On November 16, Nokia is launching a series of Nokia DVLUP days reaching developers in four different US cities - Boston, Tampa, Sunnyvale, and Vancouver. Learn to make amazing Windows Phone apps and win big prizes just for participating.

During the first event in Boston, Nokia Ambassador and Telerik Evangelist, Lance McCarthy together with Nick Landry, will provide hands-on Windows Phone development training. Whether you’re a seasoned dev or don’t know a line of code, you will walk away with the ability to write an app. If you publish any new app or app update, you will be rewarded.

With full example source code and step by step instructions, you will learn how to make an app from scratch. There are three individual tracks for you depending on what you want to build and your programming skill level. There is something for everyone whether you want to build apps or games.

Track One: Native development (10AM – 2PM): Learn how to write Windows Phone apps with XAML/C# and explore the amazing APIs available to you. From the built-in task classes to advanced Bluetooth/NFC/Camera approaches, Lance McCarthy, Nokia Ambassador for the Northeast US, will show you how easy it is to write great apps with ease. This track comes with full source code and slides.

Track Two: App Studio development (10AM-2PM): Learn how to generate a store-ready Windows Phone app in under an hour using Microsoft’s App Studio. Nick Landry, Nokia Ambassador for the Mid-Atlantic US, will show you how to get started with App Studio and also take you through how to download the source code for the finished app to customize it even further.

Track Three: Game Development (10 AM-2PM): Learn how to make fun games for Windows Phone and Windows 8 using Unity3D and Construct2. Michael Cummings, Microsoft DPE, will show you how to code casual 2D games for Windows 8 and Windows Phone using a variety of technologies such as Unity, GameMaker, Construct 2, HTML5 and/or MonoGame. IMPORTANT: If you are going to attend track 3, you need to register in addition to your registration for Dvlup Day.

Combined track (2:15-5PM): A combination of app demos from the event hosts that highlight their favorite approaches to Windows Phone development (for example, Lance will demonstrate some Windows Phone Bluetooth and Netduino fun). Each presenter will spend 30 minutes to show you the app and dissect it for you to see how to do it yourself. This session is to spark your imagination.

Registration is open and seating is limited, go here for details and to RSVP.

About the Author

Lyubomira Minovska

 is Product Marketing Manager at Kendo UI & Windows Suites

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