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Announcing Metro Friday Hackathons!

Join us on three Fridays in May for Metro Friday Hackathons. We simply want to provide you with an event where you can sit around and co-work on your projects with specific goals in mind. Bring a computer and ideas.

What: Hackathon for Metro Styled Apps on Win8 or Windows Phone
When: 10am – 4pm, May 11, 18, 25 (come and go as you need to)
Where: Microsoft offices in the area, see below for specific dates
Who: Anyone. We’ll be there, you should too!
Registration: Just email eddonahue@live.com that you’re in

Ideas on what you could do

  • Publish your app during the hackathon! (this qualifies you for some special drawings!)
  • Evaluate your app for SDK 7.1.1 256mb emulator compatibility
  • Work on a project with experienced folks to help you
  • Jump start your Windows 8 or Windows Phone developer experience, cowork for a Day!

Install the dev tools before you show up

Dates and Locations:

  • May 11 – Microsoft Chevy Chase Office, 5404 Wisconsin Ave, Chevy Chase, MD (room 7027)
  • May 18 – Microsoft Reston Office, 12012 Sunset Hills Road, Reston, VA (rooms 3026 & 3028)
  • May 25 – Microsoft Chevy Chase Office, 5404 Wisconsin Ave, Chevy Chase, MD (room 7027)

See you there!

LinkedIn Veterans Hackday

On 11/11/11, LinkedIn and the White House are joining forces for the first-ever open Veterans Hackday. If you’re a student with technical skills or you want to build an app for a hackday, this is a great opportunity for you!

Here’s the mission:

  1. Find teammates or go it alone
  2. Build a project that helps veterans
  3. Present your hack to the celebrity judges for a chance to win prizes

It’s open to everyone. Veterans serve our country every day. Now is your chance to give something back. Grab some teammates, your laptop, a pot of coffee, and use your tech skills to put together a project that will benefit our veterans. [via LinkedIn]

Added bonus: Your Veterans Hackday project would make a perfect entry into the Imagine Cup, a global student technology competition that asks you to make the world a better place using technology. Have questions about the Imagine Cup? Let me know! I’d love to support your team!