Greg Levenhagen is a Microsoft MVP in Client Development and senior software engineer consultant with Skyline Technologies. He has a great passion for giving back to the community and teaching. A true enthusiast of computer science, with passions and interests including mobile, UX, architecture, parallel, testing, agile, 3D/games, cloud, languages and much more. Greg speaks at conferences like ThatConference, CodeMash, VSLive and DevLink. He is also a Microsoft Certified Trainer, board member of ThatConference, president of the Northeast WI Developers User Group, cofounder of the Northeast WI Agile User's Group, INETA speaker, IEEE and ACM member and a PhD student.
Along with being a life-long geek, Greg enjoys golfing, football, woodworking, philosophy and stimulating conversation.
With Universal Apps, Microsoft has introduced a convergence for developing apps for their platforms. Having a common development model with WinRT, the developer's campfire dreams of one-hundred percent reusability take a step closer to reality, but that is most likely an unreachable goal.
Come learn how universal apps work; the good, the bad and the ugly of using them. Greg will also discuss how to customize the user experiences for each platform to provide the best apps to your users. He will go through several examples so that you can walk away with a solid foundation and avoid common pitfalls.