups and independent app developers in the Twin Cities and surrounding area who are interested or need help with Windows 8, Windows Phone and Windows Azure. For the past eight years he worked on User Experience in Windows. Most recently he worked as a Senior Program Manager Lead on Windows 8.1, leading a team of people designing the text suggestions UX and platform for the touch keyboard. Before that, he drove the end-to-end experience for how Windows 8 scales and adapts responsively across all screens sizes, from tablet to laptop to desktop, portrait and landscape and high pixel density screens.


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11:45 PM - 12:00 PM: Free Pizza & Soda / Announcements

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Presentation Drawings & Giveaways


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