July Meeting: Designing for Windows 8

Join us Tuesday, July 23, at 6:00 PM in the Mt. Kilimanjaro/Mt. Everest rooms of the Charlotte Microsoft Campus. Taking inspirational cues from Bauhaus design, International Typographic Style, and cinematography, the Windows 8 UI design style brings an application to life while presenting content clearly and beautifully. This session is intended to help developers and designers understand the design concepts and basic building blocks of the Windows 8 user interface. In this session, you will be introduced to the principles behind this design style and learn how to effectively apply these principles in your applications.

The meeting presenter is Brent Schooley.

Brent is a software developer who has been working with Microsoft technologies since 2004. His interests include client and mobile application development and user experience design with a recent emphasis on Windows 8 and Windows Phone. Other platforms he has worked with include WPF, Silverlight, Windows Forms, and iOS. He is an Evangelist working for Infragistics with a focus on mobile platforms. He has a passion for making people’s experiences with software the best that they can possibly be. Brent is the author of Designing for Windows 8, a Windows 8 design primer available from Apress. You can follow him on Twitter at @brentschooley and read his blog at www.brentschooley.com.

The meeting is sponsored by Apex Systems.

Apex Systems is a leading provider of technical and professional staffing solutions to Fortune 1000 and mid-sized clients across North America. With a core focus on Information Technology, Business Applications, Accounting & Finance, Legal, Telecommunications, and Engineering, and a proven recruiting model, Apex Systems has become one of the most in-demand staffing companies around for providing short-term, long-term, and temp-to-perm staffing solutions.

Whether it’s supplementing existing staff during peak periods in production or hiring a permanent employee through the temporary process, Apex Systems is the answer. Our ultimate goal is to save our clients time and money while increasing efficiency, productivity, and bottom-line profit. Learn more at www.apexsystemsinc.com.

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