Hackathon Theme (Hackathon Edventures Series)

It is very likely that your hackathon will have a theme. Very early in the planning process you will want to think about what the theme will be. It’s possible that the theme will tie into your hackathon goals. You should use the theme to guide developers to create the kinds of solutions you want…

Hackathon Goals (Hackathon Edventures Series)

What do you want or need to get out of a hackathon? Defining your goals in the beginning will help inform your decision-making later on the planning process. Additionally, thinking about the overall goals will help you determine if a hackathon is the right action for you to take. It’s possible that a tech talk,…

New Blog Series: Hackathon Edventures

Hi there, I’m Ed. I want to take a quick post to introduce myself and talk a new blog series that I’ll be posting here. This post is meant to give you some insight into my background and influences to help explain some assumptions I’ve made (intentionally or unintentionally) throughout this series. I have been…

iOS –> Winodws 8 Dev Resources

Windows 8 is a completely reimagined Windows. You can code once and have a great app experience that scales across devices from tablets to all-in-one PCs, from 10″ to 27″ screen sizes. The new Windows Store provides flexibility for selling your app and higher profit potential than the Apple App Store – with an 80%…

Register now for Wowzapp 2012!!

Be part of the app revolution Join thousands of developers worldwide, November 9-11, 2012, for Wowzapp the worldwide hackathon for Windows and build apps for the next generation of Windows. There will be dozens of event venues from college campuses to Microsoft offices, all buzzing with energy, music, free food and more. New venues being…

Free ebook: Programming Windows 8 Apps

 Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript has been completed and is now available as a free ebook download from Microsoft Press. “This free ebook provides comprehensive coverage of the platform for Windows Store apps. Since its second preview in August, we’ve added the remaining chapters on live tiles, notifications, background tasks, background…

Windows 8 Learning Sessions at Virginia Tech

Windows 8 Learning Sessions Thursday, September 13th. 1pm-5pm Squires Student Center, Room 219 (parking info) Join us for a free learning sessions designed to help you start building applications for Windows 8 right away. We’ll show you how to use Visual Studio to code fast, fluid, immersive, and beautiful applications. Following the sessions, there will…

The Campus Coder Show #3: Ben Snyder and Zach Hoefler

The Campus Coder is a half-hour podcast series that features interviews with student developers who have made the leap into professional development with Microsoft tools. It’s intended to educate, entertain and enlighten aspiring student developers! This week, Ed and Glen talk with Ben Snyder and Zach Hoefler, two students from the Rochester Institute of Technology…

The Campus Coder Show #2: Nic Colley

The Campus Coder is a half-hour podcast series that features interviews with student developers who have made the leap into professional development with Microsoft tools. It’s intended to educate, entertain and enlighten aspiring student developers! Tune in as Glen and Ed talk to Nic Colley (@niccolley), Imagine Cup Game Design winner in 2010. In this…

The Campus Coder Show #1: Chevon Christie

The Campus Coder is a half-hour podcast series that features interviews with student developers who have made the leap into professional development with Microsoft tools. It’s intended to educate, entertain and enlighten aspiring student developers! Chevon Christie (@chevonchr) is a student developer in the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College in New York. Chevon has…