Abstract

Continuum is an AMAZING technology that enables devices to transform right in front of our eyes. But to do this, we have to understand how to adapt our code and make move with our changing environments. We will learn about the new concept for client development called Adaptive UI and how it enables Continuum to shine.
With Adaptive UI we will use a lot of our existing skills from WPF, Silverlight, and WinRT and mix that with a couple of new Xaml capabilities and controls. We will also use multiple ways to experience Continuum, including the wired display dock and wirelessly.

Bio

Carl Schweitzer is a software engineering consultant with Concurrency Inc. in Wisconsin. He has a diversified experience in a wide array of technologies utilizing the Microsoft development platforms. He has a passion for mobile development and enjoys teaching and speaking on Windows Platform.
A fan of technology, he loves learning new and applicable technologies in mobile, cloud, and the client environment. Carl is ever focused on developing and maintaining the finest software in the world,  utilizing agile and best practice methodologies in software development.
Brimming with passion, Carl also co-hosts the MS Dev Show Podcast, a weekly podcast about all things Microsoft. Covering Windows Phone, Azure, client, and web technologies, the MS Dev Show is focused on Microsoft developers from their point of view.

Free Registration

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coding-for-continuum-with-adaptive-ui-carl-schweitzer-tickets-20510598753

When & Where

Wednesday, Jan 13th, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (CST)
5:30 – networking and food
6:00 – discussion

Fox Valley Technical College

1825 N. Bluemound
Room F108
Appleton, WI 54912

About

Join Jason Young, Carl Schweitzer, Jon Cwiak and Greg Levenhagen for a round table discussion about Microsoft //BUILD 2015. There were a lot of announcments and new bits released. The panel was lucky enough to attend BUILD and/or Ignite and is happy to join us for a recap.

Topics up for discussion! (In no particular order)

  • HoloLens
  • Windows 10 and Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps
  • Visual Studio Code
  • Visual Studio 2015
  • Android/Java and iOS/Objective-C in Visual Studio? (Bridges)
  • Project Spartan – Microsoft Edge – Microsoft’s new browser
  • What’s new in XAML
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • ASP.NET vNext changes
  • Continuum
  • BI in Azure PaaS
  • SQL Server 2016
  • Data Lakes in Azure
  • New Language Features
  • Microsoft Band SDK
  • DirectX 12
  • .NET and Win32 apps in the Store
  • Other?

Come join us for a great meeting!

Free Registration

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/microsoft-build-and-ignite-2015-recap-jason-young-carl-schweitzer-jon-cwiak-greg-levenhagen-tickets-16917128587

 When & Where

Wednesday, May 13th at FVTC Room F108

Networking @5:30 – Discussion @6:00

FVTC Maps and Floor Plan – http://www.fvtc.edu/about-us/fvtc-contacts-locations/locations-maps

Abstract

Mobile apps are clearly here to stay. As developers, we’ve seen a lot of technologies come and go that promised a write-once and run-everywhere scenario. Xamarin has been around for a while and allowing developers to use a C# code base with native user interfaces. Last summer, Xamarin added support for the user interface under the brand of Xamarin Forms, which provides a XAML-like implementation for markup. This lets developers use C# and XAML to write mobile apps to target iOS, Android and Windows Phone.

Come see what Xamarin.Forms can do for you, where it may fit it and the pros and cons of this type of cross platform mobile development. This will largely be demos, code and walk-throughs.

Free Registration

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/xamarinforms-greg-levenhagen-tickets-15670739604

When & Where

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (CST)
5:30 – networking and food
6:00 – discussion
Fox Valley Technical College

1825 N. Bluemound
Room F108
Appleton, WI 54912

Bio

Greg Levenhagen is a Microsoft MVP in Client Development and senior software engineer consultant with Skyline Technologies. He has a great passion for giving back to the community and teaching. A true enthusiast of computer science, with passions and interests including mobile, UX, architecture, parallel, testing, agile, 3D/games, cloud, languages and much more. Greg speaks at conferences like ThatConference, CodeMash, VSLive and DevLink. He is also a Microsoft Certified Trainer, board member of ThatConference, president of the Fox Valley .NET User’s Group, cofounder of the Northeast WI Agile User’s Group, INETA speaker and IEEE and ACM member.

Along with being a life-long geek, Greg enjoys golfing, football, woodworking, philosophy and stimulating conversation.

Abstract

Come join us for an Intro to Game Dev with Win8 Store Apps. During this meeting, Greg Levenhagen will discuss the various approaches you can use to get started with making games in Windows 8. There are several 3rd party solutions to help you out or you can do it all yourself. Greg will wrap up with a walk-through of a C++, XAML and DirectX solution to show you the full picture.

Register

http://www.eventbrite.com/event/8683116435

Bio

Greg Levenhagen is a Microsoft MVP in Client Development and works as a senior software engineer consultant for Skyline Technologies. He has a great passion for giving back to the community, teaching and has worked on a diverse set of platforms using many different tools. He is a true enthusiast of computer science, with interests including mobile, web, architecture, parallel, testing, agile, UX, 3D/games, languages and more. Greg is a Microsoft Certified Trainer, Board member of ThatConference.com, Board member of the Northeast Wisconsin Developer Users Group, co-founder of the Northeast WI Agile Users Group, INETA speaker, IEEE and ACM member. You can find Greg at http://greglevenhagen.com, http://devtreats.com and @GregLevenhagen.