Great news! You can do the app excellence labs remotely and get your apps into the store early! If you are in Ottawa, added bonus:  stop by Saturday May 26th for a Windows 8 camp to get you rolling!

Remote App Excellence Labs

I wrote a post earlier this week talking about the app excellence labs. If you want to get your Windows 8 app to the store, you should be working on your code now and then registering for a timeslot during one of the labs. When I wrote the blog post I shared the dates for the labs in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. I found out today, that we have made arrangements to allow Canadian developers outside those cities to do app excellence labs remotely using Lync or Skype. You will need to request a time slot during one of the lab weeks in Montreal, Toronto, or Vancouver. Don’t wait until the last minute! Schedule your time slot now, for two reasons: 1 -  It will force you to put aside some time and work on that app because you will have a deadline! 2 – You don’t want to wait until the last minute and then find out there are no slots left.  You don’t have to bring a 100% Complete app to the lab, but do make sure it is functional.

When are the labs?

Toronto May 22-25; May 28- June 1

Montreal June 4 – 8

Vancouver June 11-15; June 18-22

To register email win8cdn@microsoft.com and include the following information:

  • Your Name
  • Your Address information
  • A brief application description (no binary, optional screenshot, but only send if the screenshot is not confidential)

Ottawa Windows 8 Workshop

If you live in or near Ottawa, there are still a few spots left for the Ottawa Windows 8 camp to help you get that app ready for the lab. Heck we’ll even throw in lunch Smile

When: Saturday May 26th, 2012 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Where do I register and get more information: Here

Cost: Free

What will I learn?

  • The Windows 8 Platform for Metro style apps
  • The Developer Opportunity: Introducing the Windows Store
  • Everything Web Developers Must Know to Build Metro Style Apps
  • Building Metro style apps with XAML
  • Integrating with Windows 8 experiences

I live in Ottawa and grew up in Fredericton, New Brunswick, and I have met amazing developers from St John’s, Regina, Chicoutimi, and Fort McMurray, let’s show those big city folk the incredible talent across Canada!