Developers and Designers, we are inviting you to the first App Academy in Kuwait on Feb 10, 2013. It will be held at Gulf University for Science and Technology in the main auditorium. This program will ramp up your development skills on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Application design and development helping you not only with your first steps but also to improve the performance, quality and look and feel of your apps.

Register now at: http://appacademykuwait.eventbrite.com

Requirements
1. Bring your laptop with Windows 8 Installed on it
2. Before come to the event install any version of Visual Studio 2012 on your machine
3. If you bring with you a great idea for an App, use our clinics to help you to convert this idea into an app
4. Download the files from: http://sdrv.ms/WyaS2x

* In case you don’t have a full license of Windows 8, you can install the Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation from here: http://j.mp/13BIq7b
* In case you don’t have a VS2012 Ultimate or Premium licenses you can install the express tools from here: http://j.mp/UqMfY3  
* To install the Windows Phone 8 SDK download it from here: http://j.mp/XCywOl 

What you will get out of it?
• Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 App Designer Certificate
• Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 App Developer Certificate
• Prototype creation during the program

 

The Agenda:

 

Day 1 (9am to 5pm):
- Design Principles for Windows 8
- Using Expression Blend to create Windows 8 Apps
- Controls for Windows 8
- Controls for Windows Phone 8

Day 2 (9am to 5pm):
- Working with styles and templates
- Visual State Manager Transformations Animations
- Data Binding
- Other controls and tools
- Design Techniques and Best Practices

Day 3 (9am to 5pm):
- Introduction to Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8
- Architecture and Platform of Windows 8

- Monetizing your application
- Windows 8 Hands On Lab & Windows Phone 8 Hands On Lab, Create your own app!

Your Trainer: Eduardo Ortega, from Microsoft Gulf