Tips and gotchas for Windows 8 apps: Day of the Living Dead

  A team of students from Vancouver talks about the experience of bringing a Unity game to Windows 8. This series features interviews with student Windows 8 app developers who share the lessons they learned building windows 8 applications. This week’s interview features Team Hungry ECE Programmers, a student team from UBC Computer Engineering who…

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OIGC Gaming Conference Student Challenge

The Ottawa Gaming conference has a gaming challenge for students, and you could win a Surface RT. What happens when SteamPunk and OuterSpace meet Zombies? That’s what we want to find out! We’ve got three packs of game art you can use to build something fun! Why not chill out and get a little creative…

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How does a student get a DreamSpark account for free software and store accounts?

DreamSpark gives students access to free software, free Azure cloud services, and free store accounts for publishing apps, but how do you get it? DreamSpark (https://www.dreamspark.com/) is a program that provides students with free Microsoft software, the ability to try Azure cloud services without entering a credit card, and a store account. Chances are your…

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How do I get started building Windows Phone 8 apps?

What do you need to build a Windows Phone 8 app? Windows Phone 8 was released at the end of 2012 and I am already getting questions from students about developing and testing Windows Phone 8 apps. First of all let me clear up two common misconceptions Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 are not…

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Got an idea for an app? In Toronto area? Enter the App Pitch

The App Pitch Competition is coming to MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, January 29th, 2013 The App Pitch is the opportunity to show the Toronto startup‚ student and developer community your app ideas for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. Register to pitch your app as an individual or as a team of two. You…

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Tips and gotchas for Windows 8 apps: Convertr

This series features interviews with student Windows 8 app developers who share the lessons they learned building windows 8 applications. This week’s interview features Richard Ye a student from The University of Waterloo who built an application called Converter. Could you briefly describe your application/game? Unit converters are one of the easiest and most overdone…

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Canadian Finals announced for Imagine Cup 2013

How will Canadians compete in this year’s Imagine Cup? What prizes can they get? Here’s the scoop Last year Canadian students showed off amazing creativity in the 2012 Imagine Cup, and team Greeni from George Brown College travelled to Australia to represent Canada at the worldwide finals. This year, the Imagine Cup Canadian finals will…

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Building a great Windows 8 app Step 3: Installing the SDK & Tools

How do you get the Windows 8 SDK and Visual Studio? What if you have Visual Studio already? This blog is part of a series, you can find the entire series here. In Step 2 we learned where to find and different options for installing Windows 8 which is required before you download and install…

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Tips and gotchas for Windows Phone apps:InkSpill

This series features interviews with Windows Phone app developers who share the lessons they learned building windows phone applications. This week’s interview features Studio SYD, a software development startup who built a game called InkSpill Could you briefly describe your application/game? InkSpill is a puzzle/strategy game. The player start at one corner of the board,…

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Waterloo WowZapp Microsoft Worldwide Hackathon

Waterloo WOWZAPP 2012 was an amazing experience! We were thrilled to see the creative work that people came up with in less than a day’s work. Our advertisement efforts successfully reached out to almost 70 students including nearby colleges. We started the event with a brief presentation on Windows 8 tools and development environment. A…

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