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…

Windows AzureConf

On November 14, 2012, Microsoft will be hosting Windows AzureConf, a free event for the Windows Azure community. This event will feature a keynote presentation by Scott Guthrie, along with numerous sessions executed by Windows Azure community members. Streamed live for an online audience on Channel 9, the event will allow you to see how…

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…

Windows 8 Workshops

I’ll be at the Tyson’s Corner Microsoft Store for a Windows 8 Workshop on Game Development on November 2nd. This is part of a larger series at the Microsoft Store that’s all about Windows 8 development. Here’s more info: With the launch of Windows 8 just a couple of weeks away, we want to make…

8 Days Until Windows 8!!

There are 8 days until Windows 8, the biggest developer opportunity. Ever. Each day there will be some great events happening to get you excited and ready. Happening today Thursday, October 18 at 4pm PST there will be a special webcast to answer questions about how to get an app or game into the Windows Store….

Windows 8 Hackathon @ Duke

On Friday I’ll be at Duke University in Durham, NC to run a 24-hour Windows Hackathon. Here are all the details: Our Hackathon is an open Windows 8 code fest. Code to your heart’s content and get familiar with all of the great Windows 8 features. It’s the perfect opportunity to get your dream application…

Windows 8 Session @ Duke

Windows 8 Session 9/20 8:00pm Schiciano Auditorium Windows 8 is Windows re-imagined. Join us to learn about the new platform for building applications. Get an understanding of the platform design tenets, the programming language choices, and the integration points with the operating system and across Windows 8 apps. Talk a walk-through of some code to…

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…