I have been chosen to present two sessions at VSLive! New York this September. Here are the abstracts:
Date/Time: Wednesday, September 10th at 3:15pm
Title: Creating a Simple 2D Game Using XNA Game Studio to Run on a PC, Xbox 360 or Microsoft Zune
Description: This session will demonstrate how to build a very simple 2D game engine and game using the latest version of XNA Game Studio. Attendees will learn how to effectively use the content pipeline, import 2D sprites into XNA, manage input from the keyboard, mouse, Xbox 360 controller and Zune, manage game state, and debug the resulting game. The sample code will be built on a PC and run on the PC, Xbox 360, and Zune platforms when complete.
Date/Time: Wednesday, September 10th at 4:45pm
Ttile: Interfacing External Hardware Using Managed Code
Description: While developers write code to build software every day, not often are they exposed to code that drives and interfaces hardware. This session will attempt to bridge that gap and show how .NET can be used to effectively interface several hardware devices, including an RFID reader and tags, Phidget control boards with a variety of sensors, and a servo controller. Finally, the Nintendo Wiimote will be introduced along with my .NET Wiimote Library, demonstrating how to connect to a USB or Bluetooth HID device and use it from .NET, with examples showing what the Wiimote itself is capable of.
Check out the full agenda and see what pique’s your interest. Also check out the video to the left with some information on what to expect from the conference.
It’s a couple months off, but registrations are in full swing. Register by July 9th and save some dough!