Meetup #15 - Window Phone 7

Meetup-15-WP7-300x200Strong turnout at Emma’s Back Poach in Burlington on Jan 11, 2011, braving the imminent start of a winter snow storm.  You can see who attended here.  Tonight's theme, Innovation, introduced many to the Windows Phone 7 and to a Burlington hi tech consulting company, BH Consulting. 

The Program

Presenting was Anthony Bartolo, a Microsoft Partner Engagement Manager for Windows Phone, and Oakville’s own Mark Arteaga, Founder and President of RedBit Development

Meetup-15-Anthony-Bartolo-300x183Utilizing a “special” build for the #WP7, that allowed the WP7 to be essentially connected to the projector, Anthony provided an extensive live demo of the new smart phone interface. The official TV and online marketing ads don’t do justice to the uniqueness of the smart active tiles. Many had the opportunity this evening to play with a WP7. 

Mark Arteaga demo'ed one of his WP7 apps, Where's Timmy, which combines location awareness to the GPS location of the nearest Timmes.  A must have for all Canadians - this app should be bundled with all WP7s.   

Slide show pictures of the event from member Ryan Gamble.  

SnapBurlington's photographer Rob Barclay (his Flickr) was on hand to gather our story and snag a number of quality pix which appear in February edition of SnapBurlington.  See pix here: http://snapd.at/ee7r82.

Slide decks

G2KYM - Get To Know Your Members 

Brian Hogg, of BH Consulting, spoke how since 1999, they have provided custom-tailored and cost effective technology solutions. See a sampling of their past projects here

Thanks

  • Emma’s Back Porch for the use of their fine venue (BTW, I had dinner there before hand and recommend the Sliders). As a reminder, we specifically meet in venue’s like Emma’s to support the community. If you’d like to be a venue, please contact us.
  • Ryan Gamble for the high quality event pix. You should check out his biz: www.thinCanvas.com
  • SnapBurlington.com for covering the event!
  • Thanks to the team at Oakville’s Inovex for graciously repeatedly donating their projector and screen.
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