As many of you know, I am one person on a worldwide team of Microsoft Evangelists. Our mission is to inform and educate Developers and IT Professionals about the great products, technologies, and tools Microsoft provides. We accomplish this goal through a variety of channels, most of which involve online, community and 1 to Many live events. Our West Region marketing team has compiled a list of upcoming events for the West Region (Denver, CO and west). LOTS of great things coming up so please check out the list and get registered!

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Quality Enablement through Agile Testing with Imaginet & Froglogic

During this event, your local Microsoft Developer Technology Specialist will provide you an inside look at Black Box Testing, show you the capabilities of Microsoft Test Manager, and address the Developer’s experience in quality enablement through white box testing. Furthermore, we’ll cover how quality is an accountability and addressable by the entire development organization. You’ll also have an opportunity to learn the value of Build, Deploy, Test, and Lab Management from our ALM Partner, Imaginet, and gain exposure to cross platform GUI test automation tools with froglogic’s Squish. We look forwarding to seeing you there!

DATE

TIME

LOCATION

CODE

September 11

9:30 AM – 3:00 PM PDT

San Diego, CA

1032559581

Uplinq 2013

Join local Microsoft Developer Evangelists at the second annual Uplinq Mobile Codefest & Hackathon. If you’re a coder, Tuesday is for you. Spend the day attending CodeFest sessions to get tips & tricks from the experts on the latest mobile development tools and technologies. Get deep technical training and hack for prizes! For more information, visit: https://www.uplinq.com/.

DATE

LOCATION

CODE

September 3-5, 2013

San Diego, CA

https://www.uplinq.com/

Discover Key Hybrid Cloud Solutions for IT Pros

Join local Microsoft cloud experts for a free one day IT Camp on Windows Azure. You'll hear the latest on the Microsoft cloud platform, dive deep into Windows Azure Infrastructure Services, and participate in hands-on labs that demonstrate the power of this on-demand, scalable compute infrastructure.

DATE

TIME

LOCATION

CODE

September 5, 2013

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM PDT

San Francisco, CA

1032559014

Code Camps

Microsoft will be sponsoring Code Camp near you! Learn from fellow developers and network with your peers.  Microsoft Developer Evangelists will be on hand to provide you with the tools and support you need to build your Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8 App and more!

DATE

TIME

LOCATION

CODE

September 7, 2013

8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Portland, OR

http://portlandcodecamp2013.eventbrite.com/

September 28, 2013

8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Seattle, WA

https://seattle.codecamp.us/

October 5-6, 2013

8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Los Altos, CA

http://www.siliconvalley-codecamp.com/

LA Developer Week

DeveloperWeek LA builds on the success of last February’s DeveloperWeek San Francisco.  Join Microsoft and the folks from Data 2.0 for a 2-day hackathon (delivered by Microsoft), a full-day dev conference, and full day of sessions on the greatest developer technologies. Over 400+ developers will converge in Santa Monica & Play Vista, visit: http://la.developerweek.com/ for more info.

DATE

LOCATION

CODE

October 18-21, 2013

Los Angeles, CA

http://la.developerweek.com/

ONLINE OUTREACH

ZERO260: On-Demand

Enjoy on-demand recordings of our ZERO260 virtual training sessions that will get you up to speed fast with Windows 8 game creation!  Here, you can learn everything needed to create, upload and distribute a new game to Windows 8 using Scirra’s Construct 2.  No need to come with a game idea, a number design options will available for your use.

DATE

TOPIC

LINK

February 26, 2013

Physics Game

http://aka.ms/0260r1

February 28, 2013

Side Scroller – Angry Turds

http://aka.ms/0260r2

March 5, 2013

Little Pond

http://aka.ms/0260r3

March 7, 2013

Platformer

http://aka.ms/0260r4

March 12, 2013

Catch a Clown

http://aka.ms/0260r5

March 14, 2013

Racecar

http://aka.ms/0260r6

March 19, 2013

Side Scroller – Angry Turds

http://aka.ms/0260r13

March 21, 2013

Sprite Collision – Grow

http://aka.ms/0260r14

March 26, 2013

Top Down Shooter – Shoot

http://aka.ms/0260r9

March 28, 2013

Treasure Map

http://aka.ms/0260r10

April 16, 2013

Tower Defense

http://aka.ms/0260r11

April 30, 2013

Space Blaster

http://aka.ms/0260r12

May 7, 2013

Grow

http://aka.ms/0260r7

May 9, 2013

Rotary Platform

http://aka.ms/0260r15

May 14, 2013

Talk to the Cloud

http://aka.ms/0260r16

May 23, 2013

Vertical Scrolling Shooter

http://aka.ms/0260r17

DevRadio

We're kicking off a new series covering all things Windows 8. Tune in as we cover the basics from what's new in this latest installment as well as what you need to know to build, publish and profit from developing your first application. Be the first in line people....Windows 8 is coming and we need your apps!

Subscribe to the Channel here:

iTunes - http://aka.ms/devchannel-itunes

Zune - http://aka.ms/devchannel-Zune

EPISODE

EVANGELIST

LINK

Dyyno’s Journey: Developing an App for Windows 8

Jeremy Foster

http://aka.ms/dyynosjourney

Developing for Windows 8 in 1/2 the Time

Michael Palermo

http://aka.ms/DevforWin8

Using OData in Your Windows 8 Application

Jerry Nixon

http://aka.ms/UsingOData

Why Wait? Develop for Windows 8 Now!

Jerry Nixon

http://aka.ms/whywait

How to Convert Your Windows Phone App into a Windows 8 Application

Jerry Nixon

http://aka.ms/ConvertWinPhoneApp

Building and Publishing Great Apps in Windows 8

Jerry Nixon

http://aka.ms/buildinggreatapps

Tech Affiliate Program

The Tech Affiliate Program is your destination to earn and redeem points for support of your community activities!  This will allow you to choose the support services that you need for your community’s specific interests, size, and activity level.

LINK

www.mstechaffiliate.com

Automating your Software Delivery Pipeline by Northwest Cadence

Any manual process in your software delivery pipeline is holding you back from delivering more value with higher quality and greater speed.  Continuous delivery, continuous deployment, continuous testing, and configuration as code are terms you may have heard as possible solutions to your problems.  But how do you get there?  In this session, we will take a practical approach for getting started with automation across your software delivery pipeline.  Our specific areas of focus will be on the most commonly found manual processes: build, deploy, test, and environment configuration.

DATE

TIME

CODE

September 10, 2013

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PDT

170636

September 24, 2013

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PDT

170637

Enterprise Dependency Management with NuGet and Chocolatey by Northwest Cadence

Dependency management can be a painful and scarring experience but are the battle scars really necessary?  Over the past few years, dependency management in the .Net world has taken great leaps forward and it is time to take it to the enterprise.  In this session, we will walk you through how NuGet and Chocolatey can provide a clean and automated approach to dependency management within your organization.

DATE

TIME

CODE

September 11, 2013

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PDT

170638

September 25, 2013

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PDT

170639

Visit http://nwcadence.com/events for a full list of upcoming events.

Continuous Integration with TFS by AgileThought

Code -> Test -> Build -> Deploy.  As teams become more agile, there is a higher expectation to deliver quality software in shorter timeframes.  But how do you do that without affecting your productivity and sacrificing quality?
This session will cover the steps that you should go through to achieve deliver quality code as often as required by your business.  We will leverage TFS to orchestrate builds that include compile, unit tests, functional tests, code analysis, deployment, and more.

DATE

TIME

CODE

September 3, 2013

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM PDT

171397

September 17, 2013

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM PDT

171398

Getting Started With Coded UI testing: Building Your First Automated Test by Imaginet

This training seminar will demonstrate how to record tests run against various types of application user interfaces using Microsoft Visual Studio's Coded UI Tests and how to replay them at any time.  Additionally, we will explore how to embed validations, either simple or elaborate, to ensure your application is producing the correct results.  Learn how to improve the quality of your applications by having a repeatable set of Microsoft Coded UI Tests available to ensure defects don’t go unnoticed!

DATE

TIME

CODE

September 5, 2013

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM PDT

170501

September 19, 2013

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM PDT

170502

Stop Gambling with your Quality! Build Tests Into your Stories! by AgileThought

Your team practices Scrum, and has had success with it.  But problems with commitments in the sprint, and story estimation still rear their ugly head. To tame these problems, your team is ready for more mature user story practices, and TFS 2012 has tools to support this.  Eric introduces a technique that he has used to successfully solidify stories within and after the sprint.  Using collaboration between team members, Eric shows how your team can interactively clarify committed stories.

DATE

TIME

CODE

September 9, 2013

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT

171399

Managing business requirements in Agile by InCycle

How do you ensure that you are focusing your attention, efforts and resources on the highest-priority requirements, while managing change and cutting costs? Visual Studio provides teams with the ability to effectively manage requirements and collect feedback from customers. The new features in Team Foundation Server open an new world of possibilities to effectively manage requirements and drive customer feedback into the system to help prioritize and understand customer needs. We will show you how to gain cost savings, improve business processes, and increase efficiency with Microsoft’s ALM (application lifecycle management) strategy and toolset of Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server, while improving quality and delivery of modern applications.

DATE

TIME

CODE

September 16, 2013

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PDT

170922

Continuous Delivery with Team Build and Octopus Deploy by Northwest Cadence

Come see the tools in action to provide a powerful deployment pipeline.  First, on every check-in an automated Team Build will compile the code, run a suite of tests, and if successful will package up the new version and deploy it to a Nuget repository. As a final step, an Octopus Deploy will be kicked off that will deploy both application and database changes to the Dev environment. At that point, we can validate the Dev environment manually, and trigger a deployment into the Test and Production environments. Yes, it’s an impressive demo, and we show you all the pieces and parts that make it all work!  Don’t miss this session!

DATE

TIME

CODE

September 18, 2013

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PT

nwcoctopusdeploy

Visit http://nwcadence.com/events for a full list of upcoming events.

Choosing the right Agile approach for your organization by InCycle

In a study “Agile Development: Mainstream Adoption Has Changed Agility“, Forrester reported that “35% of respondents stated that Agile most closely reflects their development process”. With the increasing popularity of Agile practices, development teams need to find the right approach that fit their organizational culture as well as their business situation to ensure they get the full benefits of Agile. In this session, we will help you understand the differences between Scrum and Kanban as well as the ability to have a mixed approach. We will then show you how Team Foundation Server and Team Foundation Service can help you support it by leveraging the available process templates.

DATE

TIME

CODE

September 23, 2013

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PDT

170924

Agile testing with Visual Studio 2012 by Testhouse

A view from the trenches on how to approach testing in an Agile environment. We will be looking at various types of manual and semi automated tests with Microsoft Test Manager. We will also be looking at how regression, Coded UI and performance tests fit into the Agile Framework.

DATE

TIME

CODE

September 30, 2013

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM PDT

170864

Training: Available Upon Request by Northwest Cadence

TOPIC

CONTACT

Building Applications with Visual Studio 2012

Rick.Flath@nwcadence.com

Agile Foundations

Rick.Flath@nwcadence.com

Enterprise Agility is not an Oxymoron

Rick.Flath@nwcadence.com

PARTNER & COMMUNITY

TechCrunch Disrupt | Hackathon and Afterparties

This September 7-11, TechCrunch will be bringing Disrupt back to San Francisco to reveal an all new slate of outstanding startups, influential speakers, guests and more to the stage. Come watch the Microsoft Startup Evangelism team compete in the weekend-long hackathon and party with our startup evangelists after hours!

DATE

CONTENT

TIME

LOCATION

REGISTER

September 7-8, 2013

Hackathon

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Concourse Exhibition Center

mattg@techcrunch.com

September 9, 2013

Monday Afterparty

9:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Mighty, SF

Register

September 10, 2013

Tuesday Afterparty

9:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Temple, SF

Register

September 11, 2013

Wednesday Afterparty

9:00 PM – 12:00 AM

1015 Folsom, SF

Register

Hack the Globe Hackathon

Hack the Globe is the first ever hackathon to bring together top young engineers under 30 from over 35 countries with the purpose of creating cutting-edge software in 48 hours. Hack the Globe promises a marathon of innovation, celebrating the potential of technology. Hack the Globe has a highly competitive application process. 100 hand-picked applicants will be fully funded to fly to Stockholm and have a chance to compete in this global hackathon. Please contact Justine Li for further details.

DATE

CONTENT

TIME

LOCATION

REGISTER

November 1-3, 2013

Hackathon

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Stockholm, Sweden

Apply

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Feedback is welcome – please e-mail Justine Li at Justine.Li@microsoft.com.

-Cheers!