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9:00am–3:00pm PDT September 24, 2014

Web Devs, you have heard that ASP.NET SignalR makes developing real-time web functionality easy and how it enables bi-directional communication between server and client. In this second in the MVA Web Wednesdays series, join entertaining experts from Microsoft, Jon Galloway and Brady Gaster, start with the SignalR basics, and ramp up quickly.

9:00am–5:00pm PDT September 23–24, 2014

If you are you brand new to coding and want to see how fun and easy it can be, check out this two-day course! Engaging experts Susan Ibach and Christopher Harrison offer an entertaining introduction to solving real-world problems using the popular programming language, Python. You will have a new skill or completed task at the end of each module, and by the end of the two days, you will be writing programs.​

9:00am–1:00pm PDT September 25, 2014

Are you interested in becoming a game creator? Want to make the next Flappy Bird? Look no further than Construct 2, a cross-platform HTML5 game creator designed specifically for 2D games. Join experts James Quick and Shahed Chowdhuri for this half-day course, and learn to build a fun and engaging 2D game in just an hour, with no previous experience, using the popular "drag-and-drop" tool.

9:00am–1:00pm PDT September 26, 2014

​Find out how the new Azure SQL Database model supports your need to build robust cloud apps. The relational database, based on resource governance, offers increased functionality and improved disaster recovery, and that's just the beginning! Join a team of top experts who help you decide which edition is the best fit for your organization and who demonstrate the near-zero administration that makes it easy to develop your applications in the cloud.

9:00am–5:00pm September 30–October 1, 2014

Get real-world guidance on developing universal Windows apps for Windows and Windows Phone devices, as Microsoft's experts build a working app using tools and techniques that can give you a dramatic advantage as a developer.

9:00am–5:00pm PDT October 8, 2014

Devs, want to translate your MVC .NET skills to the web platform? Join popular presenters Stacey Mulcahy and Dave Voyles for an exploration of single page apps and a look at Visual Studio and Internet Explorer tools to add structure to your projects. Take advantage of jQuery and AngularJS, enable your content to work within a browser and within Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 apps, and deploy your apps to Azure.

9:00am–1:00pm PDT October 9, 2014

Developers and IT Pros, do you want to make management of Azure resources more efficient? If you want faster and more repeatable application deployments across all of your Azure environments, add to your skill set and walk through Azure resource management. Join the experts to experience the new declarative model at work, complete with templates to define and deploy your infrastructure resources.

9:00am–1:00pm PDT October 2 & 9, 2014

Do you want to build up your game portfolio with help from the experts? Join AAA game maker Bryan Griffiths and indie game designer Mickey MacDonald for this Jump Start training with live Q&A, and see how easy it is to create universal HTML5 2D games and port them to multiple platforms, using Visual Studio and free open source technology. By the end of day 2, you have a fully playable RPG.

9:00am–5:00pm PDT October 15, 2014

Developers, if you want to play with node.js and to incorporate two-way communication into applications, join popular experts Stacey Mulcahy and Rami Sayar to see how to do just that. By the end of day, you know how to set up node.js on your Windows machine, develop a web front end with Express, deploy an Express app to Azure, use Socket.IO to add a real-time layer, and create a chatroom application.

9:00am–1:00pm PDT October 16 & 23, 2014

If you have a great idea for a 3D game and you want to build it with the same open source framework used to create Assassin's Creed Pirates, don't miss this exciting event! Join the creators of Babylon.js, a free, open source gaming framework that streamlines WebGL functionality, for an entertaining deep dive into 3D game development.