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Windows App and Game Workshops

Attend a FREE Windows 8 Developer Workshop near you!

Game Development for Beginners

In this beginner level workshop we will cover the basics of game design, programming and publication. We will build a casual game and publish it to the Windows Store. This workshop is great for students, hobbyists and professional developers who want to learn the basics of game development and publish their first app to the store as no programming skills are required!

  • Farmington, CT Saturday, June 1st 10am – 2pm Register
  • Farmington, CT Saturday, June 15th 10am – 2pm Register
  • Farmington, CT Saturday, June 29th 10am – 2pm Register
  • Cambridge, MA Saturday, June 8th 10am – 2pm Register
  • Cambridge, MA Saturday, June 22nd 10am – 2pm Register

Windows 8 App Mashup Series

In this workshop you will learn how to develop Windows 8 apps based on well-known web service API’s such as Twitter, Bing Maps, Meetup, Singly and APIs from Mashery such as ESPN, Rotten Tomatoes and Active.com. Your app could entertain or even change the world. This workshop is great for students, hobbyists and professional developers who want to learn the basics of app development and publish their first app to the store.

  • API: Rotten Tomatoes, Farmington, CT Saturday, June 8th 10am – 2pm Register
  • API: Yelp, Farmington, CT Saturday, June 22nd 10am – 2pm Register
  • API: Stackoverflow, Cambridge, MA Saturday, June 1st 10am – 2pm Register
  • API: Tom-Tom and Bing, Cambridge, MA Saturday, June 15th 10am – 2pm Register
  • API: Edmunds, New York City, NY Saturday, June 1st 10am – 2pm Register
  • API: Tumblr, New York City, NY Saturday, June 8th 10am – 2pm Register
  • API: Twitter and Meetup, New York City, NY Saturday, June 15th 10am – 2pm Register
  • API: Tom-Tom and Bing, New York City, NY Saturday, June 22nd 10am – 2pm Register
  • API: ESPN, New York City, NY Saturday, June 29th 10am – 2pm Register

You can download the complete APIMASH Starter Kit portfolio here: https://github.com/apimash/StarterKits

We provide a rich portfolio of starter kits covering the following API’s:

  • Univision
  • GeoNames + Wikipedia
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Meetup
  • Worldwide Telescope
  • Earthquakes and Bing Maps
  • World of Warcraft
  • Active.
  • Scoreroid
  • Untapped
  • Yelp
  • Tom-Tom + Bing
  • Stackoverflow
  • Edmunds
  • Rotten Tomatoes
  • Tumblr
  • Chuck Norris

Getting Ready for the Game Workshops

This workshop is hands-on, so to get the most out of the event we strongly encourage you to bring your laptop configured with the following:

    1. Mac users only: Boot Camp, Parallels Desktop, VirtualBox or VMWare Fusion
    2. Windows 8 (a 90-day evaluation version available here)
    3. Visual Studio 2012 Express for Windows 8 (free)
    4. Scirra Construct 2 (free version)

To publish to the Windows Store you will also need a Windows Store developer account:

    1. If you are a student, use the DreamSpark benefits for a free account
    2. If you are an MSDN Subscriber, use the one-time free account benefit associated with MSDN
    3. Otherwise, the account is $49 per annum, but with your first published app, your cost is covered via the Keep The Cash promotion (subject to Terms and Conditions)!

Lastly, for continued learning and access to other programs focused on Windows 8 and Windows Phone development, we highly recommend signing up for the free App Builder program.

Getting Ready for the App Mashup Workshops

This workshop is hands-on, so to get the most out of the event we strongly encourage you to bring your laptop configured with the following:

    1. Mac users only: Boot Camp, Parallels Desktop, VirtualBox or VMWare Fusion
    2. Windows 8 (a 90-day evaluation version available here)
    3. Visual Studio 2012 Express for Windows 8 (free)

To publish to the Windows Store you will also need a Windows Store developer account:

    1. If you are a student, use the DreamSpark benefits for a free account
    2. If you are an MSDN Subscriber, use the one-time free account benefit associated with MSDN
    3. Otherwise, the account is $49 per annum, but with your first published app, your cost is covered via the Keep The Cash promotion (subject to Terms and Conditions)!

Lastly, for continued learning and access to other programs focused on Windows 8 and Windows Phone development, we highly recommend signing up for the free App Builder program.

Don’t forget to check out the “Keep the Cash Rewards” offer to see how you can get $100 for publishing your app(s) in the Windows Store and/or Windows Phone Store. Publish your app before June 30, 2013 and you can get a $100 virtual Visa card for every qualified app you enter (up to $2000*). Learn more.

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