TechEd 2012, Australia

At TechEd 2012 this time it was all about Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. As I am a developer, I attended all the Windows 8 sessions and the AppFest. It was a joy learning about Windows 8 and Metro (which is officially called Mordern UI Sytle) App development at #AppFest.

On Monday I flew early morning from Sydney to Gold cost and went straight to Gold Coast Convention Center for AppFest. The AppFest was hands-on coding time in the ultimate 24-hour hackathon for building Windows 8 apps, before TechEd kicked off. It was great fun and learning experience building an app for Legal Aid NSW office search. I developed this application overnight. Next day, I presented my app on a Samsung tablet with Windows 8 along with many others who did the same.

So this is happening #appfest starting

So this is happening #appfest starting. Photo by Nick Hodge

Legal Aid NSW Window8 App

Legal Aid NSW Window8 App

On AppFest we also watched Nick Hodge from Microsoft doing PSY – GANGNAM STYLE which was a hit.


On Tuesday the Keynote started at 3.00pm by Jason Silva after the AppFest demo. AuTechEd Keynote by Jason Silva.

On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday I decided to attend windows 8 Sessions. Some of my favorites slides and videos of the sessions are following,

Session slides:

Session videos:

If you are interested in building Window 8 Metro apps go to Dev Center – Windows Store apps. Microsoft have an entire site dedicated to Windows 8 Metro style app sample code. Microsoft has released second preview of Programming Windows 8 Apps eBook for free.

Reference links,

Microsoft Tech Australia http://australia.msteched.com/

See all session videos at channel 9

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/#!/msautech

Twitter. MSAUTech – Hashtags: #aumsdn for dev, #autechnet for IT Pro, #auteched for TechEd https://twitter.com/#!/auteched

Linkedin http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Teched-Australia-Tech-Ed-2201091

Diganta Kumar has developed software for the last 11 years for a wide range of industries and development platforms and over the years has filled many roles including developer, architect, team lead, mentor and project manager. He is a certified Professional Scrum Master (PSM I), certified Professional Scrum Developer (PSD I) and ITIL Certified. He has presented at Microsoft Tech.Ed, Microsoft AppFest and Ark Group Intranet conference. He regularly attend Alt.Net, .NetUG and SydJs user groups. He like to help, mentor and manage development teams to improve and produce great software. He currently work as a Senior Developer/Tech Lead for Legal Aid NSW Software Development Team.

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