This is not your normal 24hr hackathon! This hackathon goes on for over a month! We will guide you through building an app, teaching you more about our cloud services, civic apps, the importance of good UI and UX, how to make money off your app and much more.
We will have an in-person kick off, four virtual sessions led by experts, and one final in-person presentation where you have the chance to win great prizes. All sessions will be about 1.5-2 hrs. one night a week, starting at 6PM. Can't attend the in-person meeting? No problem! We will make all sessions available online, and record the sessions if you can't watch in in real-time.
There are three categories of apps in this hackathon:
5/1 - kick-off. We will start this hackathon with an in-person meeting at the AON center in Chicago (food is on us), where our evangelist Tim will give you some of the highlight from BUILD 2014. Maybe you'll get a chance to speak to Cortana?
5/6 -UX/UI design session - learn the tricks that will make your app both good looking and user friendly
5/13 - Games - learn more about developing games and the different game engines available.
5/20 - Azure Mobile Services - learn everything you need to know about our cloud services
5/27 - App store submission and marketing of apps - how to make money on our platform.
6/5 - App presentation at West Monroe Partners. All contestants will have 5 minutes to present their app. A qualified panel of judges will provide feedback, and hand out prizes!
Questions? Please contact Tim Benham at Tim.Benham@microsoft.com
We look forward to seeing you May 1st, and to help you get some awesome apps in the store!
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