Windows Phone Camp

Event Review – A huge success!!!

by on Dec.09, 2009, under Uncategorized

Thank you to all that came out on Dec 5th to the first Windows Phone Camp 2009 at the Tampa, FL Microsoft office. [See similar events in your area here]

It was exciting to see so many participants made it to the event. By filling out the eval forms everyone helped prove that there is an need for more Mobile events in the area.


It was interesting to see the crowd almost double later in the day once the beginner sessions passed. Here are few more pictures, compare top one to the bottom two:

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A huge Thank You to Joe Healy from Microsoft for hosting the event and sponsoring all the food:

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Winners of Windows Phones from Windows Mobile Developer Program:


Winners of Windows Phones from AT&T Developer Program:


Besides Nikita Polyakov, who organized and spoke at this event, Kevin Wolf helped with planning in addition to presenting 4 sessions!!!

Also, Bill Reiss presented XNA for Zune HD and got rave reviews on the eval forms, congrats Bill!

Nikita:image Kevin:




Kevin also brought-in his collection of mobile devices and few robots build on Windows Mobile platform:

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A good size group stayed for dinner and participated in the StartUp event adding to the numbers there too.

After, a much needed after-party was sponsored by Cornerstone Software, we thank them as well!

Our website is kindly hosted by Applied Innovations.

I am looking forward to hosting Tampa Windows Phone Camp 2010! Hope to see you there!

You can usually find Bill, Kevin and Nikita speaking at many local community events, check out and sites and their respective blogs for where you can see them next. Also, make sure you are signed up for the MSDN Flash where your can always get the latest info on the upcoming events in your region.

Any comments or suggestions, don’t hesitate to email: contact [at]


Speakers and Agenda links + Sponsor Info

by on Dec.03, 2009, under Uncategorized




Door Prizes are on their way, the other half are already here!


Agenda Posted, only 40 seats left

by on Dec.02, 2009, under Uncategorized

Agenda is now posted:

8:30AM   Doors Open and Coffee
8:45AM 9:00AM KickOff
9AM 9:50AM Getting Started With Mobile Development (Tools, Tips and Ticks)
10:00 AM 10:50 AM Building a Location Aware Mobile Application with GPS and Bing Maps
11:00 AM 11:50 PM Building in Data – SQL Compact & talking to big boss SQL Server
12:00 AM 12:50 PM FREE Lunch
1:00 PM 1:50 PM Windows Phone Widgets and Mobile Web
2:00 PM 2:50 PM How to submit your app to the Marketplace
3:00 PM 3:50 PM Building Casual Games for Windows Phone, ZuneHD and Silverlight
4:00 PM 4:50 PM Building Games for Zune HD with XNA
5:00 PM 5:15 PM Win in Door Prizes Raffle & Closing
6:00 PM 8:30 PM Tampa StartUp – WinMo StartUp Camp KickOff
9:00 PM   After Party

Only 40 more seats available, this is the time to RSVP NOW.


What will I learn at the Dev Camp?

by on Nov.23, 2009, under Uncategorized

To clarify one more time, this is a FREE Windows Phone Developer Camp.

A Code Camp style event with one track of set speakers. We encourage conversations and networking during breaks, at lunch and in the evening. Event starts at around 8:45AM, welcome time at 8:30AM.

Here is the great line up of topics you will learn, in order:

- Windows Mobile Development 101
- Developing a Location Aware application with Bing Maps
- Data – SQL Compact & talking to big boss SQL back at work
- Get FREE Lunch
- Windows Phone Widgets and Mobile Web
- Mobile Game Frameworks
- Games for Zune HD with XNA
- How to submit your app to the Marketplace
- Win in Door Prizes Raffle  & Closing

-Join us for dinner with Opening Night WinMoDev Starz Event for StartUp Tampa [separate RSVP]

- At night an After party, near by – sponsored by Cornerstone.

-Don’t forget¬†you got another day of StartUp the next morning at 9AM, check the links above.

So RSVP NOW, we are capping the registration at 100 attendies.

Did I mention that we have a few Windows Phones as give aways? So get on to that RSVP link

The event will be held at:
Microsoft Office
5426 Bay Center Drive
Suite 700
Tampa, FL 33609


What to expect from a Windows Phone Camp

by on Nov.03, 2009, under Uncategorized

Expect to:

  • Learn everything you need to get you started developing for the new¬†Windows Phone
  • Meet other Mobile enthusiast and professionals
  • Cool raffle prizes
  • Chance to attend WinMoDev StartUp event later that night [see earlier post]

Here are just a few of the sessions you will see:

  • Why Windows Mobile Platform?
  • Getting started with Developer tools
  • What is Marketplace for Mobile and how to Submit My Application
  • How to work with SQL Compact and Sync Services
  • What are Widgets and how to develop them
  • How to build a Touch friendly Application
  • A Windows Mobile Gaming Framework
  • A¬†bonus Zune HD XNA game programming session

Don’t forge to RSVP –

Got Questions? Want to be a Speaker?
Or if you or someone you know, knows of a Mobile Company that would like to sponsor this event?
Then email us at


After the event – WinMoDev Starz Opening Night

by on Nov.01, 2009, under Uncategorized

And one more thing….

As an alternative to heading out to dinner right after our event,
immediatly following at the same venue is another event: 

6:00-8:30PM Opening Night WinMoDev Starz Event for StartUp Tampa

“On Saturday evening there will be introductions; success stories and lessons learnd from dev and IT Pro community entrepreneurs and business owners, and an overview of the Microsoft programs available to help you realize your technology dreams as a business”

More info:ÔŅĹ
Separate Registration here:

And yes – after this is over we all will go to a place to chat even more about mobile space over late dinner and beverages. Information on the after party will be annouced closer to the event…for which you should RSVP¬†to help us book enough space at the after party: ¬†


Windows Phone Camp 2009 Tampa Kicks-Off

by on Oct.28, 2009, under Uncategorized

It’s official РWindows Phone Camp is happening in Tampa, FL on December 5th 2009 !!!

The event will be similar to a CodeCamp, not BarCamp style event. There will be a schedule with tracks, topics and speakers. The event is Developer focused. THE EVENT IS FREE!

Possibly with enough interest¬†‚Äď OpenSpace/Collaboration area¬†and a¬†Consumer track were attendees can learn and see changes in Windows Phone 6.5 that improve the phone experience.

Being the first Windows Phone/Mobile focused event in the area we need your help:

  1. Please pre-RSVP so we can place an order for an appropriate amount of food and plan the seating.If we show lots of interest it will be easier to get additional prizes, more speakers and sponsors for the event making it even better for all of us.
  2. Please help us spread the word!

Official site:

Blog for updates:

Link to the pre-RSVP-ing

If you are interested in speaking or sponsoring the event -


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