This fall, Microsoft is running two day developer events around the world to help get you up to speed on Windows 8. Theses events are free, fun, no-fluff events for developers, by developers. You learn from experts in a low-key, interactive way and then get hands-on time to apply what you’ve learned. Here’s a basic overview of the two days:
Day 1 – Windows 8 DevCamp
The Windows 8 DevCamp covers Windows 8 Release Preview from top to bottom, featuring sessions that run from introductory to intermediate as the day unfolds. These sessions will be followed by an InstallFest to prepare your system for hands-on app development.
Day 2 – Windows 8 Hackathon
This is an open Windows 8 code fest, where you’ll put what you’ve learned into practice. 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.
This full-day event will be filled with coding, sharing, plenty of food, and perhaps the occasional Lightning Talk on topics determined by your apps and questions. Bring your own laptop (for recommended system specs, click on the city nearest you), your apps and your cool ideas and get ready to create!
Below are registration links for the devcamps and hackathons in areas where I spend most of my time (Minneapolis, Dallas, and Denver):
|DevCamp||Dallas, TX||August 7, 2012||Register here|
|Hackathon||Dallas, TX||August 8, 2012||Register here|
|DevCamp||Denver, CO||August 10, 2012||Register here|
|Hackathon||Denver, CO||August 11, 2012||Register here|
|DevCamp||Minneapolis, MN||August 23, 2012||Register here|
|Hackathon||Minneapolis, MN||August 24, 2012||Register here|
To see the full list of locations check out: http://www.devcamps.ms/windows