Friday, June 22, 2012

SoCal Code Camp Talks on Gamification, and Easy Windows Azure Migration

This weekend I'll be at SoCal Code Camp in San Diego. I'm giving two presentations on Sunday 6/24. Hope to see you there!

Make Your Boring Business Software Compelling with Gamification (6/24/12, 10:15a, Rm 107)

Gamification is the practice of adding fun, competitive, and social elements to software applications. It makes the experience more compelling which leads to increased user loyalty and higher productivity.

In this session, we'll look at several different kinds of gamification including badges, points, achievements, rewards, contests, leaderboards, auctions, entertaining UI, and "games" that actually solve real-world problems.

We'll see examples of gamification in action in HTML5 web/mobile applications running on the Microsoft web/cloud platform.

Ridiculously Fast & Easy Migration to the Cloud with Windows Azure (6/24/12, 3:00p, Rm 126)

Some applications are easier than others to migrate to the cloud. In this session, Windows Azure MVP David Pallmann will show you the low-hanging fruit: recipies for application and data migration that are ridiculously fast and easy with a high ROI. We'll perform a number of actual migrations live in the session. If you're looking for no-brainer use of the cloud that doesn't involve a lot of rocket science, this session is for you.

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