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With the announcement that Windows 8 is on track to Release to Manufacturing (RTM) during the first week of August and then achieve general availability in October, we want to help you get your Windows 8 Metro Style app into the Windows Store.
Come to our App Building with Windows 8 Hackathon with your laptop/device/desktop with Windows 8 and the developer tools already installed and you will spend 8 hours (see what we did there!) with other developers and designers learning about creating apps based on mini-scenarios from Microsoft evangelists as well as learn about the Windows Store. You will have plenty of time to work on your own apps and have folks there to help answer questions you may have. We will keep presentations short so that you have more time to work on your app. Also, you will find out how you can get free guidance by one of our Microsoft engineers for your app who can help make sure you have built the best quality app and enable a smoother transition into the Windows Store.
What do I need to bring? Bring your laptop/device/desktop with Windows 8 and the developer tools installed. We recommend that you install the necessary software prior to the event. If the software is not already installed, you will need a partition with ~30 GB of free space to install the bits. Links are on the registration page.
If you haven’t had a chance to get up to speed on Windows 8, please make sure to check out the list of resources on the registration page.
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