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Live Services Hackathon: Messenger

Microsoft Live Services

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 from 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)

Live Services Hackathon: Messenger

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Update: We've just confirmed Marc Ruxin, the Chief Innovation Officer for McCann WorldGroup who will be sharing his secrets to innovating in a downturn!

You are invited to the Windows Live Messenger Hackathon on the 27th May 2009 at Microsoft's offices on 835 Market St in San Francisco – very cool digs just around the corner from the Moscone Conference Center.

What's in it for me?

  1. Hear from Marc Ruxin (Chief Innovation Officer for McCann) on secrets for innovating in a downturn
  2. Build a web app that uses Messenger APIs with the Messenger Devs
  3. Prizes for best implementations - Xbox 360, Zunes, Microsoft Hardware up for grabs!
  4. Oh yeah, and we have beer and Pizza ;-)

When is it? (27th May 2009)

5:30 - 6:00pm: Arrival, Beers, Pizza

6:00 - 6:20pm: Marc Ruxin on secrets for innovating in a downturn

6:20 - 6:40pm: Messenger Library High Level

6:40 - 7:00pm: Chill, Network, Beer, Pizza (Biz Guys can slink off)

7:00 - 7:30pm: Messenger Library Deeper Dive

7:30 - 10:00pm: Hackathon - let's code!


Who should attend?

  • CxO - for the how to innovate in a downturn and networking
  • Developers - for the hackathon
  • Everyone - for the beer and pizza!


What do I need to bring?

Bring your codebase for a web app (if you have one) on your laptop so you can work together with the Messenger experts from Windows Live to hack instant messaging into your site!

No web app? Don't worry we can load a sample site with code onto your laptop instead.


A bit of background on Live Messenger:

We won't bore you with too much marketing fluff, but you should know that Windows Live Messenger is the world's most popular IM network with over 320m users and we've opened up our APIs so that web applications can integrate with our service to provide cool experiences for their users.  To find out more about the Messenger APIs, check out http://dev.live.com/messenger

Here's a sneak peak at what you can build:


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When & Where

Microsoft :: San Francisco Office
835 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94102

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 from 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)

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Microsoft Live Services

Live Services power the largest online services in the world, Windows Live.  Windows Live has 500m users worldwide and services that include mail, photos, instant messaging, presence, contacts, alerts and more.

Businesses and developers can use Live Services to make their apps social reaching a vast audience of users whilst creating fun and exciting experiences that keep them engaged.

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