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Windows 8 Workshop: Keep the Cash…

Lake County .NET Users Group

Sunday, April 28, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT)

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We will be located at room: T 326-327-328  at College Of Lake County 
 19351 W Washington St
 Grayslake, Illinois 60030


Lunch will be provided.


Right now is a pretty great time to get started doing app development for Windows. From now until June 30th you have an opportunity to receive a $100 per app up to 2k for every app that you’ve submitted into the Windows Store and\or Windows Phone Store. You can find all of those details here. http://build.windowsstore.com/keepthecash#fbid=pk-ocgTJ-vR

Microsoft in partnership with LCNUG and Chicago Code Camp, is hosting a one day hands on event directly after this year’s Chicago Code Camp. On April 28th we will be heads down building apps. Got an idea, bring it and let us help get you started? Are you just curious about how to get started, come on by. Let’s get you some free cash.

Getting started shouldn’t be a daunting task, but we all know things can certainly feel like it. To help get you started, we’ve put together a simple list of resources:

·         Clark Sell co-wrote a blog series on XAML and HTML5 development with Windows 8 called 31 Days of Windows 8. http://31DaysOfWindows8.com We start from file new and spend the next 31 days exploring the stack, complete with code samples.

·         Not a creative type? Some of our peers across the ponds have created a number of great starting templates. https://www.meetmyapp.in/meetmyapp/windows_8_build.aspx# see #3, Creative Design and Templates

·         Guided assistance: Check out the Contoso Cookbook. While yes the Contoso is a played out brand this series of labs is a great way to have some guided help in getting started

o   Lab and Source Code “Camp in a Box”: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29854

o   Cloud based virtual labs no setup needed: http://aka.ms/w8-labs

·         Want to get super nerdy? Project Hilo brought to us from Microsoft’s Pattern and Practices brings to us a working reference solution complete with a book on how to best build a Windows 8 app (at least in their minds) http://hilojs.codeplex.com/

·         If you’re an MSDN Subscriber, you will get your annual fee to the store waived.

·         Looking for a little Game Development but you’re not a game developer? Check out Scirra’s Construct 2. http://Scirra.com

·         And of course, the authoritative source of all Windows 8 Developer content: http://dev.windows.com

Have questions about Windows 8 Workshop: Keep the Cash…? Contact Lake County .NET Users Group

When & Where

College of Lake County in Grayslake
19351 W Washington St
Grayslake, IL 60030

Sunday, April 28, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT)

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