There are several Boot Camps that will be available in this area. Do you need some justification for yourself or your boss? Check out this feature list:
- They are focused on the latest technology, so you can work on updating your skills.
- They are hands-on. Bring your laptop with you to these events, work with your own environment, and keep the applications you were working on for reference in the future. I tend to remember new information much better with my hands on the keyboard than with my eyes forward to a presenter.
- The cost cannot be beat. These events are free to get into, and they are local so travel expenses are minimal.
Azure Boot Camp
Windows Azure Boot Camp is a two day deep dive class to get you up to speed on developing for Windows Azure. The class includes a trainer with deep real world experience with Azure, as well as a series of labs so you can practice what you just learned. You can obtain a free 30-day pass for Azure at these events. Don’t forget, if you are a MSDN subscriber, your subscription comes with Azure benefits for 8 months!
Windows Dev Boot Camp
For the WIN: Windows Development Boot Camp is a one-day deep dive class on client development. The event covers developing for Windows 7, Internet Explorer 9, and Silverlight 4 out of browser. The class includes a trainer with deep real world experience presenting content, as well as a series of labs so you can write some code and practice what you just learned. Web and cloud may be all the rage, but many developers are still doing hardcore client development. If you are among them, this Boot Camp is for you!
Get Connected – Stay Informed
This is just a taste of what the development community has to offer in this area. This year’s regional conference season is just getting started, so stay tuned in to your local user group for more information on upcoming events and regularly scheduled presentations packed with great technical content.