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  • Blog Post: Game On! March 13: Learn to build a Unity game in 12 hours

    Traditionally writing 3D or 2D games was not for the faint of heart. It took in-depth knowledge in math, physics, computer graphics, etc. to even build the simplest of games that had some level of realism to them. Long story short: game development was hard. What if you could develop a game, that you...
  • Blog Post: Are you ready to Build?

    The one constant in this technology world is change .  Technology changes at an amazing pace and it’s not trivial to keep up with this as a developer. Only six months ago we were in San Francisco for Build 2013. Since that time we have released Windows 8.1 to the public, we launched Surface 2 and...
  • Blog Post: Superhackathon is back on November 15: Bigger, Better, Bolder

    With the general availability of Windows 8.1 , the official launch of Surface 2 , the announcement of Windows Phone 8 Update 3 , the timing is perfect for you to show off your app development skills!  Continuing a great tradition, on November 15th we are organizing our second Superhackathon . At...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Microsoft Developer Camps (September - November) in Belgium

    September is here! Back to school for our kids, but also at work things are speeding up again after the summer break. To help you improve your skills, we've got a number of free Developer Camps lined up in the next few months for you to join. Do you want to learn how to build apps for Windows 8, but...
  • Blog Post: Relive TechDays Belgium 2013 online: videos and slides available!

    2 weeks ago we closed the Microsoft TechDays 2013 in Antwerp. Close to 2900 IT Professionals, Developers and Students enjoyed 90 sessions with top content led by a broad selection of international and local top speakers. A special THANK YOU goes to our partners , our MVP’s and MEET (Microsoft Extended...
  • Blog Post: Belgian Windows 8 Superhackathon on 27 March 2013 – join us!

    Join us in Brussels, Genk, Kortrijk or Mons on March 27 th for the 4-locations Belgian Windows 8 first Superhackathon . Code, build, eat, drink & win. Experts will be on site to help you with the last phase of building your first Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8 application. We come to your cities (4...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft TechDays 2013 (Belgium): First sessions & speakers announced!

      Join top international and local speakers who can't wait to share their excitement with you about Windows 8, Visual Studio 2012, Windows Azure, Windows Phone 8, HTML5 ... and much more! We're very happy to announce the following top speakers for developer sessions : Bart De Smet Clemens Vasters...
  • Blog Post: Windows App Day November 23rd – Cook up the next great app

      The app market is here to stay. Are you ready to talk Apps? Are you ready to design Apps? Are you ready to develop Apps? Don’t miss the first Windows App Day , packed with national and international speakers to talk about App Development, User Experience and Design. The speakers?  All actively...
  • Blog Post: WOWZAPP: Worldwide Hackathon for Windows in Brussels (November 10)

    Eat. Drink. Code. Join us at HUB on November 10 th . Belgium is part of the app revolution! By registering, you’ll be joining thousands of developers worldwide as we build apps for the next generation of Windows. Microsoft app experts, MEET-members, developers and trainers will be available on-site to...
  • Blog Post: Join us for the seaside Windows 8 Summer App-a-thon on July 12

    The word is out: on July 12 we’ll be organizing the first of our Summer App-a-thons.  And it’s going to be a special, seaside app-a-thon, at the Belgian coast in Blankenberge .  What could be more inspiring for building great Metro-style apps than the sound of waves crashing into the beach...
  • Blog Post: Web Camps Special Edition on May 3rd

      Come to camp … on May 3 rd in Brussels on a very special edition of Web Camp to learn the latest on web development on the Microsoft Platform! Web Camps are free, fun, no-fluff events for developers, by developers. This European edition is really unique with speakers flying in directly from the...
  • Blog Post: Register for upcoming Windows 8 Metro Style App events

    Now is the time to register for the upcoming Windows 8 Metro Style Apps events. In this post you can find a summary of the main activities, for which you can find an updated view on our Metro Map . Windows Camps at Microsoft and the Innovation Centers MIC Call for Projects Windows 8 Metro Style Apps...
  • Blog Post: MIC Brussels organizes Windows 8 project call

    Last week was memorable for Microsoft BeLux: first we launched the Microsoft Innovation Center (MIC) Vlaanderen , and at the end of the week we organized our Windows 8 anchor event !  In the slipstream of these events, MIC Brussels is launching a Windows 8 project call   with the first info...
  • Blog Post: TechDays 2012: session recordings, slides and content online

    If you missed TechDays 2012 in Belgium (Braine l’Alleud), there is no way to bring you back the whole 10th anniversary experience . That’s the bad news, the good news however is that we go a long way and bring you a recorded video of each of the sessions so you can learn from the best. From now on, you...
  • Blog Post: Bring your idea to life- turn it into an app

    Windows Phone 7.5 brings dozens of new platform features to Windows Phone. When you have previously built an application for Windows Phone, you might ask yourself, " How do I take advantage of all these cool new features in my existing Windows Phone application ?" Check out the full post from...
  • Blog Post: TechDays 2012 full agenda online & Scott Guthrie for developer opening session

    Less than one month to go! As we approach TechDays 2012 be sure to secure your spot before we sell out! The full agenda is now available: we invite you to have a closer look and pick your favorite sessions. For our 10th anniversary edition we got ourselves a special gift ... Scott Guthrie (aka The Gu...
  • Blog Post: Participate in “The Imagine Cup 2012”, the world’s premier student technology competition. Deadline for registration is coming closer

      The StudentsAppsVenture contest has just been closed, or another very renowned international competition is waiting for you : “ Imagine Cup 2012 ”. In addition to the prestigious category “ Software design ”, there are 4 other very interesting competitions in which you can participate as individual...
  • Blog Post: ALM Summit 2011 recordings available on Channel9

    Last November we hosted the annual ALM Summit at the Microsoft Conference Center in Redmond, where luminaries from across the software industry presented, covering the evolution of practices across both the Microsoft and OSS communities. Attending the the ALM Summit allows you to gain deeper insight...
  • Blog Post: TechDays 2012 Developer Content and Deep Dive Updates

    During next year’s TechDays 2012 running February 14 to 16th you’ve got the chance to choose between Developer or IT-Professional tracks, covering more than 70 unique sessions. Take a look at the online session listing and speakers where you can see for yourself and have your preferred agenda in mind...
  • Blog Post: TechDays 2012: 80% of agenda online and 1 more week to benefit from 15% discount

    Just 1 more week to benefit from a 15% discount on your ticket for TechDays 2012: the Early Bird pricing ends on December 21 . Registrations are coming in strong, so be sure to secure your spot before we sell out! Top Speakers Developer Track Alex Turner Brian Keller Jeff Prosise IT Pro Track Corey Hynes...
  • Blog Post: Early Bird Pricing for TechDays 2012 Extended to December 20. Register now!

    We have good news: the Early Bird pricing for TechDays 2012 tickets will be extended to December 20 . If you register before December 21 you can benefit from a 15% discount off the full pricing. Registrations are coming in strong, so be sure to secure your spot before we sell out! Top Speakers Developer...
  • Blog Post: Register now for the ISV Café event and get your free copy of Forza Motorsport 4

    Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of the very first edition of ISV Café , where networking meets Microsoft technology in a thrilling Forza Motorsport atmosphere. The event will take place at the beautiful ‘ Espace Del Goutte’ , located in Ophain near Brussels. In the presence of Joe Wilson , Sr....
  • Blog Post: Register now for TechDays 2012 and benefit from 15% Early Bird discount

    Starting today (November 2, 2011) registrations for the Belgian TechDays 2012 are OPEN ! About Microsoft TechDays Year after year thousands of technology professionals come together to network with peers and experts, while diving deep into Microsoft technologies and learning about the latest products...
  • Blog Post: Save the Date: TechDays Belgium returns on 14-15-16 February 2012!

    TechDays Belgium returns on 14-15-16 February 2012 ! Since we’re celebrating our 10th anniversary it will be a special edition: we’re moving to a brand new location (to be disclosed soon) and will offer you new ways to experience the conference. For those who aren’t familiar with TechDays: it is the...
  • Blog Post: Register for Web & Phone UX Tour Belgium November 3rd: inspiring day on HTML5, Phone, Web and UX

    Don’t miss our next event: Web & Phone UX Tour Belgium , taking place on November 3rd 2011 in Ter Elst (Edegem, Antwerp). What can you expect? An inspiring day event addressing User Experience and Development for the Web and Phone, with sessions delivered by top international speakers paired with...
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