Celebrating 3 Years for my blog uditha.wordpress.com.


I had started my blog in January 2008.As of now it had reached over 72,000 hits within 3 Years. That is average of 65 visitors per day. I `m hoping to have even more visitors in 2011.

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My First Blog post –

https://uditha.wordpress.com/2008/01/04/sri-lanka-s-first-game-programming-learning/

APP HUB.


XNA creators Club now call as App Hub.App Hub includes both XBOX360 and Windows Phone 7 Distribution marketplace.You can use XNA to publish games for both XBOX360 and Windows phone 7.And silverlight to Publish Apps for Windows Phone 7.Only you need to have one membership

http://create.msdn.com/en-US/

XNA & Windows Phone Developer Tools 4.0 Released.


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XNA & Windows Phone Developer Tools 4.0 Now Available for download !

  • Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone
  • Windows Phone Emulator
  • Silverlight for Windows Phone
  • XNA Game Studio 4.0
  • Expression Blend

And For Windows XP Users – XNA Game Studio 4.0 Standalone for Windows and Xbox 360 only.

http://create.msdn.com/en-us/resources/downloads

Windows Phone Game Development Using XNA Training at Microsoft Singapore [Event Update].


Last week i did 2 day training on Windows Phone Game Development at Microsoft Singapore.

Day 1.

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Date.

July 29, 2010.

Agenda.

9:00 a.m. – 9.15 a.m.

Welcome Note.

Chris Ismael     Developer Evangelist.

 

9:15 a.m. – 11.00a.m.

Windows Phone 7 Game Development.

Uditha Bandara. XNA/DirectX MVP.

Microsoft XNA Game Studio provides rich tool set to create games for Windows Phone 7 devices.

This session outlines how to use XNA API for develop 2d and 3d games.

 

11.30a.m. – 1 p.m.

Casual Games and XNA.

Uditha Bandara. XNA/DirectX MVP.

Casual Game developers can use XNA to develop games and sell it on Windows Marketplace for Mobile and XBOX Live marketplace.

This session outlines the life cycle of casual games and how you can use XNA to make money from your Game.

 

1 p.m. – 1.15 p.m.

Wrap-up

Q&A

 

 

Location-

Microsoft Singapore.
1 Marina Boulevard,
#22-01 One Marina Boulevard,
Singapore.

Participants –60.

Day2 : Dev Day.

Hands on Labs.

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Date.

July 30, 2010.

Agenda.

9:00 a.m. – 9.15 a.m.

Welcome Note.

Uditha Bandara.   XNA/DirectX MVP.

 

9:15 a.m. – 11.00a.m.

Hands on Labs 1. –Getting started with the Windows Phone Developer tools.

Uditha Bandara. XNA/DirectX MVP.

Windows Phone developer tools beta now available to make games for windows phone 7 devices.

This hands on Labs provides tutorials on how the get started with the windows phone developer tools.

 

11.30a.m. – 1 p.m.

Hands on Labs 2. –Building Your Own Mobile Game Title.

Uditha Bandara. XNA/DirectX MVP.

XNA Game Studio 4.0 supports developing games for multiple platforms including PC, XBOX360 and Windows Phone.

This hands on Labs provides in depth tutorials on how to create your own mobile game titles.

 

1 p.m. – 1.15 p.m.

Wrap-up

Q&A

 

Location-

Avantus Training.
79 Robinson Road CPF Building .
Singapore.

Participants –15.

Windows Phone Game Development Using XNA training at Microsoft Singapore.


I`m doing a training on Windows Phone Game Development at Microsoft Singapore.

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Day 1 (Maximum 60 seats)
July 29, 2010

9.00am – 9.15am

Welcome Note

9.15 – 11.00am

Windows Phone 7 Game Development

Microsoft XNA Game Studio provides rich tool set to create games for Windows Phone 7 devices.  This session outlines how to use XNA API to develop 2D and 3D games.

11.30am – 1.00pm

Casual Games and XNA

Casual Game developers can use XNA to develop games and sell it on Windows Marketplace for Mobile and Xbox Live Marketplace.  This session outlines the life cycle of casual games and how you can use XNA to make money from your game.

1.00pm – 1.15pm

Wrap-up
Q&A

 
Day 2:  Dev Day (Maximum 16 seats, attendance to Day 1 is a pre-requisite)
July 30, 2010

9.00am – 9.15am

Welcome Note

9.15 – 11.00am

Hands on Labs 1.  Getting started with the Windows Phone Developer Tools

Windows Phone developer tools Beta are now available to make games for Windows Phone 7.  This hands-on-lab provides tutorials on how to get started with the Windows Phone developer tools

11.30am – 1.00pm

Hands on Labs 2.  Building Your Own Mobile Game Title

XNA Game Studio 4.0 supports developing games for multiple platforms including PC, Xbox 360, and Windows Phone.  This hands-on-lab provides in-depth tutorials on how to create your own mobile game titles.

1.00pm – 1.15pm

Wrap-up
Q&A

 

About the Presenter/Trainer:

Uditha Bandara is currently working at the Academy of Multimedia Design and Technology (AMDT) in Sri Lanka.  He specializes in Microsoft XNA Game development for Windows Phone, Xbox 360, PC, and Zune.  He is a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) in XNA/Direct X.  He has published several articles, tutorials, and game demos on his XNA Game Development Blog – https://uditha.wordpress.com

Location-

Microsoft Singapore.
1 Marina Boulevard,
#22-01 One Marina Boulevard,
Singapore.

More details …

http://innovativesingapore.com/2010/07/free-training-creating-games-for-windows-phone-7-using-xna/

Register Now…

http://wp7sg.community.officelive.com/CreatingGamesforWindowsPhone7usingXNA.aspx

Future Minds 2010.


Future Minds exhibition is one of the leading education exhibitions in Sri Lanka. This year also I was participating to future minds event as an exhibitor in the Academy of multimedia design and technology stall.

http://www.amdt.izearts.com/

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We had shown course details of our new Advance diploma program. It’s a 2 year advanced diploma in Game design and development. This was the First time in        Sri Lanka to launch 2 year program in Game design and development. Lots of students and people form the industry interested in this course.

And we had also showcased few XBOX360 games in the exhibition. Games like Dirt 2, 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, Forza Motorsport 3, Halo3 and Guitar Hero World Tour among them.

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Details of the Sri Lanka`s First 2 Year Advanced Diploma in Game Design and development.

For more details visit- http://www.futureminds.lk/

Microsoft {Community} Technology Update 2010 – Event.


Last month i was attended to Microsoft {Community} Technology Update 2010 at Singapore.It was an one day event targeting both developer and IT pro community with the release of Visual Studio 2010 and SQL Server 2008 R2 .

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Event was held at NTUC Auditorium and Microsoft Singapore Office.

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Welcome Note
John Fernandes, DPE Director, Microsoft Singapore.

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Announcing Microsoft Visual Studio 2010.

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Talking about Singapore’s Software Economy.

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Targeting Desktop, web and mobile platforms through Silverlight and WPF
Chris Ismael, Developer Evangelist, Microsoft Singapore.

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Me at the Audience.

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View form the Microsoft Singapore Office.

 

More Details – South East Asia MVP Blog.

Microsoft {Community} Technology Update 2010.


I will be attending to the Microsoft {Community} Technology Update 2010 at Singapore on 22nd of May.

Venue: 1 Marina Boulevard NTUC Centre,Level 7,
              One Marina Boulevard
              Singapore 018989

 

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Register Now

MIX 09 is coming….


MIX 09 is  a conference about Microsoft web technologies.This year its happening in March 18-20, 2009 in Las Vegas.

And the important technology for me is Silverlight 3.That has GPU based rendering capabilities in web pages.And this will be enables to develop verity of 3d games  using c#.NET.

http://2009.visitmix.com/Default.aspx