Agenda for Windows Phone Camp Dec. 3rd (we are completely full as of November 20th)

November 22, 2011 § 2 Comments


University of North Florida, Bldg. 58
1 Unf Dr
Room 3806 (3rd Floor of the Student Union Building, same building where UNF Bookstore is)
Jacksonville Florida 32224

Windows Phone Camp Agenda

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Coffee and Bagels

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Led by Eugene Chuvyrov

Hello, Windows Phone!
An introduction to Windows Phone Development – the tools, the Silverlight and the XNA Frameworks.

10:35 AM – 11:35 AM
Led by Eugene Chuvyrov

Make your Windows Phones apps rock!
An overview and walk-throughs of the features that light up Windows Phone applications (live tiles, launchers and choosers, Panorama and Pivot controls, animations)

11:40 AM – 12:40 PM
Led by Alex Perez, Design Lead at NeuralNet of Orlando, FL

Winning designs win
Mobile applications must be eye-cathcing to do well in the marketplace. Luckily, Windows Phone makes it relatively easy to create professionally-looking designs. Learn about Metro design principles for Windows Phone from the creative guy behind several standout Windows Phone apps, including NFL Pro’12 and multiple Trivia games.

12:45 PM – 1:45 PM
Led by Luis Perez, Technical Lead at NeuralNet of Orlando, FL

Working lunch: Making $$ with your application
Grab catered lunch and watch Luis Perez talk to you about making money with your application, including paid versus free and trial modes of app delivery.

1:50 – 2:30 PM
Led by
-Satya Komatineni, Architect at BCBS of North Florida and Author of “Pro Android 3” from Apress

Mobile Applicatons: Ideas for the next decade
What’s next for mobile computing? What great frontiers or industries remain to be disrupted by the unstoppable march of ever-smarter handheld devices? What can make Windows Phone apps succeed in the marketplace? What are the applications these super-smart guys would love to see but have no time to build themselves? In this hour-long session, you will get inspired to create applications that will succeed in the marketplace and be well-positioned for the future. Coming from the industry veterans, this one-hour session should get you ready to build prototypes of your applications for our hackathon.

2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Hackathon – build prototypes of your apps and then showcase them during a 2-minute pitch to win cool prizes, including a Windows Phone device, Windows Phone Marketplace registrations, books and cool t-shirts. Note: it’s Ok to have an application already in the works, as long as it is not submitted to the marketplace.

We will have a panel of judges evaluting the prototypes. The judging criteria for the Hackathon will consist of 3 separate criteria worth a maximum of 10 points each.

The application prototype/idea with the highest score wins. These criteria are:

1. Originality and coolness of the idea
2. Likelihood to succeed in the marketplace (would people buy this app?)
3. Feasability (can application be completed and pass the Marketplace Certification within a reasonable amount of time?)

The cool part: A graphics designer has gracefully agreed to help participants create metro-style designs for Windows Phone apps that will be built during the hackathon. I strongly encourage everyone to take advantage of this valuable resource, but please be mindful that other people may need designer’s time also!

Another cool part: TEK Systems agreed to sponsor t-shirts for all of the Hackathon participants!

Want more cool stuff? Windows Observer ( or @WinObs on Twitter) will cover this event and interview people about Windows Phone.

Looking forward to seeing everyone on December 3rd!


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