Pete Brown is a XAML and gadget guy at Microsoft on the Client and Devices Evangelism team in Redmond, focusing on helping developers create the best possible apps for the Windows Store, Windows Phone, and more. He’s also a music and electronics enthusiast, and a big fan of XAML and .NET. Pete has been programming for fun since his first Commodore 64 and on PCs for profit since 1991. Pete’s latest book is "Windows 8 XAML in Action," published by Manning Publications.