Windows Phone Resources
This past weekend student developers came together in more than 100 locations around the world to write apps for Windows 8. More than 17,000 students registered for the events, making it the largest simultaneous hackathon of student developers in history.
Twitter and Facebook were buzzing with great stories and photos of the event and we wanted to share a few here. One of the largest WOWZAPP 2012 events was held in Helsinki, Finland. Check out some of the great apps that came out of the event in this video.
There were some great opportunities to learn new skills for Windows 8. Some of them are available on video, check out the WOWZAPP 2012 videos on Channel 9 for presentations on game development, Windows Azure mobile services, migrating games from HTML5 to Windows 8 and many more.
More Learning Opportunities
Are you interested in more development resources and learning opportunities? Check out a Microsoft dev camp near you: http://www.devcamps.ms. Windows Store app labs also offer hands on trainings, see the locations here: http://bit.ly/RIFT68. Also, be sure to download the Windows 8 Getting Started Guide for helpful tips and tricks about developing Windows Store apps.
If you attended a WOWZAPP 2012 event, leave a comment to let us know where and how your experience was!
this the nice opportunity to learn new skills and about Microsoft
I attended WOWZAPP at Vellore, India.
Its disappointing to say that it was a very bad experience :(
the 36 hour hackathon was reduced to a mere 5 hour thing without any notice because the host college had a holiday the next day.! We had travelled 30 hours for WOWZAPP and the host college insulted us badly.
Nothing was provided as given in the wowzapp website.
No t shirt, no bean bag, no unlimited music, no beverage at all, and just one meal!
The host college made up some cheap awards then and there. An ex-microsoft employee was supposedly the microsoft expert. and he was very poor too.
there was nothing to take back from a microsoft hackathon other than a certificate which has no microsoft logo even! It was one hell of an experience we all would like to forget! :(
I got a opportunity to be organizer and a proctor at Wowzaap Vijayawada Venue . There the event went on in very very positive mode.
Event was about 24hours and event started with Appfest theme song and people started code very excitingly and every 1 hour their will be calendar tear indication time (countdown 24-23-----1-0) and for every one hour the organizers made a event where it helped them to get entertained and it successfully it avoided everyone's sleep. We also had 24hours services like DJ,Food,Beverages,Entertainment,Technical Support and inmean while we also had Yoga session , Birthday celebrations for B'day babies , a camp fire to get out of strain their we had a 10 minute chill out with songs and dance.and not to forgot they were on appmode even we uploaded more than 200+ in which we got many quality apps ,many of them they cam forward and gave a quick demos of their app even. Everyone conveyed a thank for Microsoft and Acad teams for organizing such big event. College Management is also very very happy and conveyed their vote of thanks. Students and College people celebrated their happiness with fireworks at last.
check out few snaps here.
I am so glad you enjoyed your experience at WOWZAPP 2012. Are you working on an app? If so, be sure to share your link with me - I'd love to see it. Have a great day!
I am so sorry that you didn't have a good experience at WOWZAPP 2012. Please let me know if I can be of any help in your developing projects, as I would be happy to share any resources with you. Again, I do apologize for your experience and will pass along your note to my colleagues. Have a great day!
Hi A.Sai - thank you so much for sharing your experience at WOWZAPP 2012. It sounds like you had a blast and thank you so much for sharing your photos with us. I will pass along your feedback to my colleagues, as they will be happy to know of your experience. Have a great day!
I attended WOWZAPP 2012 at Pollachi.
I don't know how to develop Apps.I am eagerly waiting to learn about development of Apps.
But they told to submitted the apps..
They told how to uploaded the apps.But they did not told about development of Apps..
They didn't tell any scheduled correctly..
I thanked Microsoft for such program..But It not reaching the student.