A Windows Phone Hackathon by Microsoft Innovation Center – Lahore

Microsoft Innovation Center - Lahore is arranging a Windows Phone Hackathon, specially
designed for all levels of software developers, ranging from beginners to experts.  Experts
will be competing for some of our fantastic prizes, and beginners will gain tremendous knowledge
by participating in the event.

  Meet People   Learn   Develop   Compete  
  All developers will get a chance to meet experts and share knowledge.   There will be tutorials, resources and Workshops for all the participants.   You will get a chance to build the app you've always wanted.   You can also be the winner by competing and presenting your idea and product.  


Date March 23- 24, 2013
Time 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Lunch & Tea (Complimentary)


  To compete in the Hackathon, you can build apps for Windows Phone 8 or Windows Phone 7.5.
  • Ownership and IP: Teams have full ownership of everything they build at the event.
  • Team size: Teams can not have more than 2 members.
  • Judgment Criteria: Everyone's apps will be judged upon the following criteria.
    • Impact
    • Complexity
    • Innovation
    • Implementation
    • Sustainability
    • Presentation
    • Coolest feature (audience attraction)

 Register Your Idea before March 3, 2013

 Register now
to submit your unique app idea for Windows Phone platform.


  Best App Idea Windows Phone Handset
  Best App Developed Windows Phone Handset
  Runners Up App Development Windows Phone Handset
  In addition, certificates and giveaways will also be given to all the participants.

 Learning Resources

  • Setting up your Development Environment for Windows Phone
    • Installing Windows 8:  To develop for Windows Phone 8 you need to have Windows 8
      installed. Luckily. Note: if you have Windows 7 installed you can develop for Windows
      Phone 7.5 apps but not Windows Phone 8 apps.
    • Installing Visual Studio: Development for Windows Phone or Windows 8 apps is done
      through Visual Studio.
    • Installing the Windows Phone SDK: You can install the Windows Phone SDK from here.
      This will install everything you need to build Windows Phone apps and will also let you
      install an express copy of Visual Studio if you have skipped step 2.
    • Create Your First App: Follow the "Create your first app Tutorial" from the windows phone
      dev site to familiarize yourself with the Visual Studio environment.
    • Like MIC Lahore Facebook page for windows phone workshop/bootcamp updates.

 Additional Resources

Comments (9)

  1. Ali says:

    Elaborate the Prizes for winners

  2. Ali, we have intentionally not disclosed the details of handsets for now since the biggest prize is in terms of technical assistance and depth engagement we will provide to selective candidates that will help their apps 'shine' in the marketplace. We want our developers community to recognize that this in-depth engagement matters and be not driven for prize only. Hope that explains? 🙂

  3. Bilal Haider says:

    how to submit idea?

  4. Lala Rukh says:

    Only apps can compete in this Hackathon? Or games are also welcomed?

  5. Bilal! you can submit Ideas using following link


  6. Lala Rukh! Games can also compete. Once you visit following link you will see Games as one of the Category in Categories section.


  7. Muhammad Usman says:

    I'm in.

  8. prakash says:

    windows 8 is superb but doesn't provide any security  to valueable data

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