Upcoming Phone Event in LA – XAPfest LA 2011–June 4, 2011


XAPFest is a Windows Phone 7 Hackathon for developers of every background and skill level. iOS and Android developers, .NET veterans, and curious programmers who want to try their hand at programming for Windows Phone 7 are all invited!  It is a great opportunity to get to learn new technologies, meet members of the SoCal tech community, code, and have fun!

XAPFest consists of 1 full day of hacking – breakfast, lunch, dinner, plus snacks and drinks will be provided.  This is a BYOL (Bring Your Own Laptop) Event.  Please remember to install the free WP7 tools and SDK before the event begins, and if you don’t have a copy of Windows Vista or Windows 7 (required to install the WP7 tools), you can request a Windows 7 license.  Loaner Windows Phone 7 units will be available to teams and individuals for the purposes of testing apps.

the prizes

  • Best App - $2000 (sponsored by Infragistics) & Windows Phone 7 device
  • Best Original App - $500 AMEX gift card & Windows Phone 7 device
  • Best Port – $500 AMEX gift card & Windows Phone 7 device

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rules for apps to be eligible

  • Applications must NOT already be in the Windows Phone 7 marketplace
  • Applications CAN be worked on before the event but must not be in the marketplace prior to the event
  • Teams CAN submit multiple applications and all CAN be submitted for the $2000 Grand Prize
  • Teams are limited to 3 or less members

event schedule

May 9 - June 3, 2011 



 Register, install tools, and begin creating apps


June 4, 2011

XAPFest LA 2011


Doors open


Welcome & Announcements


Coding begins




Coding ends


Reception and Dinner; judges begin reviewing apps


Judging is finished, Top 10 Windows Phone 7 Apps Presentation & Awards


Winners are announced

Click here to see the
full XAPFest event schedule.  Registration is required.


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