Windows 8 Developer Camp
In February 2012, Microsoft released the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Within a day, it was downloaded 1 million times. There is little doubt that there is going to be a large opportunity for developers to create Windows 8 Metro style applications and place them into the Store.
To help you out, Microsoft Australia DPE is running a series of Windows 8 Developer Camps. You can attend and learn how to create high quality Windows 8 Metro-style applications.
What is this Windows 8 Developer Camp?
Windows Developer Camps are free, fun, no-fluff events for developers, by developers. You learn from experts in a low-key, interactive way and then you’ll get to apply what you’ve learned. There are two streams: the formal Training/Presentation session with an agenda, and a Hackerspace room for you to code-out with friends.
What am I going to learn?
At this Windows 8 Developer Camp, you’ll learn how to create high quality, consumer-facing Metro-style applications for Windows 8.
What does it cost?
Windows 8 Developer Camp are free. We appreciate your time, so we take care of the rest. Including wireless, coffee & food.
How do I register?
Registration’s easy! It’s quick and painless. Seriously. Go here!
Registration is free, but it’s also limited to keep things interactive and fun. We recommend you register right away to make sure you get a seat.
What do I need to bring?
Bring your laptop, preferably with the Windows 8 Developer Preview installed. Bonus points if you bring an app to show off!
08.00 – 09.00am
Registration, Coffee, Brag about your Windows 8 project
09.00 – 09.30am
Overview Intro to the Windows 8 Developer Camp
09.30 – 10.30am
Technical Introduction to Windows 8, Metro Design (UX)
Opens. Hack away. Show off your stuff!
10.30 – 10.45am – Little Lunch / Recess / Morning Tea
10.45am – 12.30pm
Building Metro-style Apps with Visual Studio: in HTML5/JS & C#/XAML
12.30 – 1.15pm – Lunch Break
1.15 – 2.15pm
Listviews and Databinding; Orientation, Snapping and Semantic Zoom
2.15 – 3.15pm
Integrating with Devices: GPS, Orientation, Media Capture
3.15 – 3.30pm – Afternoon Tea
3.30 – 4.30pm
Contracts: Searching and Sharing; Tiles & Notifications
4.30 – 5.30pm
The Store & Final Q&A
Food and drinks will be provided.