My colleagues on the Microsoft Startup Evangelism team are throwing a Windows Azure App Challenge in both NYC and Philly during the month of May. I’ll be doing the “NJ Turnpike shuffle” to help out in both cities. Join us over 3 weeks to build your Azure app!
If you are looking to start a cloud business, port your app to the cloud, or extend an existing app – 30 to Launch is for you. From technical and business consulting time to daily tips to keep you on track, your cloud business you can really kick start things with this program.
Why should I care?
You could go home with an Xbox 360+Kinect Bundle*! And you’ll learn how to develop applications for Windows Azure.
What are the details?
- We will be hosting three sessions in the 30 days. (Read on below to learn more!)
- As you learn, develop a new application prototype and a 2 minute presentation about your app.At the last session, pitch your app to the class and the best pitch (audience judged) gets and Xbox 360+Kinect 250GB Bundle!
- At the last session, pitch your app to the class and the best pitch (audience judged) gets and Xbox 360+Kinect 250GB Bundle!
Dates & Registration
5/2/2012 – 12:00pm – 4:00pm
5/3/2012 – 6:00pm – 10:00pm
The 30 to Launch Challenge Goes Like This
|Weeks 1 & 2:
5/2/2012 – NYC
Get started on Windows Azure!
Session 1. Getting Started with Windows Azure (food and drinks provided)
Session 2: Get Coding!
Set up your Azure account and get started.
Speakers: Peter Laudati, Brian Johnson
5/14/2012 – NYC
5/17/2012 – Philly
Session 3: Come answer your questions on W8 (food and drinks provided)
Speaker: Brian Johnson, Peter Laudati, Dani Diaz
5/22/2012 – NYC
5/23/2012 – Philly
Session 4: Pitch your App and hear feedback from others (food and drinks provided)
*No Purchase Necessary. Open only to hobbyists, professionals, or developers in the field of software tech who are legal residents of the 50 U.S. or D.C. 18+. Microsoft is committed to complying with government gift and ethics rules and therefore government employees are not eligible. Game ends 5/23/12. For more details, see the Official Rules.
Not in NYC or Philly?
Not from this area? Can’t make it to The Big Apple or City of Brotherly Love? You can participate in the online version of this challenge. See the 30 to Launch website for more details.
Looking forward to see what folks will build!