Partner Event: Windows 8 Game Development Jump Start

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Windows 8 is the largest developer opportunity ever, and these JumpStarts will help you get started building apps today. What’s a JumpStart? It’s a technical event featuring a free, full day of instruction, with sessions that guide you from introductory to intermediate topics as the day unfolds.

At this JumpStart, we'll be showing you around Windows 8 development with a general theme of game development, one of the biggest areas of opportunity for app developers. We'll cover core Windows 8 concepts, features to light up with your apps, guidance on building and deploying any kind of app, and game development concepts. The day will also include looks at various tools and frameworks for app and game development that can help you get started quickly, bring games to Windows 8 from other platforms, and let you focus on being creative and productive.

9:00 – Welcome to the JumpStart
9:15 – Windows 8 Platform & Features
10:30 – Break: Plan to unlock achievements
10:45 – Developing Apps for Windows 8
12:00 – Lunch: Refuel & Power Up
12:45 – Game Development for Windows 8
2:00 – Break: Prepare your laser focus
2:15 – Game Development Tools & Frameworks
3:30 – Conclusion: Wrap up and proceed to the next level

(times and topics subject to change)

Whether you're new to Windows 8, game development, or both, you'll leave with a practical understanding of Windows 8 features and development, a head filled with new app ideas, and the knowledge you’ll need to get in the game quickly


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  • A former member
    A former member

    This was a wonderful event. I enjoyed learning more about tools to develop games and it was a nice introduction to Windows 8.

    1 · March 18, 2013

  • G. Andrew D.

    Hey folks...please check the updated event description at We're planning to do some hands-on coding in the afternoon, so bring a laptop, preferably with Windows 8 and Visual Studio Express for Windows 8 (Pro or higher will work, too). We can also help you get set up at the event if needed.

    March 14, 2013

  • Dallin Y.

    Is this event in Tysons Corner or Reston?
    The Microsoft Registration is showing Reston, VA

    March 14, 2013

    • Pete E.

      Dallin - thanks for the catch. This is supposed to be at the Reston office. Just updated the site. Cheers, Pete

      March 14, 2013

    • G. Andrew D.

      Thanks, Pete. Yes, it's at our Reston, VA office.

      March 14, 2013

  • Theo

    Sorry I can not. :/

    March 14, 2013

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