On October 12-13, at the Marriott in Kendall Square (Cambridge MA) – said to be one of the most innovative patches of real estate in the world – some 250+ experienced (and first-time) mobile developers convened for a two-day launch event for Windows Phone 7.5 (code-named “Mango”). 

On the first day, Microsoft developer evangelists and special guests provided a thorough overview of the platform, and on the second day the creativity flowed as participants at the hackathon made their ideas come alive in a wide array of applications.  At the end of the day, voting ensued as the crowd selected their favorite applications – with the winners each receiving their own Windows Phone devices!

This event was only one of more than a dozen Windows Phone Camps being held on the East Coast from now through December.  In the Northeast area specifically, there are FIVE more one-day events planned, offering plenty of additional opportunities to release your inner Mango!

 

Images courtesy of Bob Familiar

Thanks to “official event photographer” Bob Familiar for providing the images above (which were assembled using Microsoft’s AutoCollage)