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Tel-Aviv JavaScript - Windows 8 App-a-thon

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Microsoft Israel (, Empeeric ( and the TLV JS meetup are pleased to announce the Windows 8 HTML5 and JavaScript App-a-thon, that will be held on May 31st – June 1st in Empeeric Offices in the center of Tel-Aviv.

This free App-a-thon’s focus is on building native Windows 8 applications with HTML5 and JavaScript. The theme of the App-a-thon is all about Tel Aviv. Movies in Tel Aviv, Restaurants in Tel Aviv, latest news about Tel-Aviv, and of course Prizes related to Tel-Aviv, sponsored by Microsoft Israel and Rozen & Meents.

Register Here (

Who Should Come?

JavaScript and HTML5 developers in that want to build cool applications

What Should You Expect?

Good time! Eat, drink, hang out and CODE with the most amazing JavaScript and HTML5 developers in the Tel Aviv area and beyond.

When & Where:

May 31st – June 1st in Empeeric HQ,
HaArba'a 10 , Tel Aviv-Yafo (4th floor)
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App Contest and Prizes

On Friday, we’ll wrap up the App-a-thon with an App contest.
All members of the winner teams (up to 3 people per team) will receive cool prizes!

1st place – Merida MATTS 40 V ( Bike (courtesy of Rozen & Meents (
2nd place - Dinner in a special Tel Aviv restaurant.
3rd place – Vouchers for breakfasts
Applications rating will be defined by level of creativity, design and usage of Windows 8 Metro-style unique features.

Additional Details

Awesome API’s and JavaScript Libraries
First class JavaScript and HTML5 developers
Food and drinks throughout
Killer sponsored prizes
Friday happy hour and
Opportunity for developers to meet, mingle, showoff, collaborate and have fun with other amazing developers. *Presentations from some great guest speakers


Thursday, May 31st
* 11:00: Breakfast and Gathering
* 11:30: Session: Introduction to Building JavaScript and HTML5 Applications for Windows 8 – Tools, API’s and Sample Apps
* 13:00 Brainstorming, and forming teams
* 13:30 – 22:00 Coding…

Friday, June 1st
* 10:00 Start Coding Again
* 14:00 Apps Presentations
* 16:00 Contest and Prizes
* 17:00 Friday Happy Hour and wrap up

What to bring or prepare in advance?

Your own laptop with Windows 8 Consumer Preview installed ( You can use dual boot ( on Windows, dual boot on Linux (, boot into VHD ( if you have Windows 7, or install as a virtual machine using VirtualBox (

Install Visual Studio 11 Express for Windows 8 ( (free version) on top of your Windows 8 environment.

Go through the initial tutorial on building a simple Windows 8 application with JavaScript and HTML5 (