Events Roundup

It’s the season to be jolly and there are some jolly good events this month, luckily they’re early on in December, leaving those of us who are less organised some time to do the Christmas shopping. Result.

4 December – Windows Azure Open Platform Services (OSS) Summit

Delivered by Windows Azure experts, this special one day technical event will focus on the compelling story of OSS and the Windows Azure platform.

6 December – Developing a Lua VM in JavaScript by Paul Cuthbertson

Paul is a front-end web developer at Gamesys, one of the UK’s largest online gaming companies. IN this session, Paul will talk through the development of a Lua virtual machine in JavaScript, enabling Lua to be executed and debugged in the browser.

6 December – PHP London

Share best practices, exchange ideas and talk code with other PHP devs at the next PHP London event. Plus you get to listen to Jeremy Quinton, who’s talking about using Vagrant, Chef and Virtual Box in your development environment.

8 December – Port your iOS App to Windows 8

This free, online event is for all iOS devs interested in taking advantage of the huge Windows 8 opportunity. Over 2 hours you’ll learn about all the tools and resources that make it as easy as possible to port iOS Apps to Windows 8.

8 December - UX Camp Brighton

When is a conference not a conference? When it’s an ‘un-conference’ of course! This one is for “anyone involved or interested in user experience design, interaction design, information architecture or usability”. Great stuff.

8  December – Principles of Game Design

This workshop gives you – guess what – an introduction to the principles of game design. Working in small groups, workshop members will design and create an analogue prototype game.

9 December – Video Game Hacking

Try your hand at hacking classic video games to create your own custom modifications of the game. This will involve editing code and changing graphic files. No previous coding experience required.

9 December – Hardware Happy Hour

Using makey makey and arduino, you’ll create custom video game controllers and novel forms of interaction.

13 December – Principles of Game Design

An introduction to the principles of game design. Working in small groups, workshop members will design and create an analogue prototype game.

16 December – Build your Game from/with Scratch!

In this workshop you’ll work in small groups and on your own to create simple video games using the graphical programming language ‘Scratch.’ No prior programming experience is needed, but if you’ve attended earlier workshops above hen you’ll have a head start.

16 December – Hardware Happy Hour

Using makey makey and arduino, you get to create custom video game controllers and novel forms of interaction.

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Published by Sara Allison

Sara is the editor of Ubelly - when not heads down scouring Ubelly articles for typos (and not always catching them), she's scouting for new writing talent. Give her a shout @SaraAllison if you've got something to say about development/design and want to be heard.

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