I am taking some time off this summer to spend time with my family and do some writing. My return to the community will happen in August at the Kalahari Resort in the Wisconsin Dells for the first ThatConference conference. I am very excited because I am speaking on some great topics and looking forward to seeing old friends and making some new ones.
I am also going to be bringing the podcasting equipment and doing some interviews for Deep Fried Bytes. If you will be there and want to chat about something let me know before the event.
Even though my family is coming to enjoy the waterpark with me for the conference I am still bringing some West Michigan brews from the best brewery in the world Founders Brewery. I do not know what 2 beers I will bring and need to know so I can order the kegs before traveling. Please help me decide by selecting 2 from the poll below.
Here are the two sessions I will be doing on Tuesday and Wednesday of the conference.
The Top 10 Reasons You Need to Learn about Data in Your Windows Phone 7 Mango App
You know you have to have a great experience when you develop your Windows Phone 7 applications right? The greatest skill to give your users that experience is data. There are ways to improve your Windows Phone 7 Mango application and Chris Woodruff will teach you how to get data quickly, save it with validation, save it locally and many, many more tricks. Come see why you should know the tricks of the trade before developing that killer Windows Phone 7 Mango app. You will be a Data Experience expert when you leave the room after this session.
Why Windows 8 Metro Styles Applications need OData and How You can be a Data Ninja
Windows 8 Metro applications are the ultimate in consumer experience but what drives these applications? Data!! What you need to remember about Windows 8 Metro applications is that they can work with data through web services. What is the easiest way to drive your new Metro applications and make your users happy? OData is the answer and Chris Woodruff will teach you the secrets of OData and how these skills will make you a Master of Data.