Windows 8 Unleashed Hackathon!

Columbus, OH

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Windows 8 is the single biggest opportunity for developers on Microsoft stack! Live around Columbus, OH and develop for Windows Phone/Windows 8 or simply want to get started? Come join us for our very own Windows 8 Dev Unleashed event brought to you by MicrosoftThe Windows Developer User Group (

This Windows 8 hackathon-style event is run by your local developer community & completely FREE! Come learn from experts in Windows 8 Store Style App development & kickstart your dream App. Spend the morning with short lectures covering key topics on demand or work on hands-on labs or pair up with someone towards your own Windows 8 App. Compete with your App by the end of day in the hackathon for a chance to win some great prizes!

So, what are you waiting for? Bring your laptop & fresh ideas; we'll provide the coffee & lunch. Let's get hacking!

Event Software Pre-Requisites:

Scheduled Sessions:
  • Top 10 steps to build your Windows 8 Store App in XAML/C# [Samidip Basu]
  • Build your dream Windows 8 Store App in HTML/JS [Dan Shultz

On-Demand Content:
  • Windows 8 Game Starter Kit [Doug Mair]
  • Windows 8 XAML/C# Tips & Tricks [Chris Ellis & Samidip Basu]
  • Using MVVM/SQLite in Windows 8 XAML Apps [Samidip Basu]
  • HTML/JavaScript/CSS Best Practices [Dan Shultz]

Lunch Session:
  • CodeMash Re-Hash [Multiple Participants]

Virtual Labs or Pair Coding:
  • All day [All of us]