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MEA Windows Phone Anchor Camp

Are you ready for MEA Windows Phone camp? A Windows Phone camp is a free event where you can learn everything you need to know to develop and publish a Windows Phone code-named ( “Windows Phone 7.5 “) application.

Day 1 will include a VIP keynote and technical sessions covering Windows Phone development. Day 2 will be “hands-on” with the opportunity to roll up your sleeves and code - put your learning to work and build that app you’ve been dreaming about! Whether you’re a student just starting out or a seasoned developer for Windows Phone, Android, Symbian, Web OS or iOS, we’ll share tips and tricks and all-around Windows Phone development know-how throughout the two days. Take a look at the agenda and select the day that best fits your needs - or join us for both. There will be also sessions for start-up companies and clinic hours. Important Event Details:

  • Event participants will present their applications and the most voted three application developers will win Nokia Lumia Windows Phone.
  • The participants who develop an application on the second day will be given 99 USD worth Membership to Windows Phone Marketplace YallaApps free of charge.
  • If you are unable to attend the event you can still share our excitement. We will be streaming the event live only for the first day on
  • The participants will be able to attend Windows Phone Clinic Hours and get technical help from Windows Phone experts. If you are unable to attend you can register and ask your questions online from here.

What’s the agenda?

Day 1

9:00-9:30Arrival and Registration 
9:30-10:30Keynote Speakers - Ahmed Adel, DPE Sales Director, Microsoft MEA; Melek Pulatkonak, DPE Lead Microsoft T?rkiye; Salih Gzkan, Head of Ecosystem Developer Experience, Nokia T?rkiye
11:00-13:00Introduction to Windows Phone 7.5, Data Access and Data Binding 
13:00-14:00Lunch Break 
14:00-15:15Launchers, Choosers and Navigation API 
15:30-16:45Hardware Access on Windows Phone and Adding Multitasking to Your Application 
17:00-19:00Building Games for Windows Phone 7.5: Mohamed Yamama, Windows Phone Developer Evangelist, Microsoft MEA 

Day 2

10:00-10:30Open Academy Session - SelG��uk Uzun, Developer Evangelist, Microsoft T?rkiye
10:30-11:30Windows Phone Application Labs
11:45-13:00Windows Phone Application Labs
13:00-14:00Lunch Break
14:00-15:00Session with App Developers
15:00-16:00Windows Phone Application Labs
16:00-16:30Monetizing Windows Phone 7.5 Apps: Rashida Druwal, AMS, Microsoft MEA
16:30-19:00Presenting Contest Apps
19:00Prize / Award Ceremony & End

What to do before you come? Download the latest Windows Phone SDK to ensure you have the most up to date developer tools. On the day of the event, bring your laptop computer and identification. In the meantime, don’t forget to check out App Hub where you can register to submit your app into the Windows Phone Marketplace, learn about application features, understand common tasks for Apps and much more.

Notes: This event is brought to you by the Microsoft Developer Platform Evangelism group and is free of charge. However, attendees are responsible for booking and paying for their own travel and accommodation.

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