On Wednesday March 11, Telerik hosted the DevCraft Q1 2015 Release webinar–and boy, it was fun. At your service delivering the webinar were the trio of aspiring .NET ninjas, just like all of you: Michael Crump, Ed Charbeneau and Sam Basu. We thoroughly enjoy talking to fellow developers and hope it was just as much fun for you. Let’s recap a little.

First, huge thanks to everybody who joined our webinar, taking time from your busy day. Hosting thousands of developers in a live webinar always runs the risk of running into technical issues, thankfully everything was smooth. And just as promised, the webinar was recorded in its entirety. So, in case you missed the DevCraft Q1 Release webinar or if you just want to revisit the topics covered, the video recording is up on YouTube.

If you wanted to catch up on some of the content we used during the webinar, here are some resources that you may find helpful:

  1. Sam’s slide deck | Sam’s Demo code (demo included in installer)
  2. Michael’s slide deck | Michael’s Demo code
  3. Ed’s slide deck | Ed’s Demo code
  4. What’s new in Telerik UI for Windows Universal
  5. What's new in Telerik UI for ASP.NET Ajax
  6. Updates in Telerik UI for Xamarin
  7. Telerik Report Server

The other fun aspect of DevCraft webinars is all the questions we get from all of you. You’re passionate about DevCraft and have a stake in its product features/roadmaps – we get it. We love hearing first-hand developer success stories or pain points, and questions during DevCraft webinars help flush those out. This quarter was no different with hundreds of enthusiastic questions from all of you.

A special thank you goes out to two Telerik Product Managers: Nikolay Diyanov and Iana Tsolova, who joined the webinar behind the scenes and helped answer many of your questions, as fast as they could type. In addition to answering your questions through the typed question panel, we did about 10 minutes of voice Q/A at the end of the webinar. We hope that it was helpful, but realize it is barely enough.

So, in order to do justice to all of your love and questions, we’re doing something new for this DevCraft Q1 release. Post-webinar, we’ll do a couple of informal Google Hangouts to answer each and every one of your questions. In addition, we realize that we cram a lot of product news in our one hour DevCraft webinar time. So, how about we take some extra time to showcase some new product features or deep-dive into solutions that we just did not have time for during the webinar? You’ll want to join in on the fun, right? We have two upcoming Google Hangouts on Air already scheduled – simply show up. We’re calling them Telerik DevCraft Release Tech Chats:

Ok, now let’s cut to the chase and declare the prize winners from our DevCraft Release webinar--you just can’t wait, can you? We don’t blame you with such craved-after tech gadgets up for grabs. So here are the lucky winners – randomly selected, just for joining our webinar:

  1. XBox One – Venkata Reddy Vatrapu
  2. Nokia Lumia 930 (unlocked) – Brad Gonzalez
  3. Apple iPhone 6 (unlocked) – Ratna Dabbiru

And as promised, the person with the best (and most thoughtful/technical/relevant) question gets to take home something that is hard to lay your hands on: a Microsoft Band. The best question adjudged winner is,“Is it possible to add your own custom animation to SideDrawer control?” by Paresh Nawale. The answer is : Yes. In a Xamarin.iOS/Xamarin.Android project with the Xamarin.iOS/Xamarin.Android wrapper  it is possible to add your custom animation.

Congratulations to all of our winners.

We can't wait to see what you build with the new products and feature enhancements now available in Telerik DevCraft. Make sure to get the latest bits. Have fun & happy coding!


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Michael Crump

is a Microsoft MVP, Pluralsight and MSDN author as well as an international speaker. He works at Telerik with a focus on everything mobile.  You can follow him on Twitter at @mbcrump or keep up with his various blogs by visiting his Telerik Blog or his Personal Blog.

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