2 weeks from now (on 30 May 2012) we’ll be hosting the next Windows 8 Camp at the Business Faculty in Brussels.

Win8 Camps

Join us for this free, full-day event designed to share all the knowledge you need to start building Metro-style applications for Windows 8 by leveraging HTML and JavaScript. You’ll attend presentations for knowledge transfer as well as getting your hands on coding by executing the hands-on labs.

You’ll need to bring your own laptop loaded with the software. This event will kick-start your app development!

Combining the broad reach of Windows, best-in-class developer tools, a reimagined user experience, support for new chipsets, and a built-in Store with industry-leading business terms — Windows 8 is the largest developer opportunity, ever.    

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Agenda

09:00 - 09.30: Welcome & registration

09:30 - 12:00: Sessions and labs (includes a break)

12:00 - 13:00: Lunch

13:00 - 17:30: Sessions and labs (includes a break)


Windows 8 Camp content includes:

• The Metro Platform and Windows Runtime and Windows Store

• Everything Web Developers Must Know to Build Metro Style Apps & Building Windows 8 Metro Style UIs

• Integrating with the Windows 8 Experiences

• Bring Your Apps to Life with Tile and Notifications

• How and when Metro style apps run


Labs include:

• ListViews and data binding

• Orientation, Snapping, and Sematic Zoom

• Integration with contracts: Searching and Sharing

• Process Lifecycle Management

• Settings and Preferences

• Push notifications


Camp technical pre-requisites

· Familiarity with developing websites and JavaScript.

· Bring your own laptop: any device capable of running Windows 8 and Visual Studio Express.
If the software is not already installed, you will need a partition with ~30 GB of free space to install the bits.

· Required software:

Windows 8 Consumer Preview: http://preview.microsoft.com

Download tools and SDK: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/apps/br229516.aspx (Visual Studio 2011 Beta Express, includes Blend)

Download the Windows 8 SDK samples: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/windowsapps/Windows-8-Modern-Style-App-Samples