Windows 8 App Development Hackathon

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NOTE: You must have Windows 8 and ideally the developer tools already installed on your computers for this workshop.

If you don’t have them, here are some resources and guides that will help you:

You can use your Dreamspark access as a Computer Science student to obtain a copy of Windows 8 and the developer tools.

Looking to gain some app development experience? Join us for a one day workshop that will achieve just that by learning the essentials in developing Windows 8 applications for PCs and tablets.

This workshop will cover:

  • Overview of tools used to develop Windows 8 applications
  • Workshops that will give time to practice using these tools
  • Windows 8 store app publication process

By the end of the day, you’ll have enough knowledge to develop and complete a Windows 8 app for a variety of devices! It’ll be fantastic way to also gain experience in app development and also comes with its own set of perks such as the Developer Movement program.

This is an initiative that will have Windows 8 developers obtain a variety of prizes among access to other benefits such as your app being promoted on the Windows Store and 1:1 with experts on app development.

Don’t worry, the event will be fully catered with complimentary breakfast, lunch and dinner provided to get you guys through the day! Even if you already started developing your app, you can join us to finish it off! We’ll provide as much support as possible!

And of course, we’ll have our own set of prizes, including a $400 cash prize!

See you guys there!

When: 

Monday, May 6, 2013 - 09:00 to 17:00

Where: 

Demco Learning Centre

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CUTC Hackathon

Categories: Hackathon

This is one hackathon you can’t afford to miss. Facebook. Microsoft. 800 developers. Energy drinks. Ready? The CUTC Hackathon will be one of the craziest nights of your year, as you build something awesome, get feedback from some of the top people in the industry, and end up with serious prize money. If coding’s not your thing, you can always set up a late-night LAN party instead—snacks are on us!

CUTC Hackathon is going to be hosted at CUTC Infect, Canada’s largest and longest-running technology conference. This means you can combine two events into one and add a couple days of learning about and playing with the coolest tech to your night-long hackathon. You’d best rest up beforehand—it’s going to be a crazy weekend.

This year, we’re going to shake it up from the same boring conference set-up. We let you personalize your own conference experience—from our broad range of breakout sessions to all of our unique workshops, we guarantee you’ll find something worthwhile. You get to decide how to maximize your delegate experience and discover what’s next. We have incredible keynotes lined up, a kick-ass Hackaton, a tech expo that showcases some of Canada’s most innovative companies, plus more!

Register now!

When: 

Saturday, May 4, 2013 (All day)

Where: 

UBC

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Iron Hacker

Categories: Hackathon

Launch Academy (startup-oriented co-working space) is hosting the “Iron Hacker” hackathon on Saturday, Dec. 8th. It’s in the mould of Iron Chef, where teams only learn the theme the day of, then have the day to make an app for that theme to present to a panel of judges and peers for a bunch of prizes for whichever team makes the best app. Example themes would be “Viral joke apps”, “one-player games”, or “dating apps”. The theme will also not be specific to any API, so you won’t be limited to whichever companies’ are sponsoring.

Format:

  • Hacker teams of 2–4

  • After registration the morning of the event, the theme of the hackathon will be revealed, and you have until 7pm to work on your hack

  • Use whatever APIs, platforms, or frameworks you like to deliver your hack

  • All presentations must be done on an organizer’s laptop: i.e. you need to demo something live on the internet. Exception: native mobile apps

  • Prizes awarded by judges based on how functional your team’s app is and how well it corresponds to the theme

  • “Iron Hacker” trophy will be awarded based on by peer judging of your team’s app

To keep this developer-centric, we’ve set up a couple hurdles for coders to get through before they can register (shouldn’t be a problem for even novice coders): http://ironhacker.org/

Hope to see you there!

When: 

Saturday, December 8, 2012 - 09:00 to 21:00

Where: 

Launch Academy, 300 - 128 W. Hastings

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MUG Leaders Wanted


Calling for all ENERGETIC, and ENTHUSIASTIC volunteers for Imagine UBC! If you are interested in joining the UBC Orientations Team as a:

  1. MUG Leader, Squad Manager or Welcome Team Member with IMAGINE UBC
  2. Group Leader or Welcome Leader with GALA - INTERNATIONAL ORIENTATION
  3. Group Leader with PARENT, TRANSFER STUDENT or MATURE STUDENT ORIENTATION

…then please apply at https://secure.students.ubc.ca/orientations/apply.cfm between January 28th–February 6th!

Since first years are allowed to select CPSC as their major once they apply to UBC, there are MUG groups that’s dedicated to first year CPSC students! Therefore… It’s important for us to show the first year students what we’ve got!

The earlier you apply, the better the choice of timeslots you will have for your Group Interview with senior leaders on our team. Group Interviews will take place February 7th–13th. Please note that both new and returning applicants will be required to attend group interviews. Applicants must be returning as registered UBC students in September of 2008 to be eligible for positions with UBC Orientations. If you have any questions or would like more information, please visit the website or talk to one of the Squad Leaders at the SUB Concourse between January 28–February 1st!

For more details please visit: http://www.students.ubc.ca/newtoubc/orientations.cfm

When: 

Monday, January 28, 2008 (All day) to Wednesday, February 6, 2008 (All day)

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