Later this week, Wintellect’s Jeff Prosise, Todd Fine, and Sara Faatz are making their way to India for the Great Indian Developer Summit in Bangalore.  While they are there, they will be participating in the conference (both as speaker and exhibitors), sponsoring a special evening with the Bangalore .NET User Group, meeting with partners, customers, and influencers. 


Below is a brief schedule of events.  If you are going to be in the Bangalore area the week of April 21, please let us know.  We’d love to meet up with you!




If you are going to be at the Great Indian Developer Summit, please make sure to stop by the booth.  All attendees will receive 14-days of free access to WintellectNOW.  Once you sign up for your free access, you will be eligible to win a Dell Venue 8 Pro and a $50 USD Windows Store gift card!


In addition to exhibiting at the conference, Jeff Prosise will deliver three sessions and a workshop.


HTML5: The Good, the Bad, and Everything in Between

Tuesday, April 22 | 10:35 -11:35 a.m. | Main Hall

HTML5 is evolving daily, and it continues to impact developers all over the globe. Is it the right tool for the job, or should your next project be a native app? This session surveys the current state of the art in HTML5 and provides numerous code examples demonstrating key features of the platform, including canvas, indexed DB, WebSockets, and much, much more.



Tuesday, April 22 | 3:55 – 4:55 p.m. | Hall B

Tap two devices together and transfer data between them? You bet! Learn about the Near-Field Communication (NFC) API in Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 and see how to put them to work to connect devices more easily than ever before. The future is here, and it is spelled NFC.



Tuesday, April 22 | 5:15 – 6:15 p.m. | Hall B

Contracts allow Windows Store apps to integrate with the Charms bar to support sharing, searching, settings, printing, and more. This session covers the essentials of contracts in Windows Store apps and provides numerous examples of their use.


Friday, April 25 | 9:00 – 11:50 a.m. | Hall C

Windows 8 introduces a new application model, with Windows Store apps taking front and center stage. This compelling new model can be used to write apps that run on desktops, tablets, and devices with other form factors. In this workshop, learn the basics of writing Windows Store apps in XAML and C#, including how to craft modern UIs, how to make your app come alive with live tiles, how to how to execute code while your app is suspended, and much more…and walk out with lots of sample code to guide your way. Brought to you by the author of Contoso Cookbook series of hands-on labs, and featuring some of the same content used to train Microsoft developers.





Bangalore .NET User Group Event – Wednesday, April 23

Jeff will be the featured speaker at the Bangalore .NET User Group meeting on Wednesday, April 23 from 6 p.m. till 9:00 p.m. in Hamilton Hall in the Microsoft Signature Building.  You can register your intent to attend here.  


Jeff will deliver two talks:


Power HTML5 Programming

HTML5 is hot in the software development world, but some of its most compelling features aren’t widely known among software developers. Did you know, for example, that with HTML5 browsers, you can write multithreaded JavaScript? That the Canvas API can be used to build Photoshop in a browser? Or that with only a few lines of code, you can wrap HTML5 and JavaScript assets into a native Windows, Windows Phone, Android, or iOS app? Learn all these tricks and more in a fast-paced session that might change the way you look at HTML5…and make you a better HTML5 programmer to boot.


Building Universal Apps for Windows, Windows Phone, and Other Platforms

One of the more exciting pronouncements at BUILD 2014 was the introduction of “universal apps,” which run on PCs, tablets, and phones, and, according to Microsoft, will one day run on Xbox as well. But what are universal apps, and how are they written? And just how universal are they? Join the fun as we address these questions and more and get a tantalizing look at the future of software development on the Microsoft stack.


At the end of the evening, we will host a lucky draw for Beats by Dr. Dre urbeats in-ear headphones and annual WintellectNOW subscription, books, and more!