Saturday, March 23, 2013
 until 5:00pm
338 Johnston Hall, LSU Campus

Ever wanted to have an app in the store? Got the next big idea or just want to have it on your resume? Let’s make it happen! Windows 8 sold 60 MILLION copies in 60 days and that number is still skyrocketing. More importantly, the Windows store is new so there’s little competition and lots of money to be made. Some developers have reported as high as $30,000.00 in a single month!

Come learn how to build and style your first Windows 8 app in just a few hours. You’ll learn about the Windows Runtime and see how easy it is to access the webcam, track the users location, share to social networks and more. We’ll also teach tips and techniques with Expression Blend so you’ll learn how to create animations, tweak styles and simulate your app running on different devices. Best of all, get your apps in the store by 4/11/2013 and we’ll give you $100 per app just for becoming a new publisher! (up to 5 apps)

What do I need to bring?
A basic understanding of computer programming is strongly recommended (though the tools are awesome even for beginners).

You’ll need a computer with Windows 8 already installed (in a Virtual Machine is OK too). If your school participates in DreamSpark Premium you can get Windows 8 at no cost. This article walks you through getting Windows 8 from your school and installing it: http://bit.ly/win8students

Once you have Windows 8 installed you’ll need to install Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows 8. This tool is free for everyone and you can get here: http://bit.ly/vs2012jb

Finally, every student with a DreamSpark account can create their Windows Phone and Windows 8 store accounts for FREE too: http://bit.ly/winstudentstore

Where do I sign up?

You can sign up for the event on the Facebook page here: http://bit.ly/win8devlsu

This event is FREE for LSU faculty, staff, students and alumni. For questions, contact Kathy Traxler at ktraxler (at) cct.lsu.edu.