Windows 8 App Hackathon
Saturday, January 19, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EST)
Windows reimagined. Extraordinary apps.
Combining the broad reach of Windows, best-in-class developer tools, a re-imagined user experience, and a built-in store, Windows 8 is the largest developer opportunity — ever.
Are you ready? Then join us for this free, full-day event filled with coding, sharing, plenty of food, and perhaps the occasional Lightning Talk on topics determined by your apps and questions.
What is a hackathon?
These hackathons are a really fun way to get “down and dirty” with the technology and experience development along side others in the same room. It's an open Windows 8 code fest, where you’ll put what you know into practice and be eligible to win some great cash prizes! Code to your heart’s content, with Windows 8 experts available to guide you through every step of the process. It’s the perfect opportunity to get your dream application underway, or to finish that app you’ve already started.
What do I need to bring to the event?
You will need to bring a photo ID, your registration, a computer with Windows 8 and Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows 8 (or any of the commercial editions of Visual Studio 2012), and your Windows 8 app idea (or a partially completed app, if you have one).
What are the prizes?
We have three cash prizes:
- First place is $1000.00
- Second place is $500.00
- Third place is $250.00
Winners will be responsible for taxes (if any) and you must be present to win.
Who are the judges?
Judging will be performed by a panel of 3 judges (still being determined) and will be based application completeness and how well the application follows the Modern UI principles.
Who are the sponsors?
We wouldn't be able to host this event without our corporate sponsors. They are providing us everything from food to prize money.
(Please note that there is limited space available for this event, so be sure to register early.)
When & Where
The Tampa Bay area has a lot of great user groups run by impassioned and dedicated people. TampaDev is here to unite those user groups so that you, the members of the broad developer community, have a single and centralized resource to find meeting and user group information. Think of us as your one-stop-shop for all your development user group needs.
Unlike most user groups, we don't hold regular meetings. Instead, we aggregate meeting information and can help those groups we work with in finding speakers, sponsors, and other adminstrative trivia (so they can focus on running a great group). We also sponsor several major developer events throughout the year.