Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Mobile Development Symposium with Dan Fergus

The Mobile Development Symposium with Dan Fergus will be held in Harrison, AR, on Friday, October 16th.  There's no cost, but you have to register to attend in order to win any prizes. 


To register...

"I Need a Sword" by Dan Fergus
Writing mobile device applications with the Compact Framework may sometimes make you want to take a sword to your system out of pure frustration. The basics are easy but as always, the dirt is in the details (I was never very good at those little sayings). I do know how you can move beyond those simple windowed looking applications to cleaner more advanced looking applications. We will look at the basics because even the best of us need a refresher once in a while.
Once everyone is up to speed we will take our sword to the code and cut up something useful and interesting. We will cover some of the advanced graphics available, thought not always directly, in the compact framework. Not to belittle a good application but to an end user, speed and looks are often more important than functionality. Too many mobile apps have none of the above. This session will also give you an opportunity to look at the new Mobile 6.5 OS (Sorry, no Mobile 7. If I can’t see it, neither can you). As always we will have time to discuss and ask questions and perhaps even touch on your favorite topic instead of mine. My favorite is data and getting it from here to there and back again. It shouldn’t be this hard. But it can be. So sheath your sword, come by and learn about writing mobile apps with the .Net Compact Framework.
Dan Fergus Bio

Dan Fergus is a Device Application Development MVP, trainer, and the co-author of The Definitive Guide to the .NET Compact Framework by Apress. Dan has also written many articles, print and online, is a frequent speaker at conferences and user groups, and is a contributing editor for Visual Studio Magazine. Dan has worked on device applications ranging from medical patient tracking to delivery truck systems to applications for the professional sports industry.


6:00 PM - 6:15 PM Social Networking

6:15 PM - 6:45 PM "Lightning" Presentations:  Quick Mobile Development Tips

6:45 PM - 7:00 PM Prizes 
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Main Presentation: "I Need a Sword" by Dan Fergus
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM After Meeting Wrap-Up


For prizes, we will be giving away Resco Mobile Toolkit, Infragistics, ReSharper, CodeSmith, books and more.

About Ozarks .NET User Group

The Ozarks DNUG is made up of software professionals in Harrison, Arkansas, and surrounding areas who are interested in gaining technical knowledge and making contact with like-minded professionals.



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