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After exams, Microsoft New Zealand is kicking off a roadshow to visit tertiary students across the country. With Windows 8 being released on October 26th, our recent Microsoft Surface announcement, new phones running Windows Phone 8 coming soon, Microsoft is the most exciting company in tech. And we are coming to a campus near you!

Join students from every tertiary institute in New Zealand, as Microsoft New Zealand presents two sessions at the venue near you - an evening session for all students , and an afternoon hands on technical session. For Auckland students we are running a special 14 hour,  Windows 8 Weekend Bootcamp on November 24th & 25th! So register your seat today.


 #1: An evening session for ALL STUDENTS, to hear about exciting opportunities from Microsoft!   Hear the latest from Microsoft, then stay for pizza, drinks, and instant prizes!

We are currently recruiting Microsoft Student Partners to lead technology conversations on campus. If you have a passion for the latest and greatest, this programme gives you the resources and the opportunity to develop the skills necessary for a successful career.
We recently launched the new-and-improved Microsoft Imagine Cup technology competition. Work individually or in teams to build software over the summer break - win cash, prizes, and maybe even a trip to Russia to represent NZ at the world's premier "software olympics"!
And finally, we'll tell you why you should consider building a Windows 8 app. And with simple templates, building apps is easier than you think...


Whether you're finishing university soon, or staying a student for a while longer, this session will be based around improving employability - and will discuss careers both at Microsoft and at our many partner organisations. Register your seat today:

 

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#2: An afternoon session for TECHNICAL STUDENTS, to learn how to build Windows 8 apps!


That's right - the entire app building process, from start to finish. It doesn't matter if you are an experienced programmer, or completely new to building apps. We will start with an introduction to Visual Studio 2012, show off the built-in templates for Windows Store apps in Windows 8, and work with you to customise the templates to create your very own app.
With over a billion PCs in use, Windows represents the largest platform in the world. This unprecedented reach, combined with the fact that any PC running Windows 7 can run Windows 8, presents you with a tremendous revenue opportunity.


For the full hands-on experience, please bring your own laptop with Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2012 installed, or just come along to watch. Register now:


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#3: A weekend bootcamp for TECHNICAL STUDENTS, to learn how to build Windows 8 apps!

Give us a 14 hours over two days and we will give your first Windows 8 application.

That's right - the entire app building process, from start to finish. It doesn't matter if you are an experienced programmer, or completely new to building apps. We will start with an introduction to Visual Studio 2012, show off the built-in templates for Windows Store apps in Windows 8, and work with you to customise the templates to create your very own app.

 

Pre-requisites for the bootcamp:

  • Please bring your own laptop with Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2012 installed
  • You must attend 80% of the event across the two days
  • Be prepared to develop and submit your first app
  • You must be a tertiary student in 2012
  • Be prepared to build and develop and app, no spectators please :)

Prizes:

  • Every student that attends the entire two days will receive a snazzy Windows 8 Polo shirt
  • Every student that completes an app over the weekend and gets it published to the store will receive a Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse.

What do we promise:

  • To provide an interactive and hands on workshop over the 14 hour period
  • To provide you with copious amounts of food and drinks and keep you energised for the 14 hour marathon.
  • There will also be three slates up for grabs for the best Windows 8 apps

Register now:


 


For a quick snapshot of upcoming events check out the below table

 

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