The release of Windows Phone 7 devices is  close.  Are you ready?  In Portland, we have a pair of events that are going to be great introductions to Windows Phone 7.  We will have actual devices at *both* events :)

Windows Phone 7 at Mobile PortlandSeptember 27, 2010

This is a great high level overview of Windows Phone 7 and what it means.  It’s suitable for anyone including managers and other non-coders as there’s been a promise made that there won’t be too much code ;)

Microsoft has a history of colossal successes and failures. As the Windows Phone 7 release approaches, it’s sure to be big (reports say the marketing alone will be a $400 million affair), but will it be a success? Early reviews are positive, but can a company miss the mobile boat by 3+ years and still make a competitive product?

Windows Phone 7 UnleashedSeptember 30, 2010 - SOLD OUT (if more seats somehow become available, I’ll try to update)

This is a combination hackathon/training.  It’s meant for people who code and want to get a jump start at development on the new platform.  It’s a BYOL (Bring Your Own Laptop) event.  Registrations are limited so make sure you get signed up soon.

Windows Phone 7 is about to be released! Come check out Windows Phone 7 Unleashed for everything you need to know to develop for WP7. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or you’re just starting with .NET development, there’s something in it for you.  The first half of this deep dive event is lecture and hands on lab. At the half point mark of the day, you’ll have a solid foundation for building WP7 applications.