At #Appfest Sydney, you’ll have the time to immerse yourself in developing awesome content for the Windows Platform including Windows 8, Windows Phone and Azure. You’ll get the opportunity to network and connect with peers, Microsoft Evangelists and industry experts to make your App ideas happen.
Friday 15th February 2013
Saturday 16th February 2013
Sunday 17th February 2013
Technical Training Day(optional)
2 Day Hackathon
UX Day with Chris Bernard
Hack, code, collaborate!
“Two Platforms in One Day” with Windows Azure Mobile Services
Over three days, you’ll have the time to immerse yourself in developing with great content covering Windows Azure, Windows Phone & Windows 8 at UNSW, with great support & tools to build that App.
Chris Bernard is coming to Australia in February 2013 to work with local Developers and Start-Ups. Chris is the Chief Experience Evangelist for Microsoft’s US Developer & Platform Evangelism team. #Appfest Sydney will coincide with his trip to give you the opportunity to attend a UX camp, and meet Chris to discuss user experience and design.
Shane Morris will open the hackathon with a keynote on how to apply modern Windows design principles to your apps before leading you in a prototyping session for your app. Assisted by mentors, you’ll work up wireframes and designs (bring your designer friends!) before getting deep into hack time.
Mentors will offer focused lightning talks throughout the weekend on specific topics such as Share or Search contracts etc. The entire event wraps up with Vaughan Knight (developer of DoDo GoGo) getting into the nitty-gritty of what constitutes success for an indie app developer with his talk, “100,000 Reasons to Love the Windows Store”.
Whether you’re a Web Dev, Phone Dev, Start-up, or a student wanting to know more, #Appfest Sydney is the place to make it happen. There’ll be competitions, stacks of giveaways and even devices up for grabs.
Oh, and if you are wondering if an #AppFest is worth your time: here are some stories from previous attendees.
The only thing you need to ask yourself is, Can you hack it? REGISTER NOW
Build a connected Windows Phone 8 & a Windows 8 application in one day, using Windows Azure Mobile Services.
Prior Knowledge: software development at some level.
Supplied: Sample code, internet connection
Required: Laptop, Windows Azure account
And INSTALLED prior to attendance:
- Windows 8 (this is the evaluation version for Developers, if required)- Windows 8 SDK- Windows Phone 8 SDK- Windows Azure account
Optional: Windows Phone 8 device, Store accounts for App submission
When: 8:30am – 5:00pm, Friday 15 February 2013
Where: UNSW Kensington Campus – Scientia Conference & Events Centre in the Tyree Room
When: 9:00am – 9:00pm on Saturday 16 February 2013 and 10:00am – 5:00pm on Sunday 17 February 2012
09:30 Doors open / Registration
10:15 Design Keynote – Shane Morris, Automatic Studios
11:00 Hacking and Design prototyping
21:00 Doors close
09:00 Doors open
12:00 BBQ Lunch
13:00 Demonstrators prepare
14:30 App demos
16:00 Success keynote – Vaughan Knight, Nokia
16:30 Prizes announced
17:00 Doors close
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Hi, you can also let Wind8 register you and this for FREE:
We offer such service to group together Windows 8 developers from Sydney and after we are going to organize more meetings in our office in Sydney CBD.
The first one is scheduled for the 31st of January:
Wind8 - Windows 8 apps developers in Sydney