Building Blocks: Construct() Jump Start

Developers, //build on your coding skills with the lively "Construct() Jump Start," the second in our new "Building Blocks" series. Experts—including the inspiring Jeremy Foster and the inimitable Stacey Mulcahy—teach you how to create great layout and style with XAML and HTML5. In this entertaining session, they discuss assets and touch capabilities for your applications. They even explore well-designed apps with a focus on what makes them so engaging. Bring your questions, and buckle up for //build!

Be sure not to miss these other Building Blocks events!


Building Blocks: Initialize() Jump Start     March 26, 2014
Building Blocks: Extend() Jump Start     March 28, 2014

Course Outline:

  • ​HTML5 and CSS in Tools and Workflow
  • ​Leveraging Touch Capability
  • ​Asset Creation and Production
  • ​Well-Designed Apps
  • ​What Makes a Game Engaging
Instructor Team
Jeremy Foster | Microsoft Developer Evangelist | @codefoster

As a Developer Evangelist, Jeremy Foster's role is to inform and inspire developers about Microsoft's tools and platforms. Jeremy was educated in computer engineering and mathematics, and he gathered disparate industry experience in education, aerospace manufacturing, and insurance. With just enough and not nearly enough education and experience, he joined Microsoft. Jeremy aims to help and inspire other software developers to write code and to write it right.

Stacey Mulcahy | ​Microsoft Technology Evangelist | @bitchwhocodes

Stacey Mulcahy is a developer, writer, tinkerer, speaker, and teacher, in addition to being a Microsoft Technology Evangelist. Her work as thebitchwhocodes has earned her well-deserved admiration in the technology community. She has spoken at more than 45 events all over the world, including FITC in Toronto. Stacey has been published in Slate and Huffington Post and has contributed to several O'Reilly publications as a technical editor. She teaches in academic programs and industry workshops, and she regularly hosts technology BitchCasts.

Live Event Details
March 27, 2014
9:00am-5pm PDT
What: Fast-paced live virtual session
Cost: Free
Audience: Developer

Experienced programmers with some HTML knowledge and a conceptual understanding of CSS.