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Scott Dorman Microsoft MVP, Software Architect, Developer, Author

Windows reimagined. Extraordinary apps.

Combining the broad reach of Windows, best-in-class developer tools, a re-imagined user experience, and a built-in store, Windows 8 is the largest developer opportunity — ever.

Are you ready? Then join us for this free, full-day event filled with coding, sharing, plenty of food, and perhaps the occasional Lightning Talk on topics determined by your apps and questions.



What is a hackathon?

These hackathons are a really fun way to get “down and dirty” with the technology and experience development along side others in the same room. It's an open Windows 8 code fest, where you’ll put what you know into practice and be eligible to win some great cash prizes! Code to your heart’s content, with Windows 8 experts available to guide you through every step of the process. It’s the perfect opportunity to get your dream application underway, or to finish that app you’ve already started.

What do I need to bring to the event?

You will need to bring a photo ID, your registration, a computer with Windows 8 and Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows 8 (or any of the commercial editions of Visual Studio 2012), and your Windows 8 app idea (or a partially completed app, if you have one). 

What are the prizes?

We have three cash prizes:

  • First place is $1000.00
  • Second place is $500.00
  • Third place is $250.00

Winners will be responsible for taxes (if any) and you must be present to win.

Who are the judges?

Judging will be performed by a panel of 3 judges (still being determined) and will be based application completeness and how well the application follows the Modern UI principles.

Who are the sponsors?

We wouldn't be able to host this event without our corporate sponsors. They are providing us everything from food to prize money.



(Please note that there is limited space available for this event, so be sure to register early.)

Posted on Friday, January 11, 2013 11:49 AM .NET (C#) , General , WCF , Windows Phone , Windows 8 | Back to top

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I will test this out with my new Windows 8, looks like a fun project for the weekend.
Left by Saskia on Jan 23, 2013 6:05 AM

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Thanks for the tip. I will give this a try with my new WIndows 8. Hope it works.
Left by Marija on Feb 06, 2013 10:29 AM

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I have tested Windows 8 and it works pretty good. Thanks
Left by Jasmina on Feb 24, 2013 12:26 PM

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This helped me with a couple of my Windows 8 issues. Ganks
Left by Miriam on Mar 30, 2013 7:54 AM

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