I recently spent a week in Las Vegas at the amazing Mix 2011 conference where I got to network with tons of energetic Windows Phone developers. If you haven’t had a chance already, check out the Day 1 and Day 2 keynotes. There’s some impressive stuff in there. (Day 2 is the one that focuses on Windows Phone and Silverlight).
Anyways, one of my favorite parts of attending major Microsoft conferences is meeting my other Microsoft colleagues. Working from home in Central Ohio has its perks, but the majority of the people I want to interact with live on the other side of the country. This year, I got to spend an entire day with the Windows Phone team learning about Mango.
Several people recognized me as the “31 Days Guy,” which was flattering, but the most flattering part of the day was when a former colleague of mine approached me about speaking about Windows Phone to the developers in his region. He is currently working in Dublin, Ireland.
So, since Mix, I have been putting together multiple presentations, gathering all of the data I can get my hands on, AND preparing for international travel. (Thank goodness I got a new passport a year ago.)
So, if you’re a reader of my blog, and you live in or around Dublin, Ireland or Belfast, Great Britain, expect some formal announcements soon about the activities that will be taking place the week of May 9th.
I’ll be helping people get their apps in the marketplace, teaching developers how to start their first Windows Phone application, and providing my personal guidance on the features every Windows Phone application should have. It should be an awesome week.