Windows 8 Student Workshops

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When –  3 options - 28th, 29th or 30th August

Where – University of Auckland, Business School, OGGB Building, Lab 6 and 7

When – 10 – 3pm

Free Event

Register at - – Create an account on and the register for one of the Auckland Student Camps.

Windows 8 Student Workshops

With the announcement of Windows 8 General Availability in late October of this year there is no better time to build your Windows 8 Metro App and make it available on the store.

As part of the lead up to the launch we are running several Windows 8 Camps to help you get connected with the local MS team as well as the local Windows 8 developer community.

Join us at the camp and learn how to get started, see some of our local apps in progress and find out the process to get your app on the store.

What’s a Windows Workshop?

Windows Camps are free, fun, no-fluff events for developers, by developers. You learn from experts in a low-key, interactive way and then you’ll get to apply what you’ve learned.

The camps are designed to be short as most of the actual development will take place in your own time, this is a great opportunity to network with others, meet your local MS reps and also kick start your Windows 8 development.

What am I going to learn?

At this Windows Camp, you’ll learn how to develop for the Windows 8 Platform. Topics include how to build Windows 8 apps, tooling, UI and Controls, and more.

 What do you need to bring?

The labs are designed to be hands on so bring your own machine with the Windows 8 RP installed and the developer tools required to build Windows 8 Applications. Check out the resources on the Windows 8 site to get started on your app now.

You can also register for the Win a Slate competition by building a Windows 8 app which finishes on the 9th of September.


Time Session Duration
10.00am Overview of Windows 8 Consumer Experience 20min
10.20am Understand the Windows Store 20min
10.40am Overview of Development Tools 40min
11.20am Showcase of Apps in Progress 40min
12.00pm Lunch 60min
1.00pm Hands on Labs - Demo 1 40min
1.40pm Hands on Labs - Demo 2 40min
2.20pm Hands on Labs - Demo 3 40min

(Agenda subject to change)

What does it cost and how do I register?

Windows Camps are free. We appreciate your time, so we take care of the rest. Registration is free, but it’s also limited to keep things interactive and fun. We recommend you register right away to make sure you get a seat. Registration links below.

Any Questions?

If you have any questions, please email If you can no longer attend this event, please cancel your registration so we can reassign the place to another person.

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