ObjectSharp is organizing a series of AppFests to help developers with their Windows 8 and Windows Phone apps, the event is free for students!
ObjectSharp has put together a series of events called .NET AppFest Revolution where you can learn from experts how to design, deploy, and support your apps on the latest Microsoft platforms. Registration is free for students and includes lunch. You will have to show student id when you arrive. There are limited seats available so if you are interested register today!
Downtown Toronto Sept 22-23
London October 13-14
Oshawa/Ajax Oct 20-21
Aurora/Newmarket Nov 17-18
ObjectSharp has also suggested some great resources you can download to help you get started before the event for Windows 8, Windows Phone, and Azure.
Windows 8 SDK download
Windows 8 Toolkits (Optional)
Windows Phone SDK download
Windows Phone Toolkits (Optional)
Azure SDK download