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Are you What’s Next? Have you been waiting to dig into Windows 8? Need a little help? Well that time is now. Why not take a little date with 8 and maybe even with a prize along the way?
We know you have app ideas, so why not start working on it before the Windows 8 Store actually opens? Why not have your app ready for launch and increase your chances to make some coin?
Don’t miss this opportunity to get hands on with Windows 8. Get help developing apps from people you already know! This is a “hands-on” Hackathon where you will learn how to build, scale and publish your Windows 8 apps. If you are a beginner or even an expert Windows 8 developer, you should not miss this event.
We will have a few short side sessions on how to get started creating apps for Windows 8. Bring your laptop and we will provide all of the necessary tools needed to build your apps.
Along with Windows 8, you could also pitch and work on apps for Windows Phone and apps that use cloud services on Windows Azure. We will have experts on-site on all of the above to help you make bank and win some great prizes.
App Pitch Contest
Bring your ideas! Present them to your peers and WIN! Top app ideas will be voted on with an opportunity to WIN!
Starting Thursday night at 7pm come pitch your app. Tell everyone about the awesome app you’re planning to build. Ask for ideas, ask for help and leverage your fellow community geeks.
After the app pitch bonanza, it’s off to Emils in downtown Grayslake. Spend a couple hours talking with your fellow application enthusiasts or break out the laptop and start doing what we do best, CODE.
Friday at 8am it’s go time. Spend the next 8 hours building your app and be ready to present it by the end of the day. You might just be What’s Next. Join us for a date with 8!
Space is limited, so RSVP soon!
Food, beverages and refreshments will be provided.
Clark Sell, one confused grease monkey
Clark is a web evangelist for Microsoft based in Illinois. A Chicago native who can’t spell, Clark as a kid actually made his money building cars, getting grease under his nails. That art of building would later lead him to software development where he drinks the Web Development Kool-Aid. Writing code is what keeps Clark awake at night, while continually working on his craft and rapping with others over a few cold CORS. You can hear Clark muse about software on his podcast Developer Smackdown, or find his family cruising around in a 1968 Camaro SS.
Scott Seely – a restful savant
Scott Seely is the president of Friseton, LLC. He is a Microsoft Regional Director and Microsoft MVP. From 2002 to 2006, Scott was a developer on the WCF/Indigo team at Microsoft. Today, he is an active member of the .NET community in the Chicago area, helping lead the Lake County .NET Users’ Group, organizing Code Camps, and speaking at user groups throughout the region. You may have seen some of his stuff on WCF and Windows Azure over at Pluralsight too.
Scott has been writing about SOAP and REST Web Services since 2000. He has authored and co-authored five books and dozens of articles on the topic. When away from his computer, Scott enjoys cooking, a round of golf, a good beer, and hanging out with his three children and wonderful wife.
Eric Boyd - founder of awesome
Eric D. Boyd is the Founder and CEO of responsiveX (www.responsiveX.com) and a Windows Azure MVP. Eric began his technology career by starting a web development firm in the 90’s and has served in multiple roles since including developer, consultant, business owner and technology executive. Today, he helps companies create great web, mobile and client experiences, often powered by cloud services. You can find Eric blogging at http://www.EricDBoyd.com and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/EricDBoyd.
Lwin Maung – Mechatronics Geek
Lwin Maung is a mechatronics and mobile geek, opinionated world traveler, technologist, seeker of knowledge, hacker of things, an entrepreneur, and a community leader. You can find out more about Lwin at www.maungs.com.
Min Maung – One robot away from geekdom.
In his "spare" time, Min Maung is a skilled, cross-platform mobile developer, aggressive hackathon competitor and presenter. When he's not coding, he's building robots. Monday through Friday, you'll find Min at a leading, privately-held payroll and HR software solutions company, cranking out .Net code and writing apps in ASP.Net, Silverlight, and other .Net solutions.
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