This weekend, October 3, 2009, I will be presenting three, count them three sessions at SW Florida Code Camp. I’ll also be making an announcement on something super secret and super cool that I’ve been working on for the past couple months.
Here are the abstracts on the sessions I will be presenting
Do you build applications that sit on top of a database? If so what do you use for your DAL or Data Access Layer? Do you use ADO.NET, code generation or maybe an ORM (Object Relational Mapper)? In ORM Smackdown you will be introduced to an open source project that compares and contrasts eight different ORMs to show their strengths and weaknesses. If you are looking for a deep-dive on a particular ORM, this session might not be for you. But if you want to get a good overview of the different products and how they work from a 50,000 foot level, check it out!
Game Programming on Windows Mobile
Are you getting tired of the same-old, same-old building Line of Business applications in your day job? Maybe it’s time to do something a little more fun in your precious spare time and potentially pickup a little extra cash along the way. With Windows Marketplace for Mobile coming later this fall, right now is an excellent time to jump in and get involved. A great place to do this could be building casual games that run on Windows Mobile Phones. In this session we will start from scratch using the WiMo-GF (Windows Mobile Gaming Frameworks) and build a simple game that includes some relatively advanced concepts such as physics, collisions and gravity.
Windows Marketplace for Mobile
In this session, Nikita Polyakov (Mobile Devices MVP) and Kevin Wolf (Mobile Device Collector) will introduce you to what it takes to get your Windows Mobile Application or Widget published to Windows Marketplace for Mobile. We will cover signing up for the program and any special requirements for your software as well as the steps involved to submit your application.