Calling all Windows 8 developers who DO NOT live in Montreal, Vancouver and Toronto

Great news! You can do the app excellence labs remotely and get your apps into the store early! If you are in Ottawa, added bonus:  stop by Saturday May 26th for a Windows 8 camp to get you rolling!

Remote App Excellence Labs

I wrote a post earlier this week talking about the app excellence labs. If you want to get your Windows 8 app to the store, you should be working on your code now and then registering for a timeslot during one of the labs. When I wrote the blog post I shared the dates for the labs in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. I found out today, that we have made arrangements to allow Canadian developers outside those cities to do app excellence labs remotely using Lync or Skype. You will need to request a time slot during one of the lab weeks in Montreal, Toronto, or Vancouver. Don’t wait until the last minute! Schedule your time slot now, for two reasons: 1 -  It will force you to put aside some time and work on that app because you will have a deadline! 2 – You don’t want to wait until the last minute and then find out there are no slots left.  You don’t have to bring a 100% Complete app to the lab, but do make sure it is functional.

When are the labs?

Toronto May 22-25; May 28- June 1

Montreal June 4 – 8

Vancouver June 11-15; June 18-22

To register email and include the following information:

  • Your Name
  • Your Address information
  • A brief application description (no binary, optional screenshot, but only send if the screenshot is not confidential)

Ottawa Windows 8 Workshop

If you live in or near Ottawa, there are still a few spots left for the Ottawa Windows 8 camp to help you get that app ready for the lab. Heck we’ll even throw in lunch Smile

When: Saturday May 26th, 2012 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Where do I register and get more information: Here

Cost: Free

What will I learn?

  • The Windows 8 Platform for Metro style apps
  • The Developer Opportunity: Introducing the Windows Store
  • Everything Web Developers Must Know to Build Metro Style Apps
  • Building Metro style apps with XAML
  • Integrating with Windows 8 experiences

I live in Ottawa and grew up in Fredericton, New Brunswick, and I have met amazing developers from St John’s, Regina, Chicoutimi, and Fort McMurray, let’s show those big city folk the incredible talent across Canada!

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