WOWZAPP 2012–No Sleep, Live to CodePosted: October 22, 2012
It’s time to register for the greatest hackathon ever! WOWZAPP will be a chance for you to meet a bunch of fellow developers from around the world, experience the newest devices and amaze the world with your crazy app development skills!
The event is free of charge, we’ll provide you with the training, mentors, food & beverages and a lot of fun activity through the code-night! You don’t need any previous experience with Windows 8 app development, we’ll teach you! All you need is your amazing self and your laptop with Windows 8!
Check it out now at www.microsoft.fi/wowzapp
It’s a *huge* worldwide event
WOWZAPP is a worldwide Windows 8 hackathon organized by Microsoft. There will be 6 anchor points around the world and Finland will host the anchor event for Western Europe! All of the events will start at 17:00 their local time and continue with a overnight hackathon, so there will always be someone, somewhere in the world that will be able to answer your questions!
In Finland there will be many partners taking part in the hackathon, so for students it’s a great chance to network with these partners and find out about possible job openings. Some of the partners will join as mentors, so they will be there to help you around app development.
Quite a few faculties are also arranging bus transportation for their students from their own faculty, Turku UAS, HAMK and JAMK to name a few! There will be over 500 developers attending the Finnish event!
Learn from the best
During the event we’ll have a ton of mentors to assist you with your app development. There will be local trainers and experts from our partners, such as Avanade, Symbio, User Intelligence and many more! There will also be international trainers like Arturo Toledo and Microsoft experts and product group representatives, to answer your toughest questions!
To get the most out of the experience you should sign up for either one of the workshops (App or Game) and the 24h code-night! There is also a extremely interesting Windows & Windows Phone seminar on Thursday, that you can attend!
It’s not just about developing apps, it’s about the community and the whole experience! During the event you’ll get to learn from fellow developers and designers. This is a great chance to showcase your apps to Microsoft staff and possibly get some extra visibility and promotion for your application. We’ll also have some extra activity available for all of you through the night, so you will definitely be entertained!
We’ll also have the great Channel9 team join us for the event, so you’re definitely in for a treat!
Keep in mind that as a student you can get Windows 8 free through your schools DreamSpark (or MSDN AA) subscription! There are also local “Installation Fests” arranged around Finland that will help you install Windows 8 and learn the basics, for example in Tampere and Helsinki.