I’m happy to pass along word that a new series of Windows 8 developer events are coming soon! These are special two-day events, with a DevCamp on day one featuring a full day of sessions plus an InstallFest, followed on day two by a Hackathon with Lightning Talks where you can bring app ideas to life with Microsoft and community experts on hand to help.
Windows 8 changes everything. Combining the broad reach of Windows, best-in-class developer tools, a re‑imagined user experience, support for new chipsets, and a built-in store with industry-leading business terms, Windows 8 is the largest developer opportunity – ever.
DevCamp - Day 1 Events run from 9:00AM – 8:00PM
Our DevCamp covers Windows 8 Release Preview from top to bottom, featuring sessions that run from introductory to intermediate as the day unfolds. These sessions will be followed by an InstallFest to prepare your system for hands-on app development.
Hackathon - Day 2 Events run from 9:00AM – 9:00PM
Our Hackathon is an open Windows 8 code fest, where you'll put what you've learned into practice. Code to your heart's content, with Windows 8 experts available to guide you through every step of the process. It's the perfect opportunity to get your dream application underway, or to finish that app you've already started.
This full-day event will be filled with coding, sharing, plenty of food, and the occasional Lightning Talk on topics determined by your apps and questions. Bring your own laptop installed with Windows 8 Release Preview, your apps and your cool ideas and get ready to create!
Cities and Dates Separate registration for DevCamps and Hackathons is required
The choice is yours to join us for either or both days, but please register for each separately.
Seating is limited, so click the date links below (or call 1-877-MSEVENT) to reserve your seat today!
Register today and join us for these fantastic (and free) developer opportunities.
I wish you guys would come to Vegas one day or let us who can't travel do it online with you.
Good feedback, Lance. Though personally I'd love to head out to Vegas (I'm based in Boston), I'll definitely look into our options for streaming and/or recording this content and making it available for people who cannot attend in person.
You can check out a lot of (more than actually) the content available that is at these events at www.windowsuserexperiencetraining.com
There are like 8 or 9 hours of videos available there.
I registered for this in Orlando, but my buddy just tried and he was unable to get in and was put into a waiting list...does anyone know if this waiting list will actually be useful to get him an actual confirmed attendance?