Last week I had the honor of guest lecturing for CIS105 at Arizona State University.
Students created their own apps for Windows Phone 8 and submitted them to the real Windows Phone store. It was cool helping them sign up for DreamSpark and go through the entire development process in just a matter a days. Very inspiring considering most students had not done any kind of development before.
My favorite part was hearing student’’s questions after the lectures. There were some good ones! I hope some of the students felt inspired to continue learning about programming and app development.
As soon as I landed back home in the bay area, I went to straight to Foothill College for Silicon Valley Code Camp.
I’‘ve never been before, and I am glad I got the opportunity to. It was a fun event with a very diverse variety of people, from students just starting out to experienced industry veterans.
I didn’‘t get to go to as many talks as I would have liked, but I got to hang out at the Microsoft booth for a bit and talk with people. We had a few different Microsoft devices for people to play with, and let people know about some of our resources such as App Builder, MVA, DreamSpark and BizSpark.
I had planned to just go Saturday and take Sunday off to rest, but I ended up making it back there for a couple of hours on Sunday just because I enjoyed myself so much the day before.
I definitely look forward to the next time I get to visit ASU, and will make plans to attend SVCC 2014!