Have you heard about Windows 8 Unleashed yet?  “Windows 8 Unleashed” is a series of FREE events run by your local community friends and leaders, and are great whether you are an experienced .NET developer, or even if you are just getting started.  I am excited to announce that Boise will be hosting its very own Windows 8 Unleashed event.  Yeah, that’s right.  You heard me!  A full day of hands on training for FREE!

B.Y.O. Laptop!

Come join me and spend the morning in lecture and hands on labs. Half way through, you’ll get a chance to take what you learned in the morning and compete in a friendly contest with a chance to win some great prizes!  More on that in a minute.

When and Where

The event is being held on Friday, Sept 28 starting at 8 a.m and goes to 8 p.m.  My friends at URS Energy and Construction have kindly let us use their awesome facility located at:

720 Park Blvd
Boise, ID 83704
see the map

The auditorium can be found in the basement of Plaza 1.

Feed Me

Feed them, and they will come.  Breakfast, lunch, and dinner (if necessary) will be provided to you to help fuel all the keystrokes that will be unleashed.

Required Software and Downloads

Please make sure to get the required software and downloads BEFORE coming to the event. You can find everything you need on the “Windows 8 Unleashed Installs” page.


Session I – Overview

  • Metro Style Apps Overview
  • Developing Metro Style Apps
  • Working with Controls
  • Implementing Navigation

Session II – Location and Data

  • Working with Location
  • Data Binding
  • Roaming
  • App Bar

Session III – Metro Principals

  • Live Tiles & Toast
  • Contracts
  • Full, Fill, Snap and Portrait Views
  • Advertising

Build an App and Win Money and Prizes!

Our sponsors have stepped up with some awesome prizes. Not only do you get a ton of information for FREE, but you have an opportunity to win some awesome stuff! You can’t afford to miss this!

DAY-OF prizes will be awarded (sponsored by PDSA):

  • 1st Place: $500 Gift Card
  • 2nd Place: $200 Gift Card
  • 3rd Place: $100 Gift Card

“Best Overall App” Prizes will be awarded to the best app from ALL unleashed events:

  • $10,000 from ComponentArt
  • Windows 8 Tablet from PDSA, Inc.

In addition all attendees will receive a FREE eBook from O’Reilly


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  • I am unable to attend this training today, but would like to be kept on an email distribution list for similar free trainings. Thank you – Kim Hall

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