*** IMPORTANT: LOCATION CHANGED! Due to overwhelming demand, we are now holding the event at FirstWaVE Venture Center in downtown Tampa.
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Join Nokia Developer Ambassador Bill Reiss and his special guest and fellow Nokia Ambassador Atley Hunter, one of the most prolific Windows Phone app developers in the world, for a special Saturday event at Microsoft's Tampa office. The focus of this event is to develop Windows Phone apps that qualify for challenges on DVLUP.com and receive help in getting it done from some of the top Windows Phone experts. Breakfast, lunch, and beverages will be provided.
Details subject to change, but as of now we are going to offer the following:
- All attendees will receive a DVLUP.com backpack and other swag worth over $100
- All attendees that publish an app or an update to an app qualify for a DVLUP challenge within 2 weeks will get a new Lumia Windows Phone 8 smartphone
- All attendees will get a Nokia Developer Offers Token which contains:
- Microsoft Windows Phone DevCenter account (this is your portal to publish apps to the Windows Phone Store and also unlocks physical devices for building apps
- Telerik RadControls for Windows Phone license
- Infragistics NetAdvantage for Windows Phone
- BugSense Performance Monitoring solution for Windows Phone (3 months).
- Other drawings and giveaways on the day of the event
IMPORTANT NOTE: You can start on your app NOW! But to qualify for drawings you need to attend the event and publish on the day of the event or later. It's a great idea to start early so that you make sure you development environment is working, and you can focus on any trouble you're having on the day of the event.
You will need to provide your own equipment. Windows 8 is ideal but Windows 7 will also work. On Windows 8 please pre-install the Windows Phone 8 SDK and on Windows 7 pre-install the Windows Phone 7 SDK and 7.1 update.
Windows 8 Pro is best because this will let you run the full Windows Phone 8 development environment and emulators. Windows 8 (non Pro) can develop Windows Phone 8 apps but cannot run the emulator, so some extra devices will be available at the event to test on. Windows 7 will allow you to write Windows Phone 7 apps which can qualify as well.
Stay tuned for more details as they become available.