Speaker: David Washington [MSFT]

Episode 468: David Washington on Home Automation

David Washington describes how he was able to automate his garage and connect it to his iPhone.

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The Maker Show: Episode 21 – Building an iOS app for your Garage

The Maker Show: Episode 21 – Building an iOS app for your Garage

In this episode of The Maker Show, we’ll make an internet-connected garage app, GarageOS. We’ll start by controlling the doors remotely using a relay and a Particle Photon. Then, we’ll build a way to read if the door is open or closed with a magnetic reed switch. Third, we’ll build a way to measure parking distance […]

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Game Dev Show 11 – Is 8-Bit Art Dead?

For the past 5 to 10 years, pixel art and retro style have been mainstay features of indie video games. Has 8-bit become a lazy cliché, or are there new directions for this old-school style? Rachel Weil describes the benefits and pitfalls of retro aesthetics and demonstrates how a technical understanding of vintage game hardware can help designers […]

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MEAN on Azure Episode 6: A Mean On Azure Project – Chess

MEAN on Azure Episode 6: A Mean On Azure Project – Chess

In this episode of MEAN on Azure guest speaker David Washington walks us through how to build a multi-player chess game using, Azure, node.js, and socket.io.  If you want to follow along with the fun, you can find the whole hands on lab here. aka.ms/chessHOL Enjoy

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Let’s dev this.

We code to put our stamp on the world. To build something surprising or useful, or just to make our friends laugh. We code to make life easier and more productive. We code because we can. What will you build next?

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Project: Real Chess

Are you addicted to chess? Do you find the current stack of online chess games to be too slow? Do you want something that happens in real time? If so, then this project is for you. Follow the conversation @msdev Become a Fan @ facebook.com/MSFTDev Websites & Blogs: David’s blog  

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