August 2011 Meeting Announcement

The Pragmatic Windows Phone Developer!

Excited with all the buzz about Windows Phone Mango? Have an app idea; but tentative to start? Well, come on out and we shall talk everything that a practical Windows Phone Developer needs to know! We will start by looking at a couple of Windows Phone apps from start to finish, including discussions on best practices & Marketplace pitfalls. We also take a brief look at some of the upcoming features of Windows Phone Mango, and what they mean for the consumer & developer. We then mention some toolkits that could come handy & end the talk with discussions on data strategies. What is OData & why is it important for mobility. How can you leverage the cloud? All this & anything else that comes up in 2 hrs of Windows Phone love.

Samidip Basu – Sogeti

Samidip Basu (@samidip) is a technologist & gadget-lover working as a Manager & Solutions Lead for Sogeti out of the Columbus Unit. Having worked on WP7 since CTP days, he now spends much of his time in spreading the word to discover the full potential of the Windows Phone platform & cloud-based mobile solutions in general. He passionately runs the Central Ohio Windows Phone User Group ( and can be found with at least a couple of hobbyist projects at any time. His spare times call for world travel and culinary adventures with the wife. Find out more at

Pizza/Geek Dinner
Pizza will be provided as a snack during the meeting. A Geek Dinner will be held immediately after the meeting (Location TBD).

5:30pm – 7:30pm
Tuesday August 30, 2011

Marathon Petroleum Company – Findlay, OH

Recap on “Pragmatic Windows Phone Developer” talk @ FANUG with list of Resources