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Think Big Partners Hosts Microsoft's Azure Cloud & Windows 8 App Kickstart

Think Big Partners

Kansas City, MO

Think Big Partners Hosts Microsoft's Azure Cloud & Windows...

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Type     Quantity
Happy Hour Mixer and Loadfest - Mon., Oct. 15
Meet the Microsoft team and network with other camp attendees over cocktails and appetizers from 6-9 pm on Monday.
Free  
Day 1 - Azure Cloud Ticket - Tues., Oct. 16
Day 1: 8 am - 4 pm. Must reserve a ticket for each day attending. See description below for content details.
Free  
Day 2 - Windows 8 App Ticket - Wed., Oct. 17
Day 2 : 8 am - 4 pm. Must reserve a ticket for each day attending. See description below for content details.
Free  
Office Hours with Taylor Cowan - Thu., Oct. 18
TO REGISTER FOR OFFICE HOURS: Please email eleeper@thinkbigpartners.com for one-on-one meetings with Taylor Cowan, Startup Evangelist for Microsoft. Appointments are available in 30 minute time slots on THURSDAY 10/18/12.
Free  

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Find out how you will benefit from being one of the first to develop on Microsoft Windows 8 & Azure Cloud Platform: http://thinkbigkansascity.blogspot.com/2012/09/be-one-of-first-to-develop-on-windows-8.html

 

Think Big Partners hosts

Microsoft's Azure Cloud and Windows 8 App Kickstart

Register for a free, two-day training camp, with other startup developers on Microsoft's Windows 8 & Azure Cloud platforms

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In the startup world, things move pretty fast. Having the opportunity to be one of the first to develop on a platform can really put a startup or entrepreneur on the fast track to success. That’s why Microsoft is throwing an event, to provide developers, hackers, coders, startups and entrepreneurs the opportunity to learn how to build a Windows 8 app, as well as the opportunity to host on Microsoft’s Azure Cloud.

WHO

Startup founders, technical leads, and entrepreneurs

WHAT

This event will be Microsoft’s technology-focused bootcamp to educate startups and developers how to effectively utilize and build on Windows 8 and Microsoft Azure platforms. 

WHEN

October 15-17, 2012

WHERE

bizperc coworking space: 1800 Baltimore, Kansas City, MO

**Hotel accomodations can be arranged. Scroll to the bottom for corporate rate information**

AGENDA

** Please register for each individual day you'd like to attend. Space is limited.**

NOTE: Please load up your computer prior to session day if you want hands-on training (recommended.) See confirmation email for details.

Monday, October 15; 6-9pm: Happy Hour Mixer and Loadfest

Come network and load up your PC in prep for the Azure and Windows 8 sessions on October 16 & 17.  

Join Think Big Partners and Microsoft for appetizers and drinks on Monday, October 15 from 6-9 pm. Microsoft will have technical evangelists and representatives on site to answer your questions and talk shop.   If you haven’t had time to load up your PC for the Azure and/or Windows 8 sessions the following days, feel free to bring your PC and we can get you set up and ready to roll. Meet the Microsoft team and network with other camp attendees while enjoying cocktails and hors d'oevres overlooking the skyline of downtown Kansas City from the rooftop garden.

Tuesday, October 16; 8am-4pm: Day 1 - Azure Cloud Kickstart 

Windows Azure Cloud Platform enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. You can build applications using any operating system, language or tool.

Attendees will have the chance to build, deploy and manage applications across the Azure network.

Attendees will learn:

  • How emerging businesses can best leverage Azure through CMS systems
  • How to create and scale customer websites in PHP and Node.js
  • How to deploy code updates using GIT
  • How to run Azure Windows and Linux VM's
  • How to store data in Azure
  • How to use Azure's platforms such as Queues, Service Bus and Authentication

On the first day, attendees will also learn about the Microsoft BizSpark Program and how startups and entrepreneurs can use its 2,000 partners in order to connect with incubators, investors, advisors, government agencies and hosters.

Wednesday, October 17; 8am-4pm: Day 2 - Windows 8 App Kickstart

With 525 million Windows 7 licenses sold, millions of people await Windows 8 apps. Register for a day of training and learning the newest development process for Windows 8 apps.

Attendees will have the chance to build and develop on Windows 8 before it becomes available to the public! 

 Attendees will learn:

  • Windows 8 navigation
  • User experience patterns
  • How to build Windows 8 Metro style apps using HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript
  • Inherent async design and integration 

Thursday October 18: Face-to-face advice from Microsoft's Director of Startups (by appt. only)

Attendees are also invited to participate in a one-on-one question and answer session with Taylor Cowan, Microsoft’s Startup Evangelist. Come prepared with questions about Windows 8, Microsoft Azure Cloud and Microsoft BizSpark and how they relate to you and your startup. 

Office hours with Taylor are avaliable in 30 minute time slots. Email Emily at eleeper@thinkbigpartners.com to request an appointment and a reply will be sent with available times remaining

**Hotel Accomodations:

The Aladdin Hotel 

1215 Wyandotte

 Kansas City, MO 64105

Phone: 816.410.1432  

 Reservations can be made by one of the three options;

1)       Calling The Aladdin Hotel & Spa toll free number at (877) 224-2870 and requesting the Think Big corporate rate

2)   Going to www.hialaddin.com and inserting your corporate ID 100298448

              -Select make a reservation and click on the box that says have a corporate code, insert the number above

3)      Go to the booking link they have created exclusively for Think Big: http://www.holidayinn.com/redirect?path=hd&brandCode=hi&localeCode=en®ionCode=1&hotelCode=MKCCC&rateCode=IE8TB&_PMID=99502056

 

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**UPDATED EVENT DETAILS - 10/15/2012**

Prepping your PC:

Pre-reqs for Azure Cloud training, Tuesday, October 16:

Startups and entrepreneurs: register for BizSpark to receive your free Azure account. Sign up here. Use the unique enrollment code provide in the Azure Cloud Training confirmation email; enter code on the Contact Information page of the BizSpark registration. Once registered for BizSpark, access  Azure  from  the  MSDN  My  Account  page  >  “Activate  Azure”. You will need to download Azure prior to the training.

If you are not a startup or entrepreneur, register for your free Azure 90 day trial at: http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/pricing/free-trial/. You will need to download Azure prior to the training.

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Windows Live ID is preferred, although not required. Sign up at Windows Live ID*

Pre-reqs for Windows 8 App Kickstart training, Wednesday, October 17:

Startups and entrepreneurs: register for BizSpark to access Microsoft software tools. Sign up here. Use the unique enrollment code provide in the Windows 8 Kickstart confirmation email; enter code on the Contact Information page of the BizSpark registration. Your BizSpark account will provide you access to Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2012 (see MSDN downloads page.) You will need to download prior to the training.

Current MSDN subscribers: download a fully licensed copy of Windows 8 from your MSDN downloads page
If you are not a startup, entrepreneur, or MSDN Subscriber, download the RTM version evaluation of Windows 8 at http://aka.ms/Get8. Note the evaluation version will have an expiration date and cannot be upgraded.

Download & install the Visual Studio 2012. There are several options:
-BizSpark members, download Visual Studio Ultimate from the MSDN My Account Page.

-MSDN Subscribers can install a licensed version of Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate from their MSDN Downloads Page.

-Non-MSDN subscribers may download an evaluation edition of Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate or may download the free Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows 8. http://aka.ms/Dev2012

-Register for a Windows Live ID here; WLID is required to submit an app to the Windows Store*

**We will have Samsung slates with Windows 8 loaded, to try out the slate with your profile, you will a Windows Live ID. 

Event Details

Location & Parking Directions

1800 Baltimore Ave, 6th Floor Kansas City, MO 64108

Located in the Crossroads district of Kansas City. The brick building is on the southwest corner of 18th Street and Baltimore Avenue (Weinberger Fine Art on the 1st floor.)

There are 170 free parking spots on the street within 2 blocks of the building. Please enter from the south entrance double doors by the parking lot. Take the elevator to the 4th floor, then the stairs to the 6th floor to enter the event.

Agenda

Monday, October 15th

Happy Hour & Loadfest

6-9 PM

Tuesday, October 16th

Azure Cloud Kickstart

8 AM: Registration & Breakfast
8:30 AM: Overview of the day with Jeff Brand 8:45 AM: Morning session
12:00 PM: Lunch
12:30 PM: Afternoon session
4:00 PM: Wrap-up/Conclude

Wednesday, October 17th

Windows 8 App Kickstart

8 AM: Registration & Breakfast
8:30 AM: Overview of the day with Taylor Cowan
8:45 AM: Morning session

12:00 PM: Lunch
12:30 PM: Afternoon session
4:00 PM: Wrap-up/Conclude

Thursday, October 18th

Office Hours with Taylor Cowan - By appointment only 

Bios

Jeff Brand is  a  Senior  Developer  Evangelist  in  Microsoft’s  Developer   and Platform Group. Jeff assists customers in evaluating, developing and deploying applications built on the .NET Framework and the Microsoft platform, with a current focus on Windows Phone and Windows 8. He has been with Microsoft for sixteen years and has served in variety of roles including infrastructure consultant, e-commerce technology specialist, and enterprise technology advisor. Blog: http://slickthought.net

Taylor Cowan is a Microsoft startup evangelist focused on the central U.S region. With 18 years of software experience and a love for community engagement, Taylor works with start-ups to make them successful by educating them on cloud computing, application marketplaces, and BizSpark. When he is not helping start-ups, you might see him speaking at international conferences like Øredev or Jazoon in Switzerland or US conferences like the Big Design Conference or SxSW in Texas.

With  an  M.S.  in  Computer  Science  and  a  Bachelor’s  Degree  in  Music,  Taylor  blends  the   creative and analytical aspects of his mind. You can see some of Taylor's musings on design at the Big Design Magazine, or software architecture at his blog taylorcowanonline.com. 

 

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Where



Think Big Partners: bizperc 6th floor loft
1800 Baltimore Ave
Kansas City, MO 64108

Organizer

Think Big Partners

Think Big Partners is an early-stage startup accelerator and mentorship-based collaborative network located in Kansas City, Missouri. Think Big Partners has successfully launched or grown over 150 successful companies with its creation of coworking spaces (Think Big Coworking), entrepreneurial conferences (Think Big Kansas City and iKC), essential services, startup resources and funding (Think Big Ventures). To learn more about Think Big Partners, please visit http://www.thinkbigpartners.com

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