San Diego Hackathon – Windows Phone – Nokia Developer

Nokia Developer welcomes you
to participate in the San Diego Hackathon.

Interknowlogy’s Danny Warren will guide you through the new and exciting Windows Phone 8 APIs. With the new skills learned and the assistance during the hands on labs, you can participate in the hackathon to win one of these prizes:

Register Here:

1st Place: $500 cash and a Nokia Lumia 920
2nd Place: $250 cash and a Nokia Lumia 822
3rd Place: $100 cash and a Nokia Lumia 620

Every developer/team (publisher) who publishes an app to the store will get:

$100 per app (up to $2000 Microsoft Keep the Cash Promo – See Details)
A Nokia Lumia 800

Every developer involved who submits an app for the hackathon will get:

Nokia Premium Developer Token ($1,500.00 value)
Membership to the Nokia rewards program

Nokia Premium Developer Token

Windows Phone DevCenter account ($99.00 Lets you publish apps to the Store and unlock phones)
Telerik RadControls for Windows Phone license ($99.00)
1 Million Buddy API calls a month for 12 months ($1,200.00)
Two Nokia support tickets ($198.00)

Register Here:

There will be food, plenty of cool swag and resources to help you develop your app. We will have loaner devices at the event for you to do your final testing on. We will also have the Windows Phone SDK on thumb drives for you to install, it would be better for you to do this ahead of time.

See this post from Lance McCarthy for step by step instructions. You will have the opportunity to present your apps to the judges for a chance to win prizes. Keep in mind there will be plenty of people there that you can network with and make a good impression on. Microsoft is a sponor of this event! Bret Stateham and Daniel Egan of Microsoft will be supporting Danny and assisting developers! So come prepared and bring you’re A game!


8:30-9:00 am

Session I

9:00 am-10:00 am

App UI Design
XAML Intro
Data Binding

Hands on Lab

10:00 am-11:00 am

Session II

11:00 am-12:00 pm

Live Tiles
Background Agents

Concurrent Lunch / Hands on Lab

12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Session III

1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Submission Process / Requirements


2:00 pm-6:45 pm

Hands on Lab

2:00 pm – 3:00pm

Concurrent Dinner

6:00 pm-6:45 pm


6:45pm-8:00 pm

Judging \ Winners Announced

8:00 pm-8:30 pm

Danny Warren:

Danny’s passion for Windows Phone and desire to help build the community has driven him to innovate a blog series titled Simplifying Windows Phone Development. His series explains how to build a Windows Phone App from the ground up in very simple concepts. He also built a sample app to help explain the concepts and released the app to the community to view and use!
Over the last 6 months Danny has been working with the user group vNext Orange County and Saddleback Community College in Mission Viejo to co-teach a full 12 session course on Windows 8 WinRT App development. Each class is recorded and posted online for the entire community to view. Hands on sample apps are developed in each class to help students learn each topic and students are encouraged to do homework to reinforce what they learned. The classes have been huge successes in helping unemployed attendees learn new skills that help them secure future employment.
Danny’s excitement for the Nokia Lumia line is truly amazing. He continues to post on Social Networks about the platform and evangelizes everywhere and to everyone. He’s always learning something new and loves to answer questions.

Download the WP8 SDK Here. Go Here if you Bootcamp your Mac or use Parallels.

Stay Updated on Events at these local MeetUps:

San Diego

Los Angeles

*You need to be running Windows 7 to use the WP7 SDK and Windows 8 for WP8 developement. To use the WP8 SDK emulator you need to be running Windows 8 Pro. I am personally running this event and reserve the right to: Change any rules that are deemed unfair, Change a time slot or class topic, and change prizes if one become unavailable. Judging is final and you are responsible for any taxes or fees on the prize you win. Nokia and Microsoft and I are not liable for any injury or damages you sustain or involved in while participating. If you are already covered by another Nokia Ambassador, you need to make me aware of this before accepting any prizes. Every developer who is on a team that submits an app will get a Nokia Premium Developer Token. Only one “Lumia 800 and $100 per app” prize can be awarded per DevCenter Publisher (team or individual). Nokia’s Dvlup program is only open to developers from the US, Canada or the UK.


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