Re-blogged from Ed Donahue! :)
Join thousands of developers worldwide, November 9-11, 2012, for Wowzapp the worldwide hackathon for Windows and build apps for the next generation of Windows.
There will be dozens of event venues from college campuses to Microsoft offices, all buzzing with energy, music, free food and more. New venues being added daily – check back to find the event near you.
Microsoft app experts, developers and trainers will be available to assist your learning and coding.
Download the Wowzapp app (created by students!) to use throughout the weekend. You can post questions for other Wowzapp attendees, stream tech talks happening at other locations and score points through the app to compete against other attendees!
Wowzapp is happening all over the world in 100+ locations. Here in East Region there are several events being held. They don’t all start at the same time, so be sure to click through to the registration page.
Remember, to program for Windows 8 you have to have Windows 8. You can buy Windows 8 online from the Microsoft Store, download a 90-day Windows 8 RTM evaluation or download it through an MSDN or DreamSpark Premium subscription.
Don’t forget to grab a copy of the free development tools! You can download Visual Studio 2012 Express for Windows 8 for free or download one of the full versions if you have an MSDN or DreamSpark subscription. You can also sign up for a 90-day trial of Windows Azure if you plan on using cloud services for your app.
Jumpstart your Windows 8 development skills so you can hit the ground running at Wowzapp!