It was great to recently connect with the winner of last Summer’s Fast Track Challenge, Abhishek Nandy and hear about how he’s continuing to grow his app building skills and getting involved in the community. We exchanged mail when he was on his way back from Dev Camp in New Delhi, and he was kind enough to send along this write up of the event and how it helped him with his projects.
Abhishek Nandy: My Dev Camp experience 29th August 2013 New Delhi, India
What is Dev Camp?
We gathered at the Hotel City Park, and Joseph Landes gave us a perfect overview of the Windows 8 ecosystem and how the app development process makes it easy for up and coming developers to have a global presence. Dev Camp is an interactive way to get in touch with people who are actually from Microsoft and share high level details on the new Microsoft Technologies. Developers can clear their doubts and know how to build apps with the new technologies. There are lots of live demos, and we can get a feeling for the actual flow of the app building process. You connect with excellent speakers to help in your journey.
Attending Dev Camp gave me the opportunity to show my demo apps to Microsoft Technical Evangelist Ujjawal Kumar. He gave me some quick tips about making a few changes that made the app look awesome—everybody is so helpful. It helped me get an insight into the Windows 8.1 update, Windows Phone development and Windows Azure services. Each and every person who is interested in Microsoft Technologies should consider going to these camps to get valuable, direct exposure to Microsoft technology experts.
App Builders Club and MVA
App Builders Club is another great resource to help you blend and develop your app so that you get the best results. You can share app development progress via mail and they will guide and help you in a proper manner so you can make your dream app a reality. And of course, MVA is free academy where we get the chance to learn different Microsoft Technologies in a step by step manner from the Microsoft Experts.
Be sure to look for Abhishek’s NASA Space 3D app, soon to be published in the Windows Store. You’ll see what he learned from the Gaming Engines for Windows 8 Jump Start !