For anyone in Ottawa, Montreal or Toronto trying to get those Windows 8 app ready for the excellence labs, come code with company
The app excellence labs to get your app into the Windows 8 store first are upon us! Build an application now, go to an App Excellence Lab and you could deploy your application in the Windows 8 store before everybody else (and get two years free). There are also virtual labs available.
You can join me, Susan Ibach, Thursday the 7th of June as I spend the day coding her app and helping you with your Windows 8 apps wherever possible from 9:00 to 9:00! My French isn’t as good as Ramez & Frederic but if you’ll put up with my Acadian accent I’ll try! Details on where and how to register at the bottom of this post.
Paul Laberge will be hosting a day-long Codeapalooza on June 6th at Microsoft's downtown Toronto office (222 Bay Street, 12th Floor) from 9:00AM to 5:00PM in the MPR Room just beside the reception area. Specific details are at the bottom of this post.
What is a Windows 8 Codapalooza
What if I don’t have any app ideas?
No worries, we have plenty of ideas. Stop by and we’ll brainstorm until we find something you like.
Are you crazy, we can’t build a full application in one or two days?
Well Fred is a bit crazy, but that’s not the point, one day can make a difference!
So yes, we do think you can get an app ready for the lab in one or two Codapalooza days.
Why should I develop with you guys instead of coding in the comfort of my home?
I know, it’s nice to develop at home with the fridge nearby, but there are reasons to come code with us:
Do I need to pack a lunch?
Absolutely… not! We need to eat too! We’ll have some food. You need to be there before 11:00 to get this royal treatment, as we’ll order with people there to be sure we have everything to satisfy all tastes. In Ottawa same deal for lunch, and please be there by 5 if you want in on dinner.
What do I need for the event?
A computer with Windows 8 installed (you can download it from here) on it (primary, dual-boot or in a virtual machine). You’ll also need the SDK/Visual Studio 11 installed on your Windows 8 machine (you can download it from here). Last, but not least, your coding skills to build your next amazing application..
If I want to start now, what are resources?
Here are some steps you can follow to help you in the building process.
If I already built my app, or don’t need your help, what can I do?
Perfect, register for the App Excellence Lab to get all the benefits of having build an application now. You can read this blog post to get more information on the lab, and you can send an email to email@example.com and include the following information:
OK, how can I register?
As this event is open only to people that really want to build an application during one or two days with the goal of going to the App Excellence Lab, registration needs to be done by e-mail. Here is the simple process,
For Montreal: send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name, the day you want to join it, and the time you’ll be there. The event will be held at our Montreal office at 2000 McGill College (corner Maisonneuve, and McGill subway station). Only people that had sent me an e-mail will be able to join the event. I highly recommend you to be there as soon as possible so you’ll have plenty of time to build your application.
For Ottawa: send me an email at Susan.email@example.com with your full name, and the time you’ll be there. I have limited spots, if you decide to join at the last minute, email me ahead of time and give me a tentative yes. The event will be held at CTE Solutions, at 11 Holland Avenue just across from Tunney’s Pasture, Thursday June 7th from 9AM to 9PM. A big thanks to CTE Solutions for letting me use one of their classrooms for the day! The more time you can spare, the more of your code you can finish. I’m hoping to make some big progress on my app.
For Toronto: send Paul Laberge an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name, and the time you’ll be there. The event will be held at Microsoft's downtown Toronto office at 222 Bay Street on the 12th floor. Once you enter reception, the MPR room is right there. The Toronto date will be held on Wednesday, June 6th from 9AM to 5PM.
Feel free to forward this to friends, and co-workers. I hope to see you there!