Intertech Announces Mobile DevCon, a Full Day Conference on Mobile Technology, to be Held March 31, 2011

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On March 31, 2011, Intertech will be hosting a full day conference on iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone 7 technologies. Event includes a panel discussion and three quick launches to cover how to create applications using these mobile technologies.

Intertech's expert authors and instructors will deliver a full-day of training for free

Below is the agenda for the Mobile DevCon. Attendees can choose to attend one or all sessions. Participant can attend the event in-person in Minneapolis or attend live via webinar.

Keynote: 9:00am CST
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Is your organization exploring mobile development? Not sure what platform(s) to target? Not sure how to get started in mobile development? Intertech is here to help. Kicking off Intertech’s Mobile DevCon, we explore, compare, and contrast some of the different mobile platform options and set the stage for the mobile development talks throughout the day.

Windows Phone 7 Development Quick Launch: 9:30am CST
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The Windows Phone 7 SDK provides .NET developers with a number of new assemblies, types and technologies which can be used to created Silverlight programs that run under the Windows Phone 7 family of mobile devices. In this Intertech Oxygen Blast, you will be introduced to this new SDK as well as several new Visual Studio 2010 and Expression Blend project templates and tools. As well, you will learn about the two common navigation systems (Panorama and Pivot) and various APIs used during the creation of Windows Phone 7 applications.

Panel Discussion: 11:30am CST
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Got questions about mobile development? Of course you do and so do we. Use your lunch hour to explore mobile development issues. Find out what others are learning and saying about mobile development. Find out what the experts know. At the same time, help Intertech shape its mobile training offering by providing us information on what you and your organization need/want in the classroom.    

Android Development Quick Launch : 1:00pm CST
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Gartner reports Android now owns 25.5% of the smartphone market share. This is up from 3% a year ago. Sources say that nearly 300,000 new Android phones are activated each day! Come learn how to get started in developing applications for this rising mobile platform. In particular, this talk will show you: What tools you need to develop Android applications;
How to get and setup the required tool; Basics about the application environment in Android;
The types of Android components and how to create them; How to test your application in an emulator and on a device; and How to publish your application to the Android community.

iPhone Development Quick Launch: 3:00pm CST
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You've come up with the PERFECT iPhone App... the only problem is you're not sure what's needed to create it! In this webinar the different libraries, frameworks, and programming skills required to create an application will be discussed and demonstrated. You'll... learn how to become a registered "Apple Developer." be introduced to "Objective-C" as well as some popular alternative methods to create an application. see demonstrations of building and testing an interface with the "Interface Builder" on the "iPhone Simulator." discover How "Xcode" is used to develop an application. learn what is needed to deploy your application to the iPhone.

Closing / Raffle: 5:00pm CST

Intertech delivers iPhone Training and Android Training in their complete line-up of mobile development offerings.

To register for the event, go to: http://www.intertech.com/resource/briefings.aspx.

Intertech is a Microsoft Gold Partner, a Microsoft Inner Circle member, a six time winner of the Best Places to Work in Minnesota, a winner of The Business Journal and Optum Health's Minnesota's Healthiest Small Business Employer, a finalist in the Wall Street Journal’s Winning Workplaces award, a multi-year winner of the Inc. 500 and the Inc. 5000 awards for company growth, a winner of the Forbes ASAP growth award, and a winner of the Minnesota Fast 50 growth award. Intertech has been in Inc., Forbes, Upsize magazine, the Star Tribune, the Business Journal, the Pioneer Press, the Hudson Star-Observer, Minnesota Business, and Twin Cities Business Monthly.

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