Silicon Valley Code Camp : October 6th and 7th, 2012

Kevin Ashley

About Kevin
Kevin Ashley is a Microsoft Architect Evangelist, an author of Professional Windows 8 Programming book and a developer of top apps and games for Windows 8 with millions of users. Kevin often presents about technology at various events, industry shows and webcasts. In his role he works with startups and partners, advising on software design, business and technology strategy, architecture and development. Prior to Microsoft, he was a founder of an early-stage cloud and business intelligence software startup. In his role as a senior software developer and architect, Kevin developed grid, data warehousing and real-time trading solutions for Fortune 500 companies and hedge funds worldwide: US, Europe and Asia. Kevin has degrees in Mathematics, Computer Science and MBA from the University of Connecticut. Kevin’s blog: and Twitter: @kashleytwit
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Speaking Sessions

  • Ready to make some money, Windows 8 is coming!

    1:45 PM Saturday   Room: 8403
    Kevin is the author of upcoming WROX Professional Windows 8 Programming book and top Windows Store apps, included with Windows Preview - sharing his real life experience, code and best practices. For the first time he'll also announce his book. Windows 7 sold over 700 million copies in just three years, if Windows 8 does that well this is going to be one of the biggest opportunities our industry has ever seen. Come learn how to get your app into the Windows Store and how to make money. After all, you want to be the first app in the marketplace and have the early mover advantage, don’t you? CODE EXAMPLES: Trial, in-app purchases, store simulation. Windows Store API, tips and tricks of making your app successful with Windows 8 launch. Some examples will be in C#/XAML and some in JavaScript/HTML5, both .NET and JavaScript developers or anybody interested in Windows 8 development are welcome to attend.