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How to design/develop Windows apps

UP Global

Thursday, October 10, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM (CEST)

How to design/develop Windows apps

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This course will help you understand how you can leverage new platforms such as Windows and cloud to extend your reach to nearly a billion users. Even if you are not developing for Windows, the Azure cloud will help extend the capabilities in iOS, Android or even Web apps.  Don't miss out this chance to learn something new that might help you make the next big thing!

This event is a joint program between Microsoft and Startup Weekend, and can help your chances to win the grand prize of 50 000 NOK,- to support your project after Startup Weekend. The event is open to anyone, both Startup Weekend participants and you who want to learn how to build apps.


12:00 Part 1 - Technical

Introduction by Startup Norway - How to take the first step into the entrepreneurs world? We introduce you ways to get started and will present what we see as the number one springboard to get a project started - Startup Weekend.

How does the Windows platform work – The Windows platform is a new to the app ecosystem and is growing rapidly. You will get an introduction to Windows Phone and Windows 8, their principles and how the operating system is designed


Connecting you app to the cloud – an overview of Windows Azure, the Microsoft cloud solution, and how you can use it to connect your app with the world. The app can be written for iOS, Android, Windows or even web. Every app deserves a decent backend - get yours for free!

14:00 Part 2 - Design

Designing apps – With Windows Phone 7, Microsoft introduced a new modern design that has been a great innovation in UX and design. During this session you will get an introduction to Modern UX and Design, and important aspects of the process.

15:00 Food

15:30 Part 3 - For everyone

How to be successful at Startup Weekend - The juicy secrets on how to nail the pitch, get the right team, work on the right tasks and make the judges happy!


Develop app prototypes without code – In the short amount of time you have at the Startup Weekend, developing a solution from the scratch can be hard. If you want to create a quick prototype to show off your app during the pitch, Windows Phone App Studio can be a solution. Developer or not, this is for everyone who wants to learn how to create a prototype.

Q&A Startup Weekend - Question session

17:00 Bar session with pitching corner

Come, hang out - Opportunity to meet potential team-mates and practice your pitch to perfection.

*You can attend the preffered sections of this event.

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When & Where

3 Tordenskiolds gate
0160 Oslo

Thursday, October 10, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM (CEST)

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UP Global

UP Global is a non-profit dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship, grassroots leadership, and strong communities. We are on a mission to make the world a more innovative and prosperous place, one community at a time. We believe that entrepreneurs are critical to driving a strong global economy and a better world. We do this by supporting the grassroots leaders who are at the core of every strong entrepreneurial community. Through the efforts of community leaders, UP Global operates programs that foster entrepreneurship in hundreds of cities across the world. UP Global's programs & initiatives include Startup Weekend, Startup Digest, Startup Next, Education Entrepreneurs, and Startup Week.

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