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.
15:30 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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Techstars Startup Programs
Techstars is a global ecosystem that empowers entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market wherever they choose to live. With dozens of mentorship-driven accelerator programs and thousands of community programs worldwide, Techstars exists to support the world’s most promising entrepreneurs throughout their lifelong journey, from inspiration to IPO. Techstars provides access to tens of thousands of community leaders, founders, mentors, investors, and corporate partners, allowing entrepreneurs to accelerate the pace of innovation and do more faster. Techstars supports every stage of the entrepreneurial journey – from early stage grassroots community development to more formal opportunities that provide education, experience, acceleration, funding, and beyond. Techstars Startup Programs include Startup Weekend, Startup Digest, Startup Next, and Startup Week.