San Diego Hackathon - Windows Phone - Nokia Developer

  • May 11, 2013 · 8:30 AM

Nokia Developer welcomes you to participate in the San Diego HackathonInterknowlogy’s Danny Warren  will guide you through the new and exciting Windows Phone 8 APIs. With the new skills learned and the assistance during the hands on labs, you can participate in the hackathon to win one of these prizes:

  • 1st Place: $500 cash and a Nokia Lumia 920
  • 2nd Place: $250 cash and a Nokia Lumia 822
  • 3rd Place: $100 cash and a Nokia Lumia 620

Every developer/team (publisher) who publishes an app to the store will get:

  • $100 per app (up to $2000 Microsoft Keep the Cash Promo - See Details)
  • A Nokia Lumia 800

Every developer involved who submits an app for the hackathon will get:

  • Nokia Premium Developer Token ($1,500.00 value)
  • Membership to the Nokia rewards program

Nokia Premium Developer Token

  • Windows Phone DevCenter account ($99.00 Lets you publish apps to the Store and unlock phones)
  • Telerik RadControls for Windows Phone license ($99.00)
  • 1 Million Buddy API calls a month for 12 months ($1,200.00)
  • Two Nokia support tickets ($198.00)


There will be food, plenty of cool swag and resources to help you develop your app. We will have loaner devices at the event for you to do your final testing on. We will also have the Windows Phone SDK on thumb drives for you to install, it would be better for you to do this ahead of time. See this post from Lance McCarthy for step by step instructions. You will have the opportunity to present your apps to the judges for a chance to win prizes. Keep in mind there will be plenty of people there that you can network with and make a good impression on. Microsoft is a sponor of this event! Bret Stateham and Daniel Egan of Microsoft will be supporting Danny and assisting developers! So come prepared and bring you’re A game!

Make sure you reserve a seat here on Eventbrite


8:30-9:00 am

Session I

9:00 am-10:00 am

  • App UI Design
  • XAML Intro
  • Data Binding
  • Lifecycle
  • Navigation


Hands on Lab

10:00 am-11:00 am

Session II

11:00 am-12:00 pm

  • Location
  • Live Tiles
  • Background Agents

Concurrent Lunch / Hands on Lab

12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Session III

1:00 pm-2:00 pm

  • Proximity
  • Monetization
  • Submission Process / Requirements



2:00 pm-6:45 pm

Hands on Lab

2:00 pm - 3:00pm

Concurrent Dinner

6:00 pm-6:45 pm


6:45pm-8:00 pm

Judging \ Winners Announced

8:00 pm–8:30 pm

Danny Warren:

Danny's passion for Windows Phone and desire to help build the community has driven him to innovate a blog series titled Simplifying Windows Phone Development. His series explains how to build a Windows Phone App from the ground up in very simple concepts. He also built a sample app to help explain the concepts and released the app to the community to view and use!
Over the last 6 months Danny has been working with the user group vNext Orange County and Saddleback Community College in Mission Viejo to co-teach a full 12 session course on Windows 8 WinRT App development. Each class is recorded and posted online for the entire community to view. Hands on sample apps are developed in each class to help students learn each topic and students are encouraged to do homework to reinforce what they learned. The classes have been huge successes in helping unemployed attendees learn new skills that help them secure future employment.
Danny's excitement for the Nokia Lumia line is truly amazing. He continues to post on Social Networks about the platform and evangelizes everywhere and to everyone. He's always learning something new and loves to answer questions.

Download the WP8 SDK Here. Go Here if you Bootcamp your Mac or use Parallels.


*You need to be running Windows 7 to use the WP7 SDK and Windows 8 for WP8 developement. To use the WP8 SDK emulator you need to be running Windows 8 Pro. I am personally running this event and reserve the right to: Change any rules that are deemed unfair, Change a time slot or class topic, and change prizes if one become unavailable. Judging is final and you are responsible for any taxes or fees on the prize you win. Nokia and Microsoft and I are not liable for any injury or damages you sustain or involved in while participating. If you are already covered by another Nokia Ambassador, you need to make me aware of this before accepting any prizes. Every developer who is on a team that submits an app will get a Nokia Premium Developer Token. Only one "Lumia 800 and $100 per app" prize can be awarded per DevCenter Publisher (team or individual). Nokia's Dvlup program is only open to developers from the US, Canada or the UK.


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  • George Salcedo

    Thanks to all of you who attended the event. We had 111 attendees! I hope you all enjoyed the day and welcome all of your feedback on our first big event. We will be reading all of the surveys submitted and following up with new sessions asap. See you all,soon!

    May 12

  • Al Fels

    Will you be accepting both WP7 and WP8 submissions for the hackathon, or just WP8?

    May 2

    • George Salcedo

      Boom! Bring it buddy!

      May 3

    • George Salcedo

      You rocked the house Al!!! Thanks for being a part of an awesome day of geekery. Please get in my inbox soon with any support you may need. Great app!

      May 12

  • Al Fels

    An outstanding event

    1 · May 12

  • J Dueck

    Great event.

    1 · May 12

  • David

    Are you going to have breakfast and/or coffee? :)

    1 · May 9

    • George Salcedo

      Yes! Killer bagels and muffins, Coffee, OJ. I sent out details via eventbrite email today. See you soon!

      1 · May 10

  • Sal Quintan

    Hi George, looking forward to Saturday. What does "publish an app to the store" mean in terms of getting a Nokia 800? Submit it the day of the hackathon?

    May 7

    • George Salcedo

      Hey Sal! It means once you publish it in the store. You will also accrue points via our program. See you soon!

      May 10

  • George Salcedo

    I opened up few more spots. Make sure all of you are registered on eventbrite!

    May 9

  • George Salcedo

    DVLUPers! This event is sold out! If you're interested in joining last minute ( Friday morning cut off ) please email me and I'll register you. The goal of these events is to teach you WP development. If you want an app in the store for monetization, resume builder, bragging rights, or just for personal hobby ..,we are committed to teaching you the skills you need to make that happen! Build something for you....and share it with the world.

    Like · Reply · 35s ago · Mute

    May 4

  • George Salcedo

    We have this event posted on several sites. We have sold 100 tickets!!! Make sure all of you register at the Eventbrite link to ensure you get a seat in the house! http://sandiegohackathon.eventb...­

    May 3

  • Srini Vadlamudi

    I haven't developed an app till now but I developed tools on windows.
    I am really want to develop apps for Windows mobile. Is this the right forum to start with?

    April 25

    • George Salcedo

      You're in the right place. And we're just getting started :)

      May 3

  • George Salcedo

    Microsoft is Offering $100 for apps submitted prior to June 30th, 2013! Limit is $2000 ! More details here : It's a great time to develop apps for Windows Phone!

    March 30, 2013

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