Windows Phone Hackathon

Interested in developing Windows Phone Apps? Then this hackathon is for you. Join other New York City developers for a day full geeky-ness. We will have Windows Phone experts in house to help you with your App ideas.

In addition we will be running short to the point talks on various Windows Phone topics including but not limited to: MVVM, Location APIs, Live Tiles, Background Agents, Cloud Integration and many others.

But I don’t have an App idea can I still come? Sure this event is meant to inspire you. Consider working on an app for Big Apps.  They are offering a lot of nice prizes for the best apps and other categories.

We hope to see you there.

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  • Mike S.

    Excellent event. The sponsors and organizers put in a lot of time to make this happen.

    December 13, 2011

  • Lance N.

    Great meetup. I got a solid day of coding in. Organizers all did a great job going with the flow and making it a pleasant place to code and talk to others.

    December 13, 2011

  • Steve M.

    Re: HTML5 containers for AppStore/Marketplace apps from @JonFlanders http://www.codecampnyc.org/spea...­ "look@ m.facebook.com then new iOS Facebook App(HTML5). How will MetroStyle HTML5 apps work w/out web server? How different is going2 webserver for data (AJAX) vs getting webPage. IOS twitter app changed w/out app store update: the main UI is HTML5. Minor distinction between having an embedded HTML5 doc in the app binary vs getting it from server. Why is MSFT so against that?

    December 12, 2011

  • Paul F.

    It was a good intro. I would've liked more help from the MS team (nobody asked if we needed help/advice all day), but I understand that this was the 1st one (in NY apparently) and things will get sorted out in the wash. It seemed that all the winners had time with the NY team (even 1 person left before the presentations and still won). I didn't go to win anything and I still got a lot from the day. Thanks. Next time it would be great if the team can commit some one on one time with all groups.

    December 12, 2011

  • Dave K.

    Good re-intro to Windows Phone by Dani Diaz. I have moved on to iOS and had forgotten quite a bit.

    Right now, I'd just call Arcadius Kazimierski if I needed an app built for the Windows Phone. He built a really impressive app in a single day during the hackathon. It showed a mastery of a lot of skills incuding retrieving data from outside sources.

    I continue to be amazed at Ryan Finnesey's ability to network and attract new faces to Windows Phone events. He's taken events from averaging 8-10 people to hundreds in a very short period of time. Microsoft must be happy to have his help.

    I think Microsoft needs a clearer path to sync enterprise data from the cloud to local data stores (Sqlce, SQLite,etc) on devices. This should include devices by other vendors, if they want to fill up all those data centers. Microsoft has really deserted the mobile enterprise. Also,they have to provide "must have" features that other vendors don't. No more me too,kind-a, sorta,coming soon.

    December 12, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent Windows Phone Hackathon. I was able to learn a lot working on my own and by interacting with my peers.
    The format was great and please let's have another one soon.

    December 12, 2011

  • Arnie P.

    Overall a great event!... an excellent kickstart to Windows Phone 7 application development . Thanks to Dani, Peter & the rest of the Microsoft team for organizing, hosting, and providing supportive technical assistance throughout the day; the were very helpful. Also, to the event sponsors and the NYC Phone Group. There were quite a few creative applications built.

    For future hackathons, it might be good to have all of the presentations upfront before the hacking begins. A number of attendees opted out of attending the XNA session simply because they were well into building their application when the XNA session was scheduled, whereas they might have been more inclined to attend that session it if it was scheduled upfront before any hacking had started. Also, if possible, break the event into 2 days- 1st day: Have the sessions for building sample WP7 and XNA apps, then app idea pitching from attendees; 2nd day: actual hacking to build apps, demo's of apps, and judging.

    December 12, 2011

  • Matt C.

    I am new to the field. I have no working experience. I have attended a few phone camps and know a few languages but I am entry level if that helps.
    Matt

    December 11, 2011

  • Steve M.

    got good support and experience working with installing windows CE SQL db in phone app and am nterested in organizing a SIG on the subject ... participantss ?? collaborators for launch ?? ... let's pursue

    December 11, 2011

  • Steve M.

    positive results for all ... no doubt !!

    Will be reaching out to all of you to asses interest in a SIG re: using SQL CE ... contact me here ASAP to work on launch

    December 11, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very helpful people, very knowledgable experts, amazing give-a-ways!

    December 11, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was a great changeup from the normal meetups (not that yesterday's phonegap session wasn't great as well).

    I'm waiting for the apps that were shown today to hit the marketplace, so keep at it people

    December 11, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great Hacks. Sorry I used JQuery Mobile for my App. Probably throw away the Windows Phone if they beg me to use it... LOL.

    December 10, 2011

  • Morrison C.

    Nice job on getting the various sponsors for the hack time at Microsoft.

    December 10, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great event! thanks to Lance for lending us the device for coding...

    December 10, 2011

  • Yu-Wei C.

    Today is cool! I built my first app on windows phone.

    December 10, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fantastic. Good talks, nice that XNA got some coverage. Enjoyed having a pleasant environment to focus and work on my code in.

    December 10, 2011

  • Lance N.

    I made a neat little PhoneGap demo that runs on Windows Phone 7. Source code as a visual studio project is here if it helps anyone:
    http://nanek.name/phonegapwp7/H...­

    Screenshots:
    http://nanek.name/phonegapwp7/­

    December 10, 2011

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