We’re coming up on the annual Code Camp here in Charlotte, and this year, we thought it would fun to hold a hackathon leading up to the code camp, rather than simply run an all day event at the code camp.  Here’s your chance to develop a great app for Windows 8, elev8 your skillset, and potentially win some cool stuff  Here are the details:

The short version: develop a Windows 8 app, optionally attend some of our workshops, and submit it to the challenge.  At some point you need to be in person, either at one of the workshops, or at the code camp, as we need to prepare the demos and verify you are human.  Winners will be determined at the Code Camp. 

The details:

This app challenge is open to all Developers Guild members and members from the local community.  Download the free Visual Studio 2012 Express tools and other related SDKs here to begin developing your app.  Apps entered will be voted upon at the Carolina Code Camp on Saturday, May 4 2013 by the attendees and organizers.

While it is strongly encouraged you attend the Carolina Code Camp to demo your application, you do not need to be present to win (you will need to arrange to pick up your prize, if you win).  However, you must attend one of the Charlotte Windows App Developers workshops to demo and showcase your app prior to the code camp so we can have it loaded and ready for review.

All apps must be original and new (published after 3/26) and must be submitted to the Windows store.  In the event it’s not approved yet and publically available, send some screenshots to show the app’s current progress.  The package files can be copied over to a demo machine, or you can bring your own machine the code camp to demo the application.

Want some help developing your app?  Attend one of the Charlotte Windows App Developers meetups.

Prizes:

LenovaYogi1st Place:  Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 and Nokia Lumia 820 Windows Phone

2nd Place:  $250 Visa Gift Card, Wedge Mobile Keyboard and Wedge Touch Mouse.

3rd Place:  $250 Visa Gift Card

As an additional incentive, the first 10 entries will receive a 4,000 XBOX Live Points card valued at $50!

Also, don’t forget about the Keep The Cash offer from Microsoft.  Earn $100 for every qualified app you enter.  See site for more details.