Upcoming Windows Phone 8 DevCamps


With Windows Phone 8 SDK being released around two weeks ago, we are getting a lot of people wondering when we are going to run a Windows Phone 8 DevCamp to get you up to speed on the new dev features.

Wonder no more! The first Windows Phone 8 DevCamps will be help in London on Friday 14th December and Saturday 15th December. Booking details here:

14th December, Modern Jago
Event ID: 1032536241

URL: https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032536241&Culture=en-GB&community=0

Phone: 0870 166 6670 ref – 6241

15th December, Modern Jago
Event ID: 1032536242

URL: https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032536242&Culture=en-GB&community=0

Phone: 0870 166 6670 ref – 6242

The Windows Phone 8 Camps have been designed to show you how to build a Windows Phone 8 app. You can tailor the day to make it as personally productive and rewarding as possible. You can work on your own projects with assistance from Windows Phone 8 experts, network with others and also have the option of attending short tutorial sessions on Windows Phone 8 related topics.

The Windows Phone 8 Camps will cover an introductory overview session as well as a range of short tutorial sessions. Short tutorial sessions will include topics such as the Windows Phone 8 application lifecycle, new Windows Phone 8 controls such as the LongListPicker, a high level view of the platform – i.e. how .NET and the Windows Phone Runtime APIs work together and the choice around implementation technology, new Windows Phone 8 features such as the Speech API, app to app communication with file and protocol associations, lock screen notifications and in-app purchase, how to make the most of the new Tile templates, and how to make best use of the tooling – the role of Visual Studio and Expression Blend. We’ll also cover how to share code between a Windows Phone 8 app and a Windows 8 app.

In addition, you will learn how you can publish your Windows Phone 8 app into the Windows Phone Store.

The Windows Phone 8 Camp will kick off at 9am and officially finish at 6pm or 9pm for the hardcore attendees.

3 thoughts on “Upcoming Windows Phone 8 DevCamps

  1. jagathjayasinghe

    Hi Andy,

    I have registered for the training program “Building Apps for Windows Phone 8 Jump Start”

    Problem is I did not received any confirmation for the registration.

    Thank you,

    1. andywigley

      Hi Jagath,
      Thanks for registering for the Jump Start. As that’s an online event, I’m not sure they are sending out confirmations. If you didn’t get the Live Meeting invitation, ping me and I’ll see what’s going on.

  2. Clive

    Hi Andy,

    At the Windows 8 UX Workshop on the 29th of November, there were three people from VISA that came along. They were disappointed because they hoped there would be some Windows Phone 8 stuff. If they’ve not heard about this event and you can find them from the previous registered companies I’m sure they would appreciate it!


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