Nokia, through its DVLUP program, is putting on DVLUP day in various cities from Nov. 16 - Dec 6.  I'll be in Tampa on the 16th of November presenting Azure Mobile Services.

I'll give an overview of:

  • Getting Started
  • Push Notifications
  • Visual Studio 2013 Tools for Azure
  • General Q & A

I will also be around all day if you have any questions about Portable Class Libraries or Advanced features of Azure Mobile Services such as complex data types, authentication, etc.

Event Summary

Spend a day with two of our top Nokia Developer Ambassadors, Bill Reiss (@billreiss) and Atley Hunter (@atleyhunter). Together, Bill and Atley will guide you through the process of publishing your apps to the Windows Phone Store - either from scratch, or porting from iOS or Android.

Whether you’re a first-time developer, or a seasoned pro who wants to know more about Windows Phone, this event is for you.

If you are in the Tampa Area, there is still space so sign up! There are other dates and locations available and they can be found on the DVLUP site (

You will need to have your DVLUP account ID. If you haven’t signed up already, sign up today at

 To win a device you need to complete one of these DVLUP challenges:

Your app must be published within 14 days of your event to win.

If you are attending, be sure to tweet and use the hashtag #DVLUPday #tampa and follow @dvlup