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4/30/2014 6:00 PM
Speaker: Doug Holland
Topic: Universal Projects: Code Sharing for Windows and Windows Phone


Universal projects enable an unprecedented level of code reuse across Windows and Windows Phone. In this talk you’ll discover how to build two apps for Windows and Windows Phone as well as some tips and tricks for both your code and testing your apps within the emulators. If you were unable to attend BUILD in San Francisco earlier this month you’ll also walk away with an understanding of the major announcements from the conference and how they affect you.

Speaker Profile:

Doug  Holland

Doug Holland is an Architect with Microsoft’s Developer & Platform Evangelism team and is one of the authors of the forthcoming Professional Windows 8 App Development book to be published by Wiley/Wrox. At Microsoft, he works with Microsoft’s strategic ISV partners to help them bring new and exciting experiences to consumers on Windows 8, Windows Phone, and Xbox using Windows Azure

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3/26/2014 6:00 PM
Speaker: Alek Davis
Topic: Build Responsive Websites with Visual Studio 2013 and Bootstrap 3.0


Come to learn about building responsive websites using Visual Studio 2013, Bootstrap 3.0, and other popular open-source tools and frameworks. The presentation will cover the following topics:


-      Trends and challenges in web application development

-      What's new in Visual Studio 2013

-      Helpful extensions and packages

-      Overview of Bootstrap 3.0

-      Introduction to LESS

-      Brief guide to popular JavaScript frameworks: modernizr, initializr, etc

-      Working with fonts

-      Using CDNs with local failover

-      Implementing mobile-friendly page layout

-      Using ELMAH (Error Logging Modules and Handlers)

-      Demo (sample project illustrating discussed topics)

Speaker Profile:

Alek Davis

Alek Davis is a senior application developer at Intel Corporation who has been focusing on Microsoft technologies since 1996. His interests include enterprise software, information security, identity and access management, application deployment, and user experience (UX). Alek has a Master's Degree in Software Engineering and a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from California State University, Sacramento. Alek published a number of articles in academic journals and technical magazines, including MSDN Magazine, Dr. Dobb's Journal and others. Outside of the world of technology, Alek is trying to keep sanity while taking care of three preschoolers.