DVLUP Day Tampa for Windows Phone

*** IMPORTANT: LOCATION CHANGED! Due to overwhelming demand, we are now holding the event at FirstWaVE Venture Center in downtown Tampa.

You MUST register on Eventbrite for this event to qualify for promotions. REGISTERING HERE DOES NOT QUALIFY YOU FOR PROMOTIONS.

https://www.eventbrite.com/event/8990182879


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.


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  • Dave P.

    Great input from both Joe Healy & Bill Reiss. Looking forward to the next hack.

    November 18, 2013

  • Brady P. M.

    Great group and community buzz. We spent too much time with the wifi challenges. And I missed some of the talks becuase there weren't regular announcements throughout the day.

    1 · November 18, 2013

    • Eric

      I personally was prepared for the wifi troubles, so I just used my phone as an access point. Then again, I really only needed some light content stuff, I already had the dev environment fully set up.

      1 · November 18, 2013

  • Eric

    I had a good time. It was fun to be able to help the other guys sitting at the same table, as none of them had worked on a Windows Phone app before. Plus I built and published a new app!

    2 · November 18, 2013

  • Nikita P.

    Great event! I updated one of my apps and learned of a couple more challanges for another time on DVLUP!

    2 · November 17, 2013

  • Colt T.

    Great Content!

    2 · November 17, 2013

  • Frank H.

    Unbelievably great

    1 · November 17, 2013

  • Sylvia M.

    Amazing turn out. Awesome mentors. And tons of published apps. Success!!!

    1 · November 17, 2013

  • Chris S.

    Looking forward to Nokia's Windows 8 phone!

    2 · November 17, 2013

  • Denny G.

    very good. Great info and I was able to get a few problems I had cleared up.

    2 · November 16, 2013

  • Steve S.

    Awesome!

    2 · November 16, 2013

  • David S.

    ok

    November 15, 2013

  • Bill R.

    IMPORTANT IMPORTANT IMPORTANT I'm hoping to finalize a larger venue this afternoon or early tomorrow, so if you're not already registered on Eventbrite, go NOW and add yourself to the waitlist for the event.

    https://www.eventbrite.com/event/8990182879

    November 6, 2013

  • Manesh L.

    Does it matter if my DVLUP account is using a different email account to the one I used to register for this event? Thx

    November 1, 2013

  • Bill R.

    Please go to the EventBrite link above to register for this event.

    October 31, 2013

    • Bill R.

      It will be a Windows Phone 8 Lumia device. It will not be one of the flagship high end phones but all Windows Phone 8 Lumias are very nice.

      November 1, 2013

    • Zack W.

      As someone who has a 620 (lower end device), I can tell you that even for a more "budget-friendly"­ phone, it's still very nice. GREAT for development, too.

      1 · November 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What if it's a team of 2 building one app? Will we be able to get 2 windows phones or just 1?

    October 30, 2013

    • Bill R.

      One phone per publisher account, so you would both need a separate account and build 2 apps and submit one on each.

      October 30, 2013

  • Bill R.

    Note the changes to the details on promotions etc. These are near final now.

    October 30, 2013

  • Joe H.

    @james - the only route you've got to creating a wp8 app using win7 is to use Windows Phone App Studio - http://apps.windowsstore.com/. You can build wp7 apps on win7. Better route is to upgrade to Win8 PRO if your machine is SLAT compatible.

    October 15, 2013

    • Joe H.

      @james - get a bigger audience on this, take the dialog to the fla-windev list - info here - http://blogs.msdn.com...­

      October 16, 2013

    • James P.

      Thanks.

      October 16, 2013

  • Joe H.

    route to check for slat - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/devfish/archive/2012/11/06/are-you-slat-compatible-wp8-sdk-tip-01.aspx - jeez bill you know I get graded on blog hits!

    1 · October 15, 2013

  • Matthew K.

    Anyone have experience using ProcessingJS with Windows Phone 8. http://channel9.msdn.com/Series/Sketchbooktutorial

    October 15, 2013

    • Bill R.

      Some people at Greg's hackathon in June were using Processing, but I don't know if they ever got it working on Windows Phone. I think there are some samples of it around the web

      October 15, 2013

  • James P.

    I would like to create an Windows Phone 8 app; but have Windows 7 on my computer. What options do I have to develop for Windows Phone 8?

    October 15, 2013

  • Manesh L.

    Untested in utilizing sencha touch for window phone Dev.

    October 12, 2013

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