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It’s been a great year for the Developer Movement. We’ve seen a ton of new Windows 8 apps published by hundreds of Canadian Developers. Nice work everyone! The Developer Movement program winds down at the end of June, but it’s not over yet! To celebrate the Grand Finale and the Developer Movement Final Challenge, join us for the #DevMov Twitter party – an hour of tweeting, Q&A, prize giveaways, and more.

More importantly, do you want to find out what the Developer Movement Final Challenge is before everyone else does? Be there.

Here’s everything you need to know in order to participate:

WHEN: Sunday, May 12 at 8:00pm – 9:00pm ET (7:00pm – 8:00pm CT, 6:00pm – 7:00pm MT, 5:00pm – 6:00pm PT)
HOST: @cdndevs
HOW TO JOIN IN – Follow the hashtag #DevMov and use it in your tweets
RSVP: Head over to the #DevMov Plancast page and leave your Twitter handle as a comment! That’s it!

The Prizes

We can’t have a party without giving away prizes! So here they are:

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Beats Headset External Drives Games

and of course Developer Movement T-shirts!

Spread the Word

Help us spread the word to fellow developers and app builders across Canada! The more the merrier! Tweet about the #DevMov party. Here are some sample tweets you can use or, of course, you can create your own (just make sure that you include #DevMov):

Just RSVPd for #DevMov Twitter party http://aka.ms/DevMovParty 5/12 Final Challenge news, Q&A, prizes #DeveloperMovement
#DeveloperMovement's having a party http://aka.ms/DevMovParty 5/12 ... prizes, Q&A, final challenge news. Be there. #DevMov

Stay connected after the party

Since this party is all about social, this would be a great time to also invite you to:

  • ‘LIKE’ our new Microsoft Developer page on Facebook
  • Follow @msdev on Twitter - your resource for development tips, tricks, research, case studies...Everything you need to develop apps that users love.
  • Follow @cdndevs on Twitter – your one-stop for Canadian developer news, events, discussions, and more.
  • Subscribe to the Canadian Developer Connection Events Hub on Plancast to be notified of developer events happening online and offline throughout the country as soon as they are announced!

Rules and Regulations

Of course, with every contest, there are rules and regulations. Check them out here.

Not sure what the Developer Movement is?

180x150_DM_CDC_v1Come out to the party! It’ll be a good opportunity for you to learn more about the Developer Movement.

In a nutshell, though, the Developer Movement is Canada’s app building rewards program. As you build Windows Store and/or Windows Phone apps, backed by Windows Azure services, you earn points that you can use towards rewards such as gizmos and gadgets, home theatre systems, laptops, and others. You can also earn additional points by participating in Developer Movement challenges. If you’re not already a member of the Developer Movement, join today! (You actually start earning reward points simply by signing up.)