Reminder: Boston Microsoft Developer Group meeting tonight (Psst, we'll be there)

Two weeks ago I told you about the Boston Microsoft Developer Group, which helps Windows Phone and Windows developers make their apps better. The group holds monthly, informal meetings where guest speakers share tips, you can mingle with other devs, have some food and win prizes. They’re always fun and a great way to meet your fellow developers for further insight.

Tonight is the meeting for May and Microsoft is sponsoring it. Last we checked, there are over 130 of you RSVP’d and we’ve been informed a few more spots are open (you don’t need to RSVP, as you can just walk in, though it’s easier if you’re ‘on the list’).

What’s more, you’re not-so cuddly editor in chief will be present, giving a talk on Windows Phone and its future! Here are the full details of tonight’s plan…

The event kicks off at 6 PM and will go on until about 9 PM. It takes place at One Cambridge Center at the new Microsoft offices. There will be food, prizes and it’s completely free to attend. You don’t have to be a developer to go, but you’ll get the most of it if you are!

In addition to my talk, these fine folks will be also be giving presentations

  • Michael Cummings, Senior Technical Evangelist for Microsoft, will take a deeper look at how the new Universal Apps work, comparing that to other existing solutions like Portable Class Libraries and the File Linker extension. Then he will tour how the app submission process changes for a Universal App, and the changes to the store for existing apps. Finally, he will cover how Xamarin has kept pace and utilizes the Universal App for Android and iOS apps.
  • Barrie Mirman, Devices Solution Specialist, US Windows Devices, Microsoft
  • Lance McCarthy, Nokia Developer Ambassador
  • Bob Familiar, Microsoft Evangelism Director
  • Jason Belsito, Microsoft Store

Sound good? Of course it does. Come on down tonight and let’s have some fun. Head to the Boston Developer Group page to learn more and RSVP for tonight.

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.