Current Status: TechEd New Zealand 2012


Greetings from Auckland! I am in town for the next few days for TechEd New Zealand 2012. This will be my second time visiting Auckland, also known as the City of Sails. The last time I was here was about 12 years ago. To give you some perspective: at that time, .NET had not been announced; COM components were all the rage. But, I digress.

As part of Telerik's long-term commitment of supporting and connecting with the developer community, we have an exhibitor booth all decked out with jealousy-inducing swag and awe-inspiring demos. If you've got questions then we've got answers. Why not swing by for a chat? We'd love to connect with you, even if only to "kia ora".

I'll also be delivering a presentation entitled, "Create Your Own Lego: Building Custom Controls for Windows 8 Apps". Here's the abstract:

Windows 8 provides a platform for you to create touch-based, immersive applications for consumers and business users alike. For developers, the building blocks of these applications are controls. Controls form the building blocks of applications. Much like Lego blocks, these controls are adaptable and reusable; facilitating a consistent look and feel across applications. In this presentation, you’ll learn how to create custom controls for Metro style apps with HTML and XAML. Along the way, you’ll discover many of the mechanisms available to controls including data binding, event handling, and designer integration. My main objective: Help developers to level up and be awesome on Windows 8.

The session will start at 10:40 AM in the Marlborough Room on Friday, September 7th. I hope to see you there!