17 Nov 2010

BizSparkCamp, A Technical Day focused on Windows Phone 7 – 29 November 2010

I’m pleased to let you know that Bindi Karia has invited me, Helen Keegan, to speak at the next BizSparkCamp on 29 November. It’s a technical day focused on Windows Phone 7, (although my session won’t be the least bit technical – I’ll be talking more about trends and opportunities) and is being held at the Microsoft Customer Centre near Victoria station.

I’ve been playing around with the latest Windows Phone 7 – I have an LG Optimus 7 – and I rather like it. I like that the operating system doesn’t look like any other on the market, yet is still intuitive. It’s fast, responsive and the screen and audio quality are great. The camera is good too.  And I never thought I’d be saying this about a Windows Phone as the track record until now has not been strong. It’s a contender so should be considered accordingly as part of a mobile strategy.

So here’s the blurb about both the phones and the event and maybe I’ll see some of you there:

Windows Phone 7 is a different kind of phone, designed to bring together what you care about most. Its smart design lets you do more in fewer steps. Its intuitive Hubs, for People, Music + Videos, Pictures, Games and Office, means we bring things together for you so you can do what you need to do more quickly and easily. With this new platform, Microsoft offers a fresh approach to phone software, distinguished by smart design and truly integrated experiences that bring to the surface the content people care about from the Web and applications. For the first time ever, Microsoft will bring together Xbox LIVE games and the Zune music and video experience on a mobile phone, exclusively on Windows Phone 7. “Microsoft has nailed it. Windows Phone 7 feels like an iPhone from the future” (Jesus Diaz, Gizmodo)


What: BizSparkCamp: A Technical Day focused on Windows Phone 7. It is free to attend.

When: November 29th 2010, 11:30am – 5:30pm, followed by networking reception. Light lunch will also be served.

Where: Microsoft Customer Centre, in the Microsoft offices, Cardinal Place, 100 Victoria Street, SW1E 5JL.

RSVP: To register, please go to http://bit.ly/bHxa36 and enter Invitation Code: FD8513

Microsoft BizSparkCamp for Windows Phone 7 is a technically focused day designed to offer assistance to entrepreneurs, in particular, the CTOs and developers/architects within Technology Startups.

  • Learn to build new applications on the Windows Phone 7 platform (via a series of technical briefings)
  • Potential Nomination for BizSpark One (an invitation only program) for high potential startups
  • Generate marketing buzz for your brand

Microsoft BizSpark is inviting registrations from Startups interested in Windows Phone development. Register now for your chance to learn the latest development techniques with Windows Phone and your chance to meet other startups who have already developed and successfully launched apps on the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace.

So in case you missed it, to register, please go to http://bit.ly/bHxa36 and enter Invitation Code: FD8513