Build a Windows 8 app using TouchDevelop at U of M Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI

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Have a couple of hours?  You can have your app(s) in the Windows Store (it’s true).

Have you ever wanted to build your own app?  Wouldn’t a published app in an app store look good on your resume?  What if you could build a cool app ready for Windows Store submission in a couple of hours?  Join Jennifer Marsman of Microsoft to use the latest tools from Microsoft.  First you’ll use an awesome tool from Microsoft Research named Touch Develop to build a simple app, and then you’ll use Visual Studio to make more sophisticated apps.  Touch Develop, a scripting tool, runs in any HTML5 compliant browser to create your app for Windows 8. 

Microsoft is providing prizes as well as the ability to publish your app to the Windows 8 store for free!  

What will you need to bring?  Best would be your own Windows laptop with Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows 8 (download from  If you have Windows 8 that would be preferable, but if you don’t, that’s okay. 
What will you get out of it? 
•  You’ll get an opportunity to win cash ($100/app) and prizes
•  You’ll learn to build your very own Windows 8 app using Touch Develop and Visual Studio 2012
•  You’ll be able to publish your app(s) to the Windows Store (for free)
•  You’ll bolster your resume as an app creator, build your personal brand, and you can earn money (or fame) if your app does well in the marketplace 

Event details:
Saturday, 2/23/2013
9am - 5pm
1670 Beyster Bldg

Lunch will be provided. 
If you’re interested, please register so we have an accurate count for food.