For iOS Developers
Aaron Hillegass, lifelong developer and founder of training and development consultancy Big Nerd Ranch, delivered "The Top 10 Things iOS Developers Need to Know About Windows Store Apps," an engaging and numerous discussion on the surprising similarities between iOS apps and those that would be offered through the Windows 8 Store with an eye toward cross-development. "You're not starting from zero," said the one-time NeXT developer. "There are parallels between the two [platforms] and some things can be re-used." He told the audience of an extremely useful online map of iOS-to-WinRT functions.