Post-Build notes and links
It’s been a few weeks and I feel like I’m still catching up from my week at the //Build conference. As it turns out, conferences are very busy places, and sometimes things you planned to do that week (such as, for instance, blogging) can easily fall through the cracks.
In the unlikely event that anyone was looking for me specifically, I hope you were successful. I spent most of my time at or near the Metro Style Apps booth, which was fairly front-and-center in the Expo hall. As I didn’t have a session of my own to present, my main purpose was to answer questions and demo different pieces of the Windows 8 user experience upon request. Because of this, I took to identifying myself as a “booth babe” when asked about my role at the conference.
Of course, my other primary purpose was to support my colleagues who were presenting. Most relevant in this regard would be the talk given by Priya Vaidyanathan, the main PM for the Windows 8 Search experience. As the main dev for this feature I was very excited to attend Priya’s excellent presentation (“Search: Integrating into the Windows 8 search experience”) and to help her address attendees’ questions afterward. If you’re at all interested in how the search experience works in Windows 8, or would like to know how your app can add value to it, I highly recommend watching the video.
Other great session videos:
- Jensen Harris’ brilliant “big picture talk” from the first day: 8 traits of great Metro style apps.
- My friend and fellow SVC team member David Washington explains how to build great support for different screen sizes, aspect ratios, and DPIs.
- SVC team PM Lead Ed Averett gives an overview of how to build great “gallery” Metro style apps.
- Many, many more at the Channel 9 Build 2011 site.
Misc //Build Links