WPDev Fusion "New Year" virtual developer event takes place tomorrow

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WPDev Fusion is holding a virtual event tomorrow (January 22nd) for Windows Phone developers, consisting of a series of online presentations on topics ranging from the use of the Speech API to how to use SkyDrive to share data between Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 devices. The event is supported by Microsoft and Nokia, but is being organised by independent members of the Windows Phone developer community.

The event is an evolution of the earlier Windows Phone Week grouping of events that saw a series of Windows Phone developer themed talks take place at different locations across the world. The organisers, recognising that not everyone can make it to in-person event, have opted for a virtual event this time round.

Tomorrow's event kicks off at 17:00 GMT (UK time), which is 12:00 EST (US Eastern), 09:00 PST (US Pacific), and 18:00 CET (Central Europe).


The event is free to attend, but pre-registration is required, to help the organisers assess demand and ensure the backend servers are up to the task. At the time of writing more than 500 developers have registered to attend. If you have not already done so, you can register for the event through the WPDev Fusion website, which also has more information on each of the speakers.

Speakers and topics for the event include:

  • Maciej Grabek (@maciejgrabek) - utlising the speech API
  • Matteo Pagani (@qmatteroq) - local data access in Windows Phone
  • Joost van Schaik (@LocalJoost)- mapping tips and tricks
  • Peter Nowak (@PeNoWiMo) - an app, no code: the Microsoft App Studio
  • Ginny Caughey (@gcaughey) - sharing data between Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8

The event will finish with an ask the experts session, where the audience can ask questions of any of the previous speakers.