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HTML5 Appathon with Microsoft and BlackBerry

As usual, doors open at 6:30 for food+drink and the show starts at 7pm. This meetup will be spent judging each team/developer who participates in this contest. Prizes will be awarded at the end.

If you want to form a team and have a good idea for an app, please post it in the comments (below) with your email address. Or if you're a developer looking for an idea, post your situation in the comments.

If you are a developer(or team) writing an app for this contest, you must register on the eventbrite page here:

http://atlantahtml5.eventbrite.com/

Go! It starts now!

BlackBerry Prizes

First Place BlackBerry Application:

One PlayBook *for each* member of the winning BlackBerry team (up to 5).

Second Place:

$250 in gift cards (5 $50 cards)

***First 5 teams that signup get

One Dev Alpha B for each of the first 5 teams to sign up to code for BlackBerry (5 total). They have to agree to our EULA prior to receiving the Dev Alpha B and show the application during the event to keep the Dev Alpha B after the event.

Microsoft Prizes

First Place Windows Mobile Application:

Windows Slate PC

Second Place

$500 gift card

Get started with Windows 8 development by signing up for our GenerationApp program. Lots of training, samples and resources. Sign up for free at http://aka.ms/genappwin8

Windows 8 will be available Friday, October 26. Install that, then download the free developer tools from http://www.microsoft.com/click/services/Redirect2.ashx?CR_CC=200115764

Get in touch with local Developer Evangelist Glen Gordon via his blog http://glengordon.name

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  • Daniel Flores d.

    Im driving back and forth looking for 444. Maybe im on the wrong side of highland. Im by the hospital

    November 7, 2012

    • Daniel Flores d.

      it looks like it will be a nice space one day. they need a sign out front for now so we dont drive past it like i did for 30 mins

      November 7, 2012

    • Clarence Perdue J.

      How do you find this place now. I saw the cvs drug and a fence across the street. Where is the place and the be st place to park for the next event

      November 8, 2012

  • Daniel Flores d.

    awesome devices!

    November 7, 2012

  • Wesley H.

    Don't forget...

    Apps will be judged on:
    - potential market value
    - "stickiness" i.e. Does the app have a roadmap? or is it a one hit wonder?

    You'll have 5 minutes to present your app, so try to do a practice run-through before the event to make sure you fit into the 5 minute window.

    Good luck!

    2 · November 5, 2012

  • Jay M.

    Great, I'll be there.

    November 5, 2012

  • Laura M.

    Jay, you are most welcome as a spectator! Most of us are just coming to see what got built.

    November 5, 2012

  • Jay M.

    Hi! Newbie here trying to learn the ropes of web and app development. Can I attend as a spectator or does everyone going have to be part of the contest?

    Thanks

    November 5, 2012

  • Daniel Flores d.

    im still coming, team or not. I want to see whats going on.

    November 5, 2012

  • Michelle S.

    Well nobody got back t me about groups do I'm out now

    November 5, 2012

  • Anand T.

    Does anyone know if Windows 8 /BB10 has any native/3rd party SDK to convert voice to text and text to voice? I'm using HTML 5 for developing both the app and found ispeech.org API for HTML client. But, unfortunately, its not free! Can someone please point me to any free API. Thanks.

    November 2, 2012

  • Michelle S.

    I am a novice at js and obviously this is needed, I have an idea, I even have an artist who is willing to join a group, but I need some peeps who are willing to join with experience and we can combine as a group

    October 22, 2012

    • Aarsh T.

      If you decide to choose Windows Phone, I am in. I have no companions at the moment, so thinking of getting a team of others like me.

      1 · October 24, 2012

    • Michelle S.

      ok Aarsh Im down man what next??

      1 · October 24, 2012

  • Daniel Flores d.

    I am a designer open to working with others on their projects. I will be there!

    October 22, 2012

  • Suresh N.

    I am a newbie, want to join this event? Can I?

    October 22, 2012

  • Glen G.

    I'll be in Alpharetta today (10/22) between 11 and 2 if anyone wants to come chat about building Windows 8 apps! http://blogs.msdn.com/b/glengordon/archive/2012/10/19/windows-8-monday-on-october-22.aspx

    October 22, 2012

  • Wesley H.

    Definitely! It will be a regular meetup - just with 5 minute app demos instead of a presentation

    October 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are we able to attend if we are not participating in the contest?

    October 21, 2012

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