Thursday, February 16, 2012

Becoming a "Make Web, Not War" Warrior... Free day of cloud, mobile, design and web webinars. Attend one or attend them all....

Go DevMENTAL - You can become a Make Web` Not War Warrior

"March 8th, we have a full day of free webinars just for you. A great opportunity to learn about Web, mobile, design, cloud computing and more…

We know not everybody is interested in all the topics, and it’s not easy to take a full day of training, so you can register for individual presentations. For those of you who want to make the most of the day, we left time between sessions to refill your coffee, catch up on your Facebook, or tweet about the awesome session you just saw!



The boy in me chuckles at the title of the first session... I do find this new, more open Microsoft interesting.

For example [Emphasis added];

12:00 – 12:45pm - Take the red pill and enter the Matrix - Frédéric Harper

Don't fear the Agents anymore. In this presentation, we'll show you how it's easy to build a Website with the right tools. Including a Web server, a database, a SEO reporting tool and much more, WebMatrix, a free IDE, give you anything you need to be as fast as Neo. Coding in PHP or HTML5 has never been so easy. You work with Wordpress, DotNetNuke, Joomla or Umbraco? Don't worries, you'll be up and running with these (and more!) in less than five minutes. If you don't want to control the Matrix, you can always take the blue pill...


4:00 – 4:45pm - Devices, Your App, and the Cloud - Atley Hunter

There are extremely few popular device apps that do not connect to some kind of web-based or cloud service. Today’s apps are connected experiences and derive a great deal of value through the content they consume from services. See, through an end-to-end development experience, how connecting your Windows Phone, iOS, and/or Android device apps to the Cloud opens up a world of interesting possibilities.

Sure you might say Microsoft HAS to open up to more platforms if they are to survive, but as I've said before and we all know, monster corporations rarely seem to do what they "have to..."

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