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Windows 8 Hack-a-thon, where you can learn about Windows 8 apps, build your very own, and compete for prizes!
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM (CST)
Hosted by ThinkData Solutions, Inc, Presented by Todd Miranda, MVP and Glen Gordon, Microsoft.
The hack-a-thon will start with an hour or two of instructive material on building Windows Store Applications for Windows 8. The rest of the day will be for you to dig in and start building the next big Windows 8 app. Take advantage of onsite resources, team up or go it alone. Do you have an idea for an application? Do you have a startup that would like to target the Windows 8 platform? Then you need to be here. This is an ideal opportunity. There will be people there that have built Windows 8 applications and submitted them to the store. They will be there to help mentor and answer questions. That is a free resource that you may not have access to otherwise.
After the training session, it’s time to jump in and build an app. Design, code and test your way to an awesome creation. Team up or go it alone. Draw upon the myriad of resources available online and in the room from the experts who are there to advise and guide you. At the end of the event, we’ll have a special meeting of the Birmingham .NET User Group, where we’ll cover the basics of Windows 8 app development. Then comes the AppOff, where the individuals or teams who built apps during the day will show off their creation and win prizes from gift cards to Windows 8 tablets!
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ThinkData Solutions, Inc
At ThinkData Solutions, our name says it all. We thoughtfully provide a wide variety of solutions to data and technology related challenges.
While every solution designed by ThinkData is customized to meet specific needs, we divide our services into three main categories: Training, Development, Consulting.
Training: Utilizing our technology lab at Innovation Depot and our full mobile training lab, we host a wide variety of technology training classes. Our training expertise ranges from productivity tools such as Microsoft Office to complex and integrated business systems. Whether the training is for an individual or several hundred employees in multiple locations, we customize our training to fit both your needs, and your budget. In addition to training classes held in our technology lab in the Innovation Depot, our team is also available for on-site training at your business.
Consulting: Through our corporate consulting services, we help companies stay ahead of technology trends to ensure employees can skillfully utilize the tools at their disposal. All engagements are different. For example, we have provided consulting from customized human resource skills tests and competency assessments to technology purchase evaluations and budget planning. If your company is looking bridge the gap between technology and success, we can provide options to maximize technology investments by designing a custom program to achieve your goals.
Development: In addition to training and consulting, the team at ThinkData is fully equipped to manage custom development projects. Our team is comprised of top-level programmers versed in multiple programming languages. From database development to custom software applications, we can build the tools your company needs to succeed. As experts in rapid custom development of web-based, distributed and standalone applications, we can quickly and efficiently meet your specific requirements and business needs. At ThinkData, programming is our passion.
If you didn't make it by 9am, no worries, come on - Hope to see you!
To All Hackers:
From the Desk of Todd Miranda:
To develop for Windows 8 will need to be running Windows 8. You can run VS2012 on Windows 7 but can’t develop Windows 8 apps unless you are on Windows 8.
****We can help with installs the day of for those who need it, but bring your license key and remember if you prepped before hand you have more time to hack.****
At ThinkData we love to feed people so be prepared for breakfast & afternoon deli delightfullness from the Culinard and lunch is a special treat from John's City Diner! See you at the Hack! Check in at the Front Desk!
Don't forget to post about it and tweet!
NEW DATE: January 8th
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