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May 06

The Norwegian Windows Phone Developer Community (WPDC) will have a meetup in Oslo 26th May.

It’ s now under three weeks until the next quarterly meetup for WPDC and the meetup will as usual take place at The Scotsman pub in Oslo. The evening will be filled with two great sessions held by Einar Ingebrigtsen and Gøran Hansen. There will also be a quiz with great prices held by our sponsor Glasspaper AS.

Einar Ingebrigtsen is a Microsoft Silverlight MVP and creator of Balder (a 3D engine for Silverlight, Windows Phone 7, XNA and OpenGL). He will talk about XNA, Silverlight and how to create 3D graphics for Windows Phone 7.

Gøran Hansen is a Microsoft Client Application Development MVP and Microsoft Regional Director. He will talk about Domain Driven Design (DDD) and how this can be used for mobile application projects.

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Mar 18

Together with Alexander Viken I am running and organizing the Norwegian Windows Phone Developer Community (WPDC), this post pretty much sums up what WPDC has done until now and will be doing in the future.

WPDC was founded in October 2009 and we have had 6 meetups since then. We started WPDC because we wanted to create a community for Norwegian Windows Phone developers and arrange quarterly meetings where members meet, network and enjoy interesting presentations.

Today WPDC has around 150 members and at average 30-40 members attends the quarterly meetings. We are glad to see that these numbers continue to increase.

WPDC has had presentations covering marketplace, usability, application presentations, development patterns & best practices. Phone vendors have presented their WP7 phones and our sponsor Glasspaper arranged a WP7 quiz where the winner got a course worth 3500 USD.

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Oct 02

Windows Phone Developer Community announced together with Microsoft Norway the Norwegian WP7 app contest back in June this year. The contest closed for submissions 30th August and the winners was announced at the Windows Phone Developer Community 30th September.

I had the pleasure to be a part of the jury that elected the winners among the contributions and it was not easy to chose 3 applications to win. It was a high level in the contest and a lot of great and creative applications.

The winners are:

Sigurd Snørteland with his Channel9 application. You can read more about Sigurd and the Channel9 application at his blog.

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Jul 08

The Norwegian Windows Phone Developer Community are together with Microsoft Norway hosting a Windows Phone 7 application contest. The three best Windows Phone 7 applications/games entered in this contest will win a HTC Windows Phone 7 device!

Who can participate in this contest

Anyone located in Norway and a member of Windows Phone Developer Community (WPDC) can enter in this contest. If you are not a member of WPDC you can free of charge become a member by registering at WPDC’s group at www.meetup.com. The content in this group is only available in Norwegian at the moment, but everyone located in Norway are welcome to join us.

The contest

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Jun 14

It’s just three days (2 1/2 to be specific) left until Norwegian Developer Conference 2010 starts and I am really looking forward to it. To shorten the time waiting for this I have planned my day three at the conference.

I have earlier planned my day one and day two at this conference.

My tentative plan for day three:

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Jun 03

Microsoft Norway invites you to a day filled with Windows Phone 7 hands-on training. Ben Riga and Neil Hutson will demonstrate the Windows Phone 7 platform and show you how to develop applications for WP7. You will also get information about the Marketplace and you will be able to finally try a Windows Phone 7 device!

Date: June 11th, 2010
Time:
9:00 am – 5.00 pm

Location:
Microsoft Norge
Lysaker Torg 54
1366 Oslo

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May 27

Norwegian Developer Conference (NDC) 2010 starts 3 weeks from now and I am looking forward to this conference.

For a while ago I planned what sessions to follow on day one of this conference and now I have planned what sessions to follow on day two.

My tentative plan for day two:

On day two I focus on Silverlight, Windows Phone and project management.

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May 02

The MSDN & TechNet Live tour 2010 in Norway visited Oslo as the final destination 26th April. Microsoft invited me to join them on this tour and to be on their Windows Phone stand, off-course I accepted this invitation.

I was not able to be in all of the four cities this tour visited, but I got to be in Stavanger and Oslo. The period this tour lasted was the same period that Norway and the rest of Europe had to shut down the air traffic because of the ash cloud from the volcano eruption on Iceland. This caused some difficulties for the crew, speakers and partners to get to the different cities. Despite the difficulties the tour was completed successfully.

Facts from my car computer: Oslo - Stavanger - Oslo

I needed to travel by car from Oslo to Stavanger and this is normally an 8 hours drive each way. We thought that it would be exciting to drive from Oslo to Stavanger via a route we had never driven before and ended up on a spectacular and very long drive. During the drive we had all the 4 seasons with sunny weather in Oslo, snow storm at a mountain passage (1060 meter above the sea level) and rainy weather in the long valleys. Easy to say we took the safe 8 hours drive route back home to Oslo :)

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Apr 29

NDC 2010 (Norwegian Developer Conference) will take place at Oslo Spectrum June 16-18. I am really looking forward to three days filled with great sessions. NDC 2009 was one of the best conferences I have attended so my expectations for NDC 2010 are very high.

NDC 2010 have seven parallel tracks so it is very difficult to chose what sessions to attend. You might call it a luxury problem, but still it is a problem when trying to decide what to do.

My tentative plan for day one:

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Feb 18

The MSDN & TechNet Live tour in Norway are as usual filled with interesting and great sessions. The tour will visit Stavanger (16/4), Trondheim (20/4),  Bergen (23/4)  and Oslo (26/4).

This year I will travel with Microsoft on the tour and you can find me at the Windows Phone stand ready to talk about Windows Phone, .Net Compact Framework and WPDC (Windows Phone Developer Community). I will be in three of the four cities (Stavanger, Trondheim and Oslo). My colleague Alexander Viken is also joining Microsoft on this tour and he will be in (Stavanger, Bergen and Oslo).

I am really looking forward to this and hope to meet some of you there.

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