Windows 8 Developer Training

Microsoft will be holding training events starting at the end of February and through March to help you get up to speed building amazing Metro styled apps using your existing development skills.

Here are the upcoming events:



Start / End Time


Registration Link
Training Camp 12 March 9:00 – 17:00 Johannesburg


Training Camp 14 March 9:00 – 17:00 Cape Town


Training Camp

19 March

9:00 – 17:00



Training & Hackathon

14 April

9:00 – Till You Drop



Training & Hackathon

12 May

9:00 – Till You Drop

Cape Town


App Quality Lab

By Invite Only

9:00 – 17:00



*NOTE: Dates and times are subject to change. Please check our blog and twitter feed for event updates.

UPDATE: Please check back for links to MS Events to register.

If you have an application ready for launch and it meets all the requirements for being listed on the Windows Store, see for the requirements, by May. Then get in contact with us for an invitation to the App Quality Labs. You will get to spend a couple of hours with an Engineer from Redmond who will be able to pre-certify your application for the Windows Store when it launches.

Comments (22)

  1. Eugene Wolff says:

    How do you register for the training

  2. Is there a chance that another training session could be held on a Saturday or on weekday evenings to cater for those who are unable to get a full working day off ?

  3. Ewan says:

    Were the top 3 training camps cancelled or are they full?

  4. Chris says:

    Due to some confusion here at the office, I've book for two events.  How do I go about cancelling one of them?

  5. Terry says:

    Can anyone tell me where I can register?

  6. Dave says:

    Hi All the registration links will be available soon.

  7. Siyabonga ndumiso Mthethwa says:

    Place for this Training Camp

    19 March

    9:00 – 17:00


  8. The first event in cape town is in 6 days. Where do I register for this?

  9. Dave says:

    The registration links are now up, thanks for your patience.

  10. I would like to be part of a Hackathon. Can anyone tell me what this is made up of and who can come? Any info would be helpful now as I have never been to one!.

  11. Naven Chettiar says:

    Where is the venue for the Durban event?  It's less than a week away and still no comms!!!

  12. Craig Fraser says:

    I have registered for the Durban event –  Mar 19, 2012-Mar 19, 2012.

    Anyone know at what venue this will be held ?

  13. Dave says:

    The Durban event will be held at DUT, details to follow today

  14. Desigan Moonsamy says:

    Is there any update to details for the Venue in Durban?

  15. Venue Details

    Durban University Of Technology

    Riston Campus

    22 Winterton Walk



    Room RN0-4

    Date: 19 March 2012

    Time: 9:00 – 17:00

    Link to Maps – look for the Riston Campus Map

    GPS Ccoordinates 29°51'05"S 31°0'26"E


  16. Shaunton says:

    Will the "Windows 8 Hands On Labs" on the 23/05/2012 in Jozi be the same as the "Windows 8 Camp" on the 24/05/2012 in Jozi?

  17. southafrica says:

    The Windows 8 Hands On Labs involves sitting in front of a computer and completing assignments with the end goal of creating a Metro based app. The Windows 8 Camp is a daylong presentation (with breaks!) discussing the key new technologies coming in Windows 8 and showing how to use them with code samples.

  18. Shaunton says:

    Can someone please give me the exact details, address of where the "Windows 8 Hands On Labs" and "Windows 8 Camp" events will be held?

  19. southafrica says:

    Both the Windows 8 Hands On Labs and Windows 8 Camp will be held at Microsoft in Johannesburg. Here is the address:

    Microsoft Bryanston Office

    3012 William Nicol Drive


    2191 Johannesburg

    South Africa

  20. Shaunton says:

    What do we have to bring along for these two events "Windows 8 Hands On Labs" and "Windows 8 Camp"?

    Do we have to bring our own computers, or will workstations be provided?

  21. Kath says:

    We provide computers (all set up) for the Hands-on-Labs. You don't have to bring anything

    (except maybe a snack if you're planning on being here for ages?)

    Windows 8 Camps: you bring your machine (optional)

    Windows 8 Hackathon: you bring your machine (required)

  22. Shaunton says:

    Will it be worhwhile to travel from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg for these two events "Windows 8 Hands On Labs" and "Windows 8 Camp"?

    I'm still very new to Windows 8 development.