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10Apr/14

Events - Chicago Windows Developer Group:  Build 2014 Review – What’s New In Windows and Windows Phone Development?

photoChicago Windows Developer Group

Microsoft is holding its Build conference the first week of April, and group organizer George Roberts, President and CEO of Purity Consulting, will be attending. 

George will present an overview of the announcements from the conference as well as some in depth code examples of new features and functionality coming for the latest versions of the Windows platforms.

Come meet with us at the Chicago Microsoft offices for a firsthand account of the latest from Build!

Agenda:

6:00 - 6:30pm
Pizza and networking

6:30 - 8:30pm
Presentation

YOU MUST RSVP BY 04/16/2014 AT 3PM TO BE ADDED TO THE SECURITY LIST.

Directions to the Microsoft Office:
http://www.microsoft....

200 East Randolph Drive,
Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60601

YOU MUST PRESENT A VALID PHOTO ID TO GAIN ADMITTANCE THROUGH SECURITY!

Upon entering through security, go up an escalator to the upper lobby and then use the south east elevator bank labeled (Microsoft 2nd Floor, Even Floors) to go to the second floor.

Chicago, IL 60601 - USA

Thursday, April 17 at 6:00 PM

Attending: 23

Details: http://www.meetup.com/chicago-windows-developers/events/169858782/

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13Sep/13

Events - The Chicago Windows Phone Developer Group:  Add a Cloud Backend to Your App in Minutes with Windows Azure Mobile Services

photoChicago Windows Developer Group

We're going to be holding our first meeting in quite a while on October 3rd from 5:30-7:00pm at the Microsoft office in the Aon Center!

Adam Hoffman, Technical Evangelist at Microsoft, will introduce Windows Azure Mobile Services and show how you can add a cloud back end to your Windows and Windows Phone apps in minutes. Mobile Services allows you to accelerate your mobile app development by providing a turnkey way to structure storage, authenticate users, and send push notifications.

Take this opportunity to network with and learn from your Windows and Windows Phone developer peers in the Chicago area.

YOU MUST RSVP BY 10/02/2013 AT 3PM TO BE ADDED TO THE SECURITY LIST.

Directions to the Microsoft Office:
http://www.microsoft....

200 East Randolph Drive,
Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60601

YOU MUST PRESENT A VALID PHOTO ID TO GAIN ADMITTANCE THROUGH SECURITY!

Upon entering through security, go up an escalator to the upper lobby and then use the south east elevator bank labeled (Microsoft 2nd Floor, Even Floors) to go to the second floor. Once out of the elevator, follow the signs to the room.

Chicago, IL 60601 - USA

Thursday, October 3 at 5:30 PM

Attending: 25

Details: http://www.meetup.com/chicago-windows-developers/events/138466482/

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8Sep/12

Events - The Chicago Windows Phone Developer Group:  Social Event and Big News about the group!

photoThe Chicago Windows Phone Developer Group

Our summer break is over and a lot in the world of Windows Phone and Windows 8 is happening so now is a great time for a SOCIAL event. Meet us at the Franklin Tap!
BIG NEWS: We are planning to expand the scope of the group to include WINDOWS 8 APPS development. (Our legal team told us to avoid using the M word, so I hope that is etrO K with everyone). Many believe that WP8 and W8 Apps will converge in the future; there is already a lot of overlap; and many will want to develop apps on both. So we want to stay ahead of the curve. As part of our scope creep we need a new name for The Chicago Windows Phone Developers Group which will reflect both areas of development and hopefully shorter than the current name. It will be the same great group of developers just with a new name and more topics.
We need your help to decide the new name so join us at the Franklin Tap to nominate a new name and vote. This will be a great opportunity for you to show and tell what you have been working on all summer (but not your tan please).

Chicago, IL 60606 - USA

Thursday, September 27 at 5:30 PM

Attending: 13

Details: http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Windows-Phone-Developers/events/81501952/

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29Apr/12

Events - The Chicago Windows Phone Developer Group:  Building Custom Controls in WP7

photoThe Chicago Windows Phone Developer Group

Building Custom Controls in WP7

In the mobile environment experience is everything. Hitting the proper control balance is crucial to making usable applications, and that means as developers we need to understand our platform intimately to provide the best experience.  The Windows Phone 7 toolkit provides many additional controls which can be used to improve the experience, but its not all encompassing. This talk will focus on analyzing these controls and describing how we can build our own controls using templates, primitives, and simple inheritance.

 

 

About Jason

Jason Farrell is a consultant with Centare Group based in Chicago.  I recently moved to Chicago from Grand Rapids, MI where I was working in the IT space for Meijer Inc and leading the West Michigan .NET User Group.  I have a deep love for the community and thoroughly enjoy sharing my passion for technology through speaking. In my free time, I enjoy working out and running, mostly as training for my hiking excursions.  I also love Japan and have visited there many times over the past few years, including my most recent trip in August which took me to the top of Mt. Fuji. In addition, I also love Halo and other first person shooters.

Chicago, IL 60606 - USA

Thursday, May 3 at 5:30 PM

Attending: 17

Details: http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Windows-Phone-Developers/events/62656272/

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10Apr/12

Events - The Chicago Windows Phone Developer Group:  Using the Windows Phone Local Database

photoThe Chicago Windows Phone Developer Group

Windows Phone Mango brought many new features for developers, including Local Database, a compact private database. This powerful new feature allows developers to store relational data in isolated storage using LINQ to SQL. 

George Roberts from Purity Networks will give an overview of the Local Database features and will demonstrate building a simple database-driven app. A basic understanding of Windows Phone application development and database concepts will allow attendees to get the most of this session.       

 

Telerik Ultimate Collection

At this meeting we will be raffling a Telerik Ultimate Collection valued at $1,999! Be sure to attend for your chance to win this great suite of controls, components, and developer tools! 

 

 

About George

George Roberts is the President and CEO of Purity Networks, a Chicago-area internet security and software development consultancy. George has been a software developer and technologist for more than 20 years and is the developer of the Network Dashboard app for Windows Phone.

Chicago, IL 60606 - USA

Monday, April 16 at 5:30 PM

Attending: 29

Details: http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Windows-Phone-Developers/events/59060612/

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2Mar/12

Events - The Chicago Windows Phone Developer Group:  Windows Phone Design and User Experience

photoThe Chicago Windows Phone Developer Group

** IMPORTANT LOCATION CHANGE **

Our normal meeting place at TechNexus is unavailable for our March meetup so for this upcoming meeting we are going to use Clarity's training room at the following address:

1 N Franklin

Suite 3400

Chicago, IL 60606

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Austin Andrews from Maven Wave Partners has put together a talk on design and user experience aimed at developers on the Windows Phone platform. The talk will guide developers into things they should be thinking about along with how to implement a recognizable brand for their application.

 

The outline includes:

 - Layout

 - Spacing

 - Controls

 - Basic Color Theory as it relates to Metro

 - Typography and using custom fonts in Expression Blend.

 - Designing a Windows Phone icon in Expression Design

 

This talk requires no knowledge on the Windows Phone platform only an interest. Expression Design is recommended if you want to follow along with designing an icon.

Chicago, IL 60606 - USA

Thursday, March 8 at 5:30 PM

Attending: 24

Details: http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Windows-Phone-Developers/events/54686042/

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27Jan/12

Events - The Chicago Windows Phone Developer Group:  RealWorldWPDev: Discussing various real-world techniques for creating apps

photoThe Chicago Windows Phone Developer Group

Matt Hidinger from Clarity Consulting is going to dive into a blog series titled RealWorldWPDev, which currently consists of 6 in-depth parts. The series walks through building a functioning, polished app (with full source code available), which will eventually be submitted to the marketplace.

The Series Introduction and Outline can be seen here:

http://www.matthiding...

Each of the parts will be discussed during the presentation, including topics ranging from:

  1. Solution Structure
  2. MVVM with Caliburn.Micro
  3. Creating a great panorama experience
  4. Creating and consuming web services
  5. Page navigation and passing complex state

Since this is probably a 200-300 level talk, you may need a basic understanding of MVVM and Silverlight (or basic windows phone development experience) to get the most out of the content.

Chicago, IL 60606 - USA

Thursday, February 2 at 5:30 PM

Attending: 33

Details: http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Windows-Phone-Developers/events/49563322/

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8Nov/11

Events - The Chicago Windows Phone Developer Group:  Windows Phone App Dev with an ASP.NET MVC Service Layer

photoThe Chicago Windows Phone Developer Group

Add security to your application by using ASP.NET to handle external storage of data without worrying about security violations on your phone. Add performance to your application by allowing ASP.NET to handle 3rd party web service calls that require large amounts of data to be consumed or that require multiple calls to get retrieve your data. David Arlin of Triton-Tek will be discussing Windows Phone development with an ASP.NET MVC Service Layer, which will allow you do do all this and more! Conversation and snacks starting at 5:30, with the main presentation to begin at 6:00.

Chicago, IL 60606 - USA

Thursday, December 1 at 5:30 PM

Attending: 14

Details: http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Windows-Phone-Developers/events/40477122/

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2Nov/11

Events - The Chicago Windows Phone Developer Group:  Using Expression Blend in Windows Phone development

photoThe Chicago Windows Phone Developer Group

Anthony Handley, a Senior Consultant and User Experience Practice Lead at Magenic, will be presenting using Exprtession Blend in Windows Phone development.

Chicago, IL 60606 - USA

Tuesday, November 8 at 5:30 PM

Attending: 19

Details: http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Windows-Phone-Developers/events/39650962/

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1Oct/11

Events - The Chicago Windows Phone Developer Group:  Mobile Architecture Best Practices, Mango, $1999 Giveaway

photoThe Chicago Windows Phone Developer Group

We will raffle off a Telerik Ultimate Collection for .NET (worth $1999). 

Mobile Architecture Best Prctices (starts at 6pm)
presented by John Sprunger

When developing mobile applications, there are a number of key challenges where architecture and design are fundamentally different from that of a typical enterprise application. We’ll review and discuss the key architectural issues in mobile application development, including performance, usability, data access, security, and connectivity.

John Sprunger is an Architect in the Integration Practice at West Monroe Partners, a business and technology consulting firm. John has over 6 years of experience in performance optimization, systems integration, and building web-based, cloud, and mobile applications.

Mango Roundtable
A discussions about the Mango release will follow John's presentation. 

 

Chicago, IL 60606 - USA

Thursday, October 6 at 5:30 PM

Attending: 31

Details: http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Windows-Phone-Developers/events/28730021/

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