Windows 8 Game and App Mashup Series

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Windows 8 Game and App Mashup Series

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Please join us at a FREE Windows 8 Developer Workshop near you!

Check out the sessions below and select the workshop that best fits your needs — or join us for both events. The choice is yours. Keep in mind, separate registration is required.

Game Development for Beginners

In this beginner level workshop we will cover the basics of game design, programming and publication. We will build a casual game and publish it to the Windows Store. This workshop is great for students, hobbyists and professional developers who want to learn the basics of game development and publish their first app to the store as no programming skills are required!

Windows 8 App Mashup Series

In this workshop you will learn how to develop Windows 8 apps based on well-known web service API's such as Twitter, Bing Maps, Meetup, Singly and APIs from Mashery such as ESPN, Rotten Tomatoes and Active.com. Your app could entertain or even change the world. This workshop is great for students, hobbyists and professional developers who want to learn the basics of app development and publish their first app to the store.

For more information or to register, visit > www.msdnevents.com OR CALL 1-877-MSEVENT

 

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Game Development for Beginners

         
  Farmington, CT Saturday, May 4th 10am – 2pm Get driving directions Register
  Farmington, CT Saturday, June 1st 10am – 2pm Get driving directions Register
  Farmington, CT Saturday, June 15th 10am – 2pm Get driving directions Register
  Farmington, CT Saturday, June 29th 10am – 2pm Get driving directions Register
  Cambridge, MA Saturday, May 18th 10am – 2pm Get driving directions Register
  Cambridge, MA Saturday, June 8th 10am – 2pm Get driving directions Register
  Cambridge, MA Saturday, June 22nd 10am – 2pm Get driving directions Register

Windows 8 App Mashup Series

         
API: Stackoverflow Farmington, CT Saturday, May 11th 10am – 2pm Get driving directions Register
API: Rotten Tomatoes Farmington, CT Saturday, June 8th 10am – 2pm Get driving directions Register
API: Yelp Farmington, CT Saturday, June 22nd 10am – 2pm Get driving directions Register
API: Untapped Cambridge, MA Saturday, May 11th 10am – 2pm Get driving directions Register
API: Stackoverflow Cambridge, MA Saturday, June 1st 10am – 2pm Get driving directions Register
API: Tom-Tom Cambridge, MA Saturday, June 15th 10am – 2pm Get driving directions Register
API: Active New York City, NY Saturday, May 11th 10am – 2pm Get driving directions Register
API: Stackoverflow New York City, NY Saturday, May 18th 10am – 2pm Get driving directions Register
API: Edmunds New York City, NY Saturday, June 1st 10am – 2pm Get driving directions Register
API: Tumblr New York City, NY Saturday, June 8th 10am – 2pm Get driving directions Register
API: Twitter and Meetup New York City, NY Saturday, June 15th 10am – 2pm Get driving directions Register
API: Tom-Tom New York City, NY Saturday, June 22nd 10am – 2pm Get driving directions Register
API: Tumblr New York City, NY Saturday, June 29th 10am – 2pm Get driving directions Register

In addition to the API’s listed we will be providing an complete portfolio of starter kits covering these API’s:

  • Univision
  • GeoNames + Wikipedia
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Meetup
  • Worldwide Telescope
  • Earthquakes and Bing Maps
  • World of Warcraft
  • Active.
  • Scoreroid
  • Untapped
  • Yelp
  • Tom-Tom
  • Stackoverflow
  • Edmunds
  • Rotten Tomatoes
  • Tumblr
  • Chuck Norris

Getting Ready for the Game Workshops

This workshop is hands-on, so to get the most out of the event we strongly encourage you to bring your laptop configured with the following:

1. Mac users only: Boot Camp, Parallels Desktop, VirtualBox or VMWare Fusion

2. Windows 8 (a 90-day evaluation version available here)

3. Visual Studio 2012 Express for Windows 8 (free)

4. Scirra Construct 2 (free version)

To publish to the Windows Store you will also need a Windows Store developer account:

1. If you are a student, use the DreamSpark benefits for a free account

2. If you are an MSDN Subscriber, use the one-time free account benefit associated with MSDN

3. Otherwise, the account is $49 per annum, but with your first published app, your cost is covered via the Keep The Cash promotion (subject to Terms and Conditions)!

Lastly, for continued learning and access to other programs focused on Windows 8 and Windows Phone development, we highly recommend signing up for the free App Builder program.

 

Getting Ready for the API Mash Workshops

This workshop is hands-on, so to get the most out of the event we strongly encourage you to bring your laptop configured with the following:

1. Mac users only: Boot Camp, Parallels Desktop, VirtualBox or VMWare Fusion

2. Windows 8 (a 90-day evaluation version available here)

3. Visual Studio 2012 Express for Windows 8 (free)

To publish to the Windows Store you will also need a Windows Store developer account:

1. If you are a student, use the DreamSpark benefits for a free account

2. If you are an MSDN Subscriber, use the one-time free account benefit associated with MSDN

3. Otherwise, the account is $49 per annum, but with your first published app, your cost is covered via the Keep The Cash promotion (subject to Terms and Conditions)!

Lastly, for continued learning and access to other programs focused on Windows 8 and Windows Phone development, we highly recommend signing up for the free App Builder program.

Don't forget to check out the "Keep the Cash Rewards" offer to see how you can get $100 for publishing your app(s) in the Windows Store and/or Windows Phone Store. Publish your app before June 30, 2013 and you can get a $100 virtual Visa card for every qualified app you enter (up to $2000*). Learn more.

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  • Do all the "Windows 8 App Mashup Series" have the same content, that means I need to register for only one?

  • Unable to register!! Get page not found errors!!!

  • Each Mashup Workshop will focus on a different API. I will update my post to reflect that. Thanks for helping me be a better blogger :)

    You will need to register for each one so that we know how much food and drink to order.

    I encourage you to attend as often as you like and work on your apps week over week. We will help you get your apps and games into the store.

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