Windows 8 Unleashed Hackathon

  • November 3, 2012 · 8:00 AM
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Full Day of Hands On Programming, B.Y.O. Laptop!

Windows 8 is is the single biggest opportunity for developers EVER! Come to a "Windows 8 Unleashed" event to kick-start your Windows 8 Metro Style development. "Windows 8 Unleashed" is a series of FREE events run by your local community friends and leaders, and are great whether you are an experienced .NET developer, or even if you are just getting started. We'll spend the morning of each Unleashed event in lecture and hands on labs. Half way through, you'll get a chance to take what you learned in the morning and compete in a hackathon with a chance to win some great prizes!


Microsoft Office

[masked]th Street

Boulder, CO 80302


Build an App and Win Money and Prizes!
Our sponsors have stepped up with some awesome prizes. Not only do you get a ton of information for FREE, but you have an opportunity to win some awesome stuff! You can't afford to miss this! (Full Agenda at the bottom of this page)


"Day of" prizes will be awarded at each Unleashed event (sponsored by PDSA):


*1st Place: $500 Gift Card

*2nd Place: $200 Gift Card

*3rd Place: $100 Gift Card



Session I - Overview:

*Metro Style Apps Overview

*Developing Metro Style Apps

*Working with Controls

*Implementing Navigation


Session II - Location and Data:

*Working with Location

*Data Binding


*App Bar


Session III - Metro Principals:

*Application Lifecycel

*Live Tiles



For Content and prerequisites please visit



A big Thank You! to our sponsors:


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  • Daniel W.

    Fun day, challenging and educational.

    November 4, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Do you have to have Win8 on your laptop to take advantage of this?

    October 28, 2012

    • Ali K.

      If you are interested in developing a Win8 app you will need Windows 8. If you need a copy you can probably still grab the RTM and VS2012 Express for Windows 8 online.

      October 28, 2012

    • Daniel W.

      Thanks. Got it on a vm

      November 2, 2012

  • Laura L.

    We'll be providing pastries and bagels with coffee for breakfast, pizza for lunch, and an afternoon snack.

    November 2, 2012

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Our Sponsors

  • TekSystems

    Pizza, drinks, swag, promotions.

  • Amadeus Consulting

    Meeting location/host.

  • JetBrains

    Copies of their awesome software to be raffled off, including Resharper

  • PluralSight

    Monthly passes to be given away as door prizes

  • Infragistics

    NetAdvantage Ultimate ($1800 value) licenses and other goodies.

  • Manning Publications

    Discounts on books, free e-books, and free hardcover books.

  • Mindscape

    Free licenses for WPF and Windows Phone Developer tools.

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