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Visug: WP7 live tiles slides and demos

by Nico

Yesterday I did a session about Windows Phone Live Tiles at Visug. Visug is the Belgian Visual Studio User Group.

I had a great time, lots of fun, met some nice people, had some drinks and laughs. All in all a very productive evening. Except for the Microsoft Proxy (the event was hosted by Microsoft Belgium) that blocked my connection to the Microsoft Push Notification Service (go figure...).

Anyway, I hope to speak at Visug again in the future, the slides and demos from yesterday's event can be downloaded here.


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Community Day 2012

by Nico

Here in Belgium we .net developers have an awesome community. An entire washlist of User groups (including the Windows Phone User Group that I'm a founding member off) that organise free events on a regular base.

Once a year all user groups get together for a full day, completely free event called Community Day. This year Community Day will take place on June 21st and will have 6 tracks full of IT-pro and developer sessions.

For me it will be the third time that I'll attend this great event but it will be my first time actually doing a session there, I'll be presenting about converting a Windows Phone 7 application to Windows 8 Metro. I'm really looking forward to this as I never talked in front of such a big audience, let alone did a talk in a movie theatre.

If you're attending as well, feel free to come talk to me about anything.


See you there!


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About the author


My name is Nico, I’m an MVP Windows Platform Development living in Belgium.
I’m currently employed as a .NET consultant at RealDolmen, one of Belgium’s leading IT single source providers.

I'm also founding member and board member of the Belgian Metro App Developer Network, a user group focussed on Windows 8 and Windows Phone development. If you're in Belgium feel free to drop by if we're doing an event.

Since June 2012 I'm a proud member of Microsoft's Extended Experts Team Belgium. And in February 2013 I became a member of DZone's Most Valuable Bloggers family.

In 2013 I became a book author and wrote "Windows 8 app projects, XAML & C# edition".

In 2014 I received the MVP award for the very first time.

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