Subject: You must register at https://www.clicktoattend.com/invitation.aspx?code=149726 in order to be admitted to the building and attend. Why would you be forced to buy a Mac and learn yet another language to write mobile games? The truth is you can reuse your finely honed .NET and C# skills to write games that will run on Windows, Xbox 360 and the hot new kid on the block: Windows Phone 7. Enter XNA Game Studio 4.0. Join ActiveNick in this session as your fast track to the world of mobile game development where we jump right away into the fun stuff. We’ll go through a quick recap of XNA Game Studio and dive right in. No, we won’t be building no Atari 2600-style 2D games, let’s mess around with the cool 3D stuff. We’ll cover designing games for mobile phones, adapting desktop & console XNA code for Windows Phone 7, tapping into the phone hardware, discuss media assets and the Content Processing Pipeline and basically cover as much demo code as the evening will allow. Forget SharePoint and Entity Framework, this is the kind of coding you signed up for when you decided to go pro as a coding geek.
Speaker: Nickolas Landry, Infusion Nickolas Landry is Practice Manager in New York for Infusion Development, a Microsoft Gold Partner which offers quality software development services, developer training and consulting services for large corporations and agencies in the North America, the UK and Dubai (www.infusion.com). Known for his dynamic and engaging style, he is a frequent speaker at major software development conferences worldwide, a member of the INETA and MSDN Canada Speakers Bureaus, and a 6-year Microsoft MVP on Device Application Development. With over 18 years of professional experience, a software architect by trade and a career almost entirely dedicated to Microsoft technologies, Nick specializes in .NET mobility, Bing Maps & Location Intelligence, High-Performance Computing (HPC), Game Development with XNA, and Smart Clients. He wrote multiple articles for CoDe Magazine and several .NET mobility courses for Microsoft, has been a technical editor for many books, and holds several professional certifications from Microsoft and IBM. www.twitter.com/ActiveNick
Date: Thursday, August 19, 2010
Time: Reception 6:00 PM , Program 6:15 PM
Location: Microsoft , 1290 Avenue of the Americas (the AXA building - bet. 51st/52nd Sts.) , 6th floor
Directions: B/D/F/V to 47th-50th Sts./Rockefeller Ctr 1 to 50th St./Bway N/R/W to 49th St./7th Ave.
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