It’s a great day for all developers! Yesterday we saw some great devices coming from Nokia, HTC and Samsung! And I know all of you have been waiting for the Windows Phone 8 SDK and the wait is almost over.. soon we’ll have it!
To get a headstart on your app development with Windows Phone 8, you should join as at the WOWZAPP-codenight. We’ll have great trainers for Windows Phone 8 and representatives from the Windows Phone Design team from Redmond. It’s a great chance to learn Windows Phone development from the best and get your application known. As you know AppCampus is also joining us and awarding the best idea with 20 000€
Isn’t the event just about Windows 8?
Nope. The event is called “WOWZAPP: Worldwide hackathon for Windows”, so both Windows 8 and Windows Phone are a part of this. We will have trainers that are experts in both platforms and they will be able to help you create your own app.
I wanted to highlight a few trainers for you, check the full list at http://www.microsoft.com/finland/wowzapp/
CEO of Tuliotus
Project Manager – Student Projects in Nokia Student Innovation Lab
Kimo Boissonnier started to work with mobile games as a student in Nokia in 1998 and has since then actively practiced game design and programming. A real geek with a passion of gadgets, working with embedded systems and most importantly teaching all aspect of game development to the younger generation.
Now on his new quest to release his first commercial title, Haunted: Dungeons of Herwood.
Technical Consultant at Symbio
Karl Ots believes that smart mobile devices and great user experiences will make the world a better place. He applies that passion to his work as a technical consultant on latest Microsoft technologies at Symbio. With over 5 years’ experience on software and mobile industry, Karl is a Microsoft Student Partner Lead, has published several international papers and holds a patent. His Twitter handle is @fincooper. Karl is also a Windows Phone 8 trainer.
Arturo Toledo is an Architect. He runs a boutique design studio attending clients in the United States, Europe and Asia. His work explores the convergence of human arts and science to give shape to an ever evolving design practice. With a particular commitment towards design education, Arturo is permanently engaged with the international design and development communities and often travels the world to exchange ideas about design with other designers and developers. Prior to his current venture, Arturo worked for Microsoft in Redmond for 7 years driving design evangelism.
UX Designer, Windows Phone
Jeremy is a user experience designer on the Windows Phone. Jeremy joined the Windows Phone design studio after recognizing their unique, authentically-digital approach to design and user experience. Before joining Microsoft, he was a graphic designer for the Seattle Art Museum, creating in-gallery graphics, print materials, websites, and mobile apps. Jeremy studied Music and Graphic Design at Brigham Young University, and believes in creating meaningful, delightful experiences – whether it’s a phone, an app, a book, a brand, an exhibit, or music.
So what are you waiting for? Register now at www.microsoft.fi/wowzapp
Yesterday AppCampus announced that they would award the best app idea at WOWZAPP with a 20 000€ grant, for the idea to be taken to the Windows Phone platform. So in addition to all the expert developer support, designer support, great fun and a ton of sleepdeprived geeks, you may be able to boost your idea with 20 000€!
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 summer time, baby! It marks the beginning of chillaxing at the beach, sunburns and colorful drinks with umbrellas! It also marked the release of Windows 8 Release Preview, this means that we’re pretty close to the final version.. it’s time to get ready – and have I got a treat for you!
The Windows 8 Consumer Preview has been around for a while now, this means that you can go and download it on your machine and be … you guessed it be amazed! As a developer, the first thing I was looking for was creating Windows 8 apps and launching them off to the store. You can imagine my disappointment when I realized that I can’t do that – I apologize for everyone around me at that point, the rant-monster went a bit bat-shit-crazy.
Well now I bring good news! It’s time to rock that Windows 8! We’re inviting certain partners to join us at the Windows 8 Quality Labs. “What the freck is that?!” – you think. It’s a lab where you bring your Windows 8 app and we go through it together making sure it’s a “quality app”.
Please note, this applies for Finnish developers, contact your local Developer Platform Evangelism team for details on how it works in your country.