Windows Phone Camp 2009 - a Report from the event

Thank you to all that came out on Dec 5th to the first Windows Phone Camp 2009 at the Tampa, FL Microsoft office. [See similar events in your area here]

It was exciting to see so many participants made it to the event. By filling out the eval forms everyone helped prove that there is an need for more Mobile events in the area.


It was interesting to see the crowd almost double later in the day once the beginner sessions passed. Here are few more pictures, compare top one to the bottom two:

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A huge Thank You to Joe Healy from Microsoft for hosting the event and sponsoring all the food:

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Winners of Windows Phones from Windows Mobile Developer Program:


Winners of Windows Phones from AT&T Developer Program:


Besides Nikita Polyakov, who organized and spoke at this event, Kevin Wolf helped with planning in addition to presenting 4 sessions!!!

Also, Bill Reiss presented XNA for Zune HD and got rave reviews on the eval forms, congrats Bill!

Nikita:image Kevin:

Kevin also brought-in his collection of mobile devices and few robots build on Windows Mobile platform:

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A good size group stayed for dinner and participated in the StartUp event adding to the numbers there too.

After, a much needed after-party was sponsored by Cornerstone Software, we thank them as well!

Our website is kindly hosted by Applied Innovations.

I am looking forward to hosting Tampa Windows Phone Camp 2010! Hope to see you there!

You can usually find Bill, Kevin and Nikita speaking at many local community events, check out and sites and their respective blogs for where you can see them next. Also, make sure you are signed up for the MSDN Flash where your can always get the latest info on the upcoming events in your region.

Any comments or suggestions, don’t hesitate to email: contact [at]

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Thanks for the great event!

I'm going to pretend that my iPhone dropping 3 calls within 6 minutes of the event had nothing to do with a malicious worm you guys hacked into my phone :)

Makes me wish I won a WinMo Phone.

Keep up the good work.
Left by Chris Kluis on Dec 09, 2009 7:20 AM

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