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Date/Time: October 10 - 11, 2012 (2 days) 
• Day 1: 9:00am – 4:00pm PDT 
• Day 2: 9:00am – 4:00pm PDT

Accelerated, engaging, demo-rich virtual learning experience – no hands-on labs.

Where: Live, online virtual classroom
Cost: FREE!

Target audience: On Day 1, we’re targeting developers looking for a fast-paced way to get up to speed on HTML5, CSS3, Javascript and changes in the new versions of these languages. On Day 2, our focus will be on enabling Application Developers to take these language skills and develop rich applications for a touch-enabled interface/platform, including apps that access local and remote data and services.

Prerequisites: While the first day is less advanced than day two, both are being delivered in an accelerated fashion and are designed for experienced developers. To ensure your expectations are appropriate, please see the “Audience Profile” section on each of these web pages: Day 1 and Day 2.

Developing Windows 8 Apps
with HTML, CSS & JavaScript Jump Start

Of course, we know you’ve heard all the hype around Windows 8. While we’re thrilled at the reception Windows 8 is getting from the industry, analysts, partners and customers, we know you’re not going to just stop everything and become a believer in this “New Experience.” We get that you’re software developers and application architects who need to move beyond the hype and come face-to-face with what’s real.

How different is it really? Are there any real reasons to accelerate or create plans to build apps for the Windows 8 platform? Why are developer communities reacting differently to this version of Windows? If these are the questions you’re asking, this Microsoft Jump Start is for you.

The popular “Jump Start” virtual classroom experience leverages two experts and an engaging team-teaching approach. We’re excited to introduce you to Jeremy Foster and Michael Palermo - two seasoned Microsoft Technical Evangelists with real world experience developing applications using a wide array of platforms and languages. Both Jeremy and Michael share a passion for creating powerful solutions leveraging HTML, CSS and JavaScript and are excited to dive into these topics together.


Day 1: Developing in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 (targets exam 70-480)
• Module 1: HTML5 Semantic Structure
• Module 2: CSS3 Selectors and Style Properties
• Module 3: Advanced Layout and Animation
• MEAL Break
• Module 4: JavaScript Core Capabilities
• Module 5: DOM Interactions
• Module 6: Advanced Topics

Day 2: Developing Windows Apps using HTML5 and JavaScript (targets exam 70-481)
• Module 1: Designing a Windows 8 App
• Module 2: Developing Windows 8 Apps
• Module 3: Working with Contracts
• Module 4: UI and Controls
• Module 5: Interactions
• Module 6: Data Access


Jeremy Foster
Microsoft Technical Evangelist |
Jeremy was educated in computer engineering and mathematics then gathered disparate industry experience in education, aerospace manufacturing, and insurance. With just enough - and not nearly enough - education and experience, he finally joined Microsoft with the goal of informing and inspiring software developers to write code and to “write it right.” When he is not working, he is likely spending time with his wife and son, hiking and camping, sailing, scuba diving, or working on house projects.

Michael Palermo
Microsoft Technical Evangelist |
Michael is a Technical Evangelist with Microsoft with a passion for HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and all things Windows 8. In his years prior to joining Microsoft, Michael served as a Microsoft Regional Director, MVP, and Microsoft “insider” on a wide variety of technologies, authored several technical books and published several online courses with Pluralsight. Michael takes his evangelism seriously, and can be seen speaking at developer events around the world.

What’s a “Jump Start” Course?
Training specifically designed for experienced technologists whose jobs demand they know how to best leverage new, emerging Microsoft technologies. These advanced courses assume a certain level of expertise and domain knowledge, so they move quickly and cover topics in a fashion that enables teams to effectively map new skills to real-world situations.