We are co-hosting an event at the MS Offices this month. We will re-run some of the day's sessions in the evening, so if you can't make it all day (or 1/2 the day) come at 6pm. If you are planning to be there for the evening part of the meeting RSVP here.. if you plan on being their during the day, you'll need to register for Joe's event (We'll update this site and will send out a second email blast once Joe's link goes live).
Here's the Info on the event:
KIDS WELCOME …. GAMEBUILDING FOR WINDOWS 8 AND WINDOWS PHONE USING GAMEMAKER
GameMaker is a power visual environment for building games that can run easily on a variety of platforms, such as Windows 8, Windows Phone, and even Android and iOS. During this session we’ll explore the basics of the GameMaker User Interface, build several sample games, and talk about publishing your game to the Windows Stores. We’ll also explore the available tutorials and templates that you can use to jumpstart your app-building with GameMaker.
This is a beginner session. If you understand some basic algebra and scripting you will love this talk. Middle school and up children are WELCOME. They will love this talk.
Have a store registration ready to go before the event. Students get in free. Email email@example.com with any questions.
Have Windows 8 installed
Have GameMaker Studio Free ( NOT GameMaker Lite ) installed – link here - http://www.yoyogames.com/gamemaker/studio
Here's the full schedule:
11:00 AM – open hackthon, come by early if you like
1:00 PM intro to gamemaker lecture
6:30 PM in partnership with tampa bay windev – intro to gamemaker repeat3
Lots of time for hacking and building. Come on by
Presenter: Joe Healy ( @devfish :: http://blogs.mdn.com/devfish ) is the Developer Evangelist for Microsoft in the state of Florida. Follow his blog to keep up with him on the latest happenings in the area!
When & Where
Tampa Bay WinDev User Group
Tampa Bay WinDev User Group exists to educate and discuss programmers about Windows Client Development. We are focused on current versions of Windows with an eye for the future keeping you up to date on the happenings in Windows Development. (We were formerly the Tampa Bay Silverlight User Group, but have expanded our focus).