Windows 8 Unleashed Coding Competition

The Windows 8 Unleashed Coding Competition is designed to encourage developers to innovate with Microsoft Windows 8 and increase the number of high-quality apps available in the Windows Store. ComponentArt is sponsoring this competition and will award $10,000 USD to the author(s) of the best application as decided by the Panel of Judges.

       

DEADLINE

ACTION

LINK

January 31, 2013

Entry submission deadline

http://aka.ms/unleashedcomp

February 28, 2013

App publication deadline

http://aka.ms/unleashedcomp

March 15, 2013

Winner announced

http://aka.ms/unleashedcomp

 

Windows 8 Apps for Social Good Contest

Want to help people find the closest organic produce? Interested in making it easier for people to conserve more energy? Can you make online donations easier? Windows 8 Apps for Social Good invites both new and seasoned developers to create an app for “social good” – and you could win one of three cash prizes to help fuel your dream and keep it going

 

DEADLINE

ACTION

LINK

February 28, 2013

Submission Deadline

http://aka.ms/socialgood

March 15, 2013

Public Voting Ends

http://aka.ms/socialgood

March 25, 2013

Winners Announced

http://aka.ms/socialgood

 

Windows 8 App Developer | 12-week course

We want you to show off your Windows Phone development skills at this event. Get those cerebral juices flowing, compete with your peers and take away some awesome prizes.

 

DATE

LOCATION

TOPIC

LINK

January 28, 2013

Mission Viejo, CA

5 – Settings and Search Contract

http://aka.ms/winrtcourse

February 4, 2013

Mission Viejo, CA

6 – Share Contract

http://aka.ms/winrtcourse

March 18, 2013

Mission Viejo, CA

7 – Live Tiles and Orientation Handling

http://aka.ms/winrtcourse

March 25, 2013

Mission Viejo, CA

8 – Near Field Communication

http://aka.ms/winrtcourse

April 8, 2013

Mission Viejo, CA

9 – Intro to ModelViewViewModel (MVVM)

http://aka.ms/winrtcourse

April 22, 2013

Mission Viejo, CA

10 – InterKnowlogy’s WinRT MVVM Framework

http://aka.ms/winrtcourse

May 6, 2013

Mission Viejo, CA

11 – IK’s WinRT MVVM Framework II/II

http://aka.ms/winrtcourse

May 22, 2013

Mission Viejo, CA

12 – Hackathon Results & Prize Giveaways

http://aka.ms/winrtcourse

 

Windows 8 Unleashed Coding Competition

The Windows 8 Unleashed Coding Competition is designed to encourage developers to innovate with Microsoft Windows 8 and increase the number of high-quality apps available in the Windows Store. ComponentArt is sponsoring this competition and will award $10,000 USD to the author(s) of the best application as decided by the Panel of Judges.

       

DEADLINE

ACTION

LINK

January 31, 2013

Entry submission deadline

http://aka.ms/w8unleash

February 28, 2013

App publication deadline

http://aka.ms/w8unleash

March 15, 2013

Winner announced

http://aka.ms/w8unleash

 

 

GenApp

You can develop a Windows 8 app in 30 days – and we’re here to help. Begin your journey, sign up to get started and receive: Insider tips and tricks, personal on-the-phone access to a Windows 8 architect, an exclusive design consultation, and an opportunity to get expert help from a Microsoft Services Engineer at an App Excellence Lab.

 

LINK

http://aka.ms/genappwest

 

DevRadio

We're kicking off a new series covering all things Windows 8. Tune in as we cover the basics from what's new in this latest installment as well as what you need to know to build, publish and profit from developing your first application. Be the first in line people....Windows 8 is coming and we need your apps!

Subscribe to the Channel here:

iTunes - http://aka.ms/devchannel-itunes

Zune - http://aka.ms/devchannel-Zune

 

 

EPISODE

EVANGELIST

LINK

Dyyno’s Journey: Developing an App for Windows 8

Jeremy Foster

http://aka.ms/dyynosjourney

Developing for Windows 8 in 1/2 the Time

Michael Palermo

http://aka.ms/DevforWin8

Using OData in Your Windows 8 Application

Jerry Nixon

http://aka.ms/UsingOData

Why Wait? Develop for Windows 8 Now!

Jerry Nixon

http://aka.ms/whywait

How to Convert Your Windows Phone App into a Windows 8 Application

Jerry Nixon & Nisha Baxi

http://aka.ms/ConvertWinPhoneApp

Building and Publishing Great Apps in Windows 8

Jerry Nixon & Nisha Baxi

http://aka.ms/buildinggreatapps

 

Tech Affiliate Program

The Tech Affiliate Program is your destination to earn and redeem points for support of your community activities!  This will allow you to chose the support services that you need for your community’s specific interests, size, and activity level.

 

LINK

www.mstechaffiliate.com

 

DevOps Series No. 3 | Provisioning for continuous testing with Azure by InCycle

This workshop will help attendees understand how to leverage Windows Azure and Visual Studio to create load tests with enough volume to stress large applications. This session will cover both Visual Studio and the deployment of Windows Azure hosts for creating the Load Testing infrastructure. Learn how to leverage Visual Studio Ultimate and Windows Azure for building large load tests for applications ranging from small to large.

 

DATE

TIME

LINK

January 29, 2013

12:00 PM-1:30 PM

163689

To register, visit: https://clicktoattend.microsoft.com/ and enter the Event ID.

 

Coffee Talk: Rich Real-Time Requirements – Storyboarding in the new Visual Studio ALM by Northwest Cadence

Leverage the familiar features of PowerPoint to drive a completely new requirements-gathering experience.  Storyboarding allows for powerful interaction between stakeholders, business analysts, developers, and testers, smoothing out the handoffs to ensure continuous delivery of customer value.

 

DATE

TIME

LINK

February 5, 2013

8:30 AM –9:30 AM

163933

February 19, 2013

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

163934

Visit http://nwcadence.com/events for a full list of upcoming events.

 

Coffee Talk: Embracing Modern App Development with Visual Studio 2012 by Northwest Cadence

Whether it’s Test-Driven Development, Test-First Development, or just plain figuring out whether your code does what you want it to do, unit testing is the standard for modern application development and a must-have for agile teams—but getting started can be a real challenge.  What should you test?  How granular should your tests be?  How do you isolate code?  How much code coverage is reasonable?  If you’ve hit a wall, you’re not alone. Get straightforward, practical guidance you can use today to jump-start your team’s unit testing efforts and finally see for yourself what the big deal is.

 

DATE

TIME

LINK

February 25, 2013

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

163935

March 5, 2013

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

163936

March 19, 2013

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

163937

Visit http://nwcadence.com/events for a full list of upcoming events.

 

Coffee Talk: Deliver Early, Often, and Exceptionally with Visual Studio Premium by Northwest Cadence

Developers using Visual Studio Professional know how the right tools help teams collaborate to deliver great code.  With Visual Studio Premium, extend that collaboration to the broader team—stakeholders, testers, and leadership—with all the power of Test Professional and additional Premium-only features to speed the delivery of high-quality, on-target applications.  Expect to see: new features for first-class testing, robust code review workflows, agile management support, and end-to-end insights the entire team can rely on.

 

DATE

TIME

LINK

March 13, 2013

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

163938

March 18, 2013

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

163939

March 27, 2013

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

167455

Visit http://nwcadence.com/events for a full list of upcoming events.

 

  

Coffee Talk: Mission Critical, Enterprise Scale with Visual Studio Ultimate by Northwest Cadence

Highly complex, rapidly evolving applications in production leave no margin for error.  Visual Studio Ultimate delivers the features enterprises need to deliver and maintain critical business functionality at a global pace and scale.  Ensure high availability and performance, radically reduce defect repair times, and manage large, complex codebases while rapidly delivering new feature sets.  Don’t fear the next challenge—embrace it with Visual Studio Ultimate.

 

DATE

TIME

LINK

March 25, 2013

9:00 AM –10:00 AM

163941

Visit http://nwcadence.com/events for a full list of upcoming events.

 

 

Windows Startup Challenge

If you have a Windows Store app idea, apply for the Windows Startup Challenge before January 29th to compete for a chance to launch your product at DEMO Mobile on April 17th, 2013 in front of top tier investors, VCs and tech press as well as other prizes including publicity, marketing and PR support.

       

DEADLINE

ACTION

LINK

January 29, 2013

Register

http://aka.ms/stupweekend

 

Startup Weekend

Startup Weekends are weekend-long, hands-on experiences where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable.  On average, half of Startup Weekend’s attendees have technical or design backgrounds, the other half have business backgrounds. Beginning with open mic pitches on Friday, attendees bring their best ideas and inspire others to join their team. Over Saturday and Sunday teams focus on customer development, validating their ideas, practicing LEAN Startup Methodologies and building a minimal viable product. On Sunday evening teams demo their prototypes and receive valuable feedback from a panel of experts.

 

DATE

TIME

CITY

LINK

January 25-27, 2013

All Weekend

Seattle, WA

http://uw.startupweekend.org/

 

 

SVNewTech

The Silicon Valley New Technology Meetup is a community of 10,000 people in the San Francisco Bay Area who share interests in startups, technology, and innovation. We get together on the first Tuesday of each month to showcase four new companies and network.

 

DATE

TIME

CITY

LINK

February 5, 2013

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Mountain View, CA

http://www.meetup.com/svnewtech/

 

Startup Grind | After Hours Party

Startup Grind is an event series and website designed to help educate, inspire, and connect local entrepreneurs. Each month we welcome an amazing speaker who shares their story with our community and tells us what worked, what didn't, and what they'll do differently next time. It's an amazing opportunity to learn from the best, network with other members of the startup community, and improve your chances of entrepreneurial success.

 

DATE

CITY

LINK

February 5, 2013

Mountain View, CA

http://startupgrind.com/2013/#home

 

Node.js Bootcamps

Node Bootcamp is a free event for developers and designers who want to learn Node.JS from the ground up with hands-on instruction from Node experts at Microsoft. No prior Node experience is necessary to attend. At Node Bootcamp you’ll learn how to build your first Node application from scratch, how to work with popular Node.JS development tools and editors, how to work with popular 3rd party Node frameworks, and how to deploy your applications to production hosting environments.

       

DATE

TIME

CITY

LINK

February 9. 2013

9:00 AM-5:30 PM

Mountain View, CA

TBD

February 23, 2013

9:00 AM-5:30 PM

Los Angeles, CA

TBD

March 30, 2013

9:00 AM-5:30 PM

Seattle, WA

TBD

 

Launch Conference | Hackathon

AngelHack unites developers around the world for a hackathon competition, where they can learn, network, innovate, and win prizes and funding for their ideas. In 2013 AngelHack will bring together over 9,000 developers around the world for one of the largest developer competitions ever. Top teams in every city will have 3 months to finish their projects before being flown into Silicon Valley for the chance to win over $1,000,000 in prizes.

       

DATE

TIME

CITY

LINK

March 2-4. 2013

9:00 AM-5:30 PM

San Francisco, CA

Festival.launch.co