Microsoft is organizing the world’s first worldwide hackathon for Windows – WOWZAPP 2012. This event will run in dozens of countries around the globe – all on the one weekend – November
9-11 allowing developers and designers in the world to come together with one goal – to have fun, network and learn and to build apps and games for Windows. Microsoft is aiming to land this event in the Guinness book of World records as the largest event of
2012 will also be held at the University of Waterloo! This is a great opportunity for you to build some applications for Windows 8 and get into a fresh new market with a guaranteed huge audience when there is still little competition.
You will be part of a record breaking event and earn lots of prizes. You don’t want to miss this chance.
In order to facilitate this event, a tutorial session will be
held on the 25th October in DC 1350 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. This session will teach you how to develop applications on Windows 8 and get you prepared for the hackathon. We will create some simple projects that you will be able to expand afterwards.
To register for the tutorial session sign up at Windows 8 App Development Tutorial.
Ideally, please have your laptop setup with Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2012 already for this session. You can download both of them for free from DreamSpark.
We recommend installing Windows 8 on a separate partition to take the most advantage of GPU acceleration and other features, but a virtual machine is fine as well.
If you need, we will assist you with setting up Windows 8 and the development tools required.
Food will be provided for free.
Hope to see you there.
Microsoft Student Partner
Windows 8 App Development Tutorial
Locations Worldwide, November 9-11, 2012
WOWZAPP 2012: Worldwide Hackathon for Windows
Locations Worldwide, November 9-10, 2012