An opportunity to win a Windows Phone and free Marketplace access

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30 to Launch: A Windows® Phone App and Your Moment in the Spotlight!

What This Is:

From Nov 14-Dec 14, we are throwing down a challenge and an opportunity to Hacker Dojo members and anybody who’s interested in Windows Phone development. Join us over these 4 weeks to build a Windows Phone app!

Why Should You Care: Your app might get an opportunity for a moment in the spotlight! Plus, you could win a Windows Phone- yours to keep after you submit your app to the Windows Phone Marketplace!

Our 4-Week Quadrathlon goes like this:

Nov 14, at 7pm at Hacker Dojo, Mountain View 30 to Launch – Windows Phone – Coding Camp – Week 1

Nov 22, at 7pm at Hacker Dojo, Mountain View 30 to Launch – Windows Phone – Coding Camp – Week 2

Nov 29, at 7pm at Hacker Dojo, Mountain View 30 to Launch – Windows Phone – Coding Camp – Week 3

Dec 6, at 7pm at Hacker Dojo, Mountain View 30 to Launch – Windows Phone – Coding Camp – Week 4

 


During

Week 1

 

Let’s Do This…

 

30 to Launch – Windows Phone – Coding Camp – Week 1

Download Windows Phone Tools SDK

To support you during the week, we will have the following sessions (and pizzaJ):

Session 1. Windows Phone 7.5: Overview for Developers. Building Applications with Visual Studio® and Silverlight®
Speakers: Matt Harrington, Kevin Ashley

14-Nov, 7pm – 9:30pm at Hackerdojo

 

Loaner Windows Phones are available on site at the Hardware Lab for you to play with.

We’ll also give the first 50 participants who are onsite and register on the Marketplace a token for the $99 fee *

Get Coding!

30 to Launch – Windows Phone – Coding Camp – Week 2

We’ll be around to help out:

Session 2: Windows Phone Live Tiles and Push Notifications. Building Applications in the Cloud with Windows Azure™.
Speaker: Kevin Ashley
22-Nov, 7pm – 9:30pm at Hackerdojo

 

We will make available Windows Phones loaners for specific “augmented reality” projects

Labs: Keep Working on App Development

In-lab session this week:

Session 3: Monetizing a Windows Phone 7.5 Application. Fun and Games Development.
Speaker: Kenny Spade
29-Nov, 7pm – 9:30pm at Hackerdojo

30 to Launch – Windows Phone – Coding Camp – Week 3

We will make available Windows Phones loaners onsite.

Go Live! Publish App to Windows Phone Marketplace

We will have a session during the week to help!
Speaker: Kevin Ashley

6-Dec, 7pm – 9:30pm

30 to Launch – Windows Phone – Coding Camp – Week 4

We are cheering you on!

AND:

· Up to 50 participants with apps in development*** will get a Windows Phone device**! Plus we will give you a Marketplace token if you didn’t apply for it in Week 1 – subject to remaining supplies*).

· Showcase Opportunity! Subject to meeting the 30 to Launch showcase app criteria, your app becomes eligible for a Showcase! Details and Terms and Conditions coming soon!

 

* $99 registration fee applies. We will provide up to a maximum of 50 tokens good for a free registration to the Windows Phone marketplace, to the first 50 onsite that register on the marketplace. Windows Phone Marketplace terms and conditions apply to your use of the Marketplace.

**Not available to Government or Public Sector Employees. Microsoft employees are also not eligible for this offer. Limited to one phone device per person. Participants remain responsible for acquiring a calling plan and for all related charges and taxes in connection with the Windows Phone.

*** Apps in development will be validated onsite based on .xap file in progress and/or emulator screenshots, and must represent a net new app previously unpublished in the Windows Phone Marketplace.

Campaign Participation Eligibility:

– Participants must be US residents 18+ or older

– Microsoft employees are not eligible for the marketplace rebate or device

– Not available for Government or Public Sector Employees

1 thought on “An opportunity to win a Windows Phone and free Marketplace access”

  1. Hi Kevin,

    Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend any of the sessions as I will be travelling through work. However, I would still like to build an app (or two) and be considered for the showcase opportunity and a chance to win a new Windows Phone.

    Please let me know what information you would like from me in order for me to be eligible for the same.

    Regards,
    Paras Wadehra

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