Yesterday was a historic day for the Norwegian Windows Phone Developer Community. The first meeting for this community was successfully held at NITH.
12 members attended and we started the meeting with pizza and a discussion about the goals and visions for this community. We find it important to be able to meet other Windows Phone/Mobile developers so that we can share experience and knowledge within this community. It is also very inspiring to listen to other developers talking about their projects and applications.
We want this community to become a natural meeting place for Windows Phone/Mobile developers in the future and I honestly think we can make that happen.
Alexander Viken and Jørn Mikal Jensen (both colleagues of mine from ErgoGroup) presented and demonstrated Bring Online Terminal. This is a Windows Mobile solution developed for the Norwegian postal services and are currently running on 9000 PDAs!
We have agreed on arranging quarterly meetings so the next meeting for this community will be in March. We have decided that one of the sessions will be about usability and design on mobile devices. Content for the rest of this meeting are up for discussion. Please let me know if you have an idea or want to contribute.
I am really looking forward to March and the next community meeting.
If you want to learn more or join the Windows Phone Developer Community we have a group at meetup.com.
I want to thank the persons that attended to this meeting, NITH for letting us use their facilities and Microsoft Norway for support and pizza.