Lots of great events coming up in the Carolinas: 1/18/2013 Charlotte, NC: We’re hosting a Windows 8 “Office Hours” at the Microsoft Office. More info here. Essentially, if you’re looking for time to hack on a Windows 8 solution, work on ideas, test some stuff out, enlist some testers – we’re there for you. 1/19/2013 Columbia, SC: Windows 8 DevCamp. This event is really shaping up to be great! Interesting sessions, and hands-on time in the labs. If you’re in the area and want to get up to speed on Windows 8, or finally get around to starting or finishing that idea, be sure to come out. 1/22/2013 Charlotte, NC: The developers guild is hosting Phil Japikse, in town for the Columbia Win8 DevCamp. Phil will talking about ASP.NET MVC4 – from mobile features, the Web API, templates, and more.
By way of Glen Gordon: Two great community guys – Chris Eargle and Chris Williams - are setting up community led Windows Phone Garage events next week in Columbia and Greenville. Remember, at a Windows Phone Garage you get instruction on the basics of creating Windows Phone apps, but also you get a lot of time to build your app, with help from onsite experts. In addition, one attendee who showcases his app (in development or complete) at the event will win a free Windows Phone device! Register ASAP and make plans to attend this free event. Columbia, SC – Thursday, June 16 at Midlands Tech Greenville, SC – Friday, June 17 at Immedion Unfortunately I won’t be there as we’ll be in Florida doing our Azure Tech Jam events, but the events are in great hands with Chris2.