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Matt Harrington

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Hi, I'm Matt Harrington, a Developer Evangelist for Microsoft in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Before I joined Microsoft in 2011, I was active in the local open source community. I discovered functional programming through Scala, which I enjoyed very much. At a Silicon Valley Code Camp in 2008, I had a break in my schedule and decided to attend a talk on F# by Tim Ng of Microsoft. At that time, I didn't even own a Windows computer and had only heard faint whispers about F#. By the end of Tim's talk, I was sold. F# really clicked with me. I stopped what I was doing, switched my home machine from Solaris to Windows, and dove into F# and .NET. I soon learned that to really become an expert in .NET, you have to know C#, which I then picked up and enjoyed just as much. I tossed VB.NET in for good measure. After joining Microsoft, I expanded on the C++ skills I used in my interest in scientific computing.
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Easy Windows 8 Game Dev with Scirra Construct2

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Beginner
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9:15 AM Sunday
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4201
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Windows 8
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Learn to use Scirra Construct2 to make a game for Windows 8 in no time flat. We'll start from scratch in this session, come up with a quick game concept, create some game assets, implement the game in Construct2, and end up with a Visual Studio project ready to be submitted to the Windows Store to get in front of hundreds of millions of eyeballs.

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Introduction to TypeScript: application-scale JavaScript

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Beginner
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1:45 PM Saturday
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4310
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TypeScript is a strict superset of JavaScript which adds support for classes, modules, lambda expressions, and optional static typing. It's open source under the Apache 2.0 license. It's supported on any platform and compiles to standard JavaScript for use in any browser. You can also use any existing JavaScript library. This helps you write larger JavaScript apps with fewer errors. It also opens the door to great tooling. Come learn the basics of TypeScript. You'll leave with at least one way TypeScript can help you with your daily use of JavaScript. Learn more at http://www.typescriptlang.org.

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