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News  2, Jul 2012

Microsoft Singapore organizes Hack Weekends for developers to build Microsoft Surface apps

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With the announcement of Microsoft Surface, Microsoft Singapore is organizing a series of Hack Weekends as part of their Dream. Build. Launch activity series.

The Hack Weekends will happen over a span of four weekends, aiming to help developers and designers get started with Windows 8 Development. Currently in Release Preview, Windows 8 is equipped with Windows Store for Singapore developers to publish their apps to the world. In this series of Hack Weekends, the Microsoft team will help turn ideas into reality in the three simple steps: Dream. Build. Launch.

How does it work?

1.     Dream –You have 60 seconds to pitch your app idea and gather interested team members. Learn about the capabilities of Windows 8, Microsoft Surface and the market potential of this new platform.

2.     Build – You can create the prototype of your application with the assistance and guidance from our Developer Evangelist during the Hack Weekend, after which you can choose to complete your application over the next few weeks.

3. Launch – You can get exclusive access to developer token by demonstrating your prototype application to our engineers.

The Hack Weekend is not limited to developers with new ideas, but also for those that have already started on Windows 8 app idea, there will be developer evangelists who are available to help publish any apps onto the latest Windows 8 operating system.

To keep it small and cozy ensuring all participants have a quality time with the Microsoft team, there are limited spaces. If you are interested, you should definitely sign up today to secure your spot at the Hack Weekend series.

Event Details:

Dates: 7 July / 28 July / 9 August / 25 August 2012

Venue: Level 21, Auditorium, Microsoft Singapore

Address: One Marina Boulevard, 1 Marina Boulevard Singapore 018989

Register here: http://bit.ly/win8hacksg

Agenda:

09:00      Breakfast / Registration / Install Fest (If you don’t have Windows 8 RP and VS2012 installed Microsoft will do it for you then)

10:00      Team Formation

10:30      Hacking Begins

12:00      Lunch

13:00      Hacking continues

19:00      Dinner and Project updates

20:00      Hacking continues

22:00      Demo time

23:00      Mingle with the audience + Chill out drinks

Jacky Yap

Jacky Yap

Having spent one year abroad in Shanghai under the NUS Overseas College Programme, Jacky has an avid interest in entrepreneurship and web based startups. Jacky used to run N-House, Singapore's first entrepreneurial themed residence in NUS, and was also part of the organizing team for Startup Weekend Singapore 2012. You can reach him at jacky [at] e27 [dot] co

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